This is the official website of Leigh Carriage, singer songwriter, performer, composer and educator.

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Fifth Australian Women in Music Awards 2023! 

Sept 27 Last nights Australian Women in Music Awards at the Tivoli was sensational, opening with 'Don't Touch My Hair' by Hot Brown Honey and crew that rocked the room, as well as performances by Vanessa Amorosi, Samira El Koussa & Greta Kelly, Vikka & Linda Bull, Dami Im shinning solo, Beccy Cole, the powerhouse ensemble The Forgotten with Veronique Serret and Sarah McLeod, with the stella AWMA House band Zoe Hauptmann, Lozz Benson, Sarah Belkner, Kat Ayala and stirring bagpipes finale with Camille Layt! Congrats to Kate Ceberano, Jeanie Lewis and all the finalists! Great to be part of the outstanding work by Vicki Gordon and AMWA team. I know about the two blurry images below that's intentional…Anyway, go AMWA!!

Brisbane Jazz Club 27 Sept 2023 

A wonderful evening with a full house for Lauren Lucilles return gig from London. The formidable Helen Russell on Bass. Thanks again to Lauren and to David Pratt for this captured moment during a solo.

AWMA Awards 

AWMA Awards May 18 at 9:31 PM  

Congratulations to Leigh Carriage on her Humanitarian Award from the Australian Women In Music Awards 2022. @leighcarriage 

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Latest songbook: Weave Complete Transcriptions for Piano and Vocal 

With the assistance of a little lockdown time, the beautiful designing by Heidi Minchin, and the expert music engraving skills of Steve Russell my new book of scores, Weave: Complete Transcriptions for Piano and Vocal - was released today! https://wagtailbooks.com.au/weave 

My second book ten songs from my album Weave, set to rich and beautiful piano accompaniments. An important addition to the anthology of Jazz vocal compositions by Australian composers, this book of songs also includes detailed transcriptions of some of my vocal improvisations. 

In addition the scores feature Heidi Minchin’s beautiful album artwork on each title page - making the book a unique work of art in itself. 

Weave: Complete Transcriptions for Piano and Vocal is ideal for jazz vocalists pursuing new Australian repertoire, secondary and tertiary teachers seeking educational repertoire, or for any musician looking to expand their vocabulary.

New book of scores: Mandarin Skyline!  

Wagtail Books is very proud to release this collection of songs from the album Mandarin Skyline by the inimitable Leigh Carriage. These beautiful songs are transcribed exactly as Leigh sings them, set to rich but simple piano accompaniments. 

In a world where the popular song is adhering ever closer to a formula of repetitive harmonies, predictable structures and banal lyrics, it is extremely gratifying to discover Leigh's beautiful art-songs. She layers memorable melodies over rich harmonic movements, stretching the norms of structure to brilliantly support the profundity of the lyrics, yet all the while the songs remain deeply engaging. In these pages performers will find wonderful new repertoire with simple but beautiful piano accompaniments, students of songwriting will find endless inspiration and edification, and music lovers will find beautiful music to play. 


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