Leo Washington grew up in Monroe, Louisiana, where, a bright student, he made the honors list throughout his time at elementary school and junior high. It wouldn’t be until fifth grade that he would discover his love for music and, despite cutting his DJ chops in Atlanta, GA, go on to operate a successful entertainment company out of Texas, using his strong work ethic and commitment to professionalism to provide an excellent service for clients across the state and beyond.
I was always determined not to let my present situation define who I wanted to become in the future. I appreciate where I came from, and it taught me many life lessons. My grandfather instilled in me the belief in doing a job and doing it well – I still believe in that to this day.
Harnessing this determination, Leo picked up music during fifth grade, though he soon discovered that he’d already missed out on listening to many genres, leaving him plenty of catching up to do: “We were only permitted to listen to gospel until I got to high school,” Leo tells us. “I missed all of the great music of the seventies, eighties and nineties. Imagine what happened to me when I first heard Earth, Wind, and Fire, Prince, Heavy D, Run DMC…”
Pursuing his love for music of all kinds, Leo started out playing the trumpet but, in time, moved over to the French horn. He even bagged himself a spot in the ‘World Famed’ Grambling State University Tiger Marching Band. And it was during this time that Leo “fell in love with all different varieties of music” and, he tells us, “recognized that I had a knack for spotting a hit before the song even hit the radio,” providing him with a skill that would prove key to his future success as a DJ.
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