Sapphire Storm are a powerhouse duo, performing a mixture of Country, Bluegrass, Americana & original songs.
Both Leanne Thorose (lead vocals, guitar & mandolin) and Eleanor Wilkie (double bass & harmony vocals) currently play in the all female IBMA Nominated Bluegrass band Midnight Skyracer, who released their first album Fire in 2018 and were signed to Island/Universal Records in 2020 where they released their second album Shadows On The Moon.
Leanne is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist based in London, England. She plays the mandolin, fiddle & guitar, specialising in Bluegrass and Country music. Leanne has been a touring musician for over 10 years and has made appearances in a number of different bands and theatre projects including the critically acclaimed Irish Dance show Essence of Ireland as their lead fiddle player where she completed tours around the UK with shows in Qatar and Johannesburg, South Africa.
Eleanor has predominantly been on the Bluegrass and Folk music scene for over two decades and has played double bass and fiddle in bands such as Dulaman, Keep Off The Grass, Chill Until Blue, Shake the Roots, and more recently (2017-present), as the bass player for the all-female band, Midnight Skyracer. Eleanor also plays piano, and tends to write many of her songs on this. Other instruments that Eleanor enjoys to flirt with include banjo, guitar and mandolin.
Tuesday 1st March - Wednesday 16th March
Friday 11th November - Sunday 20th November
Sapphire Storm are also available for one-off, mini tour and festival bookings