There’s a new album on the way! Yessss! As I work in a flurry of furious fun with my illustrious team including the characters listed below, I will bring you into the friendly fold with snippets like this one! Please subscribe to my YouTube channel and share the love to others if you feel so inclined!
Arlene and I went strolling on a bridge one day after a soft rain had fallen. We thought we’d do a wee promo video for the release of my song Yodel. Arlene followed me around with her trusty camera phone as we ran through the song twice. What resulted after some limited but crafty editing by Arlene was this whole music video. I think it accurately represents the fun we had on the bridge that day and the fun and frolic I wish upon you every day. Have the fun! Dare to live! Doesn’t it make ya wanna yodel? 🙂
Words and Music by Kat Leonard @katbandoo
Producer: THE iDENTiTY CRiSiS
Mixed & Mastered by: Turbo Zebra
Video Director/Editor: Arlene Paculan
You can do magic
You pull wonderment out of thin air
You light up the night with the spark in your eye
I hear love songs that just ain’t there
You’re not mine but you land in my hand
I erupt like a chorus on high
Please brace me when I can’t stand
You make me wanna yodel
Your touch is taking me higher
It’s like hump day every day (Hump hump hump hump hump hump)
I’m lost for words of expression
(Vocalizing like a speechless maniac)
You make me wanna yodel
Revved up pressed up behind me
Your whisper rustles my hair
You kiss me like a drifter
With a reckless moment to spare
Nimble frenzy of thrills
Draw near, draw near, draw near
You crack me like a breakthrough
Making everything vaguely clear
Little old lady. little old lady, little old lady who
Diddlyeoo howdy doo
Little old lady who loves you
Bibbity bobbity boo
cuckoo cuckoo cuckoo
Buck buck buck buck
Nut n honey nut n honey nut n honey Good n plenty
A, E, I, O, U and sometimes Y
Thank you for watching!
LOVE KAT 🙂
There is always amazing fun and food to be had at 120 Diner and August 22, 2017 from 8:30-11:00 will be a spectacle of friends in harmony! Get it? Join us if you can!
Pay What You can!
120 Church Street, Toronto Ontario
Check us and follow if you wanna, yo!
Kat Leonard: @katbandoo www.Katleonard.com (This link will touch itself! 😉
Happy happy summer, everybuddy! Let’s celebrate together!
Facebook Live event for you if you can’t make it live!
FB Live attendees get blown kisses! Live people get table dances!
Kat Leonard World
Singer/Songwriter Carla Gonzalez was born in Venezuela but left her roots at a very early age to travel the globe. Music has been her lifelong passion & companion. She loves to make you smile & dance and remember that love is all that matters.
Twitter: @ carlalovesart
Phylitsa Phylactou is a first-generation Canadian who attributes her love of dance and boisterous nature to Greek Cypriot roots. She is a busy wife and mom who is often caught bellydancing while performing household chores. She is motivated by a love of learning both professionally and personally.
And me– Kat Leonard!
Explosive irreverent theatrical musical comedy that leaves you with the drunken joy of a sugar rush. Building self-esteem, confidence and creativity.
www.KatLeonard.com Twitter: @ katbandoo
Tune into our FB Live feeds from Kat Leonard World and/or 120 Diner if you can’t make it live! If we can’t sit in your lap, we can blow you a kiss! NB: 120 Diner has deeeelicious foodstuffs!
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Hope to see you somewhere!
New Show Announced: Beauties and no Beast!
A night of musical bells and open mic!
Thursday April 6th 9pm-12am
120 Diner, 120 Church Street Toronto
Come hear the musical creations of these fabulous ladies from the GTA all in one night! There’s also an opportunity for you to perform in our OPEN MIC section! Please sign up with us by sending a DM (DIRECT Message in our inbox) to RESERVE your open mic slot! LIMITED OPEN MIC SLOTS!
For Singer/Songwriter Carla Casanova, music is a life passion and companion with which she will make you smile and dance and remember that love is all that matters. @carlalovesart
Because everything comes to an end and everything is accepted!
Let’s give a beautiful thankful send-off to The Central for hosting the arts and for helping to build an engaging loving inspiring community all these years! Come out to perform! Come out to hang! Join cozy friends! Meet new friends! Everything Goes! Bring what you will!
Music, comedy, stories, dance, poetry, jam! Let’s raise our voices in thanks!
Please go to the FB event to sign up if you’d like to perform! 😀
HIRUT 2050 Danforth Avenue Toronto
Saturday November 19, 2016 at 6:30pm
I am pleased as punch to be joining forces with the illustrious Sophia Apostol to bring Myselfie to Hirut on November 19th for a very special night. In addition, Meghan Bradley, my co-host on The Curve and creator of Curvy Expo, will be there to interview me and facilitate a Q&A after the show! Why is this joint force a great fit? Because we are on a mission to spread body confidence, healthy self-esteem and general good things!
Certified Professional Coach Sophia specializes in dating for the curvalicious! You can check out her website www.StopWaitingAndStartDating.com and below you can see her in an interview on The Curve on The Local View!
What’s The Curve? See more here at The Curve!
Join us at Hirut! Come eat, laugh, inspire with us! On this night you will be able to see all three wonderful women featured in this blog post in one spot! Now, that’s something fantastical, isn’t it? Quite!
Hope to see you soon!
Lots of love, Kat and the gals! xoxoxox
This is a special BS Fridays edition People Profiles! BS Fridays is a musical networking community where musical souls in the industry from artists, performers, businesses peeps and more get together to pool their resources and expand their support. On Friday August 12th you can come out to The Cameron House in Toronto and meet us and see some of us performing– including me!
So who am I? I’m a singing-songwriting comedian, a TV personality and motivational entertainer. My new touring show Myselfie is a musical comedic approach to loving your body, promoting healthy body image and self-esteem and it is available for booking in schools and beyond with an accompanying interactive workshop. I am Artistic Director of Let’s Make Good Productions and WonderFest, the series of workshops and concerts spreading empowerment through art. I’m also a freelance voiceover artist, actress, journalist, live show host and frequent podcast guest and host to various events.
Here’s a good sample of my dance moves!
I interview myself…
(not the most-offensive thing I’ve done to myself for public consumption)
What is your career? Motivational Humourtainment. 🙂
Is it the same as your passion? It pretty much is. It combines my passions of laughter, music and dance along with empowering others with meaningful messaging and encouragement.
What are the greatest challenges and greatest rewards of your career?
The greatest challenges are fitting it all in in such a busy world. The greatest rewards are sharing the energy of a room with a group of people on a ride with you, making powerful connections you can physically feel that stay with you long after the point of contact.
What is your advice to others embarking on similar career? Do it. Do it. Do it. Do it. And figure out how to do the business end of it too so you don’t have to do something else while you’re doing it.
What does it mean to be an artist? To trust and explore, to be open and to pay attention, assess and express.
5 years ago, did you expect to be where you are today? I knew I would be entertaining with music, comedy and dance but I did not know I’d be a body confidence advocate in the realm of motivational speaking.
Where will you be in 5 years? Doing what I do spending more time in LA and travelling across the country with my one-woman shows Myselfie and Katbaret!
What would you say to your 8-year-old self? You’re right! Do it!
What would you say to your 80-year-old self? Good for you for doing it!
How lucky are you and why? SO LUCKY! I really feel blessed with the intuition, insight and confidence I have that allows me to take risks, to not embarrass easily, to get on with it, to be open-minded and free, willing to experiment and not to shy away from fun and adventure. I am very thankful for my sense of humour and my empathic ability that allows me to understand, comfort and inspire others.
What would people be surprised to know about you? I have a degree in Science.
What makes you laugh? What is fun for you? Funny: Foibles and vulnerability, ridiculocity, spontaneity, clever jokes I don’t see coming. Arrested Development, Ricky Gervais, Flight of the Conchords, Louis CK, Frazier, Golden Girls. Fun: Dancing, eating pizza in bed, laughing, creating, Netflix, exploring.
What makes you question humanity? The common denominator getting lower and lower and lower and lower and lower.
What is your favourite quote? “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
What does being involved with the BS Friday’s group and community mean to you? It means being involved in a productive community that is committed and fluid. I can count on the group as a whole to offer advice, leads, good times, and I can count on being part of a lovely growing web of creatives that is never the same. It grows and evolves and keeps us on our toes.
How long have you been involved and what have you gotten out of it? I have been involved for about 4 years. Although I can’t make all of the meetings, when I do I always meet someone knew that I end up loving– not in a dirty way. I have gained industry tips and connections as well as performed alongside some fabulous performers. I’ve also made a good many friend! That’s a bright highlight!
What can people expect from the BS Friday’s networking and showcase event in August? Music! Laughs! Hugs! Maybe the best night of their life! Prolly shouldn’t miss it, just to be sure!
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Come see us play at The Cameron House Friday August 12th 9:00pm!
“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.
Let’s Make Good Productions’ inaugural WonderFest Panel & Play happened last night at The Painted Lady in Toronto. And it was awesome! Who played along? These guys:
Panelists speaking on following your dream and making it happen through DIY careers: Signe Miranda, Tony Roost, Dagmar Morgan, Marc Anthony Sinagoga; facilitator Kat Leonard. The panelists had some insights on the struggles and benefits of doing it yourself.
My takeaways: It’s not really Do It Yourself. It’s really about finding a community of like-minded individuals who can help and encourage one another. The resources are out there and if your passion is strong enough, you will find a way. The panelists were open and inspiring, funny and endearing. I would love to tell you I could share it with you in our podcast. But as this Do It Yourselfer has learned… I need to delegate the technicals to a technophile. I effed the recording up by pressing one too many buttons. Usually I’m so good at pushing buttons. My deep apologies to all. The Panel & Play Podcast will be live and well very soon! Please stay tuned! In the meantime, please enjoy these still pictures as a flavour slice of the evening that was… an evening of insights and laughter and community building. More than one strong connection of friendship and future collaboration was made tonight, and that’s what this is about. 🙂
Hosts Arlene Paculan and Kat Leonard. That’s us opening up the performance part of the night! 🙂 Then we performed Jockstrap.
Marc is a storytelling comic, which I LOVE! He is personable and likeable, funny and open, regaling us with stories from his life with just enough dirt!
Chris regaled us of a tale of shepherds and peaches… in the dirtiest of ways. With a sparkly giggle, writer and performer Chris takes it to the spicy side and you like it!
Producer Harrison Fine of Fine Productions is also a brilliant songwriter and performer. His acoustic bit was beautiful.
Signe; musician, author and coach– she exudes such a humble and enthusiastic light. You want to be her friend and have her serenade you with her lovely strumming and honest lyrics. Love.
Musician Linda Wallace is getting ready to pounce upon the world and she gave us such a wicked taste of what’s to come! Her voice is chilling and her musical storytelling a scene you feel a part of.
Slam Poet champion, writer and motivational entertainer Dagmar took us to emotional levels high and low with her poignant words and epic performance. Totally engaging you can’t take your attention away from her. I can’t wait to see more from her!
As always, Arlene Paculan soothes and invigorates us with her silky voice and unique musical expression. Arlene closed the show and topped off a glorious evening!
Stay tuned for more episodes of Panel & Play and the podcast (I swear I’ll make it work)!
If you would like to participate as a panellist or performer, or have ideas for topics you would like to see covered, please email LetsMakeGoodMail[at]gmail.com or visit Let’s Make Good Production’s Facebook page.
Let’s Make Good Productions
Twitter: @arlene_paculan Insta: @ourleanpea