BAY City Rollers frontman Les McKeown unveils his "lost songs" when he comes to Clacton on Saturday night.

At the height of Rollermania when the band was topping charts around the world, charismatic front man Les was one of the most famous people on earth.

But he was rarely given the chance to shine as a songwriter because most of the Bay City Rollers smash hits were penned from outside the band.

Les would sit in hotel rooms around the world and compose into his trusty tape recorder in the hope they would be unleashed on the next Rollers album.

That never happened because the band famously split at the height of its success.

But 40 years on, those tracks can now be heard for the first time on Les's new solo album after he teamed up with award-winning writer and producer John McLaughlin.

McLaughlin was blown away by the original Seventies tapes and the pair got to work on the recording, which came out in August.

“I kept the tapes in a suitcase in my attic and never thought they’d see the light of day," said Les.

"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 is now back on the road showcasing the album.

His Bay City Rollers will also perform unforgettable classic hits such as Shang A Lang, Bye Bye Baby, Saturday Night, Remember, Summerlove Sensation and Give A Little Love.

Rollermania 2016 is at Clacton's West Cliff Theatre at 7.30pm. All tickets are £23.50 from the box office on 01255 433344.