Leo Sayer – ‘Restless Years’ LP out today through Right Track Records

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.

‘Relentless Years’ on iTunes / Amazon.

 

UK TOUR DATES 2015

With special guest, singer/songwriter, Michael Armstrong

 

September

Wednesday 9thBIRMINGHAM JAM HOUSE

Thursday 10thMANCHESTER LOWRY

Friday 11thWORTHING ASSEMBLY HALL

Saturday 12thEAST GRINSTEAD MEAD THEATRE

Monday 14thLANCASTER GRAND THEATRE

Tuesday 15thHUNSTANTON PRINCESS THEATRE

Thursday 17thNORWICH ST ANDREWS HALL

Friday 18thBUXTON OPERA HOUSE

Saturday 19thMUSSELBURGH BRUNTON

Sunday 20th GLENROTHES ROTHES HALL

Tuesday 22ndLEEDS CITY VARIETIES

Wednesday 23rdPORTHCAWL GRAND PAVILLION

Friday 25thLONDON HIPPODROME

Saturday 26thHARLOW PLAYHOUSE

Sunday 27thMILTON KEYNES STABLES

Tuesday 29thDURHAM GALA THEATRE

 

October

Thursday 1stISLE OF WIGHT SHANKLIN THEATRE

Friday 2ndSOUTHAMPTON CONCORDE

Saturday 3rdWIMBORNE TIVOLI THEATRE

Sunday 4thBURY ST EDMUNDS APEX

Tuesday 6thLONDON HIPPODROME

Thursday 8thWOLVERHAMPTON ROBIN 2

Saturday 10thHOLMFIRTH PICTUREDOME

Sunday 11thWARRINGTON PYRAMID & PARR HALL

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