The man responsible for chart-toppers including You Make Me Feel Like Dancing, When I Need You, and How Much Love performs at The Assembly on Friday April 28.
Leo’s career started in 1972, when he met David Courtney through an audition in his home city of Brighton. Leo and David started writing songs together and took these to Adam Faith, who himself had been a pop singing icon the 1950s and '60s. Adam saw Leo’s potential immediately and, producing his first albums with David, steered the singer songwriter to almost instant success with 1973’s Silverbird, Leo’s debut album release. On the cover Leo was memorably dressed and made up as a white faced Pierrot..
But that wasn’t the first success for the trio of Leo, Adam and David, as a few months earlier they’d masterminded a solo album for The Who’s Roger Daltrey. This introduced Leo to the world as the writer of Giving It All Away, which went straight into the US and UK Top Ten.
The same song gave Leo the title for his second album Just A Boy which became a major success worldwide with the hit singles Long Tall Glasses and One Man Band in 1974. By now, to add to all the success he’d had at home, Leo was visiting the USA, Australia, Europe and the Far East as an international concert headliner. Back home, he released his third album, Another Year, featuring his third top 5 single Moonlighting.
You Make Me Feel Like Dancing was a rapid US number 1 followed by more chart toppers with When I Need You and How Much Love, all from the multi-platinum album Endless Flight. He followed this up in 1977 with Thunder In My Heart, including the tracks Thunder In My Heart and Easy To Love, and Leo Sayer in 1978 which had Raining In My Heart and I Can’t Stop Loving You (Though I Try) as hit singles.
In the last ten years since moving Australia, Leo hasn’t stopped working, still paying frequent visits to the UK and Europe and wherever his audiences still demand his performance.
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