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Media Acclaim for Leah Callahan

Press Quotes from Leah Callahan’s former bands




“Frankly, any group with Leah Callahan as its vocalist already has a step up on the competition…she’s as bewitching as ever…Callahan jumps octaves, whispers and purrs, wails…well she does just what the song needs.” – Ken Capobianco, Boston Tab


“Former Turkish Delight chanteuse Leah Callahan…warm and cuddly one minute and messing with your head the next… There’s a playful imagination at work: Callahan can turn a pop hook with the best, but she’s likely to save them for the band’s wilder instrumental moments.”

 – Brett Milano, Boston Phoenix


“These songs are disciplined without sounding sterile…Callahan’s lyrical approach is both thought provoking and fresh…She has a mischievous flair and a spirituality known to few.”

 – Alan Levesque, The Northeast Performer, May 1998


“Leah’s vocals contain the same passion and personality of Siouxsie Sioux and have a strange Old World quality to them.” – Rev. Keith Harris, The Northeast Performer, September 1998 (with Betwixt photo on cover of magazine)


Turkish Delight


“From… freeform jazzy funk to seductive torch singing…to catchy drone and vocals that merge the flatness of Kim Gordon and the bratty growl of Kat Bjelland…Turkish Delight puts a complex spin on their indie influences…When they aren’t afraid to take chances, they give new hope for indie rock.” (5 Finger Review) --Laura Demarco, Alternative Press


“Callahan is a great foil for the rest of the band, grabbing attention with a tiny inflection and whispering as the instrumentalists parts explode.” (Jackpot Review) – Douglas Wolk, CMJ


“Turkish Delight…brought neurotic bizarritude to new heights…an elastic bassline lurched and jumped while an electric can made strange noises, and on top of that lay bored sounding female sing-speak…Rarely has a song remained so delightfully inexplicable after repeated listenings.”

 – David Jarman, CMJ


Awards for Betwixt and Leah Callahan


Leah’s band Betwixt was nominated for Debut Album of the Year (Indie Label) in the 1999 Boston Music Awards. Leah was nominated for Best Female Vocalist (Indie Label) in the 2000 Boston Music Awards. The Boston Tab named Betwixt one of Boston’s best unsigned bands in 1999. The Boston Herald named Betwixt’s two albums in their top ten for both 1998 and 1999. The Boston Phoenix put them in their top ten local albums of 1998 and 1999 as well. Leah was also nominated for Best Local Female Vocalist in 2000 in the Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll.


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