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Music Auditions: Leonie Prater - Folk - Dorset, UK | Music Discovery XO


20-04-2020 03:35 GMT

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Leonie Prater
Folk Singer Songwriter
Dorset, UK


My name is Leonie Prater and I was born in Dorchester. My mum and dad were really young parents and struggled with me. My mum decided to move back to Switzerland when I was four years old as she suffered from mental illnesses and needed help. She is half Swiss and that's why she moved back. She also decided to put me into foster care as she couldn't care for me. grew up with a lovely family and 3 siblings. When I was 5 I started my passion for music and started learning Violin. I also loved singing. During my period of A - levels I started teaching myself piano and acoustic guitar. I also started writing my first songs when I was 12 years old. I have been writing songs since. I also had my first live experience during school performing with our class band and solo as an Violinist. I also had the pleasure to attend our school orchestra where I learned a lot about music and the theory behind. For four years I attended our school choir and had singing lessons. It was only when I was about 18 and fully gained my English back when I started to write different style of Songs using better metaphors etc. I trained as a primary teacher. A year ago my mum passed away and that's when I decided to move back to the area where I was born. I currently love it here and work as a music teacher. I would love to get connected over here and really want to focus on producing music and performing live - it is the one thing that I love the most sharing my music and my lyrics.

Career Goals | Objectives:

To book more gigs get connected in the UK, sell my music / upload my music onto platforms and maybe find a manager as I want to really get started with music as I do have a lot of time now.

Music Education | Training | Qualifications:

I did my A levels with main subject Violin and studied music at teacher college.

Musical Instruments | Studio Equipment:

Acoustic guitar (Martin), electric guitar (Squier), piano, Roland JDXI, Violin, Rhode microphone, SM58 Microphone, Loopstation (Boss), Hall pedals,

Influences | Sounds Like:

I first started writing music because of Ben Howard. I love his style of music and his lyrics inspired me a lot. Other artist I adore / get inspiration from are: Alice Phoebe Lou, Asgeir, Bon Iver, Youth, Wolf Alice, Sufjan Stevens I sometimes get compared to Katie Melua or Alice Phoebe Lou





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