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Leanne Thorose / Bio

Leanne was born in London to a musical family with both Irish and American roots. Her mother, Mary, comes from County Donegal and is a fine singer in the Country tradition. Her father, Ced Thorose, originates from Maryland, USA, but has lived in the UK most of his life where he has established a unique reputation as the leading maker and player of resophonic bluegrass guitars.

Leanne began teaching herself bluegrass fiddle at the age of 14 after seeing a recording of an Alison Krauss concert, but as family holidays were spent in County Donegal, she attended many sessions there and soon began to absorb the style of traditional Irish music.

When she was sixteen her father made her an "F" style mandolin and, inspired by the likes of Bill Monroe, Chris Thile and Sam Bush, again she taught herself to play in the bluegrass style.

She finished college in 2008 and gained a National Diploma in Music Practice. She is regularly called upon to play at gigs around London, and in September 2010 she was asked to perform with the legendary Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band during their short UK tour. She is affiliated with the folk and bluegrass label, Lara Natural Music (www.laramusic.co.uk), and is in the process of co-writing with Charlie Boston a collection of songs, which will feature on her debut album to be released later in the year.

Leanne returned from Nashville, Tennesee in 2011 where she recorded her debut album which was produced by Mark Moseley! The album contains songs written jointly by herself and Charlie Boston followed by three instrumentals written solely by Leanne. The line up features some of Nashville's finest and well known musicians such as Bryan Sutton, Adam Steffey, Aubrie Haynie, Mike Bub, Scott Vestal, Andy Leftwich & Dennis Crouch. The album titled 'Bluestack Mountain Girl' is now available on iTunes and other online distribution sites.

Leanne has completed 5 tours with the critically acclaimed show 'Essence of Ireland' as their Fiddle player and has traveled to Qatar & Johannesburg with the show.

Leanne is currently working on plenty of other projects and one of them being with 'The Absentees' where she provides Mandolin and vocals to the lineup.

General Info

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Leanne Thorose
Artist Name
Leanne Thorose
Home Page
Country / Bluegrass

Contact Info

London, UK