Leandro is a Singer Songwriter / Producer / Director
Leandro Arturo Carrasquero Perez was born in 1977 in Caracas Venezuela. His mother is Yajaira Perez (Pigi) and his father Jonny Carrasquero. He has a younger brother, Alfredo Alejandro Carrasquero (Paporro), and two sisters, Gabriela Alejandra Carrasquero (Mamu, the younger sister) and Rainier Alejandra Carrasquero (the older sister). Leandro lived in Venezuela for 25 years during which time he was involved in acting, modeling, professional car racing in BMX AA-Pro, and helping his father who worked as a mechanic
At the age of 25 Leandro decided to move to Los Angeles, California. He continued to race in BMX for the United State from 2003 until 2007 in order to become an AA-Pro while also working at a number of companies including McDonald's, Clark world Communication, Mototecnica, and even sometimes as a gardener in order to financially support himself. Leandro had to live in his car for 3 years with his girlfriend Susana De Fazio (an ex Miss Venezuela). Despite the fact that Leandro loved his girlfriend, he decided to end the relationship with her since he didn't want to make her go through the hardships and live the difficult lifestyle that he was ready to face in order to reach his career goals. Susana decided to move back to Venezuela and Leandro stayed in the United States all by himself in order to reach his lifetime dream of becoming a successful musician!
In 2007 Leandro started working for the Abbey Club in West Hollywood as a bartender’s assistant. Unfortunately, two months later while leaving work on his motorcycle, 3 cars ran him over, causing severe injuries for which he had to be hospitalized at the Cedar Sinai hospital for one and a half months. Fifteen days after being discharged from the hospital, his best friend from Mexico, Hector Castañeda, decided to move back to Mexico and gave him a gift which was a guitar and told him that the day he comes back to the United States he would like to see that Leandro has become a great musician!
Today Leandro supports himself by playing music on the street in various places in California including the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, Venice beach, and Hollywood, as well as in Las Vegas, Nevada and a number of other States. He has also had the opportunity to play in various establishments including the BB King, Party Lakers Event, L.A CA, Convention Center CA, Hollywood Park Casino CA, House of Blues Hollywood CA and other clubs on Sunset Blvd, and the Celebrity Center in Hollywood CA. In addition, he has performed for the United States Congress in 2010 and during the Mexican Independent Day in 2009. Leandro is still acting and singing and continues to learn new things every day while working non-stop and tirelessly to reach his lifetime dream of becoming a great musician.
Publicist Jonn Taylor