Written on: 18/11/2012
How the mighty fall.
Given the choice, I would have given ten stars to the superb Leo Sayer who enthralled the Sheffield Arena last Friday night with a warm, engaging and energetic performance which had everyone on their feet. I wasn't that fussed about Mr S's music as a teenager in the 70's, but I didn't want his show to end this time (cue puns about one of his tracks...)
Smokie and Hot Chocolate - not the original line up - but hey - a great show. So to the top of the bill - and a stadium full of ladies who spent every last pocket money penny on posters.We six ladies held our breath after only a few tracks as the audience started to drain away, tired of the insincere excuses, self indulgent ramblings and a frankly rude exchange with a front row fan who probably wondered whether she had stumbled into a reality tv game. If only he had remembered what these ladies collectively had paid many thousands to hear, belting out the hits which made him what he (was, not is). I for one was glad when he ran off without an encore as it was all too painful. Yes, the voice was there, but that was all. What a shame.