Damien Leith is a singer/songwriter, a notable family man, Producer, Author, Playwright and TV host personality. He has released 8 studio albums, with his latest, ‘Songs from Ireland’. He tours extensively throughout Australia and headlines many folk/celtic festivals. Leith is a talented, grounded, charming man in demand.
Originally from Co. Kildare in Ireland, Leith arrived in Australia in 2003 and captured the hearts of the nation when he entered Australian Idol, which he went on to win in 2006. Since then he has become one of Australia’s most respected and loved performers. With a cluster of hit singles (#1 ‘Night Of My Life’) and albums (Where We Land, Catch The Wind, Roy and Chapter Seven) behind him, as well as two published novels (One more time and Remember June), Leith is an artist always moving forward.
Leith’s most recent album Songs From Ireland; celebrates Damien’s musical heritage and delivers, for his audience, another chapter in his creative life, This album was inspired by a 50 date national Australian tour of Damien’s self penned one man cabaret show ‘The Parting Glass’ which saw him as both singer and actor, delivering a tale about an Irish father and his wayward son. Filled with great Irish music, humor and emotion, the show received rave reviews.
“The rousing renditions of traditional Irish songs were a highlight…” Anna Vlach, The Adelaide Advertiser
… a polished and personable performance from an artist who has ridden his luck with great skill and now is deservedly rolling in four-leaf clover.” Matt Byrne, Sunday Mail
Songs From Ireland was recorded in Dublin and Sydney and features stunning duets with Sharon Corr [‘Black Is The Colour’], Sharon Shannon [‘Galway Girl’] and, via the wonders of technology, the late Bing Crosby [‘Galway Bay’].
The album Songs Of Ireland includes ‘The Parting Glass’ alongside 15 other traditional and modern Irish songs such as ‘Bright Blue Rose’, ‘Raglan Road’, ‘Wild Colonial Boy’, ‘Molly Malone’, ‘Rocky Road to Dublin’ and more.
When Leith is not touring and performing, he spends his time in his recording studio in Sydney where he is a highly sought-after songwriter and producer. Writing for many artists, he recently won 2016 APRA/ASA Songwriter of the Year and 2017 APRA/AMCOS Golden Guitar winner for Song of the Year.