‘The epitome of emerging talent’ – The Caviar Spoon
‘A Rising Star’ – Cliché Magazine
‘A real breath of fresh air’ – Exposed Vocals
J.J Leone is a singer-songwriter, multi instrumentalist and producer. He was born in Chingford, London and comes from a family of showground heritage.
Leone showed an interest in music at an early age, learning the acoustic and electric guitar through books and by ear, largely due to the influence of his older brother. By the age of 10, Leone had settled in the Norfolk countryside, which J.J now cites as his hometown. It was here that he was able to learn the drums and bass guitar, along with the electronic production of music, all with no tuition.
Through his relentless pursuit of a musical career, J.J. spent a period of time as a homeless street performer in Northampton. After catching the attention of BBC Introducing, Richer Unsigned and a number of musical blogs across the world, Leone has now created his own brand of soul-pop fusion and prides himself on the fact that he writes, records and produces all of his own material, setting him apart from the crowd as the ultimate un-manufactured DIY artist.
To date, he has amassed over 1,000,000 views on Facebook and over 250,000 YouTube views.
Following a number of prestigious concerts, including the world famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London and sold out European shows for internationally renowned ‘Sofar Sounds’, Leone released his EP ‘The Rebuild’ in March 2017, which peaked at #12 in the iTunes Singer-Songwriter chart.