Where to buy Spellbound from

Posted on October 13, 2011 by lee

AUSTRALIA : Pleased to announce that ‘Spellbound’ is now available from:
Birdland Records (Sydney or online)
Readings Music (Melbourne or online)
Middle Eight Music (Melbourne / online)
or digitally on iTunes

INTERNATIONAL: Spellbound is now available from all international digital retailers including iTunes, Amazon mp3, Rhapsody, Spotify, Napster and wherever you go for your listening pleasure! : )

4.5 star album review in The Australian

Posted on September 16, 2011 by lee

Label: Independent
Rating: 4-1/2 stars

Reviewer: John McBeath

GIVEN her background, experience and abundance of exceptional vocal and compositional talents, Lee McAllistair deserves to be far better known in Australia.

Originally from Adelaide, now Sydney-based, McAllistair was a member of the SA vocal quartet Women with Standards, and studied for a bachelor of music at Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium with Jo Lawry, now co-vocalist with Sting, and Anita Wardell, who has built a successful singing career in London and Europe.


Inspiration and exhalation… fresh from Stanford University

Posted on September 16, 2011 by lee

Two weeks ago I embarked on a journey to Stanford University, California, with an open mind and a blank musical canvas.  There, I had the absolute privilege of learning from and working with four of the most inspiring people and musicians I’ve ever come across:  Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato, Becca Stevens (working together as ‘Tillery’) and Anthony Wilson. These artists are all incredible in their own right (details on each of them below), and to have them all together was a Mecca to which I was a willing pilgrim.   I took the songwriting workshop stream with Tillery, and the composition stream with Anthony Wilson, and both were groundbreaking. Here’s what I learned:


Spellbound Album Launch, Wed 28 September, Sound Lounge, Sydney

Posted on September 8, 2011 by lee

I’m excited to be launching ‘Spellbound,’ my entirely original jazz album, on Wednesday, September 28 at Sound Lounge, Sydney. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at The wonderful band on the night is Mark Simeon Ferguson on piano, James Muller on guitar and Ben Waples on bass. I’ll be playing all the songs from Spellbound, and some new material I have written recently through my composition studies at Stanford University. It will be fun!!!

Sound Lounge is at the Seymour Centre, cnr Cleveland St & City Rd, Newton. Easy parking in the car park behind off Shepherd St. It will be a school night friendly gig (not late)! Love to see you there xx Lee


Support shows for The Idea of North 10 & 11 September

Posted on September 8, 2011 by lee

Well this is exciting! It’s a privilege to be supporting my dear friends at The Idea of North, Australia’s premier vocal group and winners of last year’s ARIA for best jazz album.  They will be launching their beautiful new album ‘Extraordinary Tale’, and I’ll be playing a set from ‘Spellbound’…. which all seems to make a lot of fairtyale sense!!

My band will be the amazing James Muller, Matt McMahon and Brett Hirst. Sat night 10 September at Lizotte’s Newcastle, Sunday 11 September at Lizotte’s Dee Why. Dinner & show… come and join us. It will be a very special two gigs. xx