LEO Sayer embarks on a Just a Boy at 70 tour and is making an appearance in Yeovil.

Leo, who celebrates his birthday during the second leg of the tour, has had an extensive career in the music industry dating back to the mid-sixties.

He started out with David Courtney and Adam Faith – and he wanted to be a graphic designer.

Now performing in what will be his sixth decade as a musician Leo has racked up eleven UK Top Ten (two number one) and four US Top Ten (two, consecutive number one) hit singles.

“I count myself very lucky to have a wonderful band at home in the UK” explains Leo.

“I always look forward to coming back to perform. From Soho to Brighton by way of Cornwall to Glasgow, I like searching out all the places I used to haunt and see if they’ve changed, many haven’t at all, under the surface.

“It’s going to be another great tour.”

Leo also has six UK Top Ten (one number one) and one US Top Ten album, a Gold Badge of Merit and a Grammy Award, in 1977, for You Make Me Feel Like Dancing, winning the award for Best Rhythm and Blues Song.

Add to that appearances on The Muppet Show, The Wiggles (DVD), Celebrity Big Brother UK, and a mention on The Simpsons, then you can safely assume it has been a different, varied, and an enjoyable career to say the least.

To see Leo on tour on May 24 at The Octagon Theatre in Yeovil, then visit www.octagon-theatre.co.uk or call 01935 422884.