(Manchester, England – September 10th, 2015)
I’m writing this from Manchester, where I’m performing tonight, for the 2nd concert of the British tour. Last night we were in Birmingham, where I must say that the first show of the tour went down great! I’m blessed to be back with my wonderful English band: Ronnie Johnson: guitars, Rob Taggart: keyboards, Elliott Henshaw: drums, and Dave Troke: bass. We are all feeling ‘match fit’, and it’s wonderful to have this opportunity to perform concerts in my native country again.
My new album ‘Restless Years’ has just been released here too and this, co-ordinated with the tour, is getting a great reception from everyone who’s heard it. So, I’m a happy chappie….!
You can order the album in CD format on Amazon UK, and iTunes UK have the download version, which features 3 extra ‘bonus’ tracks, not on the CD. We’ve produced a limited edition Vinyl version too, and you can buy this at the UK tour concerts, along with his and hers T Shirts, Key Rings, Tea Towels, a special Tour Brochure, the ‘Just A Box’ compilation CD box set,and a ‘Just A Bag’ satchel – to put all this in (!)
You can view the list of gigs on the ‘LIVE NEWS’ page, but if you want to come and see me, I’d advise you to book now – ‘cos the tickets are selling out fast!
I can’t wait to meet up with all my UK fans again, it’s going to be a lot of fun!
Also we will be in Dublin again at the end of the tour, for one concert at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on the 18th October, just before I return to Australia. It’ll be great to see all those wonderful Irish fans again!
After that, yes there’s more…. I’m happy to announce that I’m going to be playing my first concerts for 30 years in Japan! This will be 4 shows over two nights with my Australian band. The venue is The Billboard Club, in Tokyo, on October 27th and October 29th.
So it’s all go, busy times. Life in Australia is still great, and I love my new home in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales (about 125 kms south of Sydney). The climate there is fresh, and the air is clean. There are beautiful parrots to feed and there’s a big garden to tend. It’s all very relaxing, quiet and peaceful. And I’m building a large studio there, so watch out for new music in the future…
Well that’s about it for now. Thanks for all your correspondence to the website, and for all your reactions and reviews of my live shows, and particularly for your kind mentions regarding ‘Restless Years’. I really hope you are all enjoying listening to it as much as I had fun creating it.
So here’s wishing all of you a very ‘Beautiful Year’. For me it’s already proving to be very “Restless Year”, and that can’t be bad…..!
See you soon!
This is the new look ‘leo sayer.com’ – the official website and home of all things “leo”, so if it’s your first visit, here’s a few guidelines.
I think a website is like a virtual “world”, an entirely new home, an exhibition in the ether, and a different (and maybe fresh) way of looking at a life or career – well anyway, that’s the theory behind ‘leo’s room”.
Run your mouse or curser across the home page and you’ll see you can instantly locate various categories of the site by clicking and selecting highlighted images or icons.
These categories are also listed on top of the room, and here’s more on them:
News. You’ll find up to the moment news of my activities and my latest message to you on the news page.
Messages. The message page works much like before – here I invite you to send me a message, ask me questions, or create a forum or topic for discussion. Please keep your posts limited to one person per posting name. It’s not intended as a conversation page between friends – it’s a discussion group, so please when replying to a post, stick to the discussion topics. The site is monitored by the website facilitators (not only me) and we will remove multi posters who use more than one log in name, and all those who profess or pretend, incorrectly, to be the site moderators. Furthermore, we will not tolerate rudeness, offensive language, insults or bad manners, so if you want your message to be shown, you must adhere to these rules.
I will endeavour to reply to as many of your questions as frequently as I can.
Live news. This now has it’s own section too – with details of upcoming concerts and appearances.
Audio player. Here you can listen to tracks on the media player. This features a personal selection various tracks from the archives or recent live material, which will be updated from time to time.
Biography (The Story So Far). This has been carried over from the last edition of the site, and has the entire story of my life and career, with accompanying pictures.
Discography. It’s all new and details the hits and chart positions of my albums and singles in the U.K., the U.S.A., and Australia, also the territories they were released in.
Lyrics. Some of you may remember these pages from before, so I’ve brought ‘em back and brought them up to date – all the lyrics of every album and single track released are shown here.
Photographs. Here’s a new style gallery in an easily navigable format. It’s split into two categories: My career, and Recent Activities. I’ll be up dating these with new pics galleries from time to time.
Press Articles. I’ve been collecting these for some time, so I thought it’d be cool to share some of these with you. They run all the way from 1972 to the present day, telling my story from various other perspectives.
Store. Coming soon… Here there’ll be a chance to purchase merchandise like T-shirts, caps and other ‘leo’ branded items, and buy CD’s and DVD’s. We’ll supply and ship internationally from this site, so look out for this to be up and running soon.
Links. Here you can find other points of contact, for professional enquiries, bookings and such like. Also here are some of my favourite sites to visit, and the home sites of many of my favourite musicians and work colleagues.
I do hope you all enjoy the new pages and generally have fun with the material here.
“leosayer.com” has a truly international fan base, so I hope that the content here applies to all of you.
I can only apologise that if some of my releases are unknown to you, this is because they have not been made available worldwide. It’s just the way this business is, I’m afraid. Some territories don’t agree in taste with the other ones, but thanks to the web, the world is getting smaller and most of my releases can be found on the internet or by downloading, which I think is great.
Okay, that’s about it for now. Keep watching this page for further developments ‘cos the ‘Show” is definitely still going on.
All the best….