Les McKeown's Bay City Rollers comes to town soon
The legendary front man of Bay City Rollers will be appearing in Wimbledon to showcase his new solo album Les McKeown…The Lost Songs.
Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers will also be performing the classic hits that fans have come to know and love such as ‘Shang a Lang’, ‘Bye Bye Baby’ and ‘Saturday Night’.
Les and his band have been performing to capacity crowds for the past decade and on this 50-date tour, which comes to New Wimbledon Theatre on October 9, the audience will be among the first Rollers fans to hear songs from his new album.
At the height of Rollermania when Bay City Rollers were topping charts around the front man Les was not only one of the most famous people on earth he was also a talented songwriter. However, he was rarely given the chance to shine as a writer as songwriters outside the band composed many of the Bay City Rollers songs.
Les would sit in hotel rooms around the world and compose songs into his trusty tape recorder in the hope they would be unleashed on the next Rollers album. History tells us this was not to happen as the band famously split at the height of their success. Forty years on, those songs can now be heard for the first time on Les McKeown… The Lost Songs.
“I kept the tapes in a suitcase in my attic and never thought they’d see the light of day. I’m ecstatic that they have now been turned into this great record and proud to finally be able to perform them for my fans.”
Les has teamed up with award-winning writer and producer John McLaughlin. The pair met and it wasn’t long before Les was playing the original tapes from the 1970’s to John in his studio, and the pair created the new album.
September 22, 2016