Leddra Chapman first picked up a guitar aged 12, and was soon writing songs, and experimenting with lyrics and melodies. These early forays into guitar and song writing were soon joined by piano, and a distinctive vocal. The end result is an artist that can charm and captivate with her fusion of acoustic/folk/pop.
Since finishing school, the ambitious young lady has performed regularly in Essex and London, with her music attracting a buzz across the country as well. One of the highlights of her early gigging days was a performance at the ‘In The City’ conference in Manchester, where she one praise from industry publication Music Week. Since then her career has gone from strength to strength, and has seen her become an Ambassador for Quiksilver Women Fashion. This exciting opportunity has seen Leddra Chapman perform live at surfing events (including the Quiksilver Pro France World Championships) and at Quiksilver Stores throughout Europe. She is promoting their fashion range, and they are active in promoting her.
Along with this partnership, Leddra has also secured backing from the Ice Breaker Investment Fund, which has led to the exciting announcement of her debut single and album release. Her single ‘Story’ will be released on November 2nd and is accompanied by a video shot at the Quiksilver House in Hossegor France. This single is taken from the album ‘Telling Tales’, which has been recorded with producer Peter-John Vettese, famed for his work with Heather Small, Idina Mendez, and Tina Arena. This will be released on December 28th, but before then there is the small matter if a tour to contend with. Leddra will take to the stage with her band in October/November, supporting Roachford on his U.K tour. The dates are as follows:
25th October: O2 ABC Glasgow
26th October: Club Academy Manchester
27th October: Glee Club Birmingham
29th October: The Fleece and Firkin Bristol
30th October: The Bodega Social Club Nottingham
1st November: Barfly Cardiff
2nd November: Komedia Brighton
3rd November: The Brook Southampton
5th November: The Jazz Café London
If you can’t make it to any of these dates, then don’t worry as there will be many more Leddra Chapman dates scheduled for 2009/10, and don’t forget the single and album releases too. If you can’t wait till the release dates then head over to www.myspace.com/leddrachapman, where you can hear her debut single, and a sampler of the album. Keep your eyes on music.co.uk as well, we’ll have more from this talented singer coming very soon!