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Artist Biography "Damien Leith is an Irish-Australian singer–songwriter. He was the winner of the Network Ten music contest Australian Idol 2006.
Leith was raised near Milltown, County Kildare. His father travelled as part of his work as an engineer, and their family lived in countries including Libya and Botswana.
As a teenager he formed a family band, "Leaf", with his sister Áine and brothers Paul and Darren. Leaf recorded in New York and then again later under the new name "Releaf", which made an appearance in the Irish Top 100. After moving to Sydney, he played in a number of high-profile venues, as front-man for a band known as Revelate.
Before auditioning for Australian Idol, Leith worked in Sydney as a chemist, utilising the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemistry he obtained from University College Dublin