Kate reflects on the Bleach* Festival experience @ Feast on Fifth last weekend:
"As I walked in to drop off my gear at the back of the stage on Saturday, I was quickly greeted by event manager and staff member Julia and Maddy. They were incredibly helpful and welcoming and so well organised!. The stash of guitar cases in the green tent told me that the rest of the band had already arrived.. as we walked in we noticed the relaxed and friendly vibe. The street had been transformed into an outdoor dining hall and more people were starting to arrive - the tables were already about 3/4 full and it was less than an hour into the event! They were enjoying the tunes of Harry J Hart and then Tully-John and Lisa-Jane. As the sun set, more people arrived - it was a great turnout from the Gold Coast community!
As we set up and began to play, I was overjoyed by the radiant smiles on either side of my felt hatted musical comrades, Kieran and Dave - who seemed to frame the band. They were both smiling ear to ear each time I looked at them. I could feel their energy beaming from their hearts. I know them well enough to sense that It's because we love playing music together. It's also because music lights us up. It's also because we could feel the incredible vibe that was rippling through the audience. We were having fun doing something that we loved and feeling good about it.
Said Sarah Dern, bass player: ‘The bleach. gig was an incredibly fun one! The organisers created a cosy, relaxed market vibe and it was pleasure to play for the gorgeous community who gathered to enjoy live music on the Gold Coast.’
We were stoked at the incredible turnout of friends and supporters who came along to see the band and captured a few of the faces of Leopold's Treat (see images). Thank you 'love tribe'.. I guess that name is here to stay! It came about at an October event held by the band at Tallebudgera Community Hall where over 150 people came along to a kind of extended house concert, a 'secret soiree'."
The next full band event looks to be in July and is taking shape right now so stay posted for more info for this intimate 'secret soiree', or join our mailing list at www.leopoldstreat.com
**THURSDAY 12th April | Trio | 8:30-10pm | Bleach Festival | Southport CBD street party. FREE EVENT. Other local acts too! Click HERE for event details, or go to: Bleach*Festival
**WEDNESDAY 18th April | Kate solo, supporting Matiu te Huki | Mo's Desert Clubhouse | 6:30-10pm | $10 | tickets here: www.mosdesertclubhouse.com
To find out about future events, you can sign up to our mailing list at: www.leopoldstreat.com OR drop in to our facebook page: facebook.com/Leopold's.treat OR for any enquiries please pop us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
CHECK OUT THE IMAGE GALLERY BELOW TO SEE SOME SNAPS FROM THE EVENT, AND SOME OF THE "FACES OF LEOPOLD'S TREAT" - WE LOVE YOU GUYS!