- Leigh Nash
Infobox musical artist
Name = Leigh Nash
Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Leigh Bingham
Born = June 27, 1976
New Braunfels, Texas
Instrument = Vocals
Genre = Pop, Indie, Rock,
Years_active = 1993 - present
One Son Nettwerk
Sixpence None the Richer Fauxliage
Current_members_of = Sixpence None the Richer,
Nashville Movement, Fauxliage
URL = http://leighnash.com
Leigh Bingham Nash (born June 27, 1976) is a
singer-songwriterwho is the lead vocalist for the rock band Sixpence None the Richer[ [http://www.jesusfreakhideout.com/artists/LeighNash.asp JesusFreakHideOut biography] ] and is also a member of Fauxliageand Movement Nashville.
Nash was born Leigh Anne Bingham in
New Braunfels, Texas. She met guitarist and songwriter Matt Slocumat a church retreat in the early 1990s. The two formed Sixpence None the Richer soon after and went on to record four full-length albums with the band. Their first album, released when she was just 16, was The Fatherless & the Widow. The album garnered critical acclaim and Slocum and Nash searched for new band members. [ [http://www.drdrew.com/DrewLive/article.asp?id=544 Dr. Drew Interview] ]
Tess Wiley, Dale Baker, and J.J. Plascencio. The new band recorded This Beautiful Mess, which won a Dove Award for Best Album. Wiley quit the band after their US tour and the band signed to the Squint Records label. [ [http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Sixpence-None-The-Richer-Biography/9C4A5A5D1983A92B4825692A0022E095 Sing365 band biography] ]
The band's new eponymous album was released in 1997 and the single "
Kiss Me" in 1999. In 1999 they received numerous Dove Awards, including Best Artist of the Year. The band was also nominated for a Grammy Award.
In 2000, Nash sang the song "Need to Be Next to You" for the movie
Bouncein order to thank to Miramaxthat used one of their songs Kiss Mein the movie She's All Thatand brought them into spotlight. And the song was written by Diane Warren and also is Nash's first single.
After problems with their record labels, Sixpence None the Richer came back in 2001 with the album "Divine Discontent" after losing both Dale Baker and J.J. Plascencio. Two singles from that album, "
Breathe Your Name" and "Don't Dream It's Over", went onto the charts. However, Sixpence None the Richer announced their break-up on 26 February, 2004 when Slocum sent a letter to CCM Magazine.
In spite of the colossal success the band enjoyed with ubiquitous pop singles like "Kiss Me" and "There She Goes," the group was continually plagued by the business woes of the trade and finally decided to split ways amicably. Disoriented by this major change, Nash and her husband left their Nashville home of ten years and moved to Los Angeles.
While in L.A., Nash penned a batch of songs that would eventually comprise her first solo record, Blue on Blue, a sweetly understated collection of musings on love and motherhood released in August 2006 on One Son Records, Nash's own imprint label through Nettwerk Productions.The first single, "
My Idea Of Heaven", was released to USA radio the week of 14 July 2006.
In the meantime, Nash moved back to Music City and into a new community of musicians – a recently formed rock collective called Movement Nashville. The group hopes to dispel the myth that musically Nashville is limited to Country or Christian.
Megan Thomsponand Kate Yorkstarted a Christian band called "Thompson, York & Nash". They worked on a few songs that have been put on [http://www.myspace.com/thompsonyorknash Myspace] .
In Last 2007, Leigh and Matt met over coffee and positively discussed the reuniting of Sixpence None the Richer.
In January 2008 Nash travelled down under to
New Zealandto perform at the annual Parachute Music Festival. Performing on the main stage twice, she attracted crowds of over 30,000 who enjoyed her acoustic covers of Sixpence None the Richer hits " Kiss Me" and " There She Goes".
She went back to the band and then worked in the process of tracking a new EP which called
My Dear Machine EP, [ [http://us.collect.myspace.cn/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=20635264&blogID=348592969 myspace.cn Blogs - I Have Pink Eye and Other Stunning News (p.s. Happy New Year!) - Leigh Nash MySpace Blog] ] with tour dates planned throughout 2008 in the States and Europe. Is touring in Fall 2008 with the band Delerium.
Nash has two distinct poles of inspiration: her work with Sixpence in the Christian music sphere and her childhood fascination with older female country artists like
Tanya Tucker, Loretta Lynnand Patsy Cline.
"I started singing country music and learning old country songs on the guitar when I was twelve. I was really, really shy but just had this desire to get on stage and started calling clubs myself to ask if I could come down and sing," says Nash, who grew up in the southern Texas town of New Braunfels.
Before long, the adolescent Nash was singing Loretta Lynn and Tanya Tucker songs like "You Ain’t Woman Enough to Take My Man" and "Texas When I Die" on alcohol-free, open mic Sunday nights, backed by a middle-aged band of town locals. In spite of her country allure, Nash never developed an accent, and later in life her interest in pop acts like
The Sundays, Innocence Missionand The Cranberriesprovided more formative material for her songwriting and singing.
PFRdrummer Mark Nashin the late 1990s; the couple met while both bands were performing at the Cornerstone Festivalin Illinois. They had a child in 2004. The couple divorced in 2007. [ [http://us.collect.myspace.cn/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=20635264&blogID=302894348 Myspace.cn Blogs - Saints And Sinners - Leigh Nash MySpace Blog] ]
*Need to Be Next to You (Single)
My Idea of Heaven(EP)
*Released: July 14, 2006
*My Idea of Heaven Remixed (EP)
*Wishing For This (EP)
*Released: November 14, 2006
*Stars in My Eyes (Single)
*Leigh Nash CONNECT Sets
*"(only available on musicstore.connect.com)"
Compilations, soundtracks & other works
*"In Your Hands" from "
Canticle of the Plains" (1997)
*"Buenas Noches From Nacogdoches" from "
Canticle of the Plains" (1997)
*"Precious Jesus" from "City on a Hill: Songs of Worship and Praise" (2000)
*"With Every Breath" duet with
Dan Haseltinefrom "City on a Hill: Songs of Worship and Praise" (2000)
*"The End of The World" from "Sing Along with
Los Straitjackets" (2000)
*"Babe in Straw" from "One Silent Night" (2000)
*"Kyrie Eleison" from "City on a Hill: The Gathering" (2003)
*"She is Like Swallow" from "Music from a Father Room" (2004)
*"Mistletoe & Holly" from "Sounds of the Season NBC 2005" (2005)
*"The First Noel" from "A Winter's Night: The Best of
NettwerkChristmas Albums (iTunes 2005)" (2005)
*"Wasn't It Good" from "Sweet Nothings" (2006)
*"Mirror and Smoke" from "
Good Monsters" by Jars of Clay(2006)
*"Happy Christmas" (w/
Sarah McLachlan, Nick & Helen Forster) from "Live From Etown": 2006 Christmas Special by Sarah McLachlan" (2006)
*"Wishing for This" from "Canadian Tire Christmas Moments: Volume 2" (2007)
*"Crazy" from "Sony/ATV Nashville Classic Covers: Volume One" (2007)
Also, it may be worth noting that she has also performed songs such as "A Place for Us" for the movie "The Bridge to Terabithia", and has also vocalized in movies such as "Because of Winn-Dixie", see her soundtrack works below:
*"Need to Be Next to You" from "Bounce" (2000)
*"Charmed Life" from "
Uptown Girls" (2003)
*"Father and Son" from "
*"I've Gotta See You Smile" from "
Because of Winn-Dixie" (2005)
*"Happy to Love You" "(unreleased)" from "
Mom at Sixteen" (2005)
*"Beautiful World" from "
Charlotte's Web" (2006)
*"A Place for Us" from "Bridge to Terabithia" (2007)
*"Hole in the Bucket" from "
The Simple Life": Camp Songs (2007)
*"The First Noel" from "
Fred Claus" (2007)
*"My Idea of Heaven" from "
Wedding Daze" (2008)
Leigh Nash has also done guest performances as the vocalist on several songs by
Delerium. "Innocente" is probably the best known of these.
*"Innocente" from "Poem" (2000)
*"Run for It" from "Chimera" (2003)
*"Orbit of Me" from "Chimera" (2003)
2007 brought about a collaboration called
Fauxliage, with Bill Leeband Rhys Fulberof Delerium, and she sang some songs.
*"All the World" (2007)
*"Some Day the Wind" (2007)
*"Draw My Life" (2007)
*"Let It Go" (2007)
*"Without You" (2007)
*"All Alone" (2007)
In 2006, Leigh Nash guest performed as the lead vocalist on three songs on the album "Inland Sea" by the all-female Japanese popular music group
*"New Day Rising" from "
Inland Sea" (2006)
*"Never Knew What Love Meant" from "
Inland Sea" (2006)
*"Sea of Tranquility" from "
Inland Sea" (2006)
* [http://www.leighnashmusic.com Leigh Nash Music (Official Website)]
* [http://www.myspace.com/leighnash Leigh Nash (MySpace)]
* [http://www.myspace.com/fauxliage Fauxliage (MySpace)]
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