If you consider yourself a fan of LESLIE HUNT, you are not alone. From the legions worldwide who protested her too-soon dismissal from Season 6 of American Idol 2007 to the Chicago fan base who discovered her prior to American Idol, LESIE HUNT is a...
If you consider yourself a fan of LESLIE HUNT, you are not alone. From the legions worldwide who protested her too-soon dismissal from Season 6 of American Idol 2007 to the Chicago fan base who discovered her prior to American Idol, LESIE HUNT is a musical phenomenon. Her impressive performance history (onstage with familiar names like Kenny Rogers, Rick Springfield and Ides of March/Survivor’s Jim Peterik) is equal to her keyboard talent and her prolific self-composed song catalog. Her style emanates pop, rock and soul, with influences including Bjork, Joni Mitchell, Feist, Fiona Apple, Jeff Buckley, Ben Folds Five and Stevie Wonder, all of whom are wonderfully present in her music, without taking away from the sheer originality of her sound, not to mention the power and control of her distinctive voice.
LESLIE HUNT has been performing as a musician since childhood. Singing and playing piano by age four, the St. Charles, Illinois native performed with Kenny Rogers at age 11 and had already played leading roles in productions of “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Music Man” by age 13. In 2001, she inked a development deal with Sony and recorded a five-song demo the following year. Emboldened by a brush with death in Brazil, LESLIE HUNT decided to audition for Season 6 of American Idol. She was chosen out of 104,000 competitors and quickly found herself in the national spotlight when she reached the “final 10 females” on American Idol 2007. From there, she found herself performing her original music on the Fox Morning Show in Chicago as well as many prestigious clubs, including The Empty Bottle, Martyr’s, Uncommon Ground, Elbo Room, Gunther Murphy's, Underground Wonderbar, and Katerina's.
LESLIE HUNT is currently releasing a full length album in early '09 through L & L Entertainment, Ltd. Expect more of the sultry melodies, lush harmonies, thoughtful piano playing, and pop sensibility of her previous outings. Having already accomplished more than most do in a lifetime, LESLIE HUNT has only just begun. Expect to hear more from this extraordinarily gifted singer, songwriter, and performer as her life unfolds.
Here's what people are saying about her CD "From The Strange To A Stranger", available HERE.
"Leslie can get around on a piano and has a very dynamic voice that rivals many great singers in all genres. You can easily hear the passion she has for her craft in each phrase. For an album of just piano and voice, Miss Hunt brings a wide range of emotions and dynamics that some can't even get with a full band. And her writing--superb, with the kind of skill usually found only in a seasoned professional." - Adam Keele