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Sarah McLeod lends an edge to Glamstand.
As the frontwoman for Superjesus, Sarah
McLeod inspired many a young girl to
follow their rock 'n' roll dreams. In the
years since the band broke up, McLeod has pursued
a successful solo career, had a brief liaison with the
world of dance music and reinvented herself as the
sound and brains behind new rock out t Screaming
She's come a long way from the private girl's
school in suburban Adelaide, where she grew up.
Indeed it would seem fate has always had
something in mind for McLeod, her plans to
become a stockbroker were ditched a er a schoolies
trip to Bali with some friends saw her dared to get
up on stage and sing. It was doubtful McLeod was
expecting to feel so at home on the stage, but the
experience struck a chord. As soon as she returned
from Bali she set about forming a band -- and the
rest as they say -- is history. McLeod's irreverent
persona, rasping vocals and energetic performance style earned her a place
in the hearts of Aussie youth.
Today she settled down for a quick chat with LOTL to give us the
lowdown on life, music and her upcoming performance at Glamstand...
Did music play a big part in your life growing up?
I was obsessed with Chuck Berry and Johnny O Keefe when I was a kid
cause that's what records my mum had , I used to do a lot of air guitar to
Chuck Berry, jumping o the co ee table and landing on my knees. en
I moved onto the Beatles and discovered song writing.
Did you come from a musical family?
No, no one in my family plays music, mum can carry a tune though, we
used to harmonize choir songs together :)
First musical memory?
Seeing Kenny Rogers at Memorial Drive in Adelaide, it was my rst live
show and I was hooked.
The rst album you ever bought? What was so great about it?
First record I got was Kick by INXS, killer record, great
way to get going!
People probably know you for years as frontwoman of The
Superjesus and your solo efforts, but how did rst you get into
the biz? First job?
I used to work at a record store in Adelaide called Mr
Music, then I quit to join a band, much to my manager's
horror, he tried to warn me o it.
Best gig? Worst gig?
Wow, I really can't remember, they all blend into one these
days... but the rst Screaming Bikini live gig was pretty
How would you describe your musical style to the uninitiated?
I do three di erent projects so it's kinda hard, I like so many styles of
music, to me its like saying I only wear black to pigeon hole yourself in one
style. I do rock, dance and acoustic.... but I will NEVER do funk or jazz...
just for the record.
This is your rst time being involved with a Mardi Gras event like Glamstand
-- what inspired you to come to the party, so to speak?
ey asked me and I thought it sounded like fun!
What are you looking forward to about playing at Glamstand?
e audience, they're always so much fun at these events.
What can the punters expect from you on the night?
Who knows... that's the fun part....! Look out!
What's so great about viewing the parade from the Glamstand?
I don't know where the stand is, I've not been before so I'll have to
answer this question a er the event :)
See Sarah play the Glamstand on Mardi Gras Parade Night. To purchase tix
for Glamstand visit glamstand.com.au
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