The Vegan Artist
Dj / Musician / Producer / Singer Former Multi-Platinum Audio Engineer and Vegan Amateur Chef May you enjoy my Musical & Comestible food
A Little Bit About Nelson Leeroy…
Hailing from the south of France, Nelson Leeroy has an impressive vocal range. With his smooth, warm intonations and subtly nuanced vocal stylings, he brings to mind some of the late great romantic crooners.
His voice is a deep-bass (much lower than Barry White who was baryton-bass), so Nelson can only reach higher pitches with his “head voice“. Touching on themes such as spirituality, veganism, love and sexuality, Nelson is in his element on stage while singing, DJing or playing keyboards.
At the age of 14, Nelson started teaching himself piano, and at 16 he enrolled at the Marseille National Conservatory of Music, where he studied opera, music notation, harmony, counterpoint and music history.
At 18 he began performing on stage as a vocalist, pianist and DJ, entertaining crowds with the classics of soul, funk and R&B that had marked his childhood. In a continuing quest for knowledge, he frequented recording studios, learning the trade of sound engineer/producer and developing his skills as a songwriter and performer.
Nelson then founded Soul Spirit, a recording studio and school of sound that quickly became a standard-setter in Marseille, the city of his birth. This allowed him to reach a new level of industry recognition and became multi-platinum Audio Engineer by working with high-profile individuals and artists.
In 2013 Nelson stop providing commercial recording services and focus instead on his own music career, as Dj / Singer / Producer. He is currently releasing his nu-disco, funky deep house productions on Soul Spirit Music or Boaz Records, his own labels.
In 2016, after a serious awareness started in 2014 that led him to become a Vegetarian, then Vegan Nelson decided to update his musical style to something more main stream; “electronic-pop bluesy” and deal more with subjects about anti speciesism, veganism and ecology, in order to brings his stone to the edifice by delivering a message of peace and compassion through his music.
Nelson has worked with the following artists & Individuals:
Leee John (Imagination), Philip Bailey (Earth Wind & Fire), Wycleff Jean, Hot Stuff (My Love Is Right), Sat, Le Rat Luciano (Fonky Family), Heavenly, Houcine Camara (Star Ac’ 2), Laurent Paganelli (Canal +), Robert Pires, Neo Latino, Kristin Marion, Jean-Jacques Lafon, Soprano, Lea Castel, Diam’s, Melissa M, Kenza Farah, El Matador, La Swija, Ado Fm, Psy4 De La Rime, Eric Abidal, Amanda Lear, Nathalie Simon, Bruno Cali & Baster, Akhenaton, Jean-Michel Bernard (Ray Charles), Claude Brasseur, François Berleand, Patrick Chesnais, Arnaud Selignac, Alexis Dante, Jean Marc Sicky, Les Prêtres, Sean Hosein, James Guttridge, Henri Quinson, Bruno Spire, Rolland Courbis, Patrick Bosso, Stephen Fry (Bbc), Jeff Domenech, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Valerie Begue, Emily Lady, Jeff Lindsay (Dexter), Barbara Hendricks, Love Derwinger, Wes Anderson, Jason Schwartzman, Roman Coppola, Mani Hesam…