(Sydney – May 20th)
Well, how quickly a year goes by! Only 12 months ago, I was singing Paul McCartney’s “When I’m Sixty Four”, and tomorrow….
I’ve been thinking how much I’m behind the 8 ball (or lazy, as they say) this year, and although I’ve been busy, and some of you may have seen me recently performing various shows across Australia, even in Papua New Guinea (would you believe!), and other places, I’ve got to finish up my new set of recordings, and turn that into a new album (amongst other things). I have all the songs, but I’m being very perfectionist about the recording, so…
After my big birthday tomorrow, I’m very excited about an upcoming concert in Chengdu, China. It’ll be the first time I’ve performed on the mainland, and it’s a big event. It’s the Night of Fortune Grammy Superstars Concert in Chengdu. It’s the closing party for the 2013 Fortune Global Forum, and the lineup includes Jody Watley, Shawn Colvin, Richard Marx, Yolanda Adams, Patti Austin, Diane Schuur, Michael Bolton, and me. Chinese artists including Lang Lang will also be performing. It really looks like fun! Also see: “http://www.chinamusicradar.com/asian-news/grammys-in-chengdu/”
I’m currently getting myself fit and losing pounds (or kilos if you like) in preparation for a UK tour in November. I think one or two dates have already hit the press, but really they’ve jumped the gun a bit. As soon as I have all the dates I’ll post ‘em up on the ‘live news’ page, of course. We will also be playing Dublin and one other Irish date, but unfortunately the proposed European dates will not now be happening, well, not this year anyway. But it’ll be great to see all my UK fans again, I can’t wait.
That’s about it for now. Gotta make up my birthday present wish list. Don’t worry it’s only virtual! I’m loving being my age and still feeling so young and energised, and the voice is still as strong as ever too. But mainly I’m thankful to all of you, you make an old man feel very, very happy, and I thank you for sticking by me, still listening to, and enjoying my music, and being patient with me.
So…. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!! Okay, that’s enough, Leo…
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….
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