Leo has an intense track record of activity for the past two and a half decades throughout the U.S. and Japan. Based in Los Angeles for over 22 years, has aided him in developing an “up close and personal” view of the industry in all aspects. This journey started in Birmingham, Alabama, where he grew up surrounded by all forms of Gospel, Blues, R & B, Country, and Rock music. Leo has performed with many groups and artists. He is an accomplished guitarist with an amazing track record of experience for studio and live stage productions. This fiery guitarist/vocalist leaves no stones unturned with his amazing musical arrangements, and fantastic vocal range that will simply astound you.
He furthered his music career by attending M.I. Music Institute, Hollywood CA, Porter Music Studios, Birmingham AL., and Los Angeles City College where he studied guitar, harmony and theory, writing and arrangement, music production, audio engineering, and several courses in drama.
Leo is a sought after session guitarist who has worked with Motown Records, MCA Records, Death Row Records, Ray Chu of “Saturday Night at the Apollo”, “Chuck Rainey”, “George Clinton”, “The Patrice Rushen Band”, Cedric Martin of “Confunkshun”, Thomas McClary of “The Commodores”, Louis Johnson of “The Brothers Johnson”, and many more.
His debut CD titled Leo Key Unlocked captures the essence of his musical roots. “Living Blues Magazine” called Unlocked “An Exceptional Debut Recording”.
Since its release, Leo Key Unlocked has captured the top 25 play list of the following radio stations -WITR (Rochester, NY); WBRO (Marengo, IN); WBEZ (Chicago, IL); RnBT (Umbertide (PG) Italy), KNON (Dallas, TX), KPFT (Houston, TX) and KVRX (Austin, TX) just to name a few.
Leo Key: Unlocked charted at number 30 in the Real Blues Magazine top 100 CD’s.
CD Baby stated..”It’s so rare to find a new Blues Artist with talent”
Member: (NARAS) The Recording Academy’s P&E Wing