Leona regularly works in Glasgow , The westend, City centre and surrounding areas in North lanarkshire and the central belt of scotland.
Glasgow based Leona Marie is a multi-disciplined vocal artist specialising in opera and ceremonial.
Whether it's a wedding ceremony or party Leona is a perfect piece of entertainment for corporate clients to stun and wow guests with! Leona is a classical cross-over vocalist who performs across a spectrum of operatic arias, popular songs, musical theatre and hymns. She is an ideal way to open a prestigious party, sporting event or award ceremony with her 3 octave range and angelic tones. She can open up hearts with her show stopping renditions of well know classical music from Puccini to Madame Butterfly and many more.
If you require a performance during dinner with her infectious personality she will have your party singing a long to dramatic operatic material. An excellent' touch of class' to add to your evening before a DJ or band. Well known songs include Nessun Dorma, Time To Say Goodbye , Perfect by Ed Sheerean / Andre Bocelli, Ave Maria, Somewhere from West side story, Oh Mio Babinno Caro, Pie Jesu, Never Enough from the Greatest showman to name but a few. She has performed concerts for the Troops in Iraq and opened the game at Hamden Park.
Simon Cowell Described her voice as 'Stunning on 2013' Britains Got Talent and Hello magazine hailed her Opera singer to the stars in 2010. One of the highlights of her classical career was revealing of the new face of Paco Rabban with model Kiko Henriques at St Giles Cathedral parliament square with her acappella version Of Queen of the night from the famous television advert. She can currently be seen as vocal judge on BBC 1 Alltogether now from next Saturday the 2nd of March. The show is completely bespoke and can be 2 x 45min of classical cross over or 1 x 45 classical and 1 x 45mins musical theatre.
She trained in Musical Theatre at Motherwell College and went onto a successful pop career with girl band Lemonescent . They achieved a total of 4 top 40 UK hits and supported Attomic Kitten and Blue on their UK arena tour .
As well as lead Soprano in Baroquestra which transfers London's West End in 2020 .
Regular clients include the premier wedding planners. Turnberry, St Patricks church, Hilton hotels and Glasgow University chapel.
Musical Theatre credits include Rent at Greenwich, Lead soprano in The Broadway Divas UK Tour , Penny in Dirty Dancing, Ireland, Carol In Golden Music moments, Sandy in Grease Magic, Queen Amphitrite in Aqua Cirque , Rodgers and Hammerteins Song Book, Connie in Twist and Shout, lead vocalist /dancer in Circus of Horrors, Route 66 , Wonderful Westend, Hold Tight is 70s Night, Boogie Nights, and Ivana in Never Say Never and bond girl in Diamonds are for Eric at the new Vic Theatre.
TV credits include Top of the Pops ,The Saturday show, Trisha , The Box Music and singing judge on BBC 1 Altogether Now , classical singing appearance on Come Dine with Me.
As a vocalist she has supported Peter Andre, Lulu, Del Amitri and backing sang for Dr and The Medics.
She is also director of Leona Marie Entertainment ltd and produces Musical Tribute acts and bands for corporate Entertainment, Theatre and Cruise ships and manages around 40 staff of musicians , singers and dancers .
"Hi Leona, just wanted to say thank you very much for Saturday. Everybody thought you were just fabulous. Just Perfect for the ceremony we were looking for. You made it feel very special. Thank you."
- Marion, bride
Ave Maria- Bach Gonoud
Ave Maria – Puccini
Oh Mio Babinno Caro
Never Walk Alone
Perfect – Ed Sheeran/Andre Bocelli
Time To Say Goodbye – Catherine Jenkins
The Prayer – Celine Dion
Psalm – Eagles Wings
Offetry - As I Kneel Before You
Walk With Me Oh My Lord
Here I Am Lord
Come To A Wedding ( To The Tune Of Morning Has Broken )
Dreams Come True – ( To The Bridal Song Canaon In D)
At Last – Etta James
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Make You Feel My Love - Adele/Dylan
All Of Me – John Legend
How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
Come What May – Moulin Rouge
Run- Leona Lewis
Never Enough – Greatest Showmen
I Dreamed A Dream- Les Misérables
Somewhere – Westside Story
Secret Love – Calamity Jane
Ever Green – Barbara Streisand
Ive Been Waiting For You – Mama Mia 2
La Vie En Rose – Barbara Streisand
Song Bird – Eva Cassidy
Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Eva Cassidy
Ill Be There – Jackson 5 / Mariah Carey
Run To You – Whitney Houston
Mad About The Boy – Ella Fitzgerald
I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
Ae Fond Kiss – Robert Burns
All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
You Got The Love – Florence And The Machine
Kissing You – Romeo And Juliet