Welcome to my home and thanks for stopping by. I’d like to first wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR, and my hope is that 2016 gets off to an amazing start for you all!!! Just keep believing in who you are….work fiercely everyday….trust your father’s direction…and NOTHING CAN STOP YOU!!! We are getting closer to the release of the second single “GROOVIN” from the forthcoming LP “UNCOVERED“!!! The song will be available to stream and download in the CD Baby player below as well as all digital music outlets by spring of 2016!! Thanks to your incredible support, our 1st single “Happy Feelings” received warm reviews, and won an ACADEMIA AWARD for best R&B/Rock single for April 2015!!
It’s such an honor for us to pay tribute to some of the greatest soul singers of all-time! The project has been a three year labor of love that we truly hope will be enjoyed by all. As a collection of some of the best Soul Classics ever written, we’ll release a single each month for four consecutive months before releasing the entire Album. Included are classics from Stevie Wonder, Sade, The Temptations, Earth Wind and Fire, Lionel Richie, Bloodstone, Maze, and more! Check out this promo Video
I’ll be discussing the songs and their recording process on my email Newsletter so be sure to subscribe to “The Backstage Pass” email list >>>>> for exclusive info, footage, and free downloads. Drop in on my New Facebook page , as well as twitter so you can stay up to date on all the exciting things that are happening!!
I want to personally thank you all so much for your patience and crazy support for the New Project, and you all know how grateful I am for the love you showed me on the “BACK 2 SMOOTH” release. It’s still selling well and can be purchased by clicking the itunes icon above, the Amazon player to the right, or via the CDBaby store below. The exclusive compilation single entitled “Glowing Tonite” did very well on the UK Soul Charts as a part of the sensational “So Soulful Collection” from London’s DJ Jai. The Indie R&B compilation climbed all the way to the #2 spot!!! Please continue to support all of the amazing Artist on the project, which can be purchased on Amazon.com : http://goo.gl/zYP914 or on itunes : http://goo.gl/rCC6EY . Make sure you don’t forget to log onto Pandora , Jango, Spotify, or Last.fm, and create a Les Dion Radio station on our behalf. Your steadfast love is amazing and appreciated more than you could imagine.
Lastly, we were a bit disappointed that the national Honoring Our Veterans Tour was cancelled, but some amazing tour opportunities continue to open for us. We are tentatively planning several mini-tours for the fall and winter, specifically in the southeastern US, and England. Lots of awesome things happening so stay connected, and remember, I love you guys with all my heart. With your help, we’re “Raising the Bar of R&B from SEX to SUBSTANCE”, and bringing real music back to the air-waves.
Frankie Beverly and Maze were truly one of the greatest soul bands of the 70’s. EMG Music Group is pleased to announce the release of ‘Happy Feelings’ from Les Dion. His soulful live rendition breaths new life into this classic soul ballad. “Much of what I know today, I learned from Frankie, Maurice White, Marvin, and all of the legendary soul singers I’m covering on the ‘UNCOVERED’ project”, says Les. ” I can only hope that my interpretation of these classic have been done with class, respect, and with a modern feel that can give these songs a new life cycle.” Follow the smooth ride of 5 single releases leading to the August 18, 2015 release of the full 12 song set of ‘UNCOVERED’ . Raising the bar of R&B from sex to substance!! Les is More
Sade…The Stylistics, EWF, Stevie Wonder, Maze, and so much more coming this May on my sophomore release ‘Uncovered’ ! The Album I always wanted to record.
On this episode of “The INSIDE Groove“, Les Dion discusses Smooth Jazz Radio’s rise to tremendous popularity in the 90’s, and the causes for it’s sudden demise from the radio airwaves over the past 6 years. The blame has been placed squarely on the shoulders of the genre itself, but there’s actually a much larger more powerful culprit involved. Find out why Smooth Jazz radio really died this week on “The INSIDE Groove”.