LÉON

Margin Walker Presents

LÉON

Jacob Banks

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00

This event is all ages

LÉON
LÉON
LÉON is a quite the name, and quite the voice. Born from musician parents in Stockholm, Sweden, as her mother is a seasoned cellist in the symphony, and father, the composer of sorts, LÉON is only doing what she knows best. It’s in her blood, and she knows nothing else. She’s honed her live and performing chops fronting a ten piece hip hop/soul band since the age of 17. At the age of 21, LÉON decided to go out on her own after meeting Swedish producer, Agrin Rahmani, who has been her muse ever since. Together, with Agrin at the helm as her sole producer and co-writer, Agrin and LÉON have been developing a deep body of work over the last year. She released her debut EP, Treasure, in the winter of 2015. LÉON has since been added to many Artist To Watch lists for 2016, including Paper Magazine, Buzzfeed and Snapchat’s lists to name a few. She’s also selected as thee Spotify Spotlight Artist To Watch in 2016, along with recently being named a Vevo Discovr artist. Her single Tired of Talking has been leading the charge with over 50 million streams. She’s excited for you to get to know her better through her music and lyrics, because the music always says it all. LÉON is currently finishing up her full length, which will release in the Spring of 2017.

She's honed her live and performing chops fronting a ten piece hip hop/soul band since the age of 17. At the age of 21, LÉON decided to go out on her own after meeting Swedish producer, Agrin Rahmani, who has been her muse ever since. Together, with Agrin at the helm as her sole producer and co-writer, Agrin and LÉON have been developing a deep body of work over the last year. She released her debut EP, Treasure, on 10/23/15. She's excited for you to get to know her better through her music and lyrics, because the music always says it all. LÉON is currently finishing up her full length, which will release in the Summer of 2016.
Jacob Banks
Jacob Banks
Like all trailblazers, Jacob Banks defies any and all boundaries. His ear-catching signature sound remains equally steeped in the swing of R&B, the grit of rock ‘n’ roll, the gusto of hip-hop, and the power of pop.

The singer/songwriter moved from Nigeria to Birmingham at the age of 13, and began singing, playing guitar and writing songs at the age of 20. He got his start recording songs for friends to listen to in their cars and hitting the open mic circuit before self-releasing his first EP The Monologue in 2013.

He has since released independent EP The Paradox and made his debut on Interscope Records with The Boy Who Cried Freedom EP, praised by everyone from The New York Times to Vogue, with Time recognizing “Chainsmoking” as one of the “Best Songs of 2017 So Far” and The FADER naming “Mercy” one of their “Songs You Need in Your Life This Week.”

Jacob has recently introduced “Unknown (To You)” as the first single from his forthcoming full-length album, The Village. The track has received critical acclaim, featured on The New York Times’ “The Playlist” and NYLON’s “Soundcheck: The 11 Best Releases of the Week” upon release.

Having supported Alicia Keys, Sam Smith and Emeli Sandé on tour, Jacob is now playing to festival crowds including Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, The Meadows, Firefly, and Outside Lands. The New York Times named Jacob one of “12 Notable Acts” at SXSW. This fall, Jacob will embark on his headlining North American Into the Wild tour. The tour will kick off with a show at LA’s The Roxy on November 2nd, which sold out 3 months in advance, and will run through December 5th in Atlanta.
Venue Information:
Three Links
2704 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226
http://www.threelinksdeepellum.com