Actor, singer, songwriter, producer, Leon Robinson better known by his stage name Leon or his band’s name Leon and the Peoples lit up Rumi Event Space in NYC like fireworks plunging into the night sky and shattering the darkness. In an unbelievably effervescent performance Leon rocked the house and captured the crowded room with his talent and vibrancy.
Those also joining Leon in this Let Me Help benefit supporting “Operation Warrior Shield” (an organization providing service dogs to wounded veterans), were Randy Edelman (world renown film scorer), Kim Sledge, (sister Sledge), Felipe Rose (Village People), Joey Belladonna (lead singer of thrash metal band Anthrax), Mickey Burns ( host of Profiles), Jon Butcher (Solo artist), Rocky Kramer, Allied Artist Music Groups superstar), April Rose Gabrielli (currently charting at #26 on Billboard charts), No Mansfield (Revolushn) and many others. The huge Red Carpet extravaganza was produced by SohoJohnny, MD25 Entertainment, DRMAGDN, and World Star PR. Each of the performers showcased their talent from the goodness of their hearts and for no compensation.
Leon is recognized for the roles as David Ruffin in the TV movie The Temptations, The Five Heartbeats, Cool Runnings, Above The Rim, Little Richard, and many others. He was also cast as the angel in the iconic music video “Like A Prayer” by Madonna. Although his acting career is award winning and phenomenal he also spearheads his band Leon and the Peoples, and received an International Reggae and World Music award nomination.
Leon is truly one of the most influential music makers in the industry. His music has color, texture and heart. He gives all that he is and all that he has to his songs as well as a crushing dedication to his gifts. His music is constant and the climate in which all things can thrive…..
Photo Credits: Billy Hess