LEO Sayer's show has been going on for four decades and he has a surprising story to tell.

After finding his musical mojo in London during the swinging 60s he went on to craft some of the most well-known pop songs ever produced by a British artist.

The Base Sessions team caught up with Leo Sayer at Bilston's Robin 2 club ahead of his recent sold-out show for an exclusive chat about his career and how his songs come straight from the heart.

Leo's career took off under the guidance of manager Adam Faith and the release of the album Silverbird in 1973.

Leo's adoption of the image of Pierrot the clown created a striking visual and he was a top ten star by the end of the year.

Global success followed and Leo set off on a hectic work schedule of gigging, recording and TV presenting which would eventually take its toll.

By the mid 80s the star had parted company with Adam Faith and his career seemed to be lacking direction.

However everything changed in 1997, a remix of his hit You Make Me Feel Like Dancing by The Groove Generation and backing from The Sun newspaper placed Leo at the heart of a 70s revival.

He is celebrating 40 years since the release of Silverbird with a huge new compilation of his studio work called Just a Box.

The Base Sessions is recorded and produced by Base Media in Stourbridge.