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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: LEANNE TENNANT

Acclaimed Far North Queensland singer songwriter Leanne Tennant is back with a new album, Happiness Is …,  which is out today (July 9). Recent recipient of three Queensland Music Awards in the ‘Blues & Roots’ category for previous tracks “Gentle Annie” and “Bearing the Crown”, semi finalist in the International Songwriting Competition in 2019 and winner of the prestigious Carol Lloyd Award in 2018, Leanne’s audience continues to grow.

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips caught up with Leanne to discuss life in lockdown, the new album and her gear

The first four singles from the new album “Cherry Cola”, “Bring It All Back”, “Everspin” and “Till The Sun Dies” gained a wave of praise, including being added to Double J, producers pick on BBC, 4zzz’s best new arrivals, and multiple spins on Triple J. Tennant was also featured on RAGE’S Wild Ones, nominated for the Grant McLennan Fellowship and is being played on all British Airways flights. “Record Stores” is the 5th and current single off Happiness is…..

Tennant has played sell-out shows and landed coveted festival appearances at BIGSOUND, Woodford Folk Festival, Commonwealth Games and Port Fairy Folk Festival. Her albums have received support from radio across Australia and across the globe, ZUUS Media (US), BBC Radio (UK), KCRW (USA) and Atrefaktor (Mexico).

Leanne launches Happiness Is … on Friday July 31 at Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns TICKETS