2016 Emerging Artist of the Year – Leopold’s Treat

After releasing their 2011 EP, Leopold’s Treat gigged, and sold EPs and saved for three years to be able to record, master, press and release their first full length album. In 2015, the culmination of the previous three years hard work saw the dream of this project come to fruition. With their grass-roots and intimate approach, the band launched their first full length album, Cold at the Dust Temple, Currumbin, in October 2015 with some 150 people attended the sold-out launch. They engaged other local musicians (Ella Fence), painters (Rebecca Cunningham) and poets (Josh Holms) and emerged onto the music scene as a band that not only performed live music but as a band that is serious about recording and releasing their art as a commercial product. In the lead up to the launch, the band played market gigs and unique ‘secret soirees’, intimate concerts at private houses for superfans with up to 70 people at each of the different events. The band also made notable appearances in local press including Blank GC (front cover feature), More Gold Coast (top 15 songs of 2105) and received airplay through local radio (Coast FM and 94.1Gold Coast FM). They’re known for their incredibly strong community connections and for their contribution to the work of other artists – both inside and outside of the music scene. As well as shows at venues like NightQuarter, Cooly Hotel, Mermaid Tavern and Miami Marketta, they’ve performed at events such as Swell Sculpture Festival, Gecko Climate Change Panel, African Childrens’ Choir, Tablelands Folk Festival and supported events such as the Gold Coasts Biggest Tree Planting Day.



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June 22, 2016