"Lesley Young has no problem baring her soul for all to hear, and that honesty has led to new heights of success". Justin Skinner, City Centre/The Mirror. "One of the most talented singer/songwriters I have heard in years . . . Masters open tunings like I've rarely seen." Richard Fortin, producer - Liona Boyd, composer - Madame Mere
Delving into the world of open tunings, she brings some unusual and evocative chords to her unique song craft. "She is a master songwriter who is a craftsman with words. She delivers her messages through a voice somewhat reminiscent of Shawn Colvin - strong, beautiful, and distinctively feminine." Jean W./Radio Indie" Singer-songwriter Lesley Young has caught the ears of big names in the music industry, including judging panelists Norah Jones and Sheila E. An internationally award winning songwriter, her folky/pop title track "Inside/07" was chosen TOP 5 finalist in 3 international song competitions including; “Song of the Year” and “Songwriters Universe, 2nd Place Winner in the 100% Music Contest of France. Her folk song "Jezebel," was also a TOP 5 finalist, in "The Great American Song Contest." "..irresistible old school tunes that boast sturdy hooks, sparse but tasteful accompaniment and a cool, clear voice that cuts through the typical tortured, “chip on my shoulder” singer-songwriter syndrome as a buoyant, uplifting alternative." Eric Thom/Exclaim Magazine
Most recently, Canadian singer-songwriter Lesley Young and her long-time partner, and electric guitar accompanist John McKay-Clements moved their touring base and residence to the UK. Partners since 2000, this chemistry has swept them into a great musical adventure. This "dynamic duo" collaborated on numerous recording projects and hit the stage with sucess in Canada, USA, and Europe. They are currently in pre-production for a new recording to be released in 2013. The lyrics for Lesley's heart rending ballad "Deschenes Avenue" and her memoirs, will be published in "River, Road and Rail - Woodroffe North Bicentennial Memories - New Local History Book", to be published in Ottawa, Canada, in 2011. Her new single remix "Dangerous" is now available for downloads on CDBaby!
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