A Grammy award winning singer songwriter with over 40 years in the industry, it’s no exaggeration to call Leo Sayer a legend. Responsible for dozens of hits – including the likes of ‘You Make Me Feel Like Dancing’, Roger Daltrey’s ‘Giving it all Away’, ‘Thunder in my Heart’ and more- Sayer has returned with his first studio album in 6 years. And it’s a treat.
Titled ‘Restless Years’, the album finds a performer on great raconteur form in the autumn of his career. As a result, many of the tracks take on a certain kind of appeal, Sayer’s raw vocal flowing over lyrics that deliberate on life, the world and the music industry. It’s the kind of songwriting you can only really do once you’ve actually experienced a full life, and Leo Sayer takes full advantage.
Particularly strong songs include the likes of ‘Competing with a DJ’, which sees Sayer in self-deprecating mode – a songwriter struggling to overcome the advent of easy access digital music. Then ‘How Did We Get So Old’ is a wistful look at ageing, but from an upbeat perspective which includes a lovely whistle along section.
The album is stock full of moments like these, truly enjoyable work from a songwriter still on top of his craft.
UK TOUR DATES 2015
With special guest, singer/songwriter, Michael Armstrong
Wednesday 9th – BIRMINGHAM JAM HOUSE
Thursday 10th – MANCHESTER LOWRY
Friday 11th – WORTHING ASSEMBLY HALL
Saturday 12th – EAST GRINSTEAD MEAD THEATRE
Monday 14th – LANCASTER GRAND THEATRE
Tuesday 15th – HUNSTANTON PRINCESS THEATRE
Thursday 17th – NORWICH ST ANDREWS HALL
Friday 18th – BUXTON OPERA HOUSE
Saturday 19th – MUSSELBURGH BRUNTON
Sunday 20th – GLENROTHES ROTHES HALL
Tuesday 22nd – LEEDS CITY VARIETIES
Wednesday 23rd – PORTHCAWL GRAND PAVILLION
Friday 25th – LONDON HIPPODROME
Saturday 26th – HARLOW PLAYHOUSE
Sunday 27th – MILTON KEYNES STABLES
Tuesday 29th – DURHAM GALA THEATRE
Thursday 1st – ISLE OF WIGHT SHANKLIN THEATRE
Friday 2nd – SOUTHAMPTON CONCORDE
Saturday 3rd – WIMBORNE TIVOLI THEATRE
Sunday 4th – BURY ST EDMUNDS APEX
Tuesday 6th – LONDON HIPPODROME
Thursday 8th – WOLVERHAMPTON ROBIN 2
Saturday 10th – HOLMFIRTH PICTUREDOME
Sunday 11th – WARRINGTON PYRAMID & PARR HALL