Born and raised in the Florida Keys, Leah Sutter is the youngest of four children to parents John and Michele. Leah realized her talents and love of music early on in her life and, with the support of her family, quickly immersed herself in the art. Soon she was receiving classical voice training and taking both piano and guitar lessons. In middle and high school, Leah often performed in talent shows, arts showcases, drama, and musical theater in an effort to perfect her performance style. As Leah’s involvement in the Keys music scene grew, she learned she could connect with people and make them smile with her music. Today these remain her motivations for pursuing a music career.

Leah continued to develop her signature sound through her training. While attending Florida State University, she took piano lessons and went through classical voice training at FSU, as well as directed music and art shows and performances in the Tallahassee community. Leah’s repertoire was expanded by her position as lead singer in the band Leah & the Aviators (L&A)—whose music generally falls under the Alternative Rock/Adult Contemporary genre. They performed in many FSU showcases and Tallahassee music and art festivals. The band released their debut album “Air Ride” on November 4, 2014, which can be found on iTunes, Spotify, etc.

After finishing school, Leah moved home to the islands again to pursue music in the place she loves most. The culture of the Keys played a role in fostering not only Leah as a person, but also her passion for music and that’s clear in the laid back nature of her original tracks and person. Her music is what one might describe as Pop Coffeehouse, though Leah dubs it ‘Acoustic/Pop.’ Leah has been actively performing since 2014 and has had the opportunity to perform at many different events over the years including some of the following:

  • Bay Jam Festival, Islamorada
  • Taste of Islamorada, Islamorada
  • July 4th Celebration, Islamorada
  • Islamorada Seafood Festival, Islamorada
  • Moat's Ocean Fest, Islamorada
  • Moat's Ocean Fest, Key West
  • Marathon Relay for Life Festival, Marathon
  • Moradapalooza, Islamorada
  • Woofstock Festival, Islamorada
  • 3rd Thursday Morada Way Art Walk, Islamorada
  • After Dark at Southwinds Park Music Series, Islamorada
  • Taste Around the World @ Ocean Reef, Key Largo
  • Gaines Street Festival, Tallahassee
  • Warehouse Original Music Showcase, Tallahassee
  • Broken Beautiful Music & Arts Showcase, Tallahassee
  • The Fuzzy Pineapple Fest, Tallahassee
  • Jacksonville Original Music Festival, Jacksonville
  • DeLand Original Music Festival, DeLand

Leah is currently performing around the Florida Keys and South Florida and also performs at weddings and private parties/events and teaches music privately.

by Natalie Marie