Born in Guatemala City on July 3rd, 1978, Leonel enters the Musical Studies Center “Polyrhythms” in 1997, where he graduated in 1998, and almost simultaneously joins the teachers staff. In 1999 he joins the band Malacates Trebol Shop (www.malacates.com) with whom he had recorded 3 of their 4 edited albums: Sí! (2002), Sólo éxitos… (dicen) (2005) and De qué sirve querer? (2009).
Besides being a permanent member of Malacates Trébol Shop, he also works as a session drummer with several artists.
With Malacates Trébol Shop he has had the opportunity to play, besides all important cities in Guatemala, in Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Suiza (Olten, Thun, St. Gallen, Winterthur, Shaffhausen), U. S. A. (Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Oakland, Fresno, Santa Ana, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, San Diego, Houston, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Washington), Barcelona. He has also played in festivals such as: L.A. Soundsystem, Skandalo Nacional, Festival Vive Latino and in important venues such as The Troubadour, 4th & B in San Diego and the emblematic House of Blues in Hollywood.
MAJOR MUSIC STYLE