NEW MUSIC VIDEO, NEW ALBUM, WORLDWIDE GIG & FESTIVAL DATES & MORE
1 — LEILA ADU was voted one of the TEN SISTAS WHO ROCKED THE DECADE on the Bold As Love site, along with Santigold and Shingai Shoniwa (The Noisettes)
2 — Under Your Skin’s Alexander McClean Interviews LEILA ADU for All About Jazz Online
3 — Dark Joan, the music video for LEILA ADU’s latest album by the same title was filmed in Rome by director by Stephen Bain (NZ) starring Leila Adu and a cast of a cardboard girl army is out February 2010.
4 — The brand new album Ode to the Unknown Factory Worker by LEILA ADU with Italian percussionist, Daniele de Santis, is being released by the Italian National Radio’s renegade radio show “battitti” under the TRACCE/RAI TRADE label in April 2010.
2010 DATES & FESTIVALS in the UK, Europe, USA & NZ Confirmed gig and festival dates in Rome, Bologna, New York, Los Angeles, Christchurch including:
5 — the Vortex with LEILA ADU & THE DON’Ts (John Edwards – bass, Steve Noble / drums – including a solo piano guest appearance from Steve Beresford and a rockin’ blues set from Tom Rowell
6 — The Christchurch Jazz & Blues Festival with Nick Gaffney (Cairo Knife Fight) at the Bedford, Christchurch, NZ
7 — DARK JOAN album, recorded by Steve Albini, released NOV09
“Leila Adu’s music is cryptic, edgy, oscillating between serious commentary and flippant experimentation.” — Sheffield Telegraph
8 — TRUTH AND THE ABSTRACT BLUES album with MIKE COOPER & FABRIZIO SPERA released JUN09
“On Bessie Smith’s “Long Old Road” Leila also sings splendidly like an old ghost with haunting slide acoustic guitar and eerie cymbal work.” — Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery, New York
9 — Radio stations featuring live concerts and singles in the last months include RAI 3 (Italian National Radio), Radio Roma Città Populare, Resonance FM (UK), NZ National Radio, Party 934 (USA)
10 — Live Performance of ‘Wolfmen’ by LEILA ADU, Dark Joan UK Release Party, The Glad, London, November 2009