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Leon Jean-Marie

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Leon Jean-Marie is a 24-year-old multi-instrumentalist and singer creating music that is funky, bluesy and soulful.

Leon Jean-Marie’s first involvement with music came aged 10, when his dad bought him a guitar, kindling an early love of Nirvana and Led Zeppelin. In his mid-teens he was part of a five-part R&B group called Syndicate.

Syndicate recorded some demos in a top-flight London studio. One of the owners of the studio spotted his enthusiasm and gave Leon Jean-Marie a job as runner. As he learnt his way round a mixing desk, Leon began experimenting with his own tunes, and immersing himself in the world of music production.

A few years later he went to University, but dropped out to move to London and to enter the world of the music industry. At first things didn’t go well and Leon was frustrated, with so many ideas but nowhere to put them down. Eventually though his perseverance paid off and after creating a word-of-mouth buzz around himself, hip-hop producer Mark Ronson called to say he’d be happy to collaborate.

Leon Jean-Marie’s debut album is due for release in Summer 2007, he has been working with Mark Ronson in New York, Swedish producers Bloodshy and Gorillaz producers The Rural.

His first release is the limited edition seven-inch ‘Scratch’/’Make It Right’.

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  • ismepete

    One of my favourite albums from the last decade or so, shame that we haven't heard anything since then. Ah well, I'll go play Bent Out of Shape again then

    12 Feb 9:03am Reply
  • Heteromosexuale

    "East End Blues", that song from the Frito-Lays dips commercial, is INCREDIBLE! I've been introducing him to many friends, and hope he gains popularity soon. No doubt he'll receive critical acclaim. I think I should probably make a Wikipedia page for him, since no one else has. After all, if some of the American Idol has-beens have them, why shouldn't Leon? ^_^.

    24 Jul 2009 Reply
  • obladi-oblada

    Is it just me or does "Bring it on" really sounds the same as "Abracadabra" by Steve Miller band? I think this song is great as well though :)

    22 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Placyd_trip

    Une belle découverte que ce chanteur...C'est classieux, original, les instrus sont comme je les aimes, à l'anglaise, un peu Hip Hop - un peu Funky, c'est idéal pour passer une bonne journée dès le matin. Une nouvelle valeur sûre, espérons qu'il ne s'arrêtera pas en si bon chemin...

    26 May 2009 Reply
  • ViceGermany

    VIVE LIVE TOUR 2008 /w Drop the Lime, Purple Crush, Miss Odd Kidd, ThunderHeist, Little Boots, Mickey Moonlight (Ed Banger), thecocknbullkid, amm. 30.10.08 - Köln @ Werkstatt 31.10.08 - Frankfurt (Offenbach) @ MTW 01.11.08 - München @ Erste Liga 11.12.08 - Hamburg @ Neidklub 12.12.08 - Berlin @ Scala 13.12.08 - Stuttgart @ Rocker33 More info & free tickets on www.vicelive.de

    9 Oct 2008 Reply
  • tasha333333

    Hey everyone, You can see Leon's Top 5 Motown tracks on http://www.pollthepeople.com! To celebrate the 50 year anniversary of Motown, Universal Music are releasing MOTOWN 50 this December - an album of 50 tracks all chosen by voters on Poll The People - just enter your Top 5 tunes, see the list evolve and meet like-mided music fans. We've been collecting celebrity Motown 'Top 5s' to help promote the poll so thought I'd let you know - check it out and pick your Top 5s - 10 lucky winners will get FIFTY Motown albums! Best wishes, Tasha

    24 Sep 2008 Reply
  • sugaboy

    He's so underrated!

    4 Aug 2008 Reply
  • fav1985

    anyone know if his cover of "close to me" is available online??! whether it be studio recording or live...

    19 Jul 2008 Reply
  • sugaboy

    What is the correct tag? Jean-Marie or Jean Marie? This one has playable tracks...

    9 Jul 2008 Reply
  • Mister_Tweak

    "Bring It On" is brilliant!

    24 May 2008 Reply
  • benwilcox

    Just simply brilliant, You Must Know and Beg are beautiful pieces of music. Class act for 2008 =]

    9 May 2008 Reply
  • get2sammyb

    I'm a big fan of Bed Of Nails. Love THe Clik Clik's remix.

    10 Apr 2008 Reply

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