Leigh Mary Stokes


Your Smile
28th February
Label: One Above Records

Leigh Mary Stokes, a band backed singer/songwriter from Portsmouth, has had a busy couple of years, and was rather looking forward to a sit down, actually.
Except she can’t: there’s touring to be done.

"Wow" Tom Robinson, BBC Introducing

“The voice of an angel…their music is compulsory to survive those sometimes dull moments in life….guitar like heart strings and vocals like a daydream.”

Following the release of her debut EP "Best Served With Tea and Biscuits" in late 2009 her and her band set up on their first ever UK tour, taking them up and down the country to places that Leigh’s geography isn’t quite good enough to know about.

This snowballed into a busy 2010 including 3 more tours, playing Liverpool Sound City as support to Eliza Doolittle, headlining a stage at the Camden Crawl and an array of numerous festivals and venues up and down the country.

The new single “Your Smile”, a follow up to fan favourite ‘Perfect,’ and is more true to the live sound than any of her previously released tracks, absorbing the energy of the performance and daring you to sing along.
The tale of love lost is not a new one, but Leigh tells it in her own unique way, and you just can’t help but be on her side.
This is definitely a good way to start 2011, and what promises to be another excellent year for Leigh and her boys.

“Wistful…haunting…captivating….There’s still a gentleness and fragile nature about her delivery without being too in your face…the simplicity makes it a very interesting listen….we predict she’ll be heading places and that we’ll be hearing much more of this talented 19year old.”
Entertainment Focus

“Folk compare her to Kate Nash, but her voice is stronger and her view of the world is from a place you
want to jump up on and share.”
Gill Mills, Best of Myspace

‘…my one to watch this year’
The List.co.uk

Leigh Mary Stokes writes simple songs about love, life, laughter and lows.
The result is infectious, emotive indie pop with a pinch of irony which is encouraged by her band all of whom are experienced rock musicians. The collaboration of the group forms an electric, exciting pop-based indie sound which will definitely get your toe-tapping.

Sometimes up and sometimes down, each song is about you and you already know the lyrics, just not perhaps the words.

For more information on live dates please visit:
www.myspace.com/leighstokesmusic / www.twitter.com/leighmarystokes

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