Blending the vibes of old skool Reggae with some romantic R&B, Leon Grey seamlessly breaks out from the world of modelling into music – and makes it look effortless. The Instagram sensation (200k followers and counting) first shot to success on social media, but it was his foray into the world of music which earned him features in GQ and Glamour.
Leon Grey turned to reggae music from a young age, as a way to honour his heritage. Amongst his wide range of influences, Grey counts Dennis Brown, one of the pioneers of lovers rock (a subgenre of reggae categorised for its romantic sound and lyrical content), Gregory Isaacs, the “most exquisite voice in reggae” (The New York Times), and R&B/smooth jazz star, Bobby Caldwell.
All of these varied and iconic influences can be heard in Leon Grey’s debut single, ‘Ticket For Your Love’, a laid back, sun-kissed tune, like a cool breeze drifting over from the birthplace of reggae, Jamaica itself. Co-written and produced by Max Herman (Jay Sean, Hamza Hawsawi, Ayia Gold and others), the song was recorded by Tom Hough (U2, Keane, Arianna Grande) at the renowned Sarm Studios and mixed by Grammy Award-winner Hayden Bendall and mastered by Mazen Murad. In Leon’s own words, “the song defines the magical nature of love and loving. Today we tend to be consumed by love that is often materialistic, so this song brings it back to the core of real love – the truest vibration.”