Dreamy pop-rock artist Marianne Leigh writes about the growing pains of adolescence in her confessional tunes. Leigh's narrative songwriting style sets the 20-year-old apart from her peers, her "authenticity beaming through her connection, vast musical space and raw artistry" - NZ Musician Magazine.
Writing from her heart, it should come as no surprise that Leigh's career started at just 10 years old with the completion of her first song. Upon Marianne's prestigious Smokefree Rockquest songwriting competition win, the young songstress released her debut single 'Best of Me'.
Over the past year, the young artist released her sophomore EP, 'simple things', performed a headline tour around New Zealand twice, was interviewed and playlisted on Australian radio, and had her music hand-picked to play on Air New Zealand flights across the globe.
In addition to ranking in the Top 50 tracks on Australian radio, Leigh has been mentored by one of New Zealand's biggest stars and platinum recording artist Bic Runga. At 17 years old, Marianne was invited to collaborate with Jamie McDell on their single ‘Streetlights’, the process documented on the ‘Uke Can Do It’ TV series. Following this success, Leigh was invited to perform on the Tedx YouTube Channel, Working Style's fashion show and numerous festivals, including Earth Beat and the Big Gay Out.
"Marianne Leigh's latest single 'Crazy Gf' is an exciting step forward in her discography. Leigh's relatability, unique voice, and undeniable knack for writing catchy hooks makes her an absolute shining star on Aotearoa's pop scene" - Muzic.net.
The latest star on the 5 Minutes of Fame TV Show and guest on New Zealand's leading radio station, Radio New Zealand, Marianne Leigh is carving her unique place in the music industry.