‘Leytonstone-born singer who survived sleeping on the streets by busking hopes to inspire others’.
Leone’s interview with the East London Guardian has been published and is featured in today’s paper. Laura O’Callaghan of the Guardian series interviewed the singer-songwriter on his background, growing up in East London, his time on the streets and how he hopes his experiences will be able to help others. The publication, which serves the borough of Waltham Forest (J.J.’s birthplace), also featured the article on their website.
Full article here: http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/15375312.Singer_who_survived_sleeping_on_the_streets_by_busking_hopes_to_inspire_others/
‘Plaistow-schooled musician on how he went from busker to recording star’.
J.J. Leone spoke to the Newham Recorder newspaper, London on his remarkable story so far. Written by Beth Wyatt, Leone was asked about his influences, his time as a homeless street performer, and his hopes and his aspirations for the future.
Read the full article here: http://www.newhamrecorder.co.uk/news/plaistow-schooled-musician-on-how-he-went-from-busker-to-recording-star-1-5074825
Future Radio have just uploaded their ‘Listen Again’ link to J.J. Leone’s interview on air with Joe Lever.
Leone discussed the reaction to his new single ‘With You’ so far, his diverse family background and plans for 2017. Link: https://www.mixcloud.com/futureradio/future-sounds-with-guests-the-magic-es-and-jj-leone-with-presenter-joe-lever-210617/ – Skip to 41:00.
Picture credit: Sam Day @ Future Radio
The Drunken Coconut featured J.J. Leone’s new single ‘With You’ on their ‘Fresh Singles’ section.
The blog, based in Vancouver – Canada, said that ‘With You’ (released July 7th 2017) is ‘A gently acoustic-guitar led track, coupled with a classic R&B edge and topped off with Leone’s signature soulful vocals!’
J.J. Leone’s interview on the Stephen Bumfrey show on BBC Radio Norfolk is now available to listen again on the BBC iPlayer. Beginning at 2:35, Leone discusses his journey from the first time he picked up the guitar, to the music scene in his hometown, to future plans for 2017.
‘Hear Me Raw Music’, an online music blog championing the works of unsigned and independent artists have featured J.J. Leone under their ‘Introducing’ section, as well as a feature on his new single ‘With You’, released on July 7th 2017.
They describe him as having ‘an easy listening vibe led by his expert guitar skills and his raw, honest lyricism.’
Full article: https://hearmerawmusic.wordpress.com/2017/06/16/introducing-j-j-leone/?preview_id=3926&preview_nonce=8537050a63