Bio

Leesa Mackey is a Montreal-born and raised singer songwriter, guitarist, studio session vocalist, and actress.  She started her career singing in Hip-hop groups such as Butta Babees, with D Shade from Shades of Culture, Annakin Slayd, and her own band Tamashi. 

In 2016 Leesa became a member of The Perfect Strangers Band, who have performed at Rosewood Montreal in The Old Port, and at Le Grande Roue on a regular basis.

In 2017 Leesa started recording and performing with the Osmosis Unlimited Band and became a full member—they eventually recorded “Dollar in Your Pocket” and released a video for it in 2019.  
 In 2018 The Perfect Strangers became the live band for Dubmatique a Montréal, award winning hip-hop group.  Leesa performed songs with them Off their platinum albums in 2018 at Montréal en Lumièreat and FrancoFolies Festival.  In 2018 Leesa’s band  Tamashi released a remake of Bob Marley and the Wailers’ “Mr. Brown”.  Leesa has also released a solo album, ‘Leesa Mackey’s Breakthrough’, with Montreal producers Collin Sylex. Leesa Wrote a full length album, with her band Tamashi called ‘Connect’.

In March 2018 Leesa became a member of the Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir, directed by Dr. Trevor W. Payne. This led to her performing a solo of the late Aretha Franklin‘s gospel classic “How I Got Over”, and an opportunity to audition for Opera de Montreal.  She landed the opera role and in January 2019, performed in a 5-day Canadian debut of Champion an Opera in Jazz, by Terence Blanchard, at Montreal’s Place des Arts.  In July 2019 Leesa had a role in Kevin Hart’s film Fatherhood, directed by Paul Weitz and to be released in April 2021.

  

In May 2020, Leesa collaborated with Montreal producer, singer/songwriter and guitarist Jeff Lauber on his song “Flamingo”.

In June 2020 Leesa released a brand new single called “The Storm”, written by John Jordan (founder of Alley Cat Gallery), and which subsequently was featured on Apple Music’s award-winning podcast Women of Substance.

In 2021 Leesa has been very busy writing and recording many songs with writing partner Matt Lipscombe, produced by Award Winning Producer, Joseph Donovan (Mountain City Recording Studio)