Leona Naess
British singer
Leona Naess
Leona Kristina Naess (born July 31, 1974) is a British singer-songwriter of Swedish-Norwegian parentage. She released her debut album, Comatised, in March 2000, which produced the single "Charm Attack".
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Trennungskummer, Phase 1 bis 5 - Freitag - Das Meinungsmedium
Google News - over 5 years
Manches trauriges Beziehungsende könne sich ganz vermeiden lassen, würde man auf Leona Naess hören. In ihrem Song „Charm Attack“ besingt sie die charmanten jungen Männer, die einen um den Finger wickeln und ihre Anbetungsversicherungen nicht ernst
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The Listings
NYTimes - about 8 years
POP Full reviews of recent concerts: nytimes.com/music. RICHARD BARONE (Friday) This installment of Naked Soul, the all-acoustic concert series presented by the Rubin Museum and Music Without Borders, features the singer and songwriter Richard Barone, best known for his work with the Bongos, a Hoboken-based power-pop outfit, in the 1980s. Mr.
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The Listings
NYTimes - over 8 years
POP Full reviews of recent concerts: nytimes.com/music. AGAINST ME!, TED LEO AND THE PHARMACISTS (Saturday) This compelling lineup features two bands with frisky guitars and anthemic pop choruses. Against Me!, from Florida, plays pop-punk that recalls Bad Religion; the vocalist Tom Gable shares Greg Graffin's penchant for multi-syllabic lyrics, and
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THE LISTINGS | DEC. 2--DEC. 8
NYTimes - about 11 years
Selective listings by critics of The New York Times of new and noteworthy cultural events in the New York metropolitan region this week. * denotes a highly recommended film, concert, show or exhibition. Theater Approximate running times are in parentheses. Theaters are in Manhattan unless otherwise noted. Full reviews of current shows, additional
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POP AND JAZZ GUIDE
NYTimes - almost 13 years
A selective listing by critics of The Times: New or noteworthy pop and jazz concerts in the New York metropolitan region this weekend. * denotes a highly recommended concert. ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE, the Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard Street, TriBeCa, (212) 219-3006. A late-breaking hippie band from Japan, Acid Mothers Temple -- led and loosely organized
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A NIGHT OUT WITH -- Peter Sarsgaard; Round the Loop
NYTimes - over 13 years
THE nearly unknown actor Peter Sarsgaard needed the role of Charles Lane in ''Shattered Glass'' as much as Charles Lane, a former policy-wonk editor at The New Republic, needed Mr. Sarsgaard to make him pop fully into the third dimension. The movie, which opened on Friday, centers on how the real Mr. Lane caught a reporter who repeatedly faked
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POP AND JAZZ GUIDE
NYTimes - over 13 years
A selective listing by Times critics of noteworthy pop and jazz concerts in the New York metropolitan region this weekend. * denotes a highly recommended concert. AHMED ABDULLAH'S DIASPORA, Sista's Place, 456 Nostrand Avenue, at Jefferson Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, (718) 398-1766. Mr. Abdullah, the trumpeter, was an interesting figure in
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POP AND JAZZ GUIDE
NYTimes - over 14 years
A selective listing by critics of The Times of noteworthy pop and jazz concerts in the New York metropolitan region this weekend. * denotes a highly recommended concert. * EL BACHATAZO DEL BRONX, Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, at Goulden Avenue, Bedford Park, the Bronx, (718) 960-8833. Bachatas are Dominican
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ON THE TOWNS; GOING OUT
NYTimes - over 14 years
An guide to cultural and recreational goings-on around the state this week. Items may be submitted by mail to On the Towns, Sunday New Jersey Section, The New York Times, 229 West 43d Street, New York, N.Y. 10036; by fax to (212) 556-7219, or by e-mail to njtowns@nytimes.com. MUSIC BENJAMIN FRANKLIN MIDDLE SCHOOL ''The Mikado,'' by the Ridgewood
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ON THE TOWNS; GOING OUT
NYTimes - almost 15 years
An guide to cultural and recreational goings-on around the state this week. Items may be submitted by mail to On the Towns, Sunday New Jersey Section, The New York Times, 229 West 43d Street, New York, N.Y. 10036; by fax to (212) 556-7219, or by e-mail to njtowns@nytimes.com. Music APPEL FARM ARTS AND MUSIC CENTER Annual Appel Farm Arts and Music
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POP AND JAZZ GUIDE
NYTimes - about 15 years
A selective listing by critics of The Times of noteworthy pop and jazz concerts in the New York metropolitan region this weekend. * denotes a highly recommended concert. ANTIBALAS, Makor, 35 West 67th Street, Manhattan, (212) 601-1000. Antibalas gives a New York makeover to Fela Kuti's Afro-Beat, a Nigerian funk propelled by burly saxophones,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Leona Naess
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 41
    In June 2016 Naess announced her first live shows since 2010 to be held in New York City in October 2016.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2010
    Age 35
    On 4 June 2010 she had a baby boy named "Finn.".
    More Details Hide Details She plans on making a new record when she has something to say. She is the sister-in-law of actress Christa Miller and sister of actor and musician Evan Ross.
    Naess wrote on her MySpace blog in January 2010 that she is pregnant, taking a break from music, and has "never been happier".
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  • 2008
    Age 33
    Naess is featured on the Ray LaMontagne album, Gossip in the Grain (2008), on the songs "A Falling Through" and "I Still Care for You", and toured with LaMontagne in September – November 2008.
    More Details Hide Details She has also toured with Eagle-Eye Cherry, David Gray, Travis, Ryan Adams, Emm Gryner, Hem, Josh Rouse, Ben Lee, Badly Drawn Boy, and appeared as part of the 1999 Lilith Fair.
    Naess released a fourth album, Thirteens, on 16 September 2008 with Verve Forecast Records in the US The title refers to thirteen lo-fi home-recorded albums that Naess created over approximately two years before the album's release, although Naess has stated that the title has another meaning, which is a secret.
    More Details Hide Details The album consists of first takes, which were then overdubbed. A single, "Heavy Like Sunday", was released on 2 June 2008 on Blue Flowers Records. 500 copies of a 7" vinyl version included a Polaroid picture taken by Naess. The album was released on 11 May 2009 by Polydor Records in the UK.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2004
    Age 29
    In January 2004, Naess' father died in a climbing accident in South Africa.
    More Details Hide Details Devastated by the loss, she withdrew from music and moved back to London to live with her mother. Naess was dropped from her record label, split with her manager, and considered going back to school. Eventually, she resumed songwriting and began collaborating with music producer Samuel Dixon.
    In 2004, her song "Calling" was featured on the soundtrack to Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.
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  • 2003
    Age 28
    Naess lives in New York City and frequently travels back to London. She was engaged to singer-songwriter Ryan Adams, but the engagement ended in 2003.
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  • 2002
    Age 27
    In 2002, Naess recorded backing vocals on Counting Crows album Hard Candy, primarily on the song "Black and Blue".
    More Details Hide Details She signed with Geffen Records and released her third album, Leona Naess (2003), produced by Ethan Johns. The album was a new direction for Naess with its stripped-down instrumentation. A song from this album, "Ballerina", appeared in the first season of the Showtime program, Weeds (2005), in the episode entitled "Dead in the Nethers". Another song from her third album, "Christmas", also appeared in The O.C. on the episodes, "The Debut", and the episode "The Chrismukkah Almost That Wasn't, as well as the soundtrack Music from the OC: Mix 3.
  • 2000
    Age 25
    Naess's first album, Comatised, was released in March 2000.
    More Details Hide Details Naess continued to develop as a performer during the delays. Comatised produced the single "Charm Attack" (Adult Top 40 #29), which was also featured in the teen comedy film Whatever It Takes. She appeared as a model for Calvin Klein prior to the release of the album. Naess soon released her second album, I Tried to Rock You But You Only Roll (2001), produced by Swedish producer Martin Terefe.
    She released her debut album, Comatised, in March 2000, which produced the single "Charm Attack" (Adult Top 40 #29).
    More Details Hide Details Naess was born and raised in London. She is the daughter of Filippa Kumlin D'Orey, a Swedish interior designer, and Arne Næss, Jr., a Norwegian mountaineer and business magnate, who was of Norwegian and German descent. She has an older brother, Christoffer, and a sister, Katinka, from that marriage. Her great-uncle was the Norwegian philosopher Arne Næss.
  • 1998
    Age 23
    Naess began work on her first album in 1998, which was completed in June 1999.
    More Details Hide Details A series of business mergers postponed the album, meanwhile the Outpost label went out of business. The head of MCA Records, another division of the Universal Music Group of which Outpost had become part of, brought her contract over to MCA.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1993
    Age 18
    She appeared on a reality TV show on Channel 4 in 1993 called The Next Big Thing.
    More Details Hide Details A friend, who was an intern at Sony Records, invited an executive to see Naess perform. Soon, a number of record companies were interested in signing her. She signed with producer Scott Litt's record label, Outpost Records, at the age of 22, shortly after graduating from NYU.
  • 1987
    Age 12
    The first song she learned to play was "The Cross" by Prince from the 1987 album Sign "O" the Times.
    More Details Hide Details She soon began writing her own songs and poetry. In addition to Julie Andrews in the musicals Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music, her early influences were 1980s British rock: Joy Division, The Cure, New Order, The Specials and Madness. Naess soon found inspiration in the contemporary singer-songwriters Tracy Chapman, Sinéad O'Connor, and Edie Brickell, as well as in Joni Mitchell and Carole King. Her other early musical influences include Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and John Lennon. At the age of 18, Naess moved to New York City to study music at Columbia University, she later switched her major, receiving a degree in anthropology. A resident of Greenwich Village, she began performing with her guitar at open mics and was soon performing regularly in coffeehouses, bars and clubs like The Bitter End around Lower Manhattan, even busking at times.
  • 1986
    Age 11
    Her father married American entertainer Diana Ross in 1986 and had two boys, Ross and Evan.
    More Details Hide Details Naess would often travel to their Connecticut home. Naess also has two other half-brothers, Nicklas and Louis, from her father's subsequent marriage to Camilla Astrup. Naess received her first guitar at the age of 14, a gift from her mother.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1982
    Age 7
    Naess was 7 years old when her parents divorced in 1982.
    More Details Hide Details She attended school in London's Chelsea area while growing up, and later attended the Purcell School in Hertfordshire, where she studied music composition.
  • 1974
    Born
    Born on July 31, 1974.
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