It seems strange to say, for a man of such history, that Leo Sayer is perhaps one of the most underrated songwriters of his generation. Yes, he has Grammy Awards and global number one hits to his name, but many might question his place at the top table in the music industry.
With new album ‘Restless Years’, Leo Sayer proves something. Even in the ‘autumn years’ of his career, stripped of the limelight he once held, he is still producing magical songs.
With a pop foundation which meanders through rock, blues, folk, gospel and more, the album is a lesson is versatile but consistent songwriting. There’s nothing here that’s as commercially driven as hits ‘Thunder in my Heart’ or ‘You Make Me Feel Like Dancing’, but the album is all the better for it. The absence of such radio fodder leaves room for real substance – which is great to hear from a songwriter with such timeless talent.
‘Relentless Years’ by Leo Sayer (out on Right Track Records) is available from iTunes and Amazon.
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