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Lelia Broussard - with Chris Ayer, Matt Simons and Adam Barnes
December 17th 2011

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Hot off the heels of her critically acclaimed full length album, Masquerade, the soulful indie/pop songstress Lelia Broussard claimed her spot in the top two of Rolling Stone’s So You Want To Be A Rock And Roll Star contest.

Hand-picked as one of the best unsigned artists in the nation by the editors of Rolling Stone and Atlantic Records, Lelia performed at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, TN on June 12th as well as LIVE on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on June 15th.

Currently living in New York, Lelia Broussard was originally born in Lafayette, Louisiana, where she was immersed in the rich and diverse music scene at a very young age.  At the tender age of six, she was selected to perform Patsy Cline's "Crazy" in front of 15,000 people at the Cajun Dome. She hasn’t looked back since. She started writing her own songs, recording & independently releasing her own albums and began to amass an ever growing, devoted fan base.

Over the course of her career, Broussard has collaborated with A-List producers including Rob Fusari (Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston, and Destiny’s Child), Espionage (Beyonce, Train, and Chris Brown) and Dave Trumfio (Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Built To Spill). 

Still an up and coming artist, her songs have been featured on hit television shows such as MTV's “The Hills” , CBS' “Joan of Arcadia” and NBC’s “Men in Trees” as well as independent films. Now, with plans of touring the UK in addition to heading out on a national U.S. tour early next year, Lelia is ready for a breakout year in 2012. 

Matt Simons:

"Matt has been touring extensively on both the East and West coasts along with numerous shows at the mainstays in New York City, where he resides. His heartfelt, passionate performance with the musical knowledge to back it up has proven to audiences all over the country to be a winning combination."

Chris Ayer:

"A folk-pop sound with an upbeat tempo that could make the sun peek through the storm clouds" -Hybrid Magazine

"Has it all: tight arrangements, excellent musicality and imaginative lyrics." -Performing Songwriter Magazine"

Winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Competition - Lennon Award Winner in Folk for "Evaporate"

pared to engage any crowd he comes across. It's his spontaneous live show that keeps fans coming back again and again.

"Adam Barnes is a Oxford born songwriter and performer, currently residing as part of the countryside that surrounds the city Oxford, laid resting as a folk artist, a haunting songwriter and a honest performer waiting for some more people to take a step back and listen in. " Born from the acoustic project 'Motion In Colour', Adam Barnes takes the experience gained from years worth of gigging to work on a solo project, with strong influences from the American folk movement, following the stylings of Bon Iver, William Fitzsimmons, Joe Purdy and many others, he creates soft melodied folk songs that really tug on your heart strings.