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Leanne Tennant nominated for Grant McLennan Fellowship

Cairn’s darling Leanne Tennant won the prestigious Carol Lloyd Award in 2018 and headed into the studio with Konstantin Kersting (Tones and I, Mallrat, The Belligerents, Tia Gostelow) to record her third album. Being without financial strain in the studio let a new sound develop, resulting in the first two singles “Cherry Cola” and “Bring It All Back” gaining a slew of accolades including being added to Double J, producers pick on BBC, 4zzz’s best new arrivals, multiple spins on Triple J, and now Leanne Tennant can add being featured as RAGE’s Wild One, nominated for the Grant McLennan Fellowship and being on ‘Next Big Thing’ on British Airways to the list!

Gearing up for a massive 2020, Leanne Tennant is thrilled to be nominated for the prestigious Grant McLennan Fellowshop which offers the recipient an opportunity to travel to New York, London or Berlin for up to six months and use the experience of being immersed in a foreign and vibrant musical culture to further develop their own artistic skills.

The Jennifer Embelton directed music video for “Bring It All Back” was premiered on the indie tastemaker CLASH Magazine (UK) – WATCH before being picked up by RAGE and being added as their feature “Wild One” for the week.

Tennant has just returned to Cairns after mesmerising showcasing sets at Australian Music week audiences in Cronulla, before playing Machine Age’s album launch last Friday. Hometown fans will have one last chance to see her this year when she joins Busby Marou for their album tour at The Jack on Friday November 22nd.

Since releasing her first album in 2015 (Pull Up Your Britches) Leanne Tennant has built rapid momentum and collected a host of accolades including nominations for the Australian Artist of The Year (AU Review), twice winning Queensland Music Awards and earning a nomination for a third QMA in 2019. She has also toured sell-out shows and landed coveted festival appearances at BIGSOUND, Woodford Folk Festival, Commonwealth Games and Port Fairy Folk Festival. Her albums have received support from radio across Australia and across the globe, ZUUS Media (US), BBC Radio (UK), KCR (California) and Atrefaktor (Mexico).

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