Interview with Leon James

If you ask Tie The Thali what the song of Summer 2018 was, we would hands down say Kanne Kanne by Leon James featuring Jonita Gandhi. We first came across this song on YouTube after we noticed that it was trending – and let’s just say it as on repeat for several weeks (and possible still is). However, we have also been huge fans of Leon James’ albums that he’s created in the past few years. A few notable songs from his albums are Un Kadhal Irundhl Podhum – Kavalai Vendham, Kohlia – KO, 2, Kannama – KO, 2, and  Verrattaama Veerratturiye – Veera.

Though you know Leon as an artist, how much do you really know about him? We put him to the test with a rapid fire interview to get to know Leon James on a fun level!




  1. My favourite thing about living in India is the people.

  2. My dream car would be Lamborghini Aventador.

  3. I am looking forward to making my own independent album.

  4. Growing up, I was a Vijay (Pick One: Vijay/Suyra)fan.

  5. If I had to move to a different county or a year, it would be USA. (Pick One: USA/Switzerland).

  6. The last song I listened to was All The Stars by Kendrick Lamar .

  7. I tend to live(Pick One: live/capture)the moments of my life.

  8. My greatest accomplish this far in life is seeing a foreigner and her little baby dancing to one of my tunes on Instagram.

  9. One thing people don’t know about me is that I’m a total geek when it comes to audio gear and tech.

  10. My Hollywood crush would be Katy Perry.

  11. If I could travel back in time, I would change nothing about my past.

  12. The most meaningful song to me is Scared To Be Lonely by Martin Garrix.

  13. Mersal(Pick One:Ghilli/Mersal) is my favourite Vijay movie.

  14. John Mayeris someone I hope to make music with in the future.
  15. I’m my happiest when I make a new tune that I’m proud of.

  16. A nerve wracking moment for me was when I was asked to score the music for KO2.

  17. Anbil Aban is a classic Tamil wedding song.

  18. My go to kuthu song is Danga Maari Oodhaari.

  19. My favourite childhood movie is Lion King.

  20. The last Kollywood movie I watched it Kolamaavu Kokila.

We hope you enjoyed getting to know Leon James a little better through us. Who knew he was a Vijay fan just like us! We have compile da few of our favourite songs from his albums’/songs for your listening pleasure below. Enjoy!



Thank you to Leon James for doing an interview with Tie The Thali! All the best in your music career.

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