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Leeann Botham
Singer/ Songwriter/ Guitarist

Booking Details:
Crosscurrents Music & Media,
PO Box 101, Springwood, NSW, 2777, Australia

Telephone: - 61 - (02) 4757 4747
Mobile: - 0418 973 212 (Message Bank available)

Email: crosscurrents@onaustralia.com.au

"What they say..."

" ...an accomplished Singer/Songwriter ... with songs that have broad appeal."
Kevin Hooper,
ACBA Magazine

" ...possessed with a beautiful clear voice ...one can just sit and close ones eyes and listen as Leeann tells you her stories in song." Capital News and 2MCR/ ComRadSat Country Music Broadcaster

" Leeann’s songs are warm, personal and inspiring..."
David Busch,
ABC Radio

" ...a wonderful performer, who has a professional presentation that is impressive."
Theresa West,
Springwood Folk

" ... reminiscent vocally of greats like Melanie, Joni Mitchel and Stevie Nicks"
Patrick Coomy,
Reviewer for Rhythms Magazine and Folk Music Presenter 2BLU

Leeann Botham is a proudly Independent Australian singer/songwriter, recording artist and performer. Leeann’s 3rd album ‘Here to Stand’ now reaches audiences throughout Australia on countless radio stations including ABC Radio, as well as overseas. Her songs ‘The Days Go By’, ‘Come & See’ and ‘To Fly’, continue to be favourites for airplay. ‘The Yowie’ also is proving to be a great crowd pleaser in various parts of the country, on the live scene.

A prolific Songwriter from the age of 15, Leeann has written and recorded 2 previous albums as well as many other unrecorded works. Leeann recently won the Winwood Studios’ Children’s Songwriting Award, with her song the ‘Fluffy Fluffy Cat’, recorded for release in 1999. Songwriting is one of Leeann’s passions and she is firmly committed to encouraging others as well as developing her own craft through facilitating workshops and hosting The Songwriters’ Cafe(*further details below).

So far Leeann has managed to take her music to every state of Australia in radio stations, pubs, schools, churches, concert halls, coffee houses, stadiums, folk clubs and festivals. She performs largely as a soloist, but also with her own band. Artists she has supported to date include: Broderick Smith, Deborah Conway and the Celtic City Sons. She has worked with Judy Small, Brendan Walmsley (1999 Country Music’s Best New Talent), and the ABC’s Dawn Egan, as well as many others around the country.

In a world where folk often seems like a 60’s thing, Leeann has created her own distinctive style of folk for our time. She is a true songwriter, fusing the various styles of jazz, blues, celtic and country to suit the feel of her songs. Her music reflects her unique approach to life... ‘it is a journey of adventure to be cherished’. Leeann is able to take you on a path through her soul as she shares her stories, feelings and sometimes challenging opinions in song.

Leeann’s music is available through Crosscurrents Music & Media and all good music retailers including HMV. A night in concert with Leeann Botham is an entertaining journey in song.

Leeann LIVE - Upcoming Appearances/Events:

Leeann is currently working on her next album entitled 'Fly to the Moon' featuring the well known song 'The Yowie' with special guest Peter Anderson on accordian, other songs like 'The Lucky Country' and 'Out in the Fields' have also become favourites even before the album's release.

This album has been a joint project with three different studios. The bulk of the instrumental work being done with Bob Spencer, formerly from 'The Angels' & 'Skyhooks' at his studio 'The Freezer'. The vocals done with Terry Cox of Windwood Studios, Terry has engineered for well known artists Colin Buchanan, Jane Saunders and The Bushwackers as well as many other poplular Australian artists. Mastering will be done with one of the best in his field Barry Henninger of 'Soundview Studios'.

It is hoped the album will be ready for release by May. So watch this space for more gig details and album launch info.

Feel free to contact Leeann if you would like to know more.

Leeann Botham’s Guest Appearances & Festival Bookings:

Folk On Higher Ground, Katoomba - 1999, 2000, 2001

National Folk Festival, Canberra - 2000

Tamworth Country Music Festival - 1986, 1999, 2000

Australian Celtic Festival, Glen Innes - 2000

North Coast Women’s Festival, Bangalow - 1999, 2000

St. Alban’s Folk Festival, St. Alban’s - 1999, 2000

Celtic Festival, Glen Innes - 2000

St. Alban's Folk Festival - 2000

Illawarra Folk Club - 2000

Blue Mountains World Environment Day Festival - 2000

Beltainne Festival - 1999

The Cursed Toongabbie Festival - 1999

Music At the Creek, Majors Creek - 1999

Blue Mountains Winter Magic Festival -1999

Tilba Festival - 1998

Springwood Crazy Day Festival -1998

Quirindi Medieval
Festival of 3 Daze & Knights - 1997,1998

Leura Garden Festival - 1997

National ‘Marian Festival’
Homebush State Sports Centre - 1994

Farmhouse Easter Festival, Mittagong - 1993

Coonabarabran Festival of the Stars - 1980, 1981

Folk Clubs & Other Venues:

The Loaded Dog - Anandale, NSW

The Railway Hotel - Armidale, NSW

The New England Hotel - Armidale, NSW

Bangalow Bowling Club
- North Coast, NSW

Bangalow Community Hall
- North Coast, NSW

Bathurst Folk - NSW

Blackheath Folk - NSW

Blackheath Golf Club - NSW

The Ivanhoe Hotel - Blackheath, NSW

Coonabarabran Bowling Club
- North West, NSW

Coolah Country Women’s Association - NSW

Frankston Folk Club - Vic

The Blue Tongue Lizard - Glenbrook, NSW

Homebush State Sports Centre - NSW

Hornsby Folk - NSW

Illawarra Folk - South Coast, NSW

Jamberoo Community Hall - NSW

Bodds Cafe - Katoomba, NSW

The Clarendon - Katoomba, NSW

The Dancing Cup - Katoomba, NSW

The Parakeet - Katoomba, NSW

Tres Ellies - Katoomba, NSW

The Works - Katoomba, NSW

McLarenvale Singers Gallery & Folk Club -SA

The Clifton Hill Hotel - Melbourne,Vic

the Hoemstead Hotel - Clifton Hill,Vic

Nourlunga RSL - Nourlunga, SA

The Q Theatre/Raiway Street
- Penrith, NSW

Quirindi Arts Council - North West, NSW

Quirindi Royal Hotel - North West, NSW

Quirindi Pavillion - North West, NSW

ScrewSoapers Guild, Syd, NSW

Springwood Folk, NSW

South Coast Folk, SA

The Fickle Womabat - St. Albans, NSW

The Settlers Inn - St. Albans, NSW

Tamworth Town Hall - NSW

Buttercup Concert Country Music Festival - NSW

The Oasis Hotel -Tamworth, NSW

The Cat & Fiddle - Rozelle, NSW

Wentworth Falls School of Arts - NSW


1998 Here To Stand ...album (available CD)

1998 The Fluffy, Fluffy Cat ... single limited release, used by Windwood Studios by permission for a children's CD

1997 Going Home... single private release

1995 My People... single limited release

1995 Carry God’s Light ...album (Cassette & Music Book)

1991 People of A Promising Land ....album (Cassette)

Leeann Botham’s Favourite
Australian Radio Stations(just some)

Mike Botham presenting "The Gospel Album Show' & 'Writers' Block" on 2BLU FM Katoomba


Thanks to these radio stations, I receive regular airplay all around Australia thru the Commercial and Community Networks, and especially thru these Broadcasters: David Busch - ABC, Patrick Coomy - 2BLU FM, Ray Philips - 3PVR, Rick E Vengence - 3 RRR, Helen Kay - 2MCR, Gary Sands - 5Encounter FM, Ellen Manning & Mary Goddard - 2VTR, Liz Alsopp - 2AIR FM, Mark Evans - Rhema Geelong ...

ComRadSat makes it possible for my music to reach people all around Australia thru the community network, of which many of these Broadcasters are a part of.

Some Recent Radio Interviews & Coverage:

2VTR FM - Helen Kay

National CBAA - Crosscurrents - Mike Botham

ABC Radio - David Busch

Radio Rhema - Blue Mountains

National CBAA - Crosscurrents - Mike Botham

ABC Radio - David Busch

Radio Rhema - Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains Gazette

National CBAA - Crosscurrents - Mike Botham

2BLU FM - Gospel Album Show
- hosted by Mike Botham
Interviewed by Patrick Coomy

2BLU - Betty Chialvo

Macarthur FM - Helen Kay

ABC Radio - David Busch

2AIR FM - Liz Allsop

ABC Radio/Orange Regional - 2CR - Lisa Hampshire

2VTR FM - Mary Goddard

2VTR FM - Ellen Manning

2BLU FM - Patrick Coomy


3RRR - Rick E Vengence

3PVR - Ray Philips

5UV - Afternnon Drive Team

5EFM - Marks Sands
- Feature Album of the Week

2BLU - Tom Lovett, Australian Bush Music

* The Songwriters' Cafe:

Denis Rice - a fellow Singer/Songwriter who co-hosts "The Songwriters Cafe' & 'Poets at the Parakeet"

The Parakeet - 4th Monday of each month(7.30-9.30)

Year 2001 Dates begin in February... a list of dates

February 26th

March 26th

( Easter Break - No cafe )

May 28th

June 25th

July 23rd

August 27th

September 24th

October 22nd

November 26th

The Songwriters' Cafe has been running now for almost a year. It has attracted people from all over Australia and different parts of the world because of its cosmopolitan location in beautiful, downtown, misty Katoomba.

The idea of the event is for Songwriters to be involved in encouraging, promoting and helping fellow songwriters in their desire to develop their Craft.

Leeann hosts this event monthly at Katoomba's Parakeet Cafe, in Katoomba St. It is a time for people interested in Songwriting, particularly Singer/Songwriters who want a forum to share, perform and workshop their recent writings.

If you are interested, contact Leeann for more details: 02 4757 4747.

Purchasing & Order Form Details:

Indicate your puchase(s) by ticking item is space provided:

Here to Stand __
(CD $19.95)

Carry God's Light __
(Cassette $18.95)

Carry God's Light Music Book __
(Book $18.95)

Carry God's Light Package __
(Cass & Music Book - $34.95)

People of a Promising Land __
(Cassette $12.95)

P&H $8.00 -
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Cheques Payable to:
M & L Botham
PO Box 101, Springwood, 2777
NSW, Australia.

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Email: crosscurrents@onaustralia.com.au