Dreaming of Mullum
Singer / songwriter Leah Flanagan was classically trained as an opera singer at the Adelaide Conservatorium of Music, but has turned her back on that world to pick up a guitar and a ukulele, writing and performing her own songs that draw on folk, blues, Latin, jazz and pop.
Blues festival promoter Peter Noble saw her singing in a Darwin jazz bar in 2007 and invited her on the spot to perform at the Blues Fest. Since then she has worked with some of Australia’s top songwriters including Archie Roach, Ruby Hunter, Steven Pigram, Paul Kelly and Jimmy Barnes.
Leah’s heritage is a unique mix of Aboriginal, Italian and Irish and her diverse cultures are reflected in her songs.
Leah is performing at the Mullumbimby Bowling Club on her way to The Dreaming Festival in Woodford. She will perform with her full band on Thursday, June 10, and will be joined by Mullum’s own M. Jack Bee, a one-man band with a box of loop pedals, catchy guitar riffs and a raw, powerful voice.
Tickets are $16/10 at the door or slightly cheaper pre-sale. Doors open at 7pm.