As a solo artist Leslie has enjoyed critical acclaim. Hit single,
Wonderful Thing (No Guilt, No Guile) was chosen as the anthem
for both the RTE National Lottery and National Daffodil Day ad
campaigns. Her album Out There featured the hit single Freedom,
plus her stunning version of Jimi Hendrix classic, Angel.
Previous winner of the Heineken Hotpress Award for Best Female
Artist, Leslie has collaborated with Ireland’s finest, including
Paul Brady, Ronan Hardiman, Fiachra Trench, Honor Heffernan
and an ongoing musical partnership with Stockton’s Wing legend,
Mike Hanrahan. One of her favourite music moments was being
hand-picked by Sir George Martin, to feature in a series of Beatles
tribute concerts he conducted at The National Concert Hall, Dublin.
Leslie has worked in various areas of TV, and has presented
a six-part music series, Songs for the Tempted, as well as
The Whoseday Club, both on RTE Radio.
Passionate about music education for future generations,
her well-established workshop project, Songcraft, teaches
performance and singing skills to young aspiring artists.
Leslie also set up Summer School Of Rock with fellow musicians
Dave Hingerty (Frames) and Conor Brady (Gerry Fish and the
Mudbug Club). She has also been working with Music Generation,
teaching music to appx 600 children per week.
Two of Leslie’s songs, Sparkle and Coming up Roses, have been
recorded by American artist, Christine McCaul and will feature on
her upcoming album Don’t look back.
Most recently, Leslie took part in a series of online concerts,
including Rock against Homelessness, and Rathfarnham Rhythms,
recorded at Rathfarnham Castle.
In September 2021 Leslie will be releasing her new EP Brightlight,
via her label, LD records.