The UK’s Most Vibrant Soul Survivor, Leee John, Returns With Typically Stellar Sound with Retropia Part 2 EP and album Retropia



Recognised as one of the guiding lights of UK funk and soul, Imagination founder, Leee John now unveils his new EP Retropia Part2 taken from the album of the same title, with lead track, “Make Your Mind Up” dripping with the glorious, effortless glide of primetime grooves with which he made his name.

Leee has never sounded better, his soaring falsetto remains one of the great treasures of British music, a clarion call to drop what you’re doing, stretch out on the sofa and reach out for a cocktail. “Make Ur Mind Up” could just have easily sprung from the late 1980s, the

incessant funking bass barely able to keep up as you race towards the deliriously catchy chorus, a life-affirming, almost spiritual experience which will have even the most stubborn of feet dancing away like Michael Jackson .

Leee John was (and is) one of the pioneers of UK black music, exploring the deeper soul and groove sounds of 1970s America, then largely ignored by the music press and an enigma to the listening public. His love of funk and soul has never diminished, having worked tirelessly throughout the 80s and 90s as a writer, producer, charity ambassador, film-maker, TV star, raconteur…but Leee has always remained a musician first and foremost and his new EP finds him in imperious form.

Also on the EP is “Fantasia”, another irresistible slab of strutting soul and funk which evokes images of Chaka Khan at her peak. This music without barriers: sounds to inspire; to relax to, to dance to, and to remember why you ever fell in love with music in the first place.

To celebrate the release of this key EP – we are going to give away a full  RETROPIA album of all EP tracks-  and more -  to some lucky winners…..

For your chance to win- just answer the following question: 

What is John's first name? 

See Imagination featuring LEEE JOHN on tour in 2017 and 2018:

Live Shows 2017:


19th Oct Wembley Area, Children In Need Rocks

15th Nov KOKO, London, BBC Children In Need

1st Dec Wolverhampton Race Course

7th Dec Royal Albert Hall, Xmas with Sky Arts TV

15th Dec 229 The Venue, London


Live Shows 2018:


Soul Legends Tour:

1st Mar Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle

2nd Mar The Barbican, York

4th Mar Echo Arena, Liverpool

7th Mar Stockport Plaza, Stockport

8th Mar Grimsby Auditorium, Grimsby

9th Mar Venue Cymru, Llandudno, Wales

10th Mar North Pier, Blackpool

11th Mar Kendall Leisure Centre, Cumbria

12th Mar City Hall, Sheffield

13th Mar City Hall, Hull

14th Mar Guild Hall, Preston, Lancashire

16th Mar Parr Hall, Warrington, Cheshire

17th Mar Albert Hall, Nottingham

18th Mar The London Palladium






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Closing Date : 2nd November 2017

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And the lucky winners are :

Joan, Tyne and Wear

Pippa, Lancashire

Johannah, Berkshire

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