leahleah 6


Rock Island USA   Feb 2017


Artist Bio

Influences:   Jimmy Eat World, Phantom Planet, Imogen Heap, Weezer, They Might Be Giants, The Postal Service, Ray LaMontagne, Relient K, Wolf Parade, Regina Spektor, Tegan and Sara, Sigur Rós, James Taylor... I have always held a special spot in my soul for bluegrass, jazz, blues, and “oldies” as well. I’m not sure from where my own sound is derived, but I assume it’s a big mish-mash of little things I love about various songs I hear.

Second year of FAWM for me!

Thanks to 2017 FAWM, I was able to wriggle some ideas out of my head and into instruments and record them and in the following months play a few shows and share the stuff! I am super thankful for this group - it’s promoted a lot of growth for me, musically.

The website link will bring you to last year’s completed songs.

I took piano when I was a kid, and my dad taught me some guitar and I learned some tabs for Dashboard Confessional songs when I was a brooding teen haha.
I mainly play by ear and like to figure songs out and do covers sometimes...
I like chocolate chip cookies, bread and coffee probably a little too much. I live in the hometown of Daytrotter which is pretty cool, because we get a lot of spectacular musicians through here.

I have REALLY enjoyed discovered amazing musicians through FAWM and I’m sure I will unearth even more before the month is through.
Guys, this is so fun. I mean.

Insta: ohleahleah


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  • @mdavisto  11 hours

    Hey @leah0k, here to poke you with a stick, gently, if you'd still like to participate in my cheesetastic FAWM ender. Backtrack is here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/x91zv17rs57...

    Send your dry, unprocessed vox to: david.beukes@gmail.com


  • @repsurepa 2 days

    Sorry for the late reply! But thank you so much for listening! 😀 I'm super glad it made an impact.

  • @misterd 3 days

    Thank you so much for listening and the kind and generous words on my song ' when things fall apart ' . I really appreciate it .

  • @mdavisto  1 week

    Hey @leah0k, I saw you mentioning not being able to see tags on the mobile version of FAWM. This works for me:


    Bookmark it. Done.

    Hope that helps.

  • @nancihobson1  1 week

    thanks for your nice comment on my song! I play at open mics, and at one of them, I have a lead guitar and bass, and I can't wait to try out that 'one more drink' song with them. I'm no good at recording that kind of song.

  • @europanmermaid  1 week

    Thanks for explaining how you do your vocals. They are so lovely!!

  • @mungus  1 week

    Thanks for listening to my mumbly track! I hope it made for good dishwashing accompaniment! A meditative quality sounds like just the thing I was after!

  • @meadows  1 week

    Thanks for your kind words! 😀 Much appreciated!

  • @jibbidy34  1 week

    Congratulations Centurion Soldier! You wrote 100 comments for your fellow FAWMers!! You made this place even better. You took your time to listen to other people's songs and you have 100 thank you's from all of them and from me! Here’s your badge. Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @splittybooms  1 week

    didn't get to respond yesterday, but every since I read the comment that someone was baking cookies to my song, i've felt like a million bucks! if nobody ever likes anything i ever make...ever...doesn't matter, because someone was bopping and making cookies to my stuff! thank you forever! lol

  • @ampersandman  1 week

    Thank you so much for your encouraging comments, Leah! I'm not sure where you heard Weezer in "This is forever" (the tone of the electric guitar maybe?) but I definitely feel it's a huge compliment. Happy songwriting to you!

  • @metalfoot  1 week

    One of my fondest memories of childhood is my mom singing me to sleep. I think it might work.

  • @mungus  2 weeks

    Thanks for listening to Evergreen, and thanks about my voice

    I agree, I need to work on how I mix vocals, I usually write music first before words, so I'm often quite attached to the music when the vocals arrive and don't quite know where to put them!

  • @ggallagher 2 weeks

    Thanks for listening! Yeah I’ve been playing with the campfires/ computer screens imagery for awhile and I’m glad I got to expand on it

  • @the7thnight 2 weeks

    This is a late thank you, but I appreciate you listening to my song!

  • @whispermouse  2 weeks

    Thanks for listening!

  • @metalfoot  2 weeks

    Thanks so much for the listens. As always, I'm in awe of your talent.

  • @zecoop  2 weeks

    Carbs... I approve of this message. 😀
    (Still have yet to make those rolls - I was too busy with the music)

  • @julesbf 2 weeks

    Thanks for the comment on time to talk. Not used the phone much in the last few fawms feels a little inadequate given some of the amazing production some people achieve. Then I remind myself I am here to generate ideas and I am a little happier with my efforts

  • @zecoop  2 weeks

    Thanks for checking out my surf tune! Much appreciated! And how did you know it was about guinea pigs? LOL 😀

  • @rachelmcclean 2 weeks

    Ta very much for your kind review 😀 😀 And yeah, I think listening back now the shock does work, I just felt like I'd said it a lot of times while I was recording, haha! Have a magical FAWM 2018!! 😀

  • @dawnsoap  2 weeks

    Thank you so much for your kind compliment on my lullaby 😀

  • @cluebird66 2 weeks

    Thanks for your comments on “My Routine”. Looking forward to hearing your stufff! Have funFAWMing!

  • @acousticmaddie  3 weeks

    Thank you for your kind comment on "CAn't remember his name" Really appreciated.

  • @captainillegible  3 weeks

    Thanks for your kind words. Yes, we did completely unexpectedly meet up at Changi Airport. Neither of us had any idea the other would be there. And it wouldn't have happened if our plane hadn't been delayed.

  • @jacobeverettwallace  3 weeks

    Thank you for the lovely comment on "Wanderer"! Looking forward to some new tunes from you!

  • @hamiltonpoolhall  3 weeks

    Best. Feedback. EVER! Thank you so much! Consider yourself watch listed 😀.

  • @iwilleatyou 4 weeks

    Awesome! Glad you're prepping for FAWM. I'm prepping for a meteor crash. Yah.

  • @majordanby  4 weeks

    Hope you’re back this year, I always dig your stuff

  • @iwilleatyou 4 weeks

    Your fawming this year. No excuses. Well maybe except for a meteor crash or something....

  • @zecoop  5 weeks

    You're going to be awesome again this year... I can tell. Can't wait to hear it! 😀

  • @metalfoot  5 weeks

    Hope you'll be back with more tunes to croon! Happy FAWM 2018!