The Savannah Leigh Band
Roots Rock from Vancouver BC
Contact DetailsSavannah Wellman
Give The Savannah Leigh Band a chance and they’ll take you to another place, far away from here. They’ll set you down on a weathered back porch of an old farmhouse and sit down beside you while you brush the dust off your boots; they’ll make you feel at home. This feeling of comfort may stem from the honest approach they take to their music - from the first words of a song being written to the moment they step on stage. It’s a characteristic that runs deep in their alt-folk roots, and something that seems to have been forgotten in modern music.
After experimenting with a variety of sounds and bands, studying jazz at Concordia University, and singing in classical chamber choirs, front woman Savannah Leigh Wellman formed the Savannah Leigh band in Early 2007. She and guitarist Diego Zaragoza had been performing together acoustically at local bars, and together with long-time bandmate Brendan Krieg (drums) recruited double bass player Adam Jones to complete the set. After establishing their folk-pop sound with local gigs, they enlisted the help of local indie-wiz kid producer Winston (Hannah Georgas, Nat Jay) to produce their album “City of Grey” at the legendary Mushroom Studios. Using artists such as Brandi Carlile and Neko Case as inspiration, together they produced a creative, warm, intimate album that blended a variety of styles, and sold over 600 copies within the first 6 months independently.
Since the release of “City of Grey”, the band has seen highlights such as appearing at JUNOFest with local legend Barney Bentall and Juno Nominees NQ Arbuckle, being a featured artist on CBCRadio3, being chosen for the Music BC 2009 compilation CD, and playing shows all across BC. With the addition of Craig McCaul on electric guitar, the band’s style has grown from their folk-pop beginnings to a robust, mature roots-rock that gets audiences on their feet, but keeps them thinking with introspective, honest lyrics.
As the band prepares for their sophomore album, and with tour dates across Western Canada this Summer, the Savannah Leigh Band is facing the music world with their own take on what it means to make good music.