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Leo Diamondz / Bio

Nowadays Leo Diamondz is spending double time as a touring Dj under the alias Doc The Lion as well as spending time in the studio contributing production and feature vocals on upcoming projects with artists "Q", & "D. Dweller". Leo Diamondz is also currently working on his own sophomore R&B effort entitled "The Music The Maestro The Man" Leo Diamondz makes the music, makes believers, and makes it possible to indulge in real soul music . Born in Berkeley, California, but raised in Indianapolis, Indiana Leo DIamondz early music influence came from The Golden Era of Hip-Hop music in the 80's and early 90's along with Classic Soul/R&B of the 60's, 70's, and 80's. Coming from a family of singers, a career in the entertainment industry was a virtual default as Leo Diamondz was already writing original songs at 10 years old. It was also about this time that Leo Diamondz developed a talent for writing lyrics as an MC as well as Dee Jaying neighborhood block parties. Leo Diamondz has participated in multiple specialty choirs/ensambles all through school, and various talent/variety showcases throughout the Midwest. While in high school and thereafter, Leo Diamondz had several opportunites to share the stage with some of the music industry's biggest names (mentioned below) Leo Diamondz describes his style as "A Contemporary Throwback", that's new music with an oldschool feel, so everyone will love it but the 25 and up crowd will love it the most. Leo Diamondz writes all and produces most of his own music.

Leo Diamondz has shared the stage or appeared on the same billing with acts such as:

Patti LaBelle
Run DMC
Mary J. Blige
Usher
Snoop Dogg
Sugar Hill Gang
The Game
Outkast
Public Enemy
Xscape
George Clinton
Fugees
Jermaine Dupri
K7
A Tribe Called Quest
Mark Wahlberg
Spinderella
2 Live Crew
Mystikal
EPMD
Das Efx
Keith Murray
Devin the Dude
Cypress Hill
Coolio
Taylor Dane
Eddie Griffen
Adina Howard
Heiroglyphics

Artist showcase, conferences and competions include:

Star Quest
Indiana Black Expo
Scribble Jam
Got Skills

Leo Diamondz has performed on these tours:

Video Soul Live
Patti Labelle Roses Tour
How The West Was Won Tour feat Snoop Dogg and Tha Game
Smoke n Grooves
Wu-Tang and Rage Against The Machine
Hieroglyphics 3rd Eye Vision Tour

Leo DIamondz has performed at several benefit and fund raiser functions including:

UNCF Shower of Stars
Save The Monument!: Benefit for The Restoration of Monument Circle
Hurricane Katrina Benefit Concert
Music For the Masses

Here are several venues Leo Diamondz has performed at:

Clewes Memorial Hall at Butler University Indianapolis, IN,
Henkel Fieldhouse at Butler University Indianapolis, IN,
RCA Dome - Indianapolis, IN
Market Square Arena - Indianapolis, IN
Pepsi Colliseum - Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis Convention Center
The Indiana Roof Ballroom - Indianapolis, IN
The Vogue - Indianapolis, IN
Madam C.J. Walker Theatre - Indianapolis, IN
Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre - Noblesville, IN
Indiana University Student Union Hall - Bloomington, IN
U of Cincinatti Student Union Hall - Cincinatti, OH
Greene Stadium at Howard University - Washington D.C.
Kennedy Performing Arts Center - Washington D.C.
White River Ampitheatre - Auburn, WA
The Showbox - Seattle, WA
The Showbox Sodo - Seattle WA
Club Hollywood Casino - Shoreline, WA

Some of Leo Diamondz influences are:

Earth Wind And Fire
Marvin Gaye
Quincy Jones
Stevie Wonder
Michael Jackson
Curtis Mayfield
The O'Jays
Tower of Power
The Rolling Stones
The Staple Singers
James Brown
Jimi Hendrix
Led Zepplin
Bob Marley
Musiq
Isley Brothers
Average White Band
Parliment Funkadelic
Run DMC
Public Enemy
Dr. Dre
The Ohio Players

General Info

Band Members
Leo Diamondz
Artist Name
Leo Diamondz
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/leodiamondz
Genres
R&B/Soul / Soul / Classic Soul

Contact Info

Location
Edmonds, WA
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