Leanne Douglas was born in Teralba on the east coast of New South Wales in 1955 into a musical family. Her father was a talented highland piper, but it was the electric guitar that captured Leanne’s young imagination, particularly the instrumental sounds of Duane Eddy, The Ventures and especially Hank Marvin of The Shadows. By the age of 15, Leanne was singing and playing professionally. She became the first female artist to win the coveted Star Maker award, later winning the prestigious Australian Country Music Golden Guitar Award for Best New Talent with "Don't It Make You Wanna Cry," one of her own compositions in 1981.
Relocating to Nashville, Tennessee (Music City USA), Leanne formed a band (Leanna and The Surf Broads) that featured her growing talent as a lead vocalist and lead guitarist, enjoying great success during her time there. After spending a number of years in the USA she returned to Australia and released her first solo CD, 'Blue Heeler' in 2003. The album included ten instrumentals penned by Leanne, along with her three favourite Hank Marvin tunes. Leanne has since released her first vocal album, 'Under The Covers, a collection of country classics and recorded in Nashville.