Now based in New York exceptional Australian singer/songwriter, Meryl Leppard, is a consumate performer and an engaging and funny storyteller. Her work is fresh, quirky and captivating! Meryl accompanies herself on piano. Stylisitically, her music ranges from jazz-like idiom, through blues and adult pop, to the sweet sounds of country cross-over. Style, taste and originality!
Some reviews of performances:
City Hub: " the other night Meryl Leppard stopped everyone talking between the bands and just took them somewhere else."
Drum Media: "the sublime sounds of Meryl Leppard, who deadset mesmerised the audience with her songs of love, food and men with weight problems"
the Sun -Herald: "Leppard is the genuine article. A singer, songwriter. pianist and actor."
On-line to America "Leppard is a piano stylist who performed two tiny excerpts of original material from her one woman show and managed to convince everyone of her uniqueness"
Revolver: “Meryl Leppard, a hugely talented Queen of Performance, highly respected by wordsmiths and jazz columnists everywhere.”
Sydney Review: “her lyrics tug at mind and heart, and their accessibility goes a long way towards overcoming the usual audience resistance to unfamiliar original material.”
Exceptional singer/songwriter Meryl Leppard is a consummate performer and an engaging and funny storyteller.
Her work is uniquely Australian: fresh, quirky and captivating!
Meryl performs with superb guitarist, Bob Spencer and also accompanies herself on piano. Stylistically, her music ranges from jazz-like idiom, through blues and adult pop, to the sweet sounds of country cross-over. Her work appeals to an audience who appreciates style, taste and originality in music and dialogue.
Her 1998 solo show, “Mr. Walker and I”, made the A list of what to do in Sydney (Sun-Herald).
In “Witch’s Broom” at the Stables theatre, 2001, she was called “stunning and unique.”
I“Shedding My Skin” was performed during 2002 at various cabaret venues, including Chapel off Chapel in Melbourne, where it was a resounding success.
“Oral Fixation” was created for “Mardigras” 2003.
In 1999, the EP "Harry" was released to critical acclaim, Revolver saying "this particularly classy self-produced EP is a three track insight into the Leppard experience. Three tracks are nowhere near enough."