ACTOR, LEON SLATED TO PERFORM AT THIRD WORLD’S CONCERT AT THE ROXY THEATRE IN LOS ANGELES
New York, NY (November 8, 2011): Known for his roles in movies such as “Cool Runnings,” “Cliffhanger,” “Above the Rim,” “Waiting to Exhale,” “The Temptations,” “Little Richard,” “The Five Heartbeats,” along with television series “OZ” and “Resurrection Boulevard,” actor, producer and musician, LEON and his band will perform at Third World’s concert in Los Angeles on November 16, 2011.
LEON, who recently appeared on BET’s new series “Reed Between the Lines” has been busy with projects including upcoming movies, “Ex-Free” and “Soul Ties” based on a book by Tee Austin, stage play “Why Do Good Girls Like Bad Boys” and new singles “Dance With Me” produced by Beres Hammond and “Love Is A Beautiful Thing” with his band LEON and The Peoples. When asked why he took time out of his busy schedule to perform at the event, he remarked, “It’s Third World Band – that simple! When you get a request from reggae legends you don’t say no. I am a huge fan of Third World and so to be able to be apart of anything they are doing is an honor. I am delighted to not only serve as host but also to be performing with my band on the same stage.”
In 2005, Leon became lead singer of his own band, LEON and The Peoples and went on to release their debut album, “The Road Less Traveled” in 2006. In 2007, the band received a nomination for the album from the International Reggae and World Music Award. Later that year, the band joined Beres Hammond and Marcia Griffiths on a 36 City US “For The Love Of It Tour.” Leon was also a frequent surprise guest on Beres’ 2008 “A Moment in Time” US tour. In 2010, the band headlined at the Aids Walk Concert in NYC’s Central Park. Read more of this post