What is your name? Leat Haber
What is your genre of music?
Retro – 50’s 60’s style
Give us a little bio about you.
I’m 34 and a mother to my 2 year old daughter Daniella.
I studied music for 2 years at the Rimon School of Music in Israel.
At the age of 23 I went to Australia and performed 3 times a week for 6 months in different music venues in Melbourne.
I started writing songs from the age of 21. I used to sing covers with different bands and gigs but I decided to stop doing them 5 years ago. I love to cover a few songs in my live shows, but I prefer to sing my own songs. I feel like my true voice comes out when I sing my own songs. I’m definitely what you call a singer/songwriter. I love music and I was always around it in some sort. From an early age we used to have music played around the house. And I started collecting cd’s from a very young age.
What was the video process like?
I raised the money for the clip via crowd funding. The budget I had for the video was 2000 pounds. After I had the money I found out that I was pregnant and must shot this video quickly. So after a month when everything was ready we shot the video in one day. The location was half an hour from the Dead Sea, in the desert. I must say that I enjoyed every second of the day; it was a dream come true in some way.
Who did you work with on the song?
I worked with my music producer Noam Akrabi on the whole EP from beginning of writing the songs till the actual end of the EP process. His very talented, and without him this EP wouldn’t be the same. We became good friends and I adore him.
Can you tell us more about your Debut EP?
It started from a decision to do music the way I want to do it. The 50’s 60’s style of music, with the good old warm and true sound they used to have back then. Although I didn’t grow up in that era, there has been always something magical that happens to me when I hear it. I’m infatuated with this kind of music and I decided to record my own songs in the influence of this time. Noam did the best he could do to make it sound authentic.
I called this EP Flying On A Kite because I finally felt that my dream had come to life and let me fly up high freely in the breeze.
Describe each song in three words.
Wait for me – I’m Coming
My Wedding Song
Stay or leave
There is no – Black Or White
Found Strong arms
A fantastical dream
To your UK DEBUT release, how has it been so far?
It’s been great! People are not afraid to listen to something different. This country is very cultural and embraces music into her being.
Do you have any gigs planned?
I’ve been doing house/garden/balcony tour for the past couple of months (I would love to come and tour in England) and once a week I do a live show on Facebook
What made you go in to music?
When you love music as much as I do you don’t choose music it chooses you.
Do you play any instruments?
Guitar and a little bit of piano.
Who are your influences?
The Temptations, Jackson 5, Elvis, Cat Stevens, Dolly Parton, Jersey Boys, Johnny Cash, The Ronettes ,Tracy Chapman, Craig David, Amy Winehouse and many more.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Every now and then I just feel like I need to be creative and spill my beans on paper and music
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Hopefully paying rent and groceries out of my singer/songwriter pay check.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I have a day job and I’m a mom.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
I really have several songs and albums which made me want to procure music.
One of them is Tracy Chapman’s first album Tracy Chapman which I feel is a master piece from beginning to end.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Don’t be afraid to succeed.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Just write and create all the time. It’s like a muscle you have to train it and be active all the time. Movement sparks creativity.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Be true to yourself
You work with Quite Great PR, how did that come about?
I wanted to release my music in the UK and I approached a couple of pr companies and finally I flew to Meet up with Pete and his gang at QuiteGreat headquarters in Cambridge, and I was smitten by them immediately. As a musician you’re always afraid to be misunderstood and with Pete and QuiteGreat I felt at home. They got who I am and what music I do. Fun Fun Fun for me.
You get off the plane in your hometown after being away;
1/ where do you go first?
Home and then my parents come to visit me.
2/ who do you see first?
As I said before my parents and family
3/ what food place do you go?
I go to the super market and buy cottage cheese, pretzels, pickle cucumber, vegetables and grape juice. The things I can’t get abroad.
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?