Music Bio

  • Irene Leland is a songwriter/singer who composes and performs folk/pop/soft rock music. She writes both lyrics and music and accompanies herself on the guitar. She also composes promotional jingles and theme/specialty songs. She enjoys performing cover songs as well.
  • Leland has a plentiful treasure box of music awards. She has won multiple music awards with The Akademia international music competition, the Song of the Year worldwide competition, the Poze Productions/Poze Records Inc. and  the Clouzine international music competition.
  • Due to her numerous Best Song awards, Leland was honored at The Akademia’s Gala at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA in April, 2016 and at the Gala at Club 54, Pasadena, CA in April, 2017. At this event, she received the highest award in her genre, being recognized as “Master Folk Singer-Songwriter Artist”.
  • In August, 2017, Leland was honored with two Artist of the Year awards for both Folk and Singer/Songwriter at the X-Poze-Ing Music Awards event in Chicago. She was also a featured performer.
  • The Akademia awards earned Leland international radio airplay for several of her originals on numerous stations worldwide.
  • Due to these credits, the Marquix Global Network published two international feature stories about Leland that are also carried on six other international press syndicates as well as ten international radio station websites. She was named one of the “Musicians Who are Hot in 2014”. In April, 2015, she was named one of the “New Music Artists Who Are Making Moves” by the Svelte Media Company. She is also being honored in 2017 with a new feature story on these networks.
  • One of Leland’s hit songs was selected for an international DJ network and is being featured now by over 4000 DJs worldwide. It was also chosen to be featured in a remix by Gauss that is being aired on radio mix shows, from LA to London.
  • Leland’s music has continued to significantly climb in ranking on both Reverbnation and Number One Music.
  • Leland and her singing yorkie won three dog talent competitions performing her original song: The “Fabulous Fidos” Contest, fundraiser for Stray Rescue, St. Louis, (2007), the “Canine Carnival”, fundraiser for the Animal Protective Association of St. Louis and the “Bark in the Park”, fundraiser for the Humane Society (2008).
  • Leland has three film song credits in the movie, “Apocalypse and the Beauty Queen”, 2005.
  • Leland received endorsement from former First Lady Rosalynn Carter for her song about mental health in 2005.
  • Leland performed her song that she wrote for the 50th anniversary of Ladue in 1988.
  • Leland’s original song was performed for the Veiled Prophet Fair by the George Johnson orchestra in St, Louis, 1985.
  • Leland wrote and performed the theme song for the Johns-Manville industrial film, “Sally Saves the Day” at the national Home Builder’s Convention in Houston, TX in 1972.
  • Leland performed an original song in the documentary about the life of Bill Bradley, produced by the US Information Agency in NYC in 1968.
  • After performing six of her original songs for Edwin McArthur, the former Musical Director of the St. Louis Municipal Opera in NYC in 1967, Leland received a huge endorsement from him which led to her performance on the “Marty Bronson Show” on St. Louis television.
  • Leland wrote and performed the theme song for the production of “Spoon River Anthology” at Bennett College in 1966.
  • Leland received uplifting endorsement for her original songs from Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary, who listened to her music in 1965.
  • Leland performed her original ballad about saving the St. Louis Old Post Office at a rally and on TV in 1965.
  • Leland wrote the score and performed her own songs in the summer resort production, the “Cabaret” in Charlevoix, MI for five years in the sixties.
  • Leland’s song compositions won her Best Cabin Song awards for three summers at Rockbrook Camp in Ashville, NC.

A complete detailed bio, including names of song credits, is available upon request.