Aaron Leon Thomas, (born March 19,1989) better known as A’rin Leon is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is an American R&B/Soul singer, songwriter, musical arranger and actor whose style blends contemporary R&B, soul, funk, alternative, blues, jazz, some gospel influences as well as hip hop. A’rin Leon, began to sing and play keyboards at the very young age of 4 and began writing at 9. A’rin, along with his 4 close siblings later joined the Freedom Theater, a performing arts program in Philadelphia where they studied dance, singing, acting, ballet etc. The Freedom Theater is where A’rin realized music for him would be forever. A’rin then began entering talent showcases where he often took first place.
In the year 2003, A’rin Leon and his family later moved to Atlanta, Georgia where his mother believed would be a better environment to raise her children. A’rin continued to sing, dance, write and perform and eventually formed groups such as “Six Flo”, “Reality” and “Hazie Blu”.
Well known for his memorable performances in a variety of different types of events from small venues such as Voltage Lounge, Dobbs, Milk Boy and Warm Daddys to bigger venues like The Hard Rock Cafe, The Liacourus Center and the TLA in Philadelphia. He just made his Debut NYC performance in Times Square at “Tobacco Road”.
A’rin is now relocated back in Philadelphia continuing to pursue his musical goals and aspirations, serving as a piano instructor for children. This is A’rin’s way of giving back to his community on a daily basis. A’rin Leon was scouted by Mystere Jones (MJ Mgmt), while performing with his band Hazie Blu at the Trocadero. Mystere Jones took A’rin under his wing, accepting the role as manager, encouraging A’rin to produce a solo project.
A’rin is now in the process of completing his forthcoming EP project entitled “Paradox Deluxe”, which debuts the 1st single and video “All My Love” and the follow up single and video “Paradox”. Other works include taking on the role of choir director in a play entitled “Life Line” and is set to score another play entitled “Love’s Obituary”.
A’rin, plans to save the game, change hearts and bring back pure great music… Soul music!
A’rin was nominated for Best New R & B / Pop Artist Solo or Group Male at the 2014 Philly Hip Hop Awards!
Words from A’rin Leon: “Music is my life, music is my therapy and I wouldn’t be able to breathe without it. My goal is to be able to travel the world with just me and my piano and make music to heal the world”