February 28, 2015
From The Big Screen To The Stage, “Leon & The Peoples” Releases New Single “I’ld Look Good on You”
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – July 1, 2016 – PRLog You know him from movies and he goes by Leon. Leon is no stranger to music on the silver screen having portrayed David Ruffin in the hit Mini-Series”The Temptations,” now get to know his music.
Leon has made his mark in the music industry specifically in the reggae sector and the public is responding very well to his grooves. Leon’s last single “Love is a Beautiful Thing” charted #6 on the 2015 Billboard. With the new single “I’d Look Good on You” Leon is sure to gain some momentum from his previous single’s success. Leon is no stranger to music on the silver screen having portrayed David Ruffin in the hit Mini-Series”The Temptations” based on the legendary Motown super group, “The Five Heartbeats” and as “Little Richard” in the authorized biopic both which were directed by Robert Townsend. You will also recognize him from the hit movies “Get Rich or Die Tryin'”, “Ali”, “BAPs”, “Waiting to Exhale”, “Cliffhanger”, “Cool Runnings”, and the hit TV show “OZ.”
Leon can be seen touring with the Peoples in New York, Chicago, Las Vegas and many more and there no slowing down now. Purchase “I’d Look Good on You” on I-tunes and other digital outlets.http://news.theurbanmusicscene.com/2016/07/leon-and-the-peoples-release-new-single-id-look-good-on-you/
Leon & The Peoples
2014-07-17 06:07:59 Teri Doty
‘Love Is A Beautiful Thing’
by Teri Doty, Music Insider Magazine
Many people know Leon Robinson simply as “Leon,” the actor starring with Tom Cruise in “All the Right Moves,” a star in Madonna’s controversial “Like a Prayer” video and the lead actor in “Cool Runnings.” He also gave memorable performances as three legendary singers: David Ruffin in the miniseries “The Temptations;” Little Richard in the TV movie “Little Richard,” for which he received an Emmy nomination; and JT in “The Five Heartbeats.”
Yet Robinson’s musical abilities go far beyond his portrayals in TV and film. An accomplished lead vocalist and songwriter, Robinson and his band Leon & The Peoples received an International Reggae and World Music Award nomination for their debut CD “The Road Less Traveled,” and won “Best International Artist” at the Joe Higgs Reggae Awards.
Recently signed to Spectra Music Group, Leon & The Peoples’ new single, “Love Is A Beautiful Thing” was featured on the BET/Centric TV show “Culture List,” which premiered in July 2013. The band is working on its first album for Spectra and has embarked on its “Love Is A Beautiful Thing” tour.
Recently, I had the opportunity to talk with Leon about his background, experiences as a musician and actor, and career highlights.