Leondre Decries (Bars) was bullied since primary school and repeatedly beat up walking home. He reports, “I felt really trapped and I didn’t know how to break free of it all, so I start writing poems on, like how I felt…and one day, I just listened to a beat and…I started writing a poem to it and it turned into as song, eventually.” Then he started wrapping to the music and explains, “that’s really how I got my style.” Watch what happened….
More than finding his ‘style,’ this experienced really forced Leondre to reach inward, find his gifts, use them to work through his situation and create something that also benefited others. His performances with Charlie Lenehan (Melody) has had over 2 million views, as the lyrics and delivery so deeply resonant with some many other young beings. When they performed on Britain’s Got Talent 2014, one of the judges said, “for two young kids like yourselves to come out and sing about something that really affects you, and do it in a style that is completely yours is a really rare thing.”
Leondre (Bars) wrote the lyrics to the song “Hopeful,” demonstrating a strong linguistic creative intelligence. In this interview with Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen show, you can see not only both Leondre and Charlie creating through their musical intelligence, but you can also take a peak at Leondre’s interpersonal intelligence as he interacts so easily and spontaneously with Ellen. Officially known as Bars and Melody, Leondre and Charlie released their debut album “143” on 21 August 2015. It debuted at number four in the UK.
The boys can be reached through their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/BarsAndMelodyMusic