Vocalist, Trumpeter and Songwriter Audrey Powne is a prolific young musician and stalwartof Melbourne’s burgeoning jazz/soul scene who has turned her hand too many musicalendeavours. Audrey is known to audiences fronting sweet soul band Leisure Centre andher dynamic, genre defying, electro funk project Au Dré. Her impressive career as asession musician has seen her perform with artists including Maceo Parker, Vince Jones,Masta Ace and The Teskey Brothers. Under her own name as a band leader she hasperformed at festivals including the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Stonnington JazzFestival, Dark Mofo, Brunswick Music Festival, Melbourne Music Week and at renownedvenues including Bennettslane Jazz club, JazzLab, Uptown Jazz Cafe, 55 Bar (NYC),Rockwood Music Hall (NYC) Melbourne Recital Centre and the National Gallery of Victoria.
Her prominence and renown as a performer on the Melbourne and International jazz/soulscene has seen her receive wide acclaim from the likes of Worldwide FM and BBC Radio 6presenter and tastemaker Gilles Peterson who recently recorded her quartet for hisrecord label Brownswood Recordings compilation record Sunny Side Up and legendaryBBC radio presenter Tony Blackburn who said of her debut single Flowers “…Have a listento this. What a song and what a voice.I love it.” 2019 saw Audrey relocate to New York andrecord and release her debut solo recording 'Bed I Made.' Recorded with a collection ofacclaimed New York Jazz/Soul musicians and producer. 'Bed I Made' was recieved withmuch critical acclaim, premiered on Gilles Peterson's BBC radio 6 show the record went onto be touted by outlets including NME and Earmilk and was featured as one of the bestsoul releases on Bandcamp in October 2020.