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Leila Adu

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With a voice like hot treacle on broken glass, whether singing of love or social change, fans consistently return to Leila Adu

Leila Adu

vocalist
concerts to be “taken away to a parallel dimension of music and thought.”...
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“Leila Adu is a rebel-inspirer. And not in the way that calls for the raising of fists, or the hurling of sharp word-blades. Her defiance is decided… Anger isn’t its mother. Wonder may be.” Purple Magazine

“Her voice is extraordinary…both tender and terrifying.” Sunday Star Times

“If you haven’t already acquainted yourself with Adu, go do it.” The Dominion Post

*****TIME OUT LONDON CRITIC’S CHOICE*****

‘Avante-garde pop that recalls Nina Simone and Tim Buckley from the headliner’ Time Out

“Leila Adu is a rebel-inspirer. And not in the way that calls for the raising of fists, or the hurling of sharp word-blades. Her defiance is decided… Anger isn’t its mother. Wonder may be.” Purple Magazine

“Leila Adu’s music is cryptic, edgy, oscillating between serious commentary and flippant experimentation.” Sheffield Telegraph

“In an almost neoclassical-esque manner, Leila Adu effortlessly carries her listeners through an elegant tapestry of emotion, showing her exceptional talent as a true pioneer with this trance-inducing avant-garde experimental soul EP. ” S.O.U.L Magazine

“Within seven tracks, Leila Adu takes you on an aural journey that most progressive rock albums could only attempt to do. I see this album as a future classic” Review by John M. Ellison IV Read more…

“Her resplendent soprano delivery of the line “A love that never dies” during this passage of “Wolfmen” ties her to the wonderful vocal legacies of Josephine Baker, Arooh Lemeen, Rosemary Clooney, Ella Fitzgerald and Roy Orbison.” URB ALT

1)Dark Joan Year: 2009 Artist: LEILA ADU 2)Truth in the Abstract Blues Year: 2009 Artist: Truth in the Abstract Blues 3)The Gray Between Shadow and Shade Year: 2006 Artist: Trillion 4)Mass for Saint Cecilia Year: 2006 Artist: Various Artists, Gamelan Padhang Moncar 5)Cherry Pie Year: 2005 Artist: LEILA ADU 6)Dig A Hole Year: 2003 Artist: Leila Adu 7)Sync/Shed Year: 2001 Artist: Sync/Shed

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