When it comes to Instagram hotties, we think Leon Grey is a guy who definitely qualifies. He is the absolute Man Candy. Leon isn't only a hottie but also a great singer. GLAMOUR got a chance to chat with the British artist recently and he left us crushing even more.
In 2016 you were featured on a couple of online sites, but the focus was mainly on how hot you are and your Instagram profile is. What are you Instagramming secrets? How do you get that perfect shot and perfect profile?
Yes, throughout the years I have been featured on a few platforms which is great, and I am truly humbled! In terms of my Instagram secrets, there isn’t much to it! I am always myself and try and be natural and confident. Lighting and background are important, but the main thing is to have fun with it.
We follow you on Insta so we know you are a singer, and after reading this many will know as well. Tell us about your musical journey? How did it start and where are you wanting to take it?
Music has always been a huge part of my childhood and growing up, professionally it started in 2011 when I was part of a music group called The Goods which was made up of my three close friends. After a few years, I decided to focus on going solo with the great help of my good friend/producer Duncsuei.
I am constantly working on my music, writing and recording daily. I am fortunate enough to be working with talented Producer Max Herman who provides me with valuable guidance. I am hugely dedicated to my craft and I hope in the future that more people from all around the world will love and appreciate my music.
How would you describe the kind of music you sing?
My music is a combination of reggae, soul and R&B. its Leon Grey vibes! It’s taken me a few years to find my sound and I do feel as an artist your sound will always develop, change and grow with you.
Who inspires you musically?
The list is endless Michael Jackson, Maxwell, Bob Marley, Dennis Brown and my mother of course just to name a few. My mixed heritage (Jamaican & Greek) has also played a big role. It’s not only who inspires me by what inspires me, a lot of my inspirations also come from emotions, the sea, the mountains, bustling cities, sounds – I often listen to array of genres from all around the world, it fascinates me how drum patterns and sounds can differ from each town let alone continent!
What’s your dream for yourself as an artist?
My dream would be to create music that can positively impact on someone, whether it's for a second, a day or a lifetime. Another dream of mine is to educate the next generation and reassure them the world doesn’t always have to be a negative place. I hope to do this through my music but more so through my voice as a young black man that has been thrown very tough challenges throughout my life.
GQ: Outside of music what else does Leon do?
LG: Well… I do get up to quite a lot! I love fitness and training and eating well. I am a huge anime fan especially Dragon Ball Z. Travel is a huge passion of mine, if I could I would probably sing and travel the world constantly - there’s just so much to see. I am yet to see much of Africa which is at the very top of my list.
You live in London which many believe is the best place to have a great turn up. What are your favourite places to party in London?
London is such a great city, so much to do. Due to always being in the studio I don’t get time to party as much as I would like. I’m a fan of bars, pubs and restaurants. Birthdays in Dalston has good hip hop vibes, True Craft in Tottenham have the best sourdough pizza’s, beer and always play the best tunes. A favourite place of mine has to be Kiln in Soho where my very good friend Meedu is Head Chef, a must when you are visiting London.