STILL DANCING | Leo Sayer excited to kick off 70th birthday tour in the South-West

LEO THE LION: Still dancing. Picture: Michael Palmer

LEO THE LION: Still dancing. Picture: Michael Palmer

Leo Sayer has played arenas all over the world but he still loves heading “down the road” to perform in nearby Campbelltown.

The famed British singer-songwriter – who became an Australian citizen in 2009 – is about to embark on his latest world tour.

The Just a Boy at 70 tour covers songs from throughout the musician’s illustrious career.

The first stop is Campbelltown Catholic Club’s The Cube on February 15.

“I always enjoy coming to The Cube, it’s not far for me to go from home,” the SouthernHighlands resident said.

“It’s a good-sized venue, not too small and everyone can have a good time.

“I love being able to go to regional shows – it makes it so much easier for people to get home and have a good time if they’re not worried about travelling back from the city.”

Sayer said it was a wonderful feeling to play to fresh audiences more than 40 years into his career.

“It keeps me and my band young,” he said.

“I could have never expected my songs would still resonate with teenagers today.

“It’s great to see people who were dragged along to my shows by their parents now coming on their own when they’re 18, 19 or 20.”

Sayer said he’d been lucky enough to pick up new fans through festival appearances.

“The audience is not necessarily there to see me, but they still stay for me show,” he said.

“People will come up to me later and say they’d see me again for my own show.

“It’s great to pick up new fans like that.”

Sayer promised the new tour would be a “journey through his musical autobiography”.

It will feature such huge hits as When I Need You, More Than I Can Say and I Can’t Stop Loving You.

“We open the show with Thunder In My Heart, which really kicks things off nicely,” he said.

“Everyone always looks forward to You Make Me Feel Like Dancing as well.

“It’s a show that you can dance to for the whole night.”

Sayer said the show featured “as much as we could fit it” and would be performed in two sets.

“There’s no opening act, it’s all us,” he said.

“My band is an Australian band and they’re all brilliant musicians.

“I’m very fickle about who I get to play with me but we’ve been together for a long time now and they’re the best.

“We have a break in the middle of the show so people got grab themselves a drink.”

Sayer encouraged everyone to come down to the show and have a good time.

  • Leo Sayer’s Just a Boy at 70 at The Cube, Campbelltown, on Friday, February 15. Tickets: thecube.net.au.

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