GenresR&B, Soul, Hip Hop, Gospel
LocationAkron OH United States
Sounds LikePrince, Maxwell, Musiq Soulchild, Ne-Yo, Usher, Brian McKnight.
Digital Locationwww.reverbnation.com/damonleon musicpage.com/damonleon
HistoryMember since: 02/26/2013 Year Founded: 2012
- Original material: 00 hrs : 45 min
- Cover material: 03 hrs : 00 min
- CDs released: 0
- CDs sold: 0
- Original Songs:
- Average Draw: 125
- Largest crowd: 2,000
- Have sound: No PA
Addendum: Damon Leon suffered an injury on December 10, 2013. He had surgery on April 18, 2014 and is currently rehabbing.
Damon Leon is a multi-talented singer/songwriter/producer from Akron, OH. Damon grew up singing and playing drums with various groups, choirs and bands. After being unanimously voted "Most Talented" of his senior class, his acapella trio, Phantusee (pronounced fantasy), was briefly signed to MCA Records. This was accomplished through a chance meeting with Richard Lafaver backstage at LL Cool J's "Nitro Tour" in Cleveland, OH.
Lafaver was the road manager for Rap duo, Eric B. and Rakim who had just signed a production deal with MCA. Unfortunately, due to problems with the groups management, they were released from the label. Damon did not sing for about two years, then, after winning several contests and singing with a blues band for 4 years, Damon began writing new material and decided to try a solo career.
Sadly, this solo project was soon derailed when he entered a deep depression after his second son, Damon Leon Smith II or "Baby Damon", passed away from SIDS at 6 days old. Damon entered into a depression that would hold him captive for another 4 years. Damon began writing songs for other people and singing hooks for rap artists and that began his inspiration for his current project.
Damon is in the process of completing production on his debut cd, “Love And Life…One Man’s Story”. The first single, "Stay, For A Little While?" , competed in the "You Got Soul Contest" on The Mellow Mix at wpbradio.com out of Baltimore, MD, and is currently in the semi-final round. Damon also opened for national recording artist "Lyfe Jennings" in 2013 and he is scheduled to appear in his first feature film, "The Man Who Changed Everything". Damon believes that much of today's main stream R&B lacks the soul that this genre once had, and he wants to spark a return to the roots of emotionally stirring and thought provoking music. So be on the lookout and keep your ears open, because Damon Leon is…
The “New Soul” of R&B!
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Akronist.comJuly 09, 2013
Leon is an R&B singer with a distinct baritone voice and a passion for music.