Damien Leith, who won the 2006 season of Australian Idol, grew up playing in a family band.
As a teenager in Dublin he fronted the band Relevate before moving to Australia and impressing the Idol judges with his guitar accompaniment to renditions of classics such as Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game.
Since his victory, Leith, 32, has gone on to release three albums including chart-toppers "The Winner’s Journey" and "Where We Land".
Both held the number one position in Australian charts. His third record, "Catch the Wind: Songs of a Generation", reached number two.
Leith was nominated for three Australian ARIA Music Awards in 2007, and won a Highest Selling Album award for The Winner’s Journey.
That same year, he also received two nominations for MTV Australia Video Music Awards.
Not limiting himself to music, Leith has released a novel, "One More Time", and has a second to be published late this year. He has also hosted Australia’s Network Ten television series Saving Kids about children achieving medical miracles. Leith, who became an Australian citizen in 2007, lives with his Australian wife, Eileen Stapleton, and their two sons Jarvis Dion and Jagger Ramone. He is currently traveling on an extensive national tour, and plans to release a new album around June.
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