From driving guitar riffs to intricate finger-picking melodies, Leroy is reminiscent of English folk legends like Nick Drake and Bert Jansch.
His EP “Arcadia“ is an intuitive brew, weaving poetic metaphors around everyday experience, transporting us with intricate melodic textures … surprising us with his turns of phrase and sonicly rich guitar landscapes – twisting and turning, leading us on an intimate journey of surprise and intrigue. In the course of an evening, Leroy Lee creates a mosaic from details collected, fragments imagined and remembered, building sonic images that resonate and reverberate.
Named Triple J’s “Unearthed” winner in 2007 and best known for his song “Drawing Smoke” (which featured on Packed To The Rafters), Leroy has spent the last few years traversing between USA and Australia performing with the likes of Glen Hansard (The Swell Season), Lisa-Marie Presley, Missy Higgins, Lior, Folk Uke, Steve Poltz, Kaki King, Lisa Mitchell and Jeff Lang, and has appeared on many festival line-ups including Woodford Folk Festival, Peats Ridge, Queenscliff Music Festival and The National Folk Festival.
Float along on his melodic tendrils, and be uplifted by his refreshing vocals. This is one performer guaranteed to leave you with a contemplative smile.
“Leroy’s the real deal.” – Lior