// Origin: Tartu, Estonia
// Genres: Indie/Rock/Garage
// Years Active: 2015- Present
Leelo is an Estonian musician, currently based in Berlin. Coming from a musical family, being surrounded by instruments was always part of her life. At the age of 7 she started learning classical flute and after 10 years of playing in orchestras and traveling the world, the choice was made not to pursue a career as a professional flute player. Instead, she decided to move to England, to study musical composition and musicology at the University of Sussex.
Unfortunately the academy did not provide much musical inspiration. That's why, after the graduation, the only logical step seemed to buy a one way ticket to Australia. Just to get away from the pressure of pursuing an academic career either in Estonia or in England.
One year in Australia resulted in several musical collaborations, first ever recorded demos and first ever played big concerts.
Back in Europe, everything started moving fast. During her time in Berlin, Leelo has toured several times, played on the street and at local venues, collaborated with different musicians and recorded an album. She is planning to embark on her first ever North European tour after the record release.
Because of her classical music background, the songs are not the usual singer-songwriter type. Leelo is forever in search of new chords, structures, sounds and interesting stories to write about. She loves to mix 90’s indie with blues, rock’n’roll and melodic singer-songwriter vocal lines.
Her biggest musical influences? Cat Power, early Yeah Yeah Yeah's, Modest Mouse, Jack White and even though you can't hear it much in the music, Ben Howard.