L.E.A.F. (Lark, Elk And Fable)
MABON - Fall 2014
Music can be considered one of the strongest ways to communicate with one another on an intimate and personal level. Music created from deep within can transmit pure feeling and universal emotions. Therefore, music is a reminder that we are a part of Nature; it may cause the listener to wake up and see the beauty of the dream called 'Life'.
Fascinated by these phenomena Kaat learned to create, step by step, her own music and capture the melodies coming from within over time. Together with Fieke van den Hurk they both gave shape and form to the birth of the paganfolk band 'L.E.A.F' in 2010.
L.E.A.F plays deliberatly on historical folk instruments, such as the Swedish Nyckelharpa, Celtic Harp, Hammered dulcimer, Acoustic guitar and irish bouzouki, powerful Norwegian Fiddle, Kraviklyra, overtone flutes, shamanic drums and more.
The combination of their warm traditional folkmelodies, ritual and poetic texts, multi layered vocals and powerful shamanistic influences makes LEAF today a well loved, new Paganfolk band of this moment, in which their Nordic musical influence creates a new subgenre with the known Paganfolk scene in Europe.
Anno 2014 L.E.A.F is:
Kati Ran (Kaat Geevers) on vocals, overtone flutes, nyckelharpa and hammered dulcimer, Nilla Flowerface on vocals, violin and overtone flute, Chloe Bakker on Celtic harp, Philip Xander on DADGAD guitar and bouzouki and Maryn Sies on percussion and drums.
"From the start it has been our intention to make music that carries the power to reconnect people to history and to each other, while sounding fresh and pure as Nature itself. A leaf is one of the strongest symbols to represent Nature as a whole. The name of the band is a strong and poetic choice and, like the music; a reminder of our origin." - Kati Ran