is one of Australia’s
finest singer/songwriters. She’s an exciting “live” performer, never
afraid to stretch the boundaries of tradition in her music and presentation
having recorded and released 11 career albums.
Shaza Leigh was inducted onto ‘The Women’s Wall Of
Fame’- (2001); ‘The Australian
Country Music Wall of Honour’- (2004); 'The Hands of Fame' - (2006) in
Tamworth and has received numerous singing and song writing awards throughout
her career including 9 'Qld Female Vocalist of the Year' titles and
'National Female Artist of the Year on Radio' 3 consecutive
years at The Gold Medallion Media Awards.
is a unique talent with the ability to perform all genres of Country Music, from
contemporary ballads, through Bush Ballads, Gospel and Country Rock.
Her diverse vocal and musical talent has allowed her to musically
explore all styles of material on the 11 albums released
throughout her recording career resulting in consistent chart success and a
significant collection of awards and accolades.
professionalism is largely due to the vast experience she has as a touring
performer and musician. For more than two decades she has been “paying her
dues” all over Australia, with a formidable touring
schedule. Having spent several valuable years touring with The
Brian Young Outback Tours, and the last 19 years working with guitar
legend and record producer Lindsay
Butler, she’s travelled and performed from the
remotest areas of Australia,
to every city.
has appeared with most of the great Australian Country Music performers, starred
at all major Country Music festivals, had a string of radio hits from numerous
albums, been a finalist and winner of many industry awards and appeared on
countless radio and TV shows. She’s also appeared internationally – in Nashville
during Fan Fair, and at several New Zealand Country Music festivals.
As one of our first female contemporary
performers, Shaza is also a recognised songwriter,
after her self-penned debut single was a national top 10 hit in 1990. She now has
a catalogue of over 120 songs recorded by herself and other leading recording
artists. Shaza also enjoys co-writing and has been fortunate to write with
some of the best in the business.
As well as maintaining a high work level and
performer profile, Shaza
has always been heavily involved behind the scenes. As a partner in the LBS
Music group, she helps develop other Australian talent, and was honoured in 2000
for this commitment, by being presented with The Cedar Hat Award at Kempsey’s
Country Music festival and The Tamworth Industry Award for dedication to
Australia's Country Music Capital. Shaza’s also proud that LBS
Music was awarded Independent Record Company of the Year in 2000.
The label also reached it's milestone 100th album in 2006.
Shaza was born
in North Qld and grew up on the family cane and cattle property in The Whitsundays.
The eldest of four siblings, Shaza enjoyed a well-rounded
rural childhood with all the trappings of an extended family. Shaz was a
talented sportswoman and scholar, deciding to defer tertiary education when given the
opportunity to follow her dream into show business.
Shaza has made a full-time career out of music ever since, marrying
legendary guitarist and record producer, Lindsay Butler OAM. The couple live in
Tamworth and have one
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- 07 5562 1292
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