Born and raised by a musical family in Wellington, New Zealand, Leon first picked up a bass at the age of 11. He has experimented with a range of genres, performing everything from classical to jazz and metal to big band.
He has an impressive resume when it comes to the artists that he’s played with, including Jim Pugh (Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra) and Bennie Maupin (Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock). He has also performed with big bands directed by the likes of Dave Panichi and Bruce Paulson.
A young and dynamic bass player passionate about music, Leon left New Zealand in 2013 heading to the UK to search out more musical opportunities, where he met and is now being mentored by American bass veteran Troy Antunes whose credits include Justin Timberlake.
Since being in the UK he has played for Jesse Sheehan, Weston Rd, Matt Mulholland, Ny Oh as well as X Factor finalist Sam Callahan.