Saturday, 24 March 2018

Lenny's Girl Release New EP 'Devil with a Gun', Full Album To Come Later This Year

From Sydney Australia, Leny’s Girl have Blues at their roots and a train ride through Country, Rock and back again. Fronted by vocalist Kasey Mckenzie who is a accomplished stage performer who has recently starred in the lead role as Eva Perón in a stage production of Evita Her Mezzo-Soprano combines with a mixture of crazy intricate guitar solos as well as smooth slide guitar from Beggsy and haunting harmonica from Cookie. All this is poured over a solid serving in the engine room of drums from Brownie and Tom Raw’s Bass.

Leny’s Girl is named in memory of Kasey’s mother who sadly passed away of Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Kasey has since given birth to a beautiful baby girl named Hendrix (very Rock and Roll!). Hendrix is Leny’s Girl’s Girl!

‘Devil with a Gun’ is Leny’s Girl’s first EP.

A few feedback quotes from our radio station launch:

'Kasey has a beautiful voice and the band's playing and arrangements are spot on'
Radio Worldwide
'I think its excellent’
Kev Woon Producer/Presenter of Big Bad Kev’s Blues Roots N Boogie
‘This new band promises to be exceptional’
Pete ‘AMIGO’ Williams - Made in the Shade –Sunbury 99.3 FM
‘Awesome track (Devil with a Gun)’
Graham Henries - Graz's Blues Den - Encore 96.3FM.
‘Devil With A Gun is a cracker!’
Alex Kortt – JJJ unearthed – A&R Department

The EP was released on 16th March and is available on iTunes and the usual media outlets.

Band Members
Kasey Mckenzie - Vocal
Kasey trained with Cheryl Lea-Ainsworth on the Central Coast of NSW where she learnt classical, pop and musical theatre techniques. Kasey has performed 26 amateur theatre company musicals include Eva Perón in Evita, Elphaba in 'Wicked', Dorothy in 'The Wizard of Oz', Miss Adelaide in
'Guys and Dolls'
, Nadia Naive in 'Dracula Spectacula', Annie in 'Annie' and Smitty' in 'How to Succeed in Business without
, as well as Cyndi Gibson in 'Back to the 80's'

Kasey's recent adventures include climbing the Inca Trial in Peru to support the work of the Motor Neurone Disease Association of NSW (MND)

Beggsy - Guitar

Beggsy has been playing lead guitar for over 20 years! His experience is too long to list, but one that stands out was the time he jammed with “Slash” (Guns n Roses), while he was lead guitarist for the popular Rock band, “Medicine Show”. He has since played the part of Angus in “Sin City” (The Top ACDC Tribute Band), as well as countless other Blues and Rock bands over the years. More recently, he was one-half of the Sydney based duo, “Gasoline Alley”, and
guitarist for "A Band Named Trevor" who's album "Smoke Dog Music" has been played internationally.

Cookie - Harmonica
Bob Cook has played with the likes of Kevin Borich and Paul Kelly. He is an excellent Bee Keeper. Best honey ever! His harmonica playing gives the band a haunting top layer of sonic waves sometimes crashing and sometimes softly lapping at your feet.

Brownie – Drums
Brownie started playing drums at 15 in a half arsed manner focusing on his working career rather than music and didn't have a kit of his own until 16. He played mostly in the garage pissing off his neighbors and played anything that sounded good but loved playing to The Eagles, Little Feet, Supertramp, Yes, Credence, INXS, Average White Band and Pavlov's Dog. He had a fine collection of bricks on the roof of the garage.

Leny's Girl came about because he wanted to play Blues songs with a Rock Edge and was inspired by Howlin’ Wolf, Junior Wells, Bo Diddley, Louis Jordan, Big Joe Turner, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Big Head Todd, Chasing The Train and Wilson/Diesel.

Tom Raw – Bass
Brought up on a diet of old heavy metal, rock and then punk. His bass playing started from being a fan of Jean-Jacques Burnel from The Stranglers. Best gig was playing with a band named Saigon on the same bill as Hawkwind and Roy Harper at the Stonehenge music festival.

More info, photographs, videos, Gigs can be found on the Leny’s Girl website as well as Facebook