POP veteran Leo Sayer returns to British shores this month for his Just a Boy at 70 tour, which includes a date in Dorset. 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-60s, starting out with David Courtney and Adam Faith. He originally wanted to be a graphic designer.

“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 and I’m looking forward to the shows immensely.”

Now performing in what will be his sixth decade as a musician, Leo has racked up dozens of hit songs including 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 (season five, for ten days), and a mention on The Simpsons, then you can safely assume it’s been a different, varied, and an enjoyable career to say the least.

In addition to his UK tour Leo has just released his new album, Selfie, through Demon Music Group.

A 15-track LP will be printed as a Vinyl, Limited Edition pressed on heavyweight 180g pink vinyl.

Leo Sayer’s Just a Boy at 70 tour will visit the Tivoli Theatre in Wimborne on Saturday, May 25. To book tickets, visit tivoliwimborne.co.uk or call 01202 885566.