He lifts his voice and something just like magic happens. His first note. The enchantment. Your heart opens. Then you smile. Leon Timbo delivers everything you need in music. You listen and you know its genuine. Raw, jagged, unrefined soul laced with pure, silky, captivating vocals. He delivers transparency. With every emotionally enriched, love-centric tune, his transparency forces us to also be transparent.
While others wonder how to categorize the spiritual, folksy, soulful, blues-laden, R&B-spiked, Motown-influenced delivery of the Jacksonville, Florida native, he has been busy being unable to be categorized. His expressive style and range offers logical explanation for his broad-based appeal and in his eclectic authenticity he has managed to sing his way into the hearts of industry favorites Quincy Jones, R. Kelly, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, and more.
Artistically, Leon Timbo is passionate about what love is and what love is not. He stands poised to be the voice without reservation that expresses accurately the difference between the two. “I feel like the emptiness in musical expression stems from us being afraid to be transparent, to not be perfect, to not do it right, to not just say ‘I’m sorry,’ but to actually be transparent enough to say why. Without that, I think we’re missing a huge piece of what our music is. Being that that’s who I am, I feel like I’m special – and that my message is special – for this moment.”
Leon's latest initiative, UNIFI, is a collective of artists, advocates, community leaders, activists and do-gooders that have come together to positively impact the community to create change and address the social issues that plague our community. UNIFI seeks to empower individuals and communities through the creative arts and engagement, providing creatives the opportunity to use their platform and influence to positively impact communities and address social justice issues for good. Leon strongly believes that no matter what position you have in life that everyone can invoke change because "Change Begins With Love."