There is going to be a lot of memories flowing in the Bluesfest crowd when Leonardo’s Bride returns to the stage for two exclusive performances this Easter.
In late 2000 Leonardo’s Bride performed a concert in Sydney’s Domain to over 80,000 people. A few months later the group called it quits. There were no farewell shows or explanations.
From their early DIY days of hand drawn gig posters, indie EPs and greyhound buses, Leonardo’s Bride went on to become one of Australia’s most loved bands with top 40 singles, platinum records and multi APRA awards and ARIA nominations. They toured internationally and domestically for over a decade.
They may have disappeared, but their music’s popularity has continued to grow and gather new fans. Their biggest hit “Even When I’m Sleeping” was voted one of APRA’s Top 30 Australian songs of all time.
Band members have been far from idle since then. As well as solo albums, singer Abby Dobson has enjoyed success with Paul Mac and more recently Baby Et Lulu. Guitarist/songwriter Dean Manning has released 3 albums with Holidays On Ice, his collaboration with Angie Hart (Frente). The creator of the band’s record covers, Manning has also found acclaim as a painter and artist with solo exhibitions throughout Australia.
Leonardo's Bride come together for these two special shows at Bluesfest with the original lineup of Abby Dobson on vocals, Dean Manning on guitars, Jon 'Howler' Howell on drums and Pat Wong on bass.
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The Boomerang Festival will be held at Bluesfest’s home, the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm on the October Long Weekend, October 4th -6th 2013.