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 🙂
Let’s Make Good Productions presents !WONDER WOMEN
As always, we are spreading EMPOWERMENT through a night of music and visual art!
$10 cover / $8 artists
Hosted by me! Kat Leonard
Featuring live music by: Roveena, Arlene Music, and Emily Rockarts
Visual art and live painting by: Carla Casanova
Friday February 9, 2018
The Painted Lady
218 Ossington Avenue, Toronto
February 6, 2018 7:30pm at Transac Club Toronto!
Join us for an evening of performance and art exhibition at the Tranzac club for Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Featuring visual art, music, dance, comedy, and spoken word performances by those whose lives have been affected by eating disorders.
VoicED is an annual fundraiser hosted by NEDIC – National Eating Disorder Information Centre in order to raise money and awareness around eating disorders.
I’ll be doing a wee bit from MySelfie!
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
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!
Facebook Invite Here!
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
Meet Carmen Toth:
Singer-Songwriter, copywriter, mystic!
Carmen Toth does some really cool and unique synth music! Here’s a sampling!
Carmen plays solo and also with peeps! You should see her play live! In fact, you should see her at The Horseshoe Tavern this Monday, Jan 16. Doors at 8:30. It’s a FREE show! She will be playing with a band (Jillian Bunting on bass and Kyle Sullivan on drums) and also playing new material off her upcoming EP produced by Derek Downham which will be released early spring 2017! Be the first to hear the tunes!
Carmen is up for adventure and serious about making the world better with music. She has a mystic smile and a hearty laugh. This is what went down when I asked Carmen some questions!
What is your career? I’m an advertising writer (copywriter) and singer-songwriter.
Is it the same as your passion? I would say yes, because I love expression and creativity.
What are the greatest challenges and greatest rewards of your career? For singer-songwriter: biggest challenge right now is the lack of sustainability. Cannot make a living at it yet. Greatest reward is when someone says my music helped or inspired them. For advertising: biggest challenge is having to be creative under pressure. Biggest reward is when I surprise myself by actually being creative under pressure.
What is your advice to others embarking on similar career? Practice, practice, practice. Never stop learning. Get out of your own way. Don’t be too proud to ask for help. Keep an open mind. Be scared, but do it anyway. Stay out of your comfort zone. That all applies to both careers, by the way.
What does it mean to be an artist? If you create art, you are an artist. I create music and concepts with words, therefore, I am an artist.
5 years ago, did you expect to be where you are today? No. I thought I would still be married (I’m now divorced) and I thought music would remain more of a hobby than the focus it now is in my life.
Where will you be in 5? In 5 years, I could see myself playing tours and bigger music festivals and getting some film and TV placements for my songs if I continue to work as I have been doing. I could also see myself still writing for clients. Perhaps that writing for clients will extend to songwriting.
What would you say to your 8-year-old self?
Start learning guitar now. Don’t wait until your 20s.
What would you say to your 80-year-old self?
Congratulations on making it this far.
How lucky are you and why? I’m very lucky to be (for the most part) healthy and living in a free country like Canada. I also have an odd lucky streak when it comes to door prizes and draws.
What would people be surprised to know about you? I honestly have no idea how to answer that. My actual age? (People think I’m younger, which is fine with me!) The fact that I like metal? (People assume I only like light stuff.) That I eat meat? (People tend to think I’m a vegetarian.)
What makes you laugh? A lot of things. But especially funny animal videos and farts.
What is fun for you? Things where music is involved. Playing it, enjoying it. Hanging with friends or my cats. Being in nature. Sunbathing. Swimming. I love beaches on clean water you can swim in. Summer nights.
What makes you question humanity? All of the ugly racism that surfaced after Trump’s win. I had no idea it was still that rampant in North America. It made me very sad. We are all one human race. But those beliefs are learned. So I guess they can be unlearned. Which means there’s hope.
What is your favourite quote?
It’s a tie between Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.
Lindsey: “If you’re any good, you know you can be better.”
Stevie: “If you are gracious, you have won the game.”
Is there anything else you’re involved in that you’d like to plugto?
Connect with Carmen at these sites! And connect at a live event if you can make it!
Have a great and musical day, everybuddy!
I love you more than pizza! I was a happy guest on Night Time TV with Arlene Paculan recently and I performed my song Love Mania!
Come to KATBARET! This Thursday Oct 27th 6pm-8pm and hear me do it live– as well as hear from other fabulous artists including Arlene Paculan, Carla Gonzalez, Lori Lane Murphy and Neil Traynor! Yahoo!
Connect with Night Time on Twitter @NightTimeRTV and me @katbandoo!
Have a glorious day! 🙂
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 and Ryan VanDrie!
Who is Ryan VanDrie? Well, he’s a kind of road warrior, creative musician and more! He is currently building his own alt rock band project called if & when that has light show programming with live performances. It has been a lengthy labour of love that finally comes to fruition at The Piston for Tues October 18th. Be there if you can!
You can get a sense of Ryan’s music on Soundcloud! Here’s a sampling duo!
You know I asked Ryan some questions about himself! Here are his answers!
What is your career? I am currently working in Road Operations for a local municipality. I respond to high priority concerns and investigate legal claims related to roads.
Is it the same as your passion? No. Not yet, anyway.
What is your passion? My passion is creating, writing, recording and performing music. I also have a great deal of enthusiasm for concert lighting / visuals.
What are the greatest challenges and greatest rewards of your career? Greatest challenge can be dealing with the public. Haha. Greatest rewards are the extended health benefits.
What is your advice to others embarking on similar career? Whatever it is that you choose to do, make sure that you love it. Skills can always be developed, but passion is something that you will either have or will not have for a certain career.
What does it mean to be an artist? To me, a true artist unapologetically creates and performs with self awareness and intent, and without the burden of inadequacy and indiscretion.
5 years ago, did you expect to be where you are today? Why, why not? Five years ago, I didn’t know where to expect I should be today. Mostly due to of a lack of foresight. I’m content with my current situation, but there’s so much more I desire for myself. Needless to say, I’m planning a little harder now.
Where will you be in 5 years? Cover of the Rolling Stone? Hah :p
What would you say to your 8-year-old self? “Give me your lunch money”. Seriously though: Don’t listen to the discouragement of others. Focus on what you want and make sure you’re willing to work your ass off to get it.
What would you say to your 80-year-old self? I’m sorry.
How lucky are you and why? Pretty friggin lucky. Good things seem to just come to me.
What would people be surprised to know about you? I’m kind of a physics geek.
What makes you laugh? What is fun for you? Brooklyn 99. Love that show.
What makes you question humanity? The current state of the impending US election. It’s terrifying to think that “President Trump” might actually be a thing in less than a year.
What is your favourite quote? If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe. Carl Sagan
What does being involved with the BS Friday’s group and community mean to you? Being a part of BS Fridays means being connected to hundreds of incredible musicians and music business entrepreneurs and using those connections to share valuable information which helps us to be better, and helps to create a better local music scene.
How long have you been involved and what have you gotten out of it? I’ve been involved with BS Fridays for about 3 years. I’ve made some great friends and relationships as a result, and learned things that have changed and strengthened how I function as a musician and member of the music community.
What can people expect from the BS Friday’s networking and showcase event in August? You can expect fun times with great people.
For more on Ryan if & when, and to connect:
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram = @ryanvandrie
Twitter & Instagram = @ifandwhenband
Facebook = @ifandwhen
And of course, come see us play at The Cameron House Friday August 12th 9:00pm!
Look at the spectaaaacular lineup! 🙂