Quotes, Reviews & Thank You's
Congratulations to Leigh Warren our 2018 Slim Dusty Festival Open Section Winner. It is very well deserved and you will definately be hearing more from Leigh Warren.
Founder Slim Dusty Festival
“Dreamers And Would Be’s And Outlaws Like Me. There are 19 tracks, all penned by Leigh himself, and it is a great Australian country album”
Ron & Judy Collingburn – Country Music Capital News
“Leigh’s presence and personality along with his song-writing ability are an asset in the entertainment industry”
Leslie Avril Australian Country Recording Artist
Thank you for playing at the Centenary of Wangi Wangi 1916 – 2016 held on October 23rd. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it including the Mayor”
Bruce Macfarlane – Centenary of Wangi Wangi Committee
Thank you for your effort and the great singing and playing you did all day, it was fantastic”
Chris & Lyn – Organisers Tomago Westpac Family Fun Day
“Leigh Warren is a talented musician and songwriter with a sound knowledge of the different forms and styles of country music.
Rob Fairbairn wrote the 1988 Slim Dusty hit “g’day g’day” & penned the hit for John Williamson “This is Australia calling”
“Thank you for making Australia Day a great success. Instead of 4 hours you went from 12:30 until 6:30 because people kept asking for more. Again thank you.”
Angela – Operations Manager Wangi Wangi RSL
Thanks for making our Christmas Function special – we all enjoyed ourselves including the Lord Mayor of Newcastle
Frank Carter President Fort Scratchley Historical Society
“We love having him play at our functions, everybody enjoys themselves, give me a call I’ll gladly give a reference”.
David Edmond – Senior Vice President
Wangi Wangi RSL Sub Branch ph: 0425 208 892
“Thank you Leigh & Debbie for supporting this week long event since 2011, we have raised a lot money for the Cancer Council every year. Your fantastic music and voice always goes over well, in fact the horse riding and your music makes us want to keep going at the end of the week.
Reg Bright and Crackin’ Cancer Committee – Cumberland Trail Horse Riders Club
Thank you Leigh and Debbie for the tremendous effort you have put in every year since this began in 2011. A week of horse riding with fantastic Country Music every day/night, you are very much appreciated.”
Steve Langley & Kerry Byrne – Three Waters High Country Hollidays
Have a read, have a listen and enjoy Leigh Warren
Australia’s own Country Music Outlaw...
With the various jobs Leigh has held including Diesel Mechanic, Army, Computer Programmer/Consultant, manager and more, he’s lived more than most would fit into a lifetime.
Leigh’s been a Radio Presenter on 3CCC Bendigo, 2YOU FM in Tamworth and Hawksbury 89.9FM in Windsor. He’s driven Tow Trucks, 18-Wheelers, raced Sprint Cars/Motorbikes/Minis and owned several Harley’s (favourite bike).
He’s been shot at, had someone try to stab him, had a grenade thrown at him and he’s still alive. He’s been there done that and got the tattoos and scars of a true ‘salt of the soil’ outlaw. Three broken marriages, two daughters – Leigh has seen his fair share of good times, bad times and life in general. In fact Leigh says that he just doesn’t seem to have much luck in the Ladies department.
As George Strait said – “I guess I should of checked the price tag before I gave em my last name”, though as Leigh puts it, “I guess that makes it easy to write country songs, you know just serving an apprenticeship and living the life, besides today is a new day – you have to live for today not yesterday”.
Having said that, sometimes tho, it is not as easy as it sounds with Leigh being diagnosed with Major Depression and hositalised in 2001. This brings with it associated ongoing health issues that can interfere with his music.
Still with music being Leigh’s passion, his life’s experiences are reflected in his music and his lyrics. People say you draw on life’s experiences to help you in what you do in life – if that’s the case then Leigh has plenty to draw on… and plenty to offer.
So take the time and have a read, have a listen and enjoy Leigh Warren