If anyone would have told Stevie-Leigh, even just 4 years ago, that she would have had the opportunities she’s had, she would never have believed them.
A proud Yamatji woman from Geraldton with no formal training, and not having come from a musical family, Stevie-Leigh has received recognition for her song-writing and vocal ability both nationally and abroad.
She attributes the majority of her successes to operating haul trucks in the West-Australian mining industry, where having so much time in solidarity has worked in the singer’s favour, claiming it gives her more than enough time to think and write creatively.
In addition to working in the Pilbara, Stevie-Leigh is well under way creating her first EP; a pop sounding vocal with blues and jazzy undertones. Her song writing style is edgy, yet highly relatable, paying homage to her heritage.
Stevie-Leigh has performed for a number of corporate events and festivals, including a coveted opportunity to open for Australian Singer/Songwriter Stan Walker at TAHLFest in Roebourne. She has also performed as part of Rio Tinto’s Colours of Our Country 10th Anniversary Pilbara Arts Exhibition. Adding to her list of successes, Stevie-Leigh was recently accepted into the first WA Female Mentor Program with APRA AMCOS for 2018.
Her latest debut single, ‘What About the Girl’ follows the emotional journey of a young girl through the turbulence of family and domestic violence – a story she knows all too well from her youth. The song is a tribute to those closest to the singer. With this launch, Stevie-Leigh hopes to bring support, insight and awareness to as many as she can about the devastating effects domestic violence has on a woman’s physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
What about the Girl single launch will take place at the Raffles Hotel on November 15th, accompanied by live Q&A with guest speakers from various organisations; Diamond Dollar industries, Wellness 4 Women, Adopt A Mum and Nardine Wimmins Refuge. Sharing both personal success stories and general information on how you’re able to help.