This Way North in Ararat show

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Two pow­er­ful and tal­ented vo­cal­ists will take to the stage in Ararat next week to per­form for not-for-profit mu­sic col­lec­tive Ararat Live.

This Way North, com­pris­ing drum­mer and vo­cal­ist Cat Leahy and vo­cal­ist Leisha Jun­gal­walla, will per­form in Ararat Ho­tel’s Red Room on Oc­to­ber 10 from 8pm.

Ararat Live’s Rob Shea said the pair cre­ated a full, ex­pan­sive sound that trans­lated ef­fort­lessly to the stage.

“We’re thrilled to wel­come Cat and Leisha to the re­gion,” he said.

“The Red Room au­di­ence is in for some­thing a lit­tle dif­fer­ent. This Way North will catch you off guard with their kick-arse drum­mer, their en­ergy and pas­sion beau­ti­fully crafted into their songs that are pow­er­ful, dancey hooks.”

Leahy has nearly 20 years of ex­pe­ri­ence as a prac­tis­ing mu­si­cian and shares her drum­ming skills with sev­eral Aus­tralian acts such as Sal Kim­ber and The Rollin’ Wheel and This Way North.

“This Way North was Cat’s idea,” Mr Shea said. “She and Leisha have taken it on as a full-time project and have re­cently toured Canada, New Zealand and Aus­tralia.”

The pair has pro­duced an EP, with the lead sin­gle ‘Noth­ing to Say’ set­ting the tone with its driv­ing cross­rhythms and har­mony-rich vo­cals.

“Cat has many projects on her plate. First and fore­most she is a drum­mer and mu­si­cian, but she also runs The Book­ing Sta­ble – a bou­tique Mu­sic Agency based in Mel­bourne which she launched in 2009, pro­vid­ing a range of book­ing and man­age­ment ser­vices such as gig and fes­ti­val book­ings, tour plan­ning, in­dus­try ad­vice,” Mr Shea said.

“Leisha grew up in Alexan­dra, Vic­to­ria where her dad had to ar­gue for her to be able to play Aus­kick as girls weren’t al­lowed to play back then. That be­gan her drive to stand up for her­self and other fe­males in her cho­sen ca­reer. She likes to break down peo­ple’s bar­ri­ers and stereo­types.”

Jun­gal­walla said when This Way North per­formed, peo­ple set­tled in to have a ‘lovely, soft, and gen­tle ex­pe­ri­ence’.

“But we don’t play like that at all – We blow their ears off a lit­tle bit. It’s al­ways fun,” she said.

En­try to the show is $20 at the door.

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