Damien Leo Leith is an Irish-Australian singer–songwriter. He was the winner of the Network Ten music contest Australian Idol 2006.
Over the past 17 years Damien has enjoyed platinum-selling albums selling over 800,000 albums and won many prestigious awards including Arias, a Golden Guitar, Songwriter of the Year and many more. His Aria wins include number 1 chart awards for the albums WHERE WE LAND and THE WINNER'S JOURNEY, highest selling album, and highest selling single and number 1 chart award for the track, NIGHT OF MY LIFE.
Damien Leith is set to take the stage this September with his famous ‘Roy Orbison Orchestrated’ shows, paying tribute to the late, great Roy Orbison.
Joining the award-winning performer will be a 28-piece concert orchestra taking the audience on a nostalgic journey through Orbison’s unforgettable hits. The show will be masterfully arranged and conducted by Australia’s 2022 Young Composer winner, Emma Greenhill.
Damien’s career has been inextricably linked to Roy Orbison, since his performance of his hit ‘Crying’ on the 2006 series of Australian Idol. Capturing the attention of Orbinson’s wife Barbara, it was her wish for Damien to carry on her husband’s legacy with his powerful renditions of the Big O's songs. He went on to record the album ‘Roy’ which was produced by Barbara.
"It's always an honour to perform Roy's songs and I can't wait to do it again later this year," Damien said.
Damien is also currently on his ‘Through the Years’ tour, showcasing of all of his work since 2006, featuring a mix of original and also classic hits. His new single ‘Superhuman’ has been a huge hit on the tour.
With over 120,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, Damien’s following continues to grow every day.