Born and raised by a musical family in Wellington, New Zealand, Leon first picked up a bass at the age of 11. With the electric bass his instrument of choice, he has experimented with a range of genres, performing everything from Classical to Jazz and Metal to Big Band though his heart lies with Rock.
He has an impressive resume when it comes to the artists that he’s played with, including Jim Pugh (Steely Dan, Michael Jackson, Pint Floyd and Frank Sinatra) and Bennie Maupin (Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock). He has also performed with big bands directed by the likes of Dave Panichi (the infamous bearded trombone player for Buddy Rich!) and Bruce Paulson (The Tonight Show and Stevie Wonder).
A young and dynamic bass player passionate about music, Leon left New Zealand in 2013 heading to the UK to search out more musical opportunities, where he met and is now being mentored by US bass veteran Troy Antunes whose credits include Justin Timberlake.
Since being in the UK he has played for X Factor finalist, Sam Callahan and Jesse Sheehan. Managed by Troy, Leon currently plays bass for his band Weston Rd.
When asked about playing on his Eden rig Leon said; ‘I have played through many amplifiers and cabs, but none of them come close to my Eden rigs. The control of tone built in with outstanding clarity of the cabs is just unreal.’
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