Zannah is the pseudonym for the Brisbane-based contemporary world songstress, Susanna O’Leary. With an eclectic taste, Zannah’s music travels through the realms of pop, rock, latin, folk, jazz and everything in between.
Over the last ten years, Zannah has performed in various bands that covered various styles of contemporary music. In that time she has performed at notable venues around Australia including the Brisbane Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane Cabaret Festival, City sounds, BEMAC events and Easterfest.
At the beginning of Zannah’s career, she was announced winner of an international songwriters competition for her song ‘Always for you’. This track was selected in the US to feature on a compilation album ‘Catch A Rising Star’.
In 2010 and 2011 Zannah was named a finalist in the UK song contest 2010 and 2011 for her songs ‘Dame tu pasion’ (2010 ) and ‘A Summer’s Christmas’ (2011) selected from over 5,000 entrants worldwide.
Now, with a new outlook, image and style, Susanna is leaving those old compositions behind and is starting 2018 with this fresh persona that symbolises a fire that has been reignited in her life – one that truly represents her unique vocal talents and who she is today.
This new project tackles the contemporary world genre in a bold and modern manner that highlights Zannah’s syncretic world views, her authenticity and devotion to all music genres.
There is no doubt that Zannah, with her explosive vocal prowess, her classical and modern influences, has created something accessible and appealing to both mature and youthful audiences.