LICK NEON BIO
Nick Leon is an accomplished musician that was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He began playing piano at the age of 6. As years passed, he learned more instruments, such as guitar, bass, saxophone, drums, harmonica, mandolin, and banjo. He is able to song write with ease and is passionate when performing. He began songwriting and performing at the age of 15. In 2015, he wrote, arranged and played all instruments on a 9 track EP titled “Dearest Moon”. From age 15 to 18, Nick founded and performed in an established band in Houston called All The Others. It was a seven piece band in which Nick wrote and arranged every piece for the band. In early 2016, his band released a project titled “Colours”.
Nick studied jazz bass at Strake Jesuit High School and performed in many jazz showcases with his jazz ensemble. This led to Nick getting into The Berklee College of Music on a scholarship for electric bass. Upon arriving at Berklee, Nick formed a six piece band that now goes by the name Lick Neon. In the summer of 2017, he wrote and arranged a 12 track LP titled “Monday Tuesday”, which he recorded in Houston with his band. This band has since played countless sold out shows in Boston, and is currently working on the release of a new EP coming out spring 2018. Nick has worked many other gigs, including both acoustic shows in Houston and electric bass gigs in Boston. He performed weekly at numerous Houston venues such as Warehouse Live, Sterling House, The Secret Group, Walter’s Downtown, and many more. His band in Boston was featured in many showcases, such as The Golden Mic showcase, most recently held at Bay State College.
At Berklee, Nick is studying professional music with concentrations in Songwriting and Performance, as well as minoring in Gender Studies. He hopes to song write and arrange for a living after graduating from Berklee.