Santa’s Sack! (A new video!)
Ever wonder why Santa’s Sack is so huuuuuge?! Now you know!
Santa’s Sack by Kat Leonard http://www.KatLeonard.com
Producer: THE iDENTiTY CRiSiS http://www.youtube.com/theidc
Mixed & Mastered by: Turbo Zebra http://www.turbozebramusic.com
Videography by: Heather Hill http://www.heatherhill.ca
Animation by: Ashley Amar
Lyrics: Dear Santa…
You’ve got a big sack– jampacked
With heavy gifts of joy that could break your back
I can help you… damn straight
I can help release the pressure and reduce the weight
I’ll take my gifts now… and how
You know what I like— I’m willing to be wowed
I’ve been a good girl—giddy up
I saved half of your cookies and egg nog in a cup
Santa, how your sack does bulge Ho ho ho ho ho ho ho
Bursting with the gifts I love (of love) Ho ho ho ho ho ho ho
What could be inside for me? Ho ho ho ho ho ho ho
Ho ho ho ho ho ho ho Bulging sack of festive glee
You’ve got a big sack—paddywack!
The strain must be a constant risk of heart attack
Let me hold it– pick it up
I’ll keep it upright and inspect it close-up
You can trust me—fingers crossed
I’ll handle it with care so nothing gets tossed
Let me touch it—Jingle bells
I see something for me right there where it swells
Jolly yuletide clown Come on down
Loosen your belt, recline by the fire
I’ll roast some nuts and sing like a choir
I’ve been a good girl– I saved you a cookie
I’ve been a good girl– well, half a cookie
It’s better than no cookie
And realistically, I was left on my own for quite some time, so what did you expect?!
New Show Announced: Toronto Songwriting Guild!
An opportunity to celebrate Santa’s Sack!
Toronto Songwriting Guild Holiday Song Circle!
Sunday December 10 from 7:30-10:30pm!
Amsterdam Bicycle Club
54 The Esplanade, Toronto
KATBARET The First! (TBT)
KATBARET: Wherein I do what I want with my friends! Music! Laughter! Stories! This was the first ever live KATBARET, held at Free Times Cafe in Toronto June 2016.
I cover Arlene Paculan’s My Plea— with her help!
I cover Heather Hill’s Last Train— with her help!
One of my favourite songs to perform is Jewel’s Foolish Games.
This song is like a prodigal son for me.
It either comes off like the sound of heaven or I eff it up completely.
It is always a surprise– just like life. And I love to play it like I love to play in life!
Stay tuned for future KATBARET shows by following this blog or joining the mailing list or connecting on social media! Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and FB: @katbandoo
New show announced: KATBARET!
“I don’t care if I sing off-key. I find myself in my melodies. I sing for love, I sing for me, I shout it out like a bird set free.” Bird Set Free SIA
New music! New stories! New shenanigans!
KATBARET is me playfully doing whatever I wanna do! I will be presenting new material aaaaaand covering beloved music of friends!
Covering Friends: Heather Hill, Arlene Paculan and I do each other musically! I have chosen a couple of my fave songs of theirs and they will do the same.
Thursday June 23, 2016
Show start 7:30pm
Free Times Cafe
320 College Street Toronto
Come eat, drink and make merry and shout out loud like a bird set free!
Heather Hill is a singer-songwriter with roots in piano pop, with songs that stem from gutsy stories and bloom with inspiration.
Arlene Paculan creates soulful pop with passion.
Come By Here on Rogers TV Toronto!
Heather Hill and I perform our song Come By Here on Daytime Toronto on Rogers TV. See Elizabeth Baugh from Ovarian Cancer Canada discuss ovarian cancer and its symptoms as well as the event and compilation CD She’s Listening which Heather and I were a part of among other generous and gifted artists.
For more on the process of Come By Here and lyrics, visit my blog on the matter here!
For more information and to help or donate, visit Ovarian Cancer Canada.
Four Winds Unite!
(Heather, Meghan, Arlene & Kat)
Artwork drawn by Ava Hill
The Four Winds Collective united to rehearse for this Sunday’s show at
Lizzie Violet’s Cabaret Noir at The Central in Toronto!
Here is some proof.
Of course, you’d never know Kat was on the cajon
because she accidentally hit delete on the picture instead of send. Gah!
<— Arlene, multi-instrumentalist, here with geeetar and uke.
Meghan is also a multi-instrumentalist. Here she is with her beloved bass. —>
<— Heather, known for flouting, ukeing and tickling keys.
[insert colourful high-angle shot of Kat sitting atop the cajon and winking with laughter as Arlene pushes the button on the iPhone. It really was an artistic awesome shot. Imagine something like this but really cool and with a cajon.]
Here we are together…. for optimum enjoyment!
Come see us Sunday night at the Cabaret!
We’ll be playing our #1 Hit, going down in the annals on a post-it note. 🙂
Please note that Marcy Rogers is unable to attend the Cabaret, so Four Winds and Brandon Pitts will be entertaining you… along with a plethora of Open Mic talent! Come sign up and share your talent with us! See you this Sunday July 13 at The Central 7-10pm. 🙂 xoxox Kat
New Show Announced: Four Winds play Lizzie Violet’s Cabaret Noir!
Sunday July 13 at The Central in Toronto! Hope to see you there!
Freeing People From Concern: Jim Carrey
At the ass-crack of dawn this morn I listened to Jim Carrey’s speech to the 2014 graduating class of Maharishi University of Management and gleaned from it the wise tidbits mulled below. You may have seen the speech or portions thereof by now. I think it’s worth another viewing!
I strive in my life to optimize the affect I have on others. I wish for everyone around me to laugh, to dance, to dream, to feel loved and to feel confident, to take risks and to empower themselves and others into optimistic drive. Like Jim Carrey, I desire to “free people from concern” in the moment I’m with them. I wish for people to be critically aware that we indeed only have this moment we’re in, and that our entire lives are made up of these moments. This moment is all we have, and in each moment we make a choice to either be asleep at the wheel of our own lives or to dream and steer our lives on the course of our purpose. What is your purpose? Stop and listen and it will become clear what talent you have to share that affects others in a profound and positive way. It is what feels so good you can almost taste it like the sweet morsel at the end of a satisfying meal with your favourite companions. We were not put on this earth to play small, or to choose fear disguised as practicality. We were born to shine our lights and to encourage those around us to do so. Only then will we be free of the darkness.
I am fortunate to surround myself with likeminded souls who are talented, kind, creative, generous and courageous, and I was so pleased to be involved with four and more of them to help raise funds for Ovarian Cancer Canada last week with She’s Listening II. I am very grateful to my dear friends and forces Angela Saini, Jessica Speziale, Heather Hill, and Melanie Peterson for shining their lights with me and to Delrose for capturing the splendour of sight and sound! Check out Delrose’s recap of She’s Listening II here!
And speaking of Delrose and empowering, you can check her out tonight along with Iman Wain and Noah Solomon at the WonderFest Music Series! Thank you to Arlene Paculan for keeping lit our ever-growing WonderFest community empowering through art!
What a beautiful world! Get out there and shine your light, everybuddy!
Love Kat xo