Capricorn Coast's Kate Leahy is worlds away with new sound
ALTHOUGH she's on the other side of the world, Capricorn Coast musician Kate Leahy has plenty of news to share with her Central Queensland fans.
A new mum, a new band name and new video clip are just a few of the things in the works for the harmonious vocalist who is currently living in Germany, while working with band members in CQ.
Heading back into the studio with a new music project and a new name, her new music collaboration is called Little Mountain.
"I've always wanted to perform under a name that would identify the band as a whole, and not just me as a single musician," Kate said recently.
"After my little break from music to have my family, I feel like now is the right time. A new beginning with a new name."
What makes this recording unique is that Kate will still be in Germany, while the Little Mountain band heads into the studio in Yeppoon this month.
Band members include Rockhampton members Ryan Conway on guitar, Stephanie Quinlan on bass, Logan Brewster on drums and Stephen Schravemade on keys.
"It's amazing that despite being on opposite sides of the world we can still do a recording together," Kate added.
"It's a lot more complicated and a much slower process, of course, but I can't wait."
The first recording to be released under the new name, titled Stone to the Ground, is a story about the love that a parent has for their baby.
"It's simple, surprising and all-consuming… as a line in the song says, 'I'm a stone to the ground, fallen for you'," Kate said.
Stone to the Ground is being produced by Byron Bay's Anthony Lycenko, a favourite amongst CQ musicians.
He has also produced works for Busby Marou and The Short Fall among many others.
Local film crew Simmons Creative Films will be behind the cameras for the Stone to the Ground music video.
"We love filming mums and bubs, and dads too of course," Hughi Simmons said.
"There's this interchange of looks and smiles that just says so much."
Families interested in being involved in the music video can contact Simmons Creative Films via their Facebook page, or email them directly on firstname.lastname@example.org