Breaking Bread

Such a thrill to be sharing the stage with talented singer-songwriters Lisa Richards & Jodi Murtha.
I met Lisa back in 2011 where she was a tutor at Winterbreak Music Retreat, and Jodi a year later at Grill'd Open Mic.
I marvel for the connections we make though the musical journey.
Being around "real" musicians inspires me to keep improving!

We'll be sharing a few stories and our thoughts on what "Breaking Bread means

hope you can join us

I'll be accompanied by the wonderful Rebecca Wright on Cello and Chris Hall on bass.

The world through her eyes

One of the joys of experiencing art of any kind, whether it be visual art, music, poetry, novels, is the chance to glimpse the world through the eyes of another human being. 

Often the designers and photographers who help shape the image of a musician go largely unacknowledged.

I'm so proud to congratulate Chris Hall for taking out the Best PR Photo Award at the recent QLD MUSIC DESIGn AWARDS ...and what was the photo?....none other than the cover shot from my album "dreams of a wildgoose".

Chris did an astounding job with the album artwork. I asked her to make the album cover that matched the music - and I reckon she nailed it! It so aptly symbolises my musical journey, which has been one of unfurling on so many levels. It represents joy, growth, possibilities, and pays tribute to my cultural heritage, and my place in the world as a "wildgoose".

   Congratulations Chris!!! & such a gracious acceptance speech. 

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Semi-Finalist UK Songwriting Contest!

I have friends who'd say music is not about competition, and I'd agree. However, there's some burning desire for feedback on how the broader musical industry might guage these songs, and I keep entering! I guess external affirmation is always nice.
That ol' chestnut "Stanley" & "Will I Remember" received a Semi-finalist placing in the UK Songwriting Contest 2015 "Mahatma" got an Honorable Mention! Happy goose.

a gaggle of real musos

I never imagined that making music could be part of my life experience, particularly since I've had a long held aversion (since kindy) to singing & performing. After accidentally writing my first song 5 years ago, I found myself so wrapped up in the joy of creating something new, that learning to sing and perform became a natural and necessary part of the journey.

Here's the video footage of the debut album launch concert ....i's not a flawless performance by any means, but certainly a milestone for this lil goose playing with a gaggle of real musicians, and being responsible for putting together a whole show.

On reflection, I realise the value is as much about the journey of unfurling,
as it is the actual collection of songs. 
Don't we all do our best work when we follow what truly fires and grows us?

Thank you to the wonderful audience, Michael Bourne (Folk Rag), the "wildgoose orchestra" and special guests Michael Fix & Diddly Squat Band

 

 

Unleashed!

Thank you all the beautiful folk who were there for the Live Launch of the new album.
It was wonderful to have some friendly supporters in the audience.
Thank you for for being so receptive and for laughing in just the right spots.

Such a delight to play with the honking "wildgoose orchestra", my friends from Diddly Squat, and
Michael Fix who joined us for one exquisite rendition of "Will I Remember".
and heck yeah - I will long remember it!

 

 

 One of the biggest thrills was seeing the introductory video projected up on the wall behind the stage.
After spending many hours giggling to myself whilst putting this video together,
it was a hoot to finally unleash and share it.

Here's the video teaser for the album which includes the intro we played at the live launch, 
and features additional exclusive candid "behind the scenes" footage from the recording studio. 
Look out for the shower cubicle which doubles as a vocal recording booth!!!

 

 Still looking for last minute Christmas gifts?

Why not "stuff a goose in your stocking"!
CDBaby are offering 1C shipping on all orders until December 24.
That's great value for shipping outside of Oz
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If you want shipping in Australia, still best value to purchase from here.
Click link at top right
I'll even gift wrap for you - just let me know in the special instructions. 

Thank you for your support throughout the year
Happy festive season to you all.

the higher the hair the closer to god

It's not quite Dolly Parton, but ain't all the joy in the trying?
only a few more sleeps until Launch - November 21!
and it's feeling more "spesh" by the minute.
Rumour has it that the uber talented Micheal Fix will join us for a song!
see ya there!

 

Cor Blimey, it's happening!

We have a launch date!
it's gonna be a beautiful night.

 

For one honkin' special night, we'll be unleashing the goose -LIVE at the Folk Rag Concert.
Ann will be joined by special guests:
Mirko Ruckels (piano), Sarah Calderwood (flute), Rebecca Wright (cello),
Pat Foss (bass, Connie Di Dato (percussion, Chris Hall (vocals) 
& rumour has it that Diddly Squat Band might make an appearance.

 Also on the bill - John Kane & The Swing Beans

Hope you can join us!
Check the Facebook Event Page

What they're saying - dreams of a wildgoose reviews

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"what a pleasure it was to work on your record. Michael has excelled at capturing your songs, and the songs and 'vibe' are superb. The tracks are sounding beautiful. It is a special record." - Dave Neil (Mastering Engineer)

"Ann came to me as a novice, and I very quickly realised that hers is a unique talent, waiting to blossom. The process of gently coaxing the haunting, (sometimes fragile) songs out of her, was a rewarding experience for me as a record producer. I believe Ann has something very special, creating music of rare and delicate beauty." - Michael Fix (Producer)

"stunning new album by Ann Leung. Utterly beautiful.... breathtaking." - Nadia Sunde

 "Sublime, moving, grounding, ethereal, beautiful....This album at once speaks of a humble & gentle soul who is the composer. The music sounds simultaneously grounded , unpretentious & yet heavenly. The songs thread together creating a concept album whose theme reflects a beautiful calm." - Sadie Gwynn Jones

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"It's been my constant companion in the car for the last few days and I never tire of listening to this epic but peaceful music. I find myself uplifted and transported away from my stress and worries. There is such a spirituality, thoughtfulness and feeling of space to this music ….. life is far too busy but ahhh…. it’s so nice to reflect and contemplate. Simply divine musicianship and arrangements from the guest musicians as well. Five honking stars from me …." - Juju Minto

"...a gorgeous, ethereal and entrancing album!! Wonderful songs from Ann have been brought to life by the extraordinary recording, playing & production talents of the magical Michael Fix.... . There are also a host of other talented musicians & performers. This is a fantastic album - lovely collection of original songs, brought to life in an exquisitely beautiful way, sung superbly by Ann!! Sheer musical heaven. Go & buy a copy before it sells out" - Ian Dearden

"it moves me, draws me in and hugs me, takes me on a journey. Just brilliant... " - Leanne Phillips

"Ann Leung has created a wonderfully sincere and honest album. To take the concepts of peace, joy and hopefulness and present them as understandable songs you can relate to easily is a gift. Musically Ann has explored a myriad of sounds yet they blend harmoniously and create a soothing beautiful backdrop to her central message of harmony and love. This album can add joy to your life." - David Penman

"Right from the very first track of honking wild geese in flight, you are transported to a magical space filled with top quality lyrics, stories, musicianship and melodies, with the beautifully soft, lilting vocals of Ann and her friends. There are so many layers to these thought provoking tracks. Fabulous musicianship from all those involved, with many of my favourite Brisbane artists contributing to the gorgeous melodies with stylish precision, harmonies and instrumentation. What a joy it has been to listen to this uplifting music and to share in Ann's journey. The CD cover and inserts are beautifully put together with photographs by the very talented Chris Hall. I will be listening to these tracks over and over. So serene. So inspirational. It transports you to a state of bliss where troubles melt away and you feel in touch with your own personal Angels. This CD has my highest recommendation. Make sure you get your own today." - Kara-Mia

 

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612 ABC Album of the Week

Woohoo lugging the transistor around this week!
"dreams of a wildgoose" is Steve Austin's "Album of the Week" on 612 ABC Brisbane radio. A li'l bit of goose on the airwaves every day this week just before 11am AEST.  Listen Live on 612

The goose is unleashed!



PSSSSST - Look what arrived!!!!

I never dreamed that "making music" could be part of my life experience, so it's a thrill to see half a dozen cardboard boxes full of potential vibrations that I had a hand in creating.

Spread the joy folks & Thank you for sharing the journey.

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