Leanne Pattinson
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play hi-fi  Subtle Dreams
play hi-fi  Sand Dunes
play hi-fi  Who Are You (Re-Mix)
play hi-fi  Falling
play hi-fi  Something New
play hi-fi  Undone
play hi-fi  Different
play hi-fi  Happening
play hi-fi  Making a Change
play hi-fi  Electric Trix
I have been writing songs/music since about eight years old, heavily influenced by synth pop such as the Human League and pieces by Jean Michel Jarre. I realised at about fourteen that songs could be more interesting if I added lyrics and vocals, so I began to learn to sing. A self taught keyboard player, I made my venture into the world of computer orientated music in 1998, with a small gem of PlayStation software called Music! Then moving on to Cakewalk and eventually Sonar, my music has definately progressed over the years, along with my vocal skills and keyboard playing. My music is what you would describe as pop, loaded with synths.
Why this name?
I use my own name...perhaps I could chose something a bit more catchy to call myself under.
Do you play live?
I would love to tour my own songs around venues, and have currently been searching for a band to work with. The only experience I have had with a band is when I was at college for a brief period. The course I was doing required a group of us to perform songs on a band stand in our town center. From then and onwards I thought 'hey, I can really get a buzz out of this'
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
The internet allows everyone to listen to other peoples music, for them to have more confidence in their own music and it's also great to get listeners feedback in times where you would otherwise be discouraged. You also get to sell your own albums and make all the money, and you know that the people who follow you are generally your fans. In other words, them sales mean something to you.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
It depends on the freedom I would have to write/create/release material.
Your influences?
Main musical influences include:
Human League, Jean Michel Jarre, Keane, Goldfrapp, Eurythmics, Dido plus others (too many to list!)
Favorite spot?
I would love to travel further than the UK. I'm sure the world has a lot more to offer!
Equipment used:
PC with 2GB RAM (just upgraded), Athlon 64 2.2 ghz Dual Core processor, Casio Privia PX-310, AKG Mic, Wharfdale amplifier, Skytec PA speakers, Alesis Picoverb, Samson USB mic, EDIROL UA-1EX soundcard

Software I mainly use includes Sonar 6 Producers Edition with a whole range of soft synths including Korg Legacy Collection, Predator, Massive, many freeware gems and Audacity for tweaking those mixed down MP3's (sorting out abrupt endings, song fades etc)
Anything else...?