Leslie Hunt

Webpage: www.lesliehunt.net
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Biography: Leslie Hunt began her life in the Chicago area, playing piano and singing at the age of four. Through the years, she has performed on many stages in many roles, and has been celebrated all throughout her development as a performer. While many will remember her from her all-too-brief stint on American Idol, where she made it to the top ten females, the singer/songwriter has since matured at an accelerated rate due to various personal and professional setbacks. Leslie performs regularly as a solo artist, enchanting rooms large and small with nothing but a piano and her voice. She also has a full backing band for shows that are less intimate, yet still wholly riveting. Leslie’s new record Your Hair Is On Fire (Ellenel Records) is a product of passion and tragedy, helped along by the talents of drummer Vinnie Colaiuta (Frank Zappa, Herbie Hancock, Joni Mitchell) and bassist Vail Johnson (Stevie Nicks, Herbie Hancock). In Leslie’s own words, “Many of the songs on Your Hair Is On Fire were written as an observation of someone on the path to self-destruction, hence the title, but the overall theme is optimistic, as I have most certainly learned volumes from such darker times.” What sets Leslie apart is that she straddles two extremes: a witty, bouncy pop artist in brightly colored dresses who is pitted against her darker self, a sensual, piano-crouched exhibitionist. Whether it is a cheerful, hook-heavy pop tune about love or a dark & insightful ballad of self-discovery, Leslie’s music is a window into a her soul for any listener willing to look.
Leslie Hunt’s new album release, “Your Hair is on Fire” is CATCHY WITH A CAPITAL C

Former American Idol contestant (season 6 semi-finalist) Leslie Hunt has released a new album “Your Hair Is On Fire” (Ellenel Records). “Your Hair is on Fire” is a product of passion and tragedy, helped along by the talents of drummer Vinnie Colaiuta (Frank Zappa, Herbie Hancock, Joni Mitchell) and bassist Vail Johnson (Stevie Nicks, Herbie Hancock). In Leslie’s own words, “Many of the songs on Your Hair Is On Fire were written as an observation of someone on the path to self-destruction, hence the title, but the overall theme is optimistic, as I have most certainly learned volumes from such darker times.”

Listen to her Tracks at: www.mtraks.com/artist/leslie_hunt/
Watch her EPK and new Music Video at: www.lesliehunt.net/video
Buy her music on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/album/your-hair-is-on-fire/id337508114

?”The song [American Dream Man] is catchy with a capital C…”
?–BJ Crock, American Idle Today?

?”…sample the buoyant power-pop of the album’s title track [Your Hair is on Fire] before heading out for the first of two local record release shows.”
?–Andy Downing, special to Chicago Tribune??

“I love its unique perspective [Your Hair is on Fire]: voice sultry as a pop princess, heart as strong as a folk goddess…”
–Jacob Clifton, TWOP?

“She maintains her balance through music, and her new CD is evidence of that. Part dark and moody, part light and poppy, the album serves as the audio diary of a life set to sound.”
?–Jonathon Bullington, Triblocal

“Her [Leslie Hunt’s] music is a funky type of pop that is not too harsh and not too sweet and most importantly it is very appropriate for little ears…It’s the kind of music you can listen to in the car while driving carpool!”, said Beth Engleman, mommyonashoestring.com co-founder and blogger.

“Leslie Hunt is truly the most exciting, dynamic, talented young artist I have worked with in many years. …the CD shows her range and depth that by all rights should propel her to the top of the heap as one of the very best new artists of our time.”?
–Rick Chudacoff, producer

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