On Monday the 2nd April, 2018, an energised and somewhat shiney Leopold's Treat trio comprising Dave Honeyman, Neil Macleod and yours truly (Kate Leopold), shared the stage with the incredible, world class touring musicians Juzzie Smith and the Hussy Hicks. Together we formed the musical soundscape for the arrival of the Queens Baton, which, as we discovered had been travelling for 98 days and had another two to go, having traversed its way around the world, through hundreds of hands of sporting legends, like tennis champion Jeff Masters who humbly and happily ran the baton into its final pit stop for the day in Nerang. There's a kind of glow about people when they feel like they are connected to and doing something for the greater good, which was radiating from the guy as he made a little speech on stage. While the music formed a small component of the event, it added an essential element for bringing people together and creating some good vibes to welcome in the baton runners.
It was such a delight to have played at such a unique event - which was a once in a lifetime experience. Together, we three treats played our unique style of *grassroots acoustic folk* music to the onlookers who were starting together for the main event. The kids were having a great time with all the play things provided by the man who i've come to know as Sparky (doo dah!). We enjoyed some yummy vegan treats from the potato people and other food trucks. Most of the packaging i noticed was biodegradable cardboard and paper. Nice!
This was a pretty cool headline to be dropping in the lead up to our final winter Secret Soiree in Springbrook -
"OOPS - WE SOLD OUT!!
WE ARE DELIGHTED TO INFORM YOU THAT THE NEXT LEOPOLD'S TREAT SECRET SOIREE ON SUNDAY 30TH JULY
HAS OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT!!
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO BOUGHT TICKETS, WE LOOK FORWARD TO SHARING THIS INCREDIBLE EVENT WITH YOU!"
The gorgeous Mr Nuno Lopez (Noons Studio) came along with his cameras and is in the progress of creating a short promo film clip that was filmed on the day! Thanks Nuno!
Thank YOU for such a warm and supportive response to our 'Cold River' single launch on the 27th August. Here's a clip of the full interview and live performance with Matt Webber at 91.7 ABC Coast fm yesterday afternoon during drive time. Greatful to be sharing in this musical journey with Kieran Richardt and David Honeyman (and EVERYone else who jumps on on and off this crazy little train). x Kate. P.S. You can stream the interview and live song HERE: