Leslie's music reflects what's happened in her life: Beating the odds; prior to American Idol, Leslie almost died from an allergic reaction to a vaccine; she's dealt with addiction and loss, and she's become a vegan.
Leslie Hunt began her life in the Chicago area, playing piano and singing at the age of four. Through the years, she has performed on many stages in many roles, and has been celebrated all throughout her development as a performer. While many will remember her from her all- too-brief stint on American Idol, where she made it to the top ten females, the singer/songwriter has since matured at an accelerated rate due to various personal and professional setbacks.
Leslie performs regularly as a solo artist, enchanting rooms large and small with nothing but a piano and her voice. She also has a full backing band for shows that are less intimate. Leslie has also signed on as a vocalist for the progressive rock band District 97, sharing the spotlight with Chicago Symphony Orchestra cellist Katinka Klein.
In the words of producer Rick Chudacoff, "Leslie Hunt is truly the most exciting, dynamic, talented young artist I have worked with in many years. She exhibits the command of her art as both a writer and singer that is hard to find in someone her age. The collection of songs on the CD "Your Hair is on Fire" shows her range and depth that by all rights should propel her to the top of the heap as one of the very best new artists of our time."
What sets Leslie apart is that she straddles two extremes: a witty, bouncy pop artist in brightly colored dresses who is pitted against her darker self, a sensual, piano-crouched exhibitionist. Whether it is a cheerful, hook-heavy pop tune about love or a dark and insightful ballad of self-discovery, Leslie Hunt's music is a window into a her soul for any listener willing to look.
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