Leo and Lulu to­gether at last

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Music -

HAV­ING been friends for more than 40 years, it may sur­prise many peo­ple that Bri­tish pop stars Leo Sayer and Lulu are only now about to em­bark on their first tour to­gether.

“We’ve known each other since the start of my ca­reer,” Sayer said. “Lulu was well on the way to the mid­dle of her ca­reer by the time I started, but the funny thing is we’re both the same age.

“She got dis­cov­ered very young so she was al­ready es­tab­lished when I was leav­ing art school and be­com­ing a graphic de­signer, so I didn’t get to meet her un­til about 1972-73.”

“Adam Faith, my man­ager, who was a big pop star in those days, in­tro­duced me to Lulu and we got on like a house on fire straight away.”

Last year, pro­mot­ers sug­gested to Sayer and Lulu they should tour to­gether.

“Some­how they got talk­ing to Lulu and they re­alised that Lulu and I were re­ally good friends so they of­fered the tour to me and I thought it was great,” Sayer said.

“So Lu and I got to­gether in Lon­don. I was ac­tu­ally do­ing a con­cert and she came down and jumped on stage dur­ing You Make Me Feel Like Danc­ing and we started singing to­gether.

“We had a meet­ing the next day and said ‘we’ve got to do this’.”

Sayer said while he and Lulu would sing many of their own songs, the show would be mostly duets.

“We’re cherry pick­ing from both of our live shows, the most fa­mous hits of course,” he said.

“I’m also singing a cou­ple of songs that are not usu­ally in my live shows but they’re songs I’m very well known for and there’ll be a cou­ple of sur­prise num­bers that peo­ple don’t as­so­ci­ate with the two of us but things we love singing, soul­ful things.

“We both have the same en­ergy as well; I’m famed for my en­ergy and she’s famed for hers, so look out world.”

The Leo and Lulu tour starts at Syd­ney’s State The­atre on June 23 be­fore head­ing around Aus­tralia, in­clud­ing Perth Con­cert Hall.

Bri­tish pop star Leo Sayer will join Lulu on stage at Perth Con­cert Hall as part of a na­tional tour.

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