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Leon & The Peoples sign record deal!!
World renowned actor and musician Leon has just inked a recording contract with the Spectra Music Group. Leon leads the group, Leon & The Peoples, which has a signature style that combines Reggae and Soul and carves out a genre that is all of their own.
Leon passionately leads the band with his smooth, sultry vocals and heartfelt lyrics, while The Peoples feature 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 infused music to a worldwide audience.
Leon is no stranger to music on the silver screen having portrayed David Ruffin in the hit Mini-Series “The Temptations" based on the legendary Motown super group, “The Five Heartbeats” and as “Little Richard” in the authorized biopic both which were directed by Robert Townsend.
Leon has three movies set for release later this year and 2015. Leon has received an International Reggae and World Music Award nomination for the band's debut CD “The Road Less Traveled” which was the winner of Best International Artist at the Joe Higgs Reggae Awards and completed a 36 city US tour with reggae greats Beres Hammond and Marcia Griffiths titled the "For The Love Of It Tour" as well as frequent guest on Mr. Hammond's 2013 North American tour. Leon & The Peoples had the closing credit song on the 20th Century Fox film "Cover" in 2011 and have two songs on the soundtrack of up coming Lions Gate romantic comedy, "I Really Hate My Ex."
Founded in 1997, The Spectra Music Group is a widely successful international record label comprising of all genres of music from Rock to Pop, Soul to Hip Hop, Jazz, Country and more. Among Spectra’s many acts are Lou Gramm, Fredro Starr, Paul Young, Adina Howard, cutting edge Jazz artists and some of the most sensational up and coming pop artists around. Leon now joins the elite of signed artists in the business and now with the relationship with the Spectra Music Group, all eyes are set on showcasing Leon’s many talents in particular his newly recorded single off his upcoming album “Love Is A Beautiful Thing.”
To kick off the signing to Spectra, Leon & The Peoples will be performing at the Aids Walk NY Concert in New York City’s Central Park on May 18, 2014.
For more information about this great event, visit www.aidswalk.net
To find out more about Leon & The Peoples, visit their website at www.leonandthepeoples.net
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Leon & The Peoples are managed by Victor Lewis at VicRae Entertainment
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Music Review: LEON & THE PEOPLES Rock Aspen Jazz Fest Fest
ASPEN - A sellout crowd on Sunday at Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day weekend festival saw sunny weather and vibrant live music that had 11,000 people on their feet dancing and celebrating the holiday.
One band, Leon and the Peoples, was a welcome surprise to the already happy fans of Michael Franti and Zac Brown as they packed the dance floor with fans from across the country. Leon and the Peoples, a 2007 International Reggae and World Music Award (IRAWMA) nominee and one New York City's hottest rising bands has successfully completed their first North America Tour, in front of other sold-out venues including House of Blues, Hard Rock Live, The Docks in Toronto, BB Kings, NYC, The Roxy in Boston and this Sunday, in the Aspen Valley.
Leon and the Peoples, that is, Leon and his band of seven musicians, smiled and waved as the crowd grew more and more dense with energy rising and audience singing and shouting for more.
First thing I noticed was the involvement Leon had with his audience. By the end of his third song, he had the entire stage filled with cheering festival-goers, some who appeared to be self-appointed go-go dancers. Others, just happy to have such good, live soul music in the house.
One member of the audience, New Orleans native Bridget Balentine, who has lived in the valley for decades with her husband, deputy fire chief Rick Balentine, danced and swayed to the music with a smile on her face. She is no stranger to live soul music either. She returns to her native Jazz Fest and Mardi Gras every year during breaks from the Balentine Collection business. When I asked her about the show, Bridget said "this is great -- real earthy energy. You can feel the soul coming through."
The day after the show, chilling by the river in Woody Creek, I asked Leon for his take on the festival. "It's a very well run festival and I was impressed -- impressed with the stage and the entire grounds. People had fun. At a festival, you've got to be free to do what you want. It was very diverse."
Also, why was he so adamant about having access to his audience? It turns out that Leon happens to be a professional actor as well (30 hours away from a plane to start rehearsals of his new play debuting in Washington DC, titled Why Do Good Girl Like Bad Boys).
"One thing about me, " Leon said "spending so many years as an actor, going to so many concerts, I always wondered what I would want to see. I thought I'd like to see more interaction with the crowd, let them know that I'm signing with them."