With an intriguing, euphonious voice and an eclectic songwriting style combining elements of roots, rock, indie, pop, funk, and more, Leah Marlene is a seasoned performer, songwriter and producer. Often compared to the likes of Stevie Nicks, Dolly Parton, and Alison Krauss, Leah aspires to live in a world beyond genre. As a performer, not one person that comes to a Leah Marlene show will leave without feeling like her best friend by the end of her set. Leah takes the audience on a journey from hair raising acoustic ballads to high energy rock anthems, with playful banter sure to make you bust a gut at least once during her set. She has been performing professionally since she was 9 years old, and it is clear: making music and sharing it with others is truly what Leah was born to do.
More about Leah
Leah grew up in a house full of music and guitars as her father, Derry Grehan, is a songwriter and lead guitarist with the Canadian band, Honeymoon Suite. He passed along his knowledge and passion for writing and performing. Leah began singing and writing her own songs at a very young age and never looked back! She has been performing professionally since the age of ten and releasing music since she was thirteen.
Leah has been making writing trips to Nashville since she was 13, and after graduating high school, she made the move there where she spent two years studying songwriting at Belmont University. She then returned back to the midwest to produce her latest album, “Many Colors.”
Now twenty-one years old, Leah most recently came off an incredible run on season 20 of American Idol, where she released her latest original single, "Flowers" and placed second runner up of the season!
Leah is a lover of people and her greatest hope is that her music may meet you exactly where you are at and help you feel whatever it is you need to feel in a given moment.