Leonie Prater is a 25 year old singer songwriter based in the south west of England. Born in Dorchester and living in Dorset. At age 4 her family decided to move back to Switzerland where she was raised and discovered her passion for music. At age 12 she created her first song and carried on writing until now. In 2017 and 2018 Leonie played several little festivals all around Switzerland including Openair St.Gallen, Vorstadtsounds, Chräen Openair etc. Since July 2019 Leonie is back in the UK and started to write new music. Her songs are all based on everyday situations and personal stories.
Her first album was released in March 2021 both digitally and on Vinyl.
In 2021 Leonie played several gigs locally to where she lives including venues such as Cafe No. 10 in Bridport, The Ship in Lyme Regis and she organised her release show at the Marine Theater in Lyme Regis. Leonie is currently working on her second album
Switzerland / Dorset UK
After releasing The River on November 2020. Leonie collaborated with one of her best friends (Manuel Gasser) in Switzerland. Back in 2017 they started recording a version of the song The River. They both decided that now is the right time to release this new version.
Dreamy synths, chilled out beat and spacey backing vocals makes it really easy to listen to this track.
Market Alley - “The song is about a lonely musician busking in the alley. More and more people are walking through the alley but the busker still feels lonely and alone. Even in all the loneliness the person feels an inner peace and an inner light that gives him/her strength to keep on going.”
Tasha that is the name of Leonie's mum. Tasha struggled with depression all her life and sadly passed away in 2019. Leonie wrote this song to process her mum's death but to also incorporate the gentle soul of her mum in the melody.
Leonie Prater released Metamorphosis (Single) back in August 2020. It shares the same name as the title of her debut album which was released in March 2021.
This song tells a story about a person suffering from schizophrenia and depression.
Loosing her mum to suicide back in 2019 this song helped Leonie cope with loss and death.