Leo Sayer is a British singer, songwriter and photographer, best known for the hits “The show must go on”, “When I need you” and “Thunder in my heart”.
Leo’s musical career began in early 70’s. His debut single “Why is everybody going home” failed to make any impact, yet 1973’s “The show must go on” hit number one in the U.K.
The following year he released his first album “Silver bird”.
His albums in this period were also consistently successful in the UK, and he scored five consecutive Top 10 placings on the UK album chart between 1973 and 1977.
The peak of his career came in 1977, when he scored two consecutive US number one hits, first with the disco-styled “You make me feel like dancing” (a Grammy Award winner for the year’s best Rhythm and Blues Song), followed by the romantic ballad “When I need you” (1977), which reached number one in both the UK and US.
Sayer began the ’80s with the American number two hit “More than I can say” yet it was his last big single in the U.S.
After a decade of solid success, Sayer’s career suffered repeated setbacks due to a series of financial and legal problems.
In 2006 he made a welcome return to number one in the UK Singles Chart with Meck’s remix of “Thunder in my heart”.
In those years, Leo moved to live in Sydney, Australia.
In 2008, Sayer released a new album “Don’t wait until tomorrow” following by “Restless years”, his latest album (2015).