LEO Sayer is still performing in what is his sixth decade as a musician.

During his hugely successful career, he's racked up 11 UK top ten and four US top ten hit singles; six UK top ten 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.

In May Leo's heads out on a 25-date UK tour bringing his Just a Boy at 70 show to The Forum at Barrow on June 5.

“I count myself very lucky to have a wonderful band at home in the UK” explains Leo. “It’s going to be another great tour and I’m looking forward to the shows immensely.”

In addition to his UK tour and dates in Australia and New Zealand, Leo also releases his new album, Selfie, on April 26.

Leo, who celebrates his 70th birthday during the tour, has had an extensive career in the music industry dating back to the mid-sixties, starting out with David Courtney and Adam Faith: “I was trained a graphic designer and initially that was my chosen profession which brought me close to the music business when I designed record covers for artists like Bob Marley in the late 60s. I had always been around bands and also played harmonica with blues musicians, some of whom went on to great things themselves. I didn’t decide to give it a serious go until I met Courtney and Faith. David’s musical abilities as a co-writer and Adam’s talent as a manager was enough to persuade me.”

Although his first single from his 1973 debut album Silverbird was unsuccessful, the second single The Show Must Go On became a runaway hit: "Things happened very quickly after that," adds Leo. Subsequent releases such as You Make Me Feel Like Dancing and When I Need You, went gold and topped the charts.

Since the turn of the millennium Leo has released seven albums and by the sounds of it he's still going strong: “I don’t churn out anything, believe me, it’s hard work that takes a lot of soul searching. I love my job and put everything into it. I've just completed an entirely self-made album that’s taken me three years to create. I’m very driven, a bit of a perfectionist, always thinking my best work is still ahead of me. After 46 years of making records, and at the age of 70, that might sound crazy, but that’s how I am.”