Shaza Leigh is the epitome of success in
the Australian country music business; Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Presenter,
Producer, Compere, Photographer, and Manager.
Shaza generously donates her time as patron to many industry organisations and
groups and has an ingrained belief that we should all 'serve' the industry that
serves us and we should always give more than we take. This ensures a thriving
platform for those who follow in our footsteps.
SHAZA LEIGH OWB - was honoured with 'The Order Of The Wattle Blossom' at
the 2020 'National Australian Awards.'
The Citation - 'For excellence in the writing and performance of music
reflecting Australia's unique cultural heritage, and love for our Native Land.'
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 15 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 12 'Qld Female Vocalist of the Year' titles and
'National Female Artist of the Year on Radio' 5 of those years at The Gold
Medallion Media Awards plus 'National Songwriter of the Year' (2019 &
2020) and 'National Composer of the Year (2019).
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 her albums released
throughout her recording career resulting in consistent chart success and a
significant collection of awards and accolades.
Her undisputed professionalism is
largely due to the vast experience she has as a touring performer and musician.
For more than three 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 past 25 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 300 songs recorded by herself and other leading recording
artists resulting in numerous award winning hit songs. 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 and is nearing 200
Surprisingly, the Entrepreneur, is astoundingly impressive, amassing one of the
most successful and diverse music empires within the Australian Country Music
Industry! LBS Music
Her dedication to the industry, the music and mentoring new talent has been
invaluable to many of today's country stars. She specialises in career and
business start-ups and thrives on the thrill of establishing new artists and
brands. Shaza's busy mind is stimulated by strong intellectual partnerships so
she is satisfied working in teams of talented people with varying skill sets,
sharing knowledge and knowing.
Shaza Leigh has a powerful mind, driven personality and determined attitude!
Quite the freak of nature which has served her well.
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 on their
property LBS MusicLand
just outside Australia's Country Music Capital,
Tamworth and they have one
son, Lachlan Butler.
Purchase Shaza Leigh albums contact
- 0412 605488
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