She’s the girl of Arne Naess, former spouse of Supreme Diana Ross. Created and elevated in Britain but presently located in NY, Leona Naess can be an introspective vocalist/songwriter whose substitute pop-rock pulls on influences which range from Edie Brickell, Tori Amos and Joni Mitchell towards the Treatment, David Bowie and Pleasure Division. You can’t really skip the similarity between Naess’ tone of voice and Brickell’s; non-etheless, Brickell is among the many performers who has affected Naess’ function. Naess is at her teenagers when she began singing and composing tracks, and she was 18 when she shifted to NY to review music and anthropology at NY University. After performing her talk about of gigs at such Decrease Manhattan night clubs as CBGB as well as the Bitter End, a 23-year-old Naess authorized with Outpost/MCA in 1998 and began documenting her debut recording, Comatised. That recording premiered in March 2000, and its own first one, “Charm Strike,” was found in Columbia/Phoenix Images’ teen humor film WHATEVER NEEDS DOING. Travels with Eagle-Eye Cherry and David Grey consumed Naess for some of the entire year, nevertheless she found time and energy to compose another record. Her sophomore work, I Tried to Rock and roll You NEVERTHELESS, YOU Would Only Move was released in June 2001 and portrayed a far more upbeat Naess. The feelings were a lot more fresh and dark upon this record, but her musicianship sparked a fresh sophistication. 2 yrs later, Naess became a member of manufacturer Ethan Johns for a pleasant self-titled effort.