Folks, the NEW MUSIC IS COMING!! THE NEW MUSIC IS COMING!! 💃🏼
Meantime, I'm doing a big sale in my shop and all orders come with a FREE honey & rust tote with any purchase from now til June 8th :)
In honour of Valentine's Day, here we have a live version of Not One For Love Songs that CJ and I filmed in Oxfordshire at the wonderful Bedouin Lounge the day after I wrote it. Happy ❤️ Day folks!
My new EP, recorded entirely diy by yours truly, is out TODAY in all the usual places just in time for your holiday playlists.
Special thanks to Mama Pike for the cover image and the title ❤️🎄
Please add to your playlists and share them with me so we can all get festive together!
So I wrote a song about how I'm not really into love songs. It's a love song. And it's out on Friday!
I would love for you to pre-save it at the link below so that it automatically appears in your ears on Friday thanks to the magic of technology.
We recorded this completely live in an old WWII Ambulance Station-Turned-Studio on the North Norfolk Coast this summer and I can't wait for you to hear it.
Delighted to be releasing my new video for Tug of War today!
This took my love of baths to a whole new level.
Huge and heartfelt thanks to those who gave so much of their time, talent and creative energy on this one 💛
Huge thanks to our faves at The Global Morning Show for having us today!
You can also catch Lesley this week on:
THE BREAKDOWN (Sirius Satellite Radio): today at 1pm
CBC FRESH AIR: Sat Sept 8th at 8am
It's finally here! My new album HONEY & RUST is now available in stores across North America.
Stream / follow / add to playlists & whatever else people do these days here: HONEY & RUST
Those who followed along during the process know it's been quite a journey making this album. It is deeply personal, and many of the songs were born out of a very dark time in my life. In a magical and alchemic way, the process of writing and voicing what I'd been struggling with in isolation helped guide me gently back to myself, clarity, resilience and healing. It was hard and emotional and I am proud of how it turned out and so grateful to everyone who contributed their time, talent and humour along the way. If you are going through a dark time I hope it helps you know that you are not alone xx
(PS - UK / EU Release to follow in the new year)
Delighted to be hitting the road this fall with Chris Ayer and can't wait to see you all at the shows!
The official video for White Lies is finally here!!
Huge thanks to writer + director Gavin Michael Booth for coming up with this concept and directing, and to the wonderful cast + crew who participated and made it such a fun day! Hope you enjoy!
Excited to announce Lesley will be supporting Dar Williams in May / June in the UK. Details & ticket links in the tour section.
Tickets and more info here.
Check out Lesley's performance of White Lies on CANADA AM!
Lesley popped by Global Morning Show to chat about the new album and perform an acoustic version of White Lies, have a look!
Thrilled to announce that Lesley will be performing at NYC's legendary ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL (stage 2) on August 18!
Tickets available here!
Very excited to announce THREE special shows to celebrate the North American launch of NOVEMBER.
Wednesday August 12th - Album launch party (!!) in TORONTO at the Orange Lounge Studio where we recorded the song "November". This is a reception-style event, which will of course include a performance featuring myself, Ryan Kelly and James Bryan.
Thursday August 13th - 2 Special "Evening With" intimate shows with special guests Ryan Kelly Music Official and James Bryan at the fabulous The Warrington Eating House in Listowel, ON (near my hometown!). Ticket includes a delicious Irish-Themed dinner + dessert prepared just for our guests, plus show + meet & greet. There is an early show and a late show and seating is very limited (i.e. 25 ppl). $99 per person, includes dinner, dessert, all taxes & tip, show and meet & greet.
Click here for tickets.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD IT NOW!
Wrote this catchy little ditty with my friends & badass musicians Emma-Lee & Karen Kosowski one afternoon in Toronto, and the song has seen several different versions over the past little while, all of them fun. This breezy radio version, produced by James Bryan, will get your toe a tappin and your mouth a whistling and will probably stick in your head for days and eventually drive you a little bit crazy. :-)
White Lies will be available early July, ahead of North American album release July 24th and UK / EU Release Oct 2.
Well what a year it has been; a move across the pond to make a new album, time spent exploring fabulous new places, and of course meeting many new faces along the way. It’s been a ride with many ups and downs and highs and lows, and music - as always - is one of the key things that seems to see us through all of it; the good and the bad and the ugly. In the words of my Dad: "what in the heck would we do without music?!"
I figure we’re basically all just on one big choose-your-own adventure in this life, and I thank you all for sharing the adventure with me. Though i’ve not yet met all of you yet in person I feel like I know you somehow thanks to the magical (albeit crazy at times) internet; and I look forward to meeting you in REAL LIFE(!) in 2015 when I hit the road.
I am off the grid the next few days, unplugging for some much needed reflection & real-life connection with family & loved ones (which I quite frankly hope includes not moving from the couch for 12 hours straight while we watch the entire 1st season of The Fall…kind of like that Christmas I lay in bed with one of my sisters and watched about 6 seasons of “24” back to back until we basically both had bedsores. Oh the memories!). And after that, it’s full swing into new album activity -- FINALLY!! The Pledge campaign updates will be in full effect for all of January, including a sneak peek at the album cover, and before you know it the album will be in your mail / inbox / ears. As you probably know, i’ve been sitting on this album for quite some time and simply cannot wait to share it with you. I also can’t wait to put together these parcels so they can wing their way into your patient hands.
Thank you for the love & kindnesses; know that i’m sending warm wishes right back to you.
Here’s to new beginnings & new adventures for all of us!