Bluesfest 2013 announce the exclusive return of Leonardo’s Bride.
In late 2000 Leonardo’s Bride performed a concert in Sydney’s Domain to over 80,000 people. A few months later the group called it quits. There were no farewell shows or explanations.
From their early DIY days of hand drawn gig posters, indie EPs and greyhound buses, Leonardo’s Bride went on to become one of Australia’s most loved bands with top 40 singles, platinum records and multi APRA awards and ARIA nominations. They toured internationally and domestically for over a decade.
They may have disappeared, but their music’s popularity has continued to grow and gather new fans. Their biggest hit “Even When I’m Sleeping” was voted one of APRA’s Top 30 Australian songs of all time.
Band members have been far from idle since then. As well as solo albums, singer Abby Dobson has enjoyed success with Paul Mac and more recently Baby Et Lulu. Guitarist/songwriter Dean Manning has released 3 albums with Holidays On Ice, his collaboration with Angie Hart (Frente).
Leonardo’s Bride come together for these 2 special shows at the Bluesfest 2013 with the original lineup of Abby Dobson on vocals, Dean Manning on guitars, Jon ‘Howler’ Howell on drums and Pat Wong on bass.