Hailing from Fort Worth, Texas, the 26 year-old is without doubt one of the year’s most talked-about artists with a stunning, critically acclaimed debut album and fast-growing reputation for mind-blowing live performances.
On his first-ever New Zealand visit, Leon will bring his unique brand of vintage soul and captivating on-stage presence, to one of Auckland's most beautiful historic theatres. He sold out his debut US tour in a matter of minutes earlier this year and just last month played to a full house in the hallowed Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY. Leon has also picked up a Grammy nomination for his soulful debut.
Current single ‘Smooth Sailin’ is a brass-laden two-chord wonder with a hint of blues guitar to accompany Bridges’ trademark southern vocals.
The New York Times says that Leon “… has both an edgeless, soothing voice and a knack for swinging, idea-filled songwriting”. While NME writes that, “Coming Home exists in a satin-swathed time warp that takes you back 55 years.” That sounds like a bit of us!