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Andy Leek - Say Something
Andy Leek - Say Something
Published: 2008/07/18
Channel: Amer Obaid
Andy Leek - Say Something The No. 1 hit
Andy Leek - Say Something The No. 1 hit
Published: 2014/01/20
Channel: Andy Leek
Andy Leek - Say Something
Andy Leek - Say Something
Published: 2016/11/15
Channel: Alexander Kemmler
Andy Leek - What
Andy Leek - What's the Problem? - Music Video
Published: 2011/02/08
Channel: AndyLeekLive
Please Please Andy Leek, George Martin Official
Please Please Andy Leek, George Martin Official
Published: 2014/02/02
Channel: Andy Leek
Andy Leek
Andy Leek
Published: 2014/05/25
Channel: CatalystCreativ
Andy Leek "Attitude"
Andy Leek "Attitude"
Published: 2014/07/28
Channel: DadgeCity
Andy Leek - Say Something (Khalil Sarabey Latin Mix)
Andy Leek - Say Something (Khalil Sarabey Latin Mix)
Published: 2010/05/06
Channel: Khalil Sarabey
Kevin Roland of Dexys Midnight Runners betrayed Al Archer and Andy Leek.
Kevin Roland of Dexys Midnight Runners betrayed Al Archer and Andy Leek.
Published: 2014/02/02
Channel: Andy Leek
Andy Leek - Holding On To You
Andy Leek - Holding On To You
Published: 2016/05/01
Channel: Sebastian Penna
Sandra one year old- Music of Andy Leek "Say something"
Sandra one year old- Music of Andy Leek "Say something"
Published: 2010/01/15
Channel: FNJ
Andy Leek, Please Please
Andy Leek, Please Please
Published: 2008/08/05
Channel: Tommi Karppinen
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen live Andy Leek of Dexys Midnight Runners
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen live Andy Leek of Dexys Midnight Runners
Published: 2013/12/18
Channel: Andy Leek
Twist in the Dark - Andy Leek (was covered by Frida, Abba)
Twist in the Dark - Andy Leek (was covered by Frida, Abba)
Published: 2014/01/18
Channel: Andy Leek
Andy Leek - Greatest Songwriter
Andy Leek - Greatest Songwriter
Published: 2010/01/22
Channel: AndyLeekLive
Andy Leek What
Andy Leek What's the Problem Version 2
Published: 2011/10/26
Channel: AndyLeekLive
On a Shooting Star (Lyric Video)
On a Shooting Star (Lyric Video)
Published: 2014/02/15
Channel: Andy Leek
Andy Leek - George Martin TV Interview 1988
Andy Leek - George Martin TV Interview 1988
Published: 2012/09/07
Channel: AndyLeekLive
The Beatles I Saw Her Standing There live cover by Andy Leek (Dexys Midnight Runners)
The Beatles I Saw Her Standing There live cover by Andy Leek (Dexys Midnight Runners)
Published: 2013/12/18
Channel: Andy Leek
Life of Dexys Midnight Runners
Life of Dexys Midnight Runners' Andy Leek - documentary with George Martin
Published: 2014/02/02
Channel: Andy Leek
So Blind - Andy Leek - Official (George Martin, Dexys Midnight Runners)
So Blind - Andy Leek - Official (George Martin, Dexys Midnight Runners)
Published: 2014/01/24
Channel: Andy Leek
Andy Leek -  Homeground
Andy Leek - Homeground
Published: 2011/03/25
Channel: AndyLeekLive
Forgive Me; lyric video by Andy Leek
Forgive Me; lyric video by Andy Leek
Published: 2014/03/07
Channel: Andy Leek
Andy Leek -  Say Something (Khalil Sarabey Mix)
Andy Leek - Say Something (Khalil Sarabey Mix)
Published: 2013/05/29
Channel: Khalil Sarabey
Vincent performed by Andy Leek
Vincent performed by Andy Leek
Published: 2010/01/22
Channel: AndyLeekLive
Andy Leek at Creativ Week Las Vegas.
Andy Leek at Creativ Week Las Vegas.
Published: 2014/03/25
Channel: ajleek
George Martin & Andy Leek on their new album Say Something - BBC One 1988
George Martin & Andy Leek on their new album Say Something - BBC One 1988
Published: 2014/01/19
Channel: Andy Leek
Andy Leek Amanah - photo - Khaled El Tayeb عندى ليك أمانه-صور - خالد الطيب
Andy Leek Amanah - photo - Khaled El Tayeb عندى ليك أمانه-صور - خالد الطيب
Published: 2012/10/04
Channel: MazzikaRecords
Maggie May Rod Stewart live Andy Leek (Dexys Midnight Runners)
Maggie May Rod Stewart live Andy Leek (Dexys Midnight Runners)
Published: 2013/12/18
Channel: Andy Leek
Andy Leek - All Around the World
Andy Leek - All Around the World
Published: 2006/11/18
Channel: andyleek
Children of the Sun   Andy Leek Official (for Children in Need)
Children of the Sun Andy Leek Official (for Children in Need)
Published: 2014/01/30
Channel: Andy Leek
All Around the World - Andy Leek - Official - Remastered
All Around the World - Andy Leek - Official - Remastered
Published: 2014/01/22
Channel: Andy Leek
Sweet Desire - Andy Leek - Official, Dance track - Genesis - Phil Collins
Sweet Desire - Andy Leek - Official, Dance track - Genesis - Phil Collins
Published: 2014/01/25
Channel: Andy Leek
What I Prey For - Andy Leek - Official - Ibiza, Dance, Club, Disco
What I Prey For - Andy Leek - Official - Ibiza, Dance, Club, Disco
Published: 2014/01/25
Channel: Andy Leek
Tinder date recorded: Andy Leek and Daniela Sea record first date that ended in sex - TomoNews
Tinder date recorded: Andy Leek and Daniela Sea record first date that ended in sex - TomoNews
Published: 2016/05/04
Channel: TomoWorld
khald eltaib andy leek amanhخالد الطيب  عندي ليك امانه
khald eltaib andy leek amanhخالد الطيب عندي ليك امانه
Published: 2012/07/05
Channel: tarek selim
Great Balls of Fire Jerry Lee Lewis live Andy Leek (Dexys Midnight Runners
Great Balls of Fire Jerry Lee Lewis live Andy Leek (Dexys Midnight Runners
Published: 2013/12/18
Channel: Andy Leek
Gospel Rock - Golden Doors Epic Edition by Andy Leek
Gospel Rock - Golden Doors Epic Edition by Andy Leek
Published: 2014/04/28
Channel: Andy Leek
Homeground - Andy Leek - Official (George Martin, Dexys Midnight Runners)
Homeground - Andy Leek - Official (George Martin, Dexys Midnight Runners)
Published: 2014/01/19
Channel: Andy Leek
Jillian - Andy Leek - Official (George Martin, Dexys Midnight Runners)
Jillian - Andy Leek - Official (George Martin, Dexys Midnight Runners)
Published: 2014/01/23
Channel: Andy Leek
Come On Eileen: by Dexys Midsnight Runners keyboard player Andy Leek - Perks of Being a Wallflower
Come On Eileen: by Dexys Midsnight Runners keyboard player Andy Leek - Perks of Being a Wallflower
Published: 2013/12/18
Channel: Andy Leek
Day Dream Believer - The Monkees live Andy Leek (Dexys Midnight Runners)
Day Dream Believer - The Monkees live Andy Leek (Dexys Midnight Runners)
Published: 2013/12/18
Channel: Andy Leek
Child of God - Andy Leek (George Martin, Dexys Midnight Runners)
Child of God - Andy Leek (George Martin, Dexys Midnight Runners)
Published: 2014/01/25
Channel: Andy Leek
Waking Up The World (Lyric Video)
Waking Up The World (Lyric Video)
Published: 2014/02/09
Channel: Andy Leek
Listen by Andy Leek (Credit Crunch, Food bank) - similar to Genesis
Listen by Andy Leek (Credit Crunch, Food bank) - similar to Genesis
Published: 2014/01/26
Channel: Andy Leek
Andy Leek - Every Country
Andy Leek - Every Country
Published: 2010/01/22
Channel: AndyLeekLive
I
I'm with you tonight Lyric video - Andy Leek Official - from new album Waking up the World
Published: 2014/03/04
Channel: Andy Leek
Andy Leek Amanah
Andy Leek Amanah
Published: 2015/06/23
Channel: Various Artists - Topic
Twistin
Twistin' Turnin' - Andy Leek - Official - George Martin, Dexys Midnight Runners
Published: 2014/01/25
Channel: Andy Leek
Soul Darlin
Soul Darlin' - Andy Leek
Published: 2014/02/02
Channel: Andy Leek
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Andy Leek
Born 1958
Origin The Midlands, England
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Keyboards guitar hamonica
Years active 1978–present
Labels Birds Nest, Parlophone, Beggars Banquet, Fascination, Atlantic, Undiscovered Classics, Polydor
Associated acts George Martin, Dexys Midnight Runners, The Blue Ox Babes, The Blue Angels, Wailing Cocks
Website www.andyleek.com

Andy Leek (born 1958) is a singer/songwriter, poet and musician, known for his work with Sir George Martin. He is an original member of Dexys Midnight Runners and played on the number one single "Geno". He has also written the single "Twist in the Dark" for Anni-Frid Lyngstad of Abba. His solo single "Say Something" reached the number 1 position in Lebanon during the civil war.

Biography[edit]

Leek began his musical career while still at school in the progressive punk band The Wailing Cocks. The band released two singles on independent label Birds Nest, recorded two sessions for John Peel's Radio 1 show, Kid Jensen Live and Radio 2's in Concert Live. However, the band's career was cut short by the tragic death of their guitarist and Leek's best friend Alan Boyle.

At the age of 21, Leek joined Dexys Midnight Runners in late October 1979, playing on early recordings such as the hit single "Geno" and four other tracks on their debut album Searching for the Young Soul Rebels. Just before the band were at No. 1 in the charts with this track, Leek left to be a solo artist,[1] saying that he "Really hating being famous all of a sudden ... Just because I've been on Top of the Pops doesn't mean I should get any more respect. I didn't want people asking for my autograph all of the time."[2]

Two earlier songs Leek had recorded with the Wailing Cocks were then licensed to Beggars Banquet Records for release as a double-A-sided solo single: "Move On (In Your Maserati)" / "Ruben Decides". These were both played on Radio One and were single of the week in Sounds.

In early 1981, Leek teamed up with fellow ex-Dexys member Kevin "Al" Archer in his new band The Blue Ox Babes in which Leek played piano, harmonium, harmonica and sung backing vocals.

Some months later, on the strength of a demo tape of 16 new songs, Beggars Banquet paid for an album's worth of new material but this lay dormant until their belated release as Midnight Music on Leek's own Undiscovered Classics label in 2009. One song from these sessions, "Twist in the Dark", was recorded by Frida from ABBA for her 1984 solo album Shine, via a recommendation from Leek's friend Kirsty MacColl. Frida's version was also issued as a single around the world and she described this song as "her favourite song she had recorded outside of Abba".[3]

For the rest of the 1980s, Leek pursued his own career as a musician, as well as writing a musical interpretation of a Dylan Thomas poem which was recorded and released by Tom Jones, and acting alongside Billie Whitelaw and David Van Day as an aspiring songwriter in the Tony Klinger-produced 1985 movie Promo-Man. A short-lived deal with indie label Fascination Records in 1984 led to two singles credited to Leek: "Soul Darling", with Specials producer Dave Jordan, and a version of ABBA's "Dancing Queen" produced by Tony Visconti .

In 1988, after signing a publishing and management contract with Hit n Run music, Atlantic Records in New York. Leek was honoured that, after hearing five of his tracks, George Martin had considered three of the five tracks as potential number 1's and he agreed to produce his 1988 album, Say Something. It was recorded in Martin's A.I.R. Studios with such musicians as Steve Howe of Yes, Clem Clempson, Luís Jardim on percussion, Alan Murphy of Level 42 on guitar, Peter-John Vettese (keyboards, from Jethro Tull), and veteran bassist Mo Fostera 36 piece orchestra on various tracks and the London Community Gospel Choir on the Golden Doors.

George Martin said that Andy "was one of the greatest artists he had ever produced". The first release from the album was Please Please.[4]

In 2007 a Lebanese DJ/Producer, called aXess, contacted Leek to request to do a Salsa remix of the track. Say Something which had reached the number 1 position in Lebanon during the civil war.

Leek has since recorded three further albums, Eternity Beckons (including the single "All Around The World", which proved popular in Germany) the self-produced Sacrifice And Bliss (which yielded the single "Forgotten People") and Waking up the World (with the single of the same name) All of which are now being released on his own label. Eternity Beckons was also briefly available on a small Spanish label, Ouver Records. The song Forgotten people was also released on a compilation album which made it to number one in Spain. [5]

After a period studying musical composition at Cardiff University, Leek formed his own "party band" Andy Leek & The Blue Angels,[6] mostly at charity balls.[7] Leek has also appeared on various TV shows: The James Whale Show, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Later with Jools Holland and Children in Need three years running.

In 2010 Leek remixed the album Say Something now entitled 'Say Something Revisited' released with the single 'Whats the problem?'.[8]

22 years on in May 2013 Leek released a 16-track double concept album Waking up the World For this album each song has a sister song which reflects and explores the other side of its counterpart. This results in seven themes which tell a story of youth, experience, realisation and return.[9]

In 2013 Leek started releasing his past music on YouTube with many lyric videos created.[10]

Leek is also recording songs for a new solo album called From Icarus to Phoenix, to be released in mid-2014.[11]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Move On (In Your Maserati) (Beggars Banquet, 1980)
  • Soul Darling (Fascination, 1984)
  • Dancing Queen (Fascination, 1984)
  • Say Something (Atlantic, 1988)
  • Please Please (Atlantic, 1988)
  • Holdin' Onto You (Atlantic, 1988)
  • All Around the World (Polydor, 1996)
  • Forgotten People (Gotham, 1999)
  • Whats the Problem? (Undiscovered Classics 2010)
  • Homeground (Undiscovered Classics 2010)
  • Waking Up The World (Undiscovered Classics 2013)
  • Here in our Youth (Undiscovered Classics 2013)

Albums[edit]

  • Say Something (Atlantic, 1988)
  • Eternity Beckons (Spanish-only release, Ouver, circa 1997)
  • Sacrifice and Bliss (unissued, 2000)
  • Midnight Music (Undiscovered Classics, 2009; recorded 1979–1982)
  • Say Something Revisited (Undiscovered Classics 2010)
  • Waking Up The World (Undiscovered Classics 2013)

References[edit]

http://www.wakinguptheworld.co.uk

External links[edit]

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