Sayer offers exclusive treat
Warragul audiences are in for an exclusive treat when Leo Sayer performs at the West Gippsland Arts Centre on Friday, December 7 at 7.30pm.
Speaking to the Gazette, Sayer said his busy schedule meant the show, titled “Best Of”, would only be performed at Warragul and The Palms at Crown before he takes time off to write his autobiography.
Sayer said he was looking forward to performing in the redeveloped Warragul venue.
“I love playing that place anyway, especially for my show. They let people get up and dance as well.”
“It’s a great part of the world for me. I always love country audiences because they are real people. They deserve to have a good time.”
Asked about his play list, Sayer said it was a case of seeing what fits in. He said Christmas songs are out but all the hits and a few songs from the new album “Selfie” to be released in early 2019 are in.
“There are songs in there that you just can’t leave out because they are audience favourites,” he said.
Bringing his all-star band, the legendary hitmaker has many songs from his 40-year plus career to select from, including tracks like the Grammy Award winning “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing” and global number ones such as “Thunder In My Heart”, “When I Need You”, “More Than I Can Say” and “Long Tall Glasses”.
Despite being told “pop music is a young guy’s game”, Sayer puts his longevity down to being part of such a special era in music.
Being an artist at a time when Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney and Elton John have excelled, he believes “the audience has grown up expecting this music to carry on, they don’t want it to stop”.
“How do you stop? You can’t stop really because the music lives on. I love doing it but I’m always a little bit surprised at the demand in a way. It wasn’t supposed to be like this.”
Sayer has a hectic 2019 ahead with 15 new shows recently announced, his new album “Selfie” ready to go, and his autobiography due in spring.
All tickets to Leo Sayer’s “Best Of” concert at Warragul are $62.70.
For bookings or further information, contact the West Gippsland Arts Centre box-office on 5624 2456 or visit wgac.org.au.
Right: The charismatic Leo Sayer will perform an exclusive energy packed show at the West Gippsland Arts Centre filled with all his hits and a few new songs on Friday, December 7 at 7.30pm.