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Leah de Felice Renton prepares to take the stage for Skin Côntact LIVE

Published:  28 April, 2016

Leah de Felice Renton tells who her muscial heroes are and her one muscial regret.

For a second year in a row the wine trade supergroup Skin Côntact will be taking to the stage next month in an effort raise aid as part of Comic Relief.

Skin Côntact LIVE AGAIN! is taking place on Thursday 12 May 2016 at the O2 Academy, Islington. Skin Côntact LIVE! is sponsored by Côtes du Rhône wines, and is a partnership that made it possible to stage this event and allow 100% of the proceeds to go to charity.

If you haven't got your Skin Côntact LIVE AGAIN ticket be sure and grab one!

All in aid of a good cause 'The Band' including Richard Hemming - he of Jancis Robinson fame; Alex Hunt MW of Berkmann, Matt James of Bordeaux Cellar and Ben Smith of CyT will be performing along with a number of other personalities and talents from across the wine trade.

A series of guest stars will be on hand to wow spectators, including the very talented winemaker Leah de Felice Renton of Wines of Momentary Destination.

The Islington Academy stage has hosted Beck, Muse, Eminem - and now you! But who are your musical heroes?

Paul Rogers, Paul Kossof, Andy Fraser and Simon Kirke (Free). Bill Callahan. Michael Jackson. Bradley Nowell. David Byrne. Ian Brown. Jimmy Cliff. Elvis. The Pharcyde. Led Zeppelin. ACDC. The Get Up Kids. 

What's the largest audience you've sung in front of?

Couple hundred for school performances as part of a chorus!

And how would you like to be introduced on stage?

Leah from Wines of Momentary Destination.

What are you listening to a lot at the moment?

Battles, whom I'm going to see next month, and The Mars Volta just to torture myself for not managing to get tickets for the 'At The Drive In' show this year. Lots of mixes and radio shows on Mix Cloud and Dessert Island Discs podcasts. 

And what was the most memorable live musical performance you've ever seen?

So many for so many different reasons! It's a throw up between Mogwai at Reading festival in 2001 but the entire festival blew my tiny little mind and Oasis at Wembley in 1999, with The Doves and Happy Mondays supporting.

Quickfire round!

Côte-Rôtie or Gigondas?


Adele or Madonna?


Viognier or Marsanne/Roussanne?


The Beatles or The Rolling Stones?


And finally, what's your most embarrassing musical secret?

I have no shame, I don't really find this embarrassing... I totally love tinny garage, cheesy pop, power ballads and love playing air guitar especially with my dad. The most embarrassing thing is my regret for giving up learning the saxophone. I would've been this guy from Too Many Zooz if I stuck with it:


Too Many Zooz