"Your dedication to your craft is evident as is your musical ability. You have a good grasp on how to construct choruses that effectively stand out from the verses and have a memorable "sing-a-long" quality to them."~TAXI review. Adrienne Leopold is a new artist who writes music with as much passion as she performs it. Since completing her demo, Adrienne has already started receiving recognition for her music. Her song Don't Mind Me has received airplay on several online radio stations, charting among today's top country artists. She was a top 15 Finalist in the Country 95.3 Canada Day Jam Idol Competition. Competing against both professional and amateur songwriters, Adrienne's song Waiting was a Finalist in the 2007 International Songwriting Competition, placing in the top 15 of its category out of 15,000 entries worldwide. Each of Adrienne's songs drives straight to the heart. It's fresh, new accessible music that speaks to us all. For more, visit www.adrienneleopold.com
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Adrienne Leopold Bio
Adrienne Leopold's passion for music began early, as a young child growing up in Toronto. Both then and now, she's been influenced the most by artists who share her love and respect for the power of songwriting. Ever since she can remember, Adrienne has loved to express herself in her own words. At the age of 7 she was writing children's books. By 13, she'd learned to combine her love for words with music, and started writing songs. Now, she loves all genres of music, but her first love is country. Curious, since she's a born and bred big city girl. Regardless of her roots she can't deny or ignore how country music has touched her heart and soul; feelings that she'd like to share with audiences everywhere.
From the very beginning, Adrienne instinctively knew that her songs had a natural home in country music because of its intimate way of telling a story with a powerful, personal message. It was, after all, Adrienne's own inspiration to become a singer/songwriter; to share her own stories to move and inspire. As a teenager, and then in her university years, Adrienne continued to write, rehearse, and dream of sharing her songs. Nights and weekends were consumed with vocal training classes that ultimately led to live performances at talent showcases. A degree in human resources from the University of Toronto, and a natural desire to help people, seemed a safe, satisfying career fit for Adrienne. But deep down, she knew it was her music that could make a bigger, better difference. And that's what led her to the door of Juno award winning producer Justin Gray.
Recently, Justin has produced four of Adrienne's songs. It's fresh, new, accessible music that speaks to us all. From a tale of love's power in I Was Me, to the reality of lost love in We Shouldn't Be In Love Anymore, to the courage to move on in Hello to Life, to the desire to live life to the fullest in Make the Most of It - each song drives straight to the heart with Adrienne's powerful, personal, introspective lyrics, and magical melodies.
Since completing her four-song demo, Adrienne has already started receiving recognition for her music. Her song I Was Me was a first place winner in the SongPrize International Songwriting Competition. I Was Me has also twice placed as a Finalist in the international Song of the Year Songwriting Contest. And Adrienne’s song Hello To Life placed as a Finalist in the 2004 UniSong International Song Contest.
"Just live for today and not for regret, and make the most of it" says Adrienne. "I want to reach people on a deeper level. Songwriting and singing gives me a unique opportunity to connect with an audience totally my own way. It's very rewarding to see people send me a knowing smile when I perform, or talk to them about how my music made them feel. To me, that's what it's all about."