Leon and The Peoples
Spectra Music recording artists Leon & The Peoples, one of NYC's hottest rising bands has developed their signature Soul/Reggae/Pop sound while performing nationwide and building a loyal fan base for the last 10 years. Led by multi- talented performer, singer-songwriter, actor & producer simply known as Leon. 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 blend Soul & Reggae music to a world wide audience.
Their 2nd album, "Love Is A Beautiful Thing" on Spectra Music label is already gaining nationwide radio play after debuting at #3 on Billboards Hot Singles Sales chart with the title track Love Is A Beautiful Thing and following it up second single “beautiful” also charting on Billboard at #12. They received an International Reggae & World Music Award nomination for the first album "The Road Less Traveled" as well as "WINNER" of Best International Artists at Joe Higgs Reggae Awards. Leon & The Peoples have performed on BET"s highest rated show 106 & Park, Head-lined 2015 & 2016 AIDS WALK NY Concerts in Central Park, International Festival of Life (Chicago). New Orleans Music Fest, Aspen Jazz Fest, Catalpa NYC Music Festival, the world famous Apollo Theater, The Peoples Festival (DE), Reggae On The River (CA) and many more. Completed a 38 city "sold out" tour w/ Reggae great Beres Hammond. Leon & Peoples song "Life Is A Funny Game" is the closing credits song in 20th Century Fox movie "Cover" They have two songs on the 2015 Lions Gate romantic comedy "I Really Hate My Ex" and 2017 "Where Children Play.”movie. Leon & The Peoples recently headlined the Change Fest for Social Justice in Chicago. As an actor, Leon has starred in over 30 movies and was voted as one of the Sexiest Actors of all time by AOL. Received NAACP "Best Actor" nominations portraying the late great David Ruffin in the NBC hit movie "The Temptations" and as Little Richard in the authorized bio pic "Little Richard." He also starred in the #1 African American film in the last 25 years voted by AOL, "The Five Heartbeats". Other notable movies include, the lead role in the international Disney blockbuster Cool Runnings, Above The Rim, Waiting to Exhale, HBO's OZ and currently on CBS’ Blue Bloods and nominated Netflix movie
“Her Only Choice”.
Leon & The Peoples were the cover stories of Music Insider Magazine and The Channel Magazine.
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