Leah Mertz is a singer and producer originally from Chestermere, AB.
In 2012, she graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts, Hon. in Music Composition. Since then, she has experimented with several works for stringed instruments, and has produced a variety of alt-pop music as a singer/songwriter.
Her music has been described as a delicate fusion between orchestral ambience and alternative synth-driven pop.
Leah has been the recipient of several awards including the RedFM 93.1 Annual Music Scholarship, two FACTOR Canada demo grants, and four scholarships from SFU's School for Contemporary Arts.
Career highlights have included opening for Grammy Award-winner Imogen Heap at the Commodore Ballroom in 2010, participating in BC's Peak Performance Project as a session musician in 2013, and releasing her debut EP 'Rewire' in 2015.
After residing in Vancouver for seven years and performing dozens of shows both as a solo artist and with other bands, Leah relocated to Montréal, QC in 2015 to explore Francophone music and culture. She is a strong advocate for women in audio and hopes to create a collective of female producers and composers passionate about their craft.
Due to health issues, Leah has been unable to perform since 2016, but is looking forward to a full recovery and redesigning an entirely new live show to debut next year. She is currently working on eight brand-new tracks, to be released as a mini-album in Spring 2018.