This Way North in Ararat show
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.