When they first met, musician and songwriter Stuart Mcleod was looking for vocal coaching and singer/songwriter and performer Lesley Curtis was looking for a creative marketeer to help her with her website. It was a fair swap of skills. Five years later finds them collaborating as the singer/songwriter and performing duo ‘Oakleas Rise’. They have created their own unique style of original music with flavours of American Country and English Folk music – a sort of English Americana.
Together they wrote a few songs for Lesley’s country music album ‘Looking For the Girl’ released in 2015 and they are now working on their first album together as ‘Oakleas Rise' which is due for release in early 2019.
Based in Northamptonshire they are willing to travel and are available to book now. They can play 2 x 45 minute sets of purely original music, although they have been known to throw in the odd cover or two.
GIGS - 2019
Oakleas Rise are looking to add to our duo!
We're currently on the lookout for an electric/acoustic guitarist, who can sing backing vocals and perhaps play another instrument.
It’s not a professional band but we love what we do. We will be releasing our debut album later this year and will be looking to build to a full band to launch it .
And also to prepare for the second album, an altogether more country rock affair. We're based in Thrapston, Northants. Interested?... Then please get in touch.
NI NI SESSION - O'NEILLS
Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June
Chelmsford. CM3 1QP
Saturday 6th July - 2:30pm
Exton, Rutland. LE15 8AP.
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For bookings please call - 07904 837740 or 07850 865047
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