Leon & The Peoples have developed their signature Reggae/Soul sound while performing nationwide and building a loyal fan base for the last 10 years. You may recognize him as the smooth, suave, multi-faceted actor on classics like The Five Heartbeats, Above the Rim, and The Temptations. However, it’s about more than one love for Leon. The actor has also been flexing his musical muscles as the front man and songwriter for his reggae band Leon & The Peoples.
Leon passionately leads the band with his smooth, sultry vocals and heart felt lyrics, while The Peoples features top-notch musical talent from across the globe. The unique creation results in high energy live performances and a commitment to bringing their Reggae-Soul music to a world wide audience. Their already popular "Love Is A Beautiful Thing" song ( #3 BillBoard Hot Singles Sales Chart ) is the first single and title from their forth coming album on the Spectra Music Label.
The group recently also released their latest single, “I’d Look Good on You,” from their forthcoming album.
Leon & The Peoples, an International Reggae and World Music Award (IRAWMA) nominee for their CD, “The Road Less Traveled” and one of New York's hottest rising bands has made a lot of buzz these last few years. The band is currently in the studio recording their sophmore LP and first for Spectra Music Label. Before heading into the studio, the band was on the road for many dates including Aspen Jazz Fest '14 (along side FUN, Carrie Underwood, Earth Wind & Fire, One Republic,etc.)
The band completed a 38 city North American tour with reggae greats Beres Hammond and Marcia Griffiths with many sold-out dates as part of the “For The Love of It Tour”. Many sold out venues included House of Blues in LA, Chicago and San Diego; Hard Rock Live in Orlando; The Docks in Toronto; BB Kings in NYC; and The Roxy in Boston and most recently the 2011 Aspen Jazz Fest. The band has been featured on BET’s 106 & Park, ABC's Good Morning Chicago, NBC Morning Shows, headlined the AIDS WALK NEW YORK Concerts (2014 - 2016), NYC Central Park Summer Stage, New Orleans International Music & Arts Festival, Atlanta’s National Blacks Arts Festival and Reggae on The River just to name a few.
Leon & The Peoples song "Life is a Funny Game" is closing song in the 20th Century Fox feature film "Cover". In 2015 they have two songs on the Lions Gate romantic comedy "I Really Hate My Ex" and one another song in the just released "Where Children Play" movie. Leon & The Peoples were the opening act at the star-studded High Times Magazine STONY AWARDS in Los Angeles.
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