February - Broadcasting Of Vintage TV Recording
January - Performance: Nice, France
January - Performance: Toulouse, France
Broadcasting Of Vintage TV Recording
A Very Vintage Christmas (TBC)
Performance Special, Dijon, France
Performance Special, Dubai
TV Special, Dubai
Top of the Pops 50th Anniversary Party/ Book Launch, London, UK
Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean St, W1, London, UK
Radio 2: Tracks Of My Years with Ken Bruce
Personal Appearance at the opening of Fortnum & Mason's new store in St Pancras Station
Performing @ The Regent Street 'Christmas Lights' Ceremony, Regent Street, London, UK
Smooth Radio - IMAGINATION Campaign: St Lucia Competition
Imagination (Featuring Leee John) - Live Tour!!!!, Jam House, Birmingham, UK
Imagination (Featuring Leee John) - Live Tour!!!!, Thekla, Bristol, UK
Imagination (Featuring Leee John) - Live Tour!!!!, Norwich, UK
Imagination (Featuring Leee John) - Live Tour!!!!, The Stable, Milton Keynes, UK
Imagination (Featuring Leee John) - Live Tour!!!!, Under the Bridge, London, UK
Imagination (Featuring Leee John) - Live Tour!!!!, Band on the wall, Manchester, UK
Imagination (Featuring Leee John) - Live Tour!!!!, Button Factory, Dublin, UK
The Radio Diamond 87.7fm promotion for Imagination/ Leee John Gig at Band on the Wall Manchester. Including the running of competition.
INTERVIEW: PRE RECORDED INTERVIEW, BBC RADIO 2, JANICE LONG SHOW
INTERVIEW: PRE RECORDED INTERVIEW, LBC, STEVE ALLEN IN CONVERSATION. GLOBAL RADIO
New Album Launch: Flashback: The Very best of Imagination is released via Sony Music on 7 October.
Smooth Radio - IMAGINATION Campaign: Greatest Hits album: Smooth Radio Album of the Week
MUZU.TV Promotion for Leee John MUZU.TV feature to promote the release of 'Flashback: The Very Best Of Imagination'.
ALBUM REVIEWS: BBC RADIO 2, JANICE LONG REVIEW SHOW - 12.15pm - 3.15pm
MUZU.TV Promotion for Leee John Global premiere of the video for "Truth" through MUZU.TV onsite and offsite network.
Smooth Radio - IMAGINATION Campaign: Leee John: In Conversation One Hour Special with Andy Peebles
Butlin`s, Bognor Regis
Interview: Scotland Radio Network - Clyde 2 [Glasgow]
Interview: Scotland Radio Network - Northsoun 2 [Aberdeen]
Interview: Scotland Radio Network - Westsound AM [Ayr]
Interview: Scotland Radio Network - Forth 2 [Edinburgh]
Interview: Scotland Radio Network - Tay AM [Dundee]
Interview: Scotland Radio Network - Moray Firth [Inverness]
Interview: Magic Network Group - Metro/ Magic (Newcastle)
Interview: Magic Network Group - TFM/ Magic (Teeside)
Interview: Magic Network Group - CFM (Carlisle)
Interview: Magic Network Group - Viking/ Magic (Hull)
Interview: Magic Network Group - Rock/ Magic (Preston)
Interview: Magic Network Group - Key 103/ Magic (Manchester)
Interview: Magic Network Group - Hallam/ Magic (Sheffield)
Interview: Magic Network Group - Aire/ Magic (Leeds)
Interview: Magic Network Group - Radio City/ Magic (Liverpool)
Interview: Magic Network Group - BFBS (British Forces Radio)
Interview: The Bay (Lancaster)
Interview: BBC Eastern Counties (Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire)
Interview: BBC Stoke
Interview: Unique Broadcasting Entertainment News (250 Stations)
Interview: BBC Bristol & Somerset
Interview: Downtown Radio (Belfast)
Interview: BBC Merseyside (Liverpool)
Interview: Swansea Sound
Interview: BBC Devon
Interview: BBC Manchester
Interview: BBC Swindon & Wiltshire
Interview: BBC Humberside (Hull & North East)
Interview: BBC Birmingham
Interview: Signal 2 (Stoke on Trent)
Interview: Anglian Radio Group - The Beach (Suffolk)
Interview: Anglian Radio Group - Kestrel FM (Basingstoke)
Interview: Anglian Radio Group - Town 102 FM (Suffolk)
Interview: Anglian Radio Group - Channel 100 FM (Jersey)
Interview: Anglian Radio Group - Dream 100 (Colchester)
Interview: Anglian Radio Group - Radio Norwich (Norwich)
Interview: Anglian Radio Group - North Norfolk Radio (Norfolk)
Interview: Anglian Radio Group - Island FM (Guernsey)
Interview: BBC Radio Derby
Interview: Isle of Wight Radio
Interview: Metro FM (Newcastle)/ CFM (Carlisle) / TFM (Stockton)
Interview: Free Radio (Birmingham) [Ex BRMB]
Private Performance, France
Smooth Radio - IMAGINATION Campaign: Smooth Radio Love Live Music event
INTERVIEW: LIVE INTERVIEW, BBC RADIO 2, SHOW - GRAHAM NORTON SHOW (MARIA MCERLANE IN FOR GRAHAM NORTON)
Private Performance, France
INTERVIEW: MAGIC FM, RICK ASTLEY
Smooth Radio - IMAGINATION Campaign: Smooth Radio Love Live Music event - Pre promotion
Private Performance, France
In Italy (28-29 Inclusive) - TBC, Italy
MUZU.TV Promotion for Leee John Feature around back catalogue - introduce Leee John to MUZU.TV audience and create foundations for premiere.
Henley Rewind Festival, Henley-On-Thames, England
East End Festival - Under The Stars, London, UK
Private Performance, France
MUZU.TV Promotion for Leee John Global premiere of the video for "Krash" through MUZU.TV Onsite and Offsite Network.
Online Interview: Blues & Soul
Surprise Appearance At Event At Colleseum (TBC)
The Greatest 80'S Party.....Ever!, Audley End House, Saffron Walden, England
Private Performance, France
Festival (Details TBC)
KRASH Video Shoot (3-4 Inclusive)
Isleworth Cricket Club - 80's Re-visited/ The Revival.
Cannes Film Festival (28-29 Inclusive), Cannes, France
Leee John Birhday !!! Bah Humbug
Private Performance, France
80's Butlin`s Party, Skegness, UK
Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean St, W1, London,
In Italy (13-17 June Inclusive), Italy
80's Butlin`s Party, Minehead, UK
The Truth Video Shoot
JAMES WHALE Charity Gig
Happy Festival, , East Molesey, Surrey, UK
New Album Launch News Piece: Glasswerk
Interview: Eile Magazine
New Album Launch Review:Record Collection
New Album Launch Review:Sunday Express
New Album Launch Review:Daily Mirror
SPECIALIST RADIO Interview:D Lux (Deja Vu FM)
Online Interview: Huffington Post Blog (including Homepage)
New Album Launch Review:Milton Keynes Citizen
New Album Launch Review:Blues & Soul
Online Interview: Yorkshire Times
Interview or Review: MUZU.TV
SPECIALIST RADIO Interview:Baby Face Sean (Lightning FM)
New Album Launch Review:The Sun
New Album Launch Review:Jazzwise
New Album Launch Review:The Star
SPECIALIST RADIO Interview:Sly (Bang Radio)
Online Interview: Soulmusic Q&A
SPECIALIST RADIO Interview:Silky D (Kemet FM)
New Album Launch Review:Hartlepool Mail
New Album Launch Review:Daily Record
Online Interview: Entertainment Focus
New Album Launch News Piece: Sonic Shocks
SPECIALIST RADIO Interview:Rhodium (The Soul Of London)
Interview: The Soul Survivor Magazine
Interview: The works Magazine
New Album Launch Review:Music week
New Album Launch News Piece: M
SPECIALIST RADIO Interview:Dez Parkes (Colorful Radio)
SPECIALIST RADIO Interview:Rhodium (TSOL)
Online Interview: Pink News
New Album Launch Review:Classic Pop
New Album Launch News Piece: Echoes
New Album Launch Review:Gay Times
New Album Launch Review:Q Magazine
Online Interview: Polari Magazine
Leee tours Brazil - show in Rio de Janeiro
Imagination feat Leee John begins UK Tour
Sensuality enters top 20 in Billboard Hot 100
Leee starts documentary Flashback Project about the history of the black music in UK
RTL Disco Tour in France which Leee did also in 2008 with artists from USA and EU
French version on X Factor appears with Celine Dion where the contestants pay tribute to Imagination and did the hit songs with Leee
Leee published his book "From Within the Heart" for SOS Children with pictures he took in South Africa
Leee various appearance on Pizza Jazz Express
Live on Italian TV Rai 1 singing New Year song.
Played in Kremlin in Russia - TV Performance
South Africa - Documentary for SOS Children Charity
Documentary for RTL
Promotion and touring for the Jazz Album "Feel My Soul" in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Benelux. Further collaboration with many other artists including Jane Fostin.
The Leee John Quartet releases "Live in Paris" on the Kudos label, a CD with Live versions of "Feel My Soul".
Official release of the Jazz Album "Feel My Soul".
The release of 'Feel my soul ' is being prepared.
Maurizio 'Jazz Voice ' Verbeni finalizes remixes of Passion. Mariah Carey uses 'Just an Illusion' as background for track 'Get your number' entering UK top 10 in October; Famous international Dj Dero remixes 'Just an illusion' featuring newly recorded vocals by Leee , released thru Subliminal Records in October topping dj charts everywhere.
Feel my Soul UK tour gets underway to raving reviews.
Leee performing in New York in remembrance of 11/09; visit to Afrika for WOW (World of Orphan Week). Leee interviews african orphans and relates their experiences in a gripping documentary on behalf of SOS children villages 26th October at Bush Hall : Exclusive launch gig with Candid for the industry.
31st October : FEEL MY SOUL is released on Candid Records .....
Mighty Power of love' is remixed and released thru Delicious Records and is a big floorfiller in Germany and Austria reaching clubs on import everywhere in Europe;
In February Leee, accompanied by John Watson travel to Rochefort (France) to record his jazz album at Christal Records, a documentary of the event and additional recordings is being filmed by Stefane Peyrolo. The well known independent jazz label Candid Records will take care of release and distribution in UK and further roll-outs in Europe.
Leee tours in the Benelux, Germany, Switzerland , France where Imagination are the top act for a massive show in Cannes celebrating 20 years of duty free, a live orchestra accompanies Leee and Imagination
A well publicized event in support of Kingston Hospital and their projected cancer unit culminates with a fantastic gig at the famous Works club in Kingston, appearing next to Leee are Junior Griscombe and Jaki Graham.
Reelhouse releases 'Could have been me, could have been U' on vinyl, the 2001 collaboration of Leee with Lenny Fontana.
Leee participates in the TV show "Reborn in the USA" together with fellow artists such as Tony Hadley and Peter Cox.
Leee collaborates together with Bill Sharpe and Shakatak on their album 'Blue Savannah'.
Various performances in countries such as Holland, France, Germany, Lebanon and Italy.
Leee participates in ITV REBORN IN THE USA show taking him and fellow contestants Tony Hadley, Elkie Brooks and Peter Cox ,.... through 7 cities in the USA where they perform US classics to sell out crowds he records a funky dance track with Dj Maze and Ricky Bailey from Delegation.
The track 'fool in love' co-written with Bill Sharpe features on Shakatak's Japanese release 'Blue Savannah'
Touring in the Benelux, France , Lebanon, Germany , Italy with an exclusive gig in Puerto Cervo in Sardinia.
In november Leee appears next to Tavares and the Trammps in Rotterdam at the Ahoy Hall perfoming to an audience of 20,000
Leee features on The Morne's "I can see for miles".
Club Mixes of "Passion" are released.
Numerous TV appearances and shows in the UK, the Benelux, France, Tahiti, Algeria.
Leee Performs in the musical "The Hot Mikado" in the summer.
Leee visits Tahiti and performs there. He meets with the president of Tahiti.
"Passion" gets released in France.
Throughout 2001 numerous performances and TV shows.Leee John and Johnboy launch of www.leeejohn.com in May 2001 coinciding with 20th anniversary of Body Talk
Leee signs a worldwide recording deal with French multi-media company M6 and undertakes another long 35 date tour of France. Leee John official website is being prepared.
Songwriting and performing in USA. 25-day tour of France, 27-day tour of United Kingdom.
Writes and records "Your Mind Your Body Your Soul" licensed for release throughout Europe in 2000.
Tours of the Reunion and surrounding Islands, 3rd tour of Russia, Europe and America.
Roving reporting and interviewing for VH1.
Dedicated to writing and producing.
Leee has been songwriting throughout and his credits include Maxi Priest, Byron Stingly, Club 69, MOBO award winner Pete Hunningale, Alison Limerick, Ultimate Chaos. Leee writes, records and produces with David Morales and Nick Martinelli. "Call on me", released under the pseudonym Johnny X, enters the UK Dance chart at number 14.
The Leee John single "The Mighty Power of Love" is released, a big club hit in the UK. It also made number 9 on the USA Billboard Dance chart.
Tour of France and Rusia. Co-writing with Peter Rauhofer for Club 69 project scoring in Us with ´Sugarpie Guy´ and lead vocals on ´Pleasure
The release of a "Greatest Hits" album that accrues Platinum status in France keeps Leee in Europe for the year.
So successful is the group that for the first time in the history of France a horse race is named after a performing artist. "Le prix de Caen' has become 'Le prix Imagination". Just an Illusion Correct Claps remix gets released in France and filling the floors again.
Imagination featuring Leee John toured South Africa.
Tours of the Middle and Far East and Europe.
Leee takes a well-deserved break.
Leee signs Music Publishing contract with Notting Hill Music which enables Leee to indulge in his passion for songwriting.
Tours of India, Sri Lanka and Angola. Ashley Ingram leaves group to concentrate on producing and songwriting, scoring big with Des´re.
Nat Augustin (Light of the World) joins Imagination. `The Fascination of the Physical` is recorded and released through Europe.
6 week tour of former Soviet Union.
Leee secures own chat show "Leee's place" on LWT with guests such as:
Sean Young, Victor Kiam, Mica Paris (first TV interview), Courtney Pine and Will Downing.
Leee co-writes ´Let there be love´ with Arthur Baker and ´C´mon, C´mon´ appearing on ´Give into the rhythm´;´Let there be love´ reaching number 1 on US dance Charts
"Like it is" album reaches Number 4 in UK charts in 4 weeks. Double Gold status in just 12 weeks. Album stays in the charts into the 1990's, 44 weeks in all.
Imagination closed the 1980's on December 17th with their Christmas Show, the last of an 18 date sell-out tour at Hammersmith Odeon, 105 weeks on the UK singles chart and 108 weeks on the UK album chart.
Achieved Number 1 spot in American Billboard Dance Chart with "Instinctual", caused uproar in New York when x-rated version of "Instinctual" video was shown on cable TV by mistake.
Imagination sign to RCA records and leave for USA to record the album "Closer" with Arthur Baker, Nick Martinelli, Preston Glass, Ron Kersey and Robert Kraft. Errol Kennedy leaves group and is replaced by Peter Royer.
5th Anniversary year. Celebrated in style with a capacity audience at the Royal Albert Hall, London and the smash hit single "Thank you my love" remains 17 weeks in UK charts.
"Thank you my love" released in November is Imagination´s eleventh hitsingle;
2nd major European Tour. Sold out.
"State of love" released May, entering top 10 US dance charts rmixed by Kevorkian.
Huge demand for TV appearances this year: from Tiswas to Des O'Conner, BBC Breakfast Time to No.73.
LEEE hosts 8 week Malibu World Disco Dance Championships.
"Nightdubbing" album released May. Double Gold.
"Looking at midnight" released June - "New dimension" released November.
"Scandalous" album released November. Double Gold.
LEEE secures a place in TV history by getting lead role of Mancel in now cult programme Dr. Who.
"Just an illusion" released March - Diamond Award winner for sales in excess of 1 million copies.
"Music and lights" released June - "In the heat of the night" released September - "Changes" released December.
"In the heat of the night" album released September. Double Gold.
First European Tour with all 22 UK shows sold out.
As a tribute to John Lennon and "Imagine" IMAGINATION was formed.
"Body Talk" released May - "In and out of love" released September - "Flashback" released November
"Body Talk" album released October. Album achieves Double Gold status and remains on charts for 51 weeks.