Leon was born and raised in Asbury Park, NJ, where he still lives today in a luxury high rise overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
A Graduate of Asbury Park High School, Leon has a Daughter who has a succesful business career in Boston.
After traveling all over the world as a military policeman with the US Air Force, Leon decided to follow in the footsteps of his
life-long hero, James Brown, and pursue a life of music by using his incredible voice to sing in front of a kick-ass funky horn band.
In the 70's, after several years singing with an R&B vocal group known as The Broadways,
he put together an 8 piece band and named it WATERFRONT.
Waterfront featured a solid, driving rhythm section and a tight, flashy horn section and covered such great music as that of;
Earth, Wind & fire, Rick James, Parliament Funkadelic, The Gap Band, Ohio Players and many more of the artists that dominated the R&B music scene in the 70's and 80's. Waterfront was famous for their shows which were fully costumed and choreographed and presented with a tight, professional flare.
Leon has long been known for his passion for stage clothes. His wardrobe has included some of the classiest, fashionable and flashy outfits to ever hit a stage over the years. He continues that tradition to this day.
One day, Leon got the chance to meet James Brown in Atlantic City. The two became instant friends and before
he passed on, JB made a point to have lunch with Leon whenever he performed in AC.
Leon Trent, for 25 years, lead vocalist for the 8 piece Waterfront band, veterans of the Headliner, the Playpen. the Surf Club and Atlantic City's Harrah's and the Sands, brings his soulful stylings to the duo, giving incredibly visual interpretations of James Brown, Al Green, Ray Charles, Barry White, and the Temptations,
as well as Frank Sinatra,Bobby Darin, Elvis, Michael Jackson, and more.
With the rhythmic drive of his latin percussion, his soulful dance moves, and his vibrant personality,
he turns a song into a show and quickly becomes the audience's onstage friend.