MS. LEAH HINCHCLIFF
Leah Hinchcliff has been a professional musician for over 25 years, and she is widely recognized as one of the NW’s premier bassists.
As a member of the successful Indie band Swamp Mama Johnson -- voted Seattle’s Best Band (1999) -- she toured North America, sold over 40,000 records (which can be heard on radio stations around the world!) and carved out her niche in the NW as a sought after and respected musician. Leah has backed up rock and roll legend Bo Diddley as well as emerging national artist Tracy Grammer. She is very active in the NW music scene as a member of prominent groups like Soul Vaccination -- an 11 piece soul band recognized as one of the tightest performing groups in the NW -- The Quadraphonnes -- Portland's only all Women Saxaphone Quartet w/Rhythm -- and Gravy -- an emerging duo starring Leah and Andrew Maldarelli, that is taking Portland by storm. In 2007 Ms. Hinchcliff graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor's of Music in Bass Performance. She was awarded a Laurel Scholarship for outstanding leadership abilities and graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Leah has been proud to participate in many festivals including:
Leah has had the priveledge of apprearing on KMHD Radio, and has also been seen on the television staple Oregon Today with Swamp Mama Johnson and folk singer/songwriter Tracy Grammer.
Her original music is heard on film soundtracks, websites and radio stations around the world.
photo by dr. nancy breaux