“I love the Little River Band, I mean, it reminds me of the beach, for some reason. That’s one I would play for my kids when they were little. Every time I’d pull the boat into the beach, I’d play ‘Lonesome Loser’ as loud as I could.”
— TIM MCGRAW
ABOUT LITTLE RIVER BAND
Little River Band was formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1975, and it was originally a blend of musicians who had enjoyed success in other Australian rock acts. Their new focus was to get airplay on American radio, and they achieved that goal with good songwriting, powerful vocals, and guitar harmonies. They immediately claimed their place as one of the great vocal bands of the ‘70s and the ‘80s. Between 1976 and 1983, chart success in America includes the following singles: It’s a Long Way There, Help Is on Its Way, Happy Anniversary, Reminiscing, Lady, Cool Change, Lonesome Loser, The Night Owls, Take It Easy On Me, Man On Your Mind, We Two, and The Other Guy.
Little River Band is considered to be one of Australia’s most significant bands. Worldwide album and CD sales now top 30 million and they also set a record for having Top 10 hits for 6 consecutive years…the first band to achieve that mark and according to BMI, Reminiscing has garnered rare status with over 5 million airplay’s on America radio…and Lady is close behind with over 4 million airplay’s. LRB was rightfully inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame at the 18th Annual ARIA Music Awards of 2004.The current lineup brings new energy and arrangements to the classic hits, making new memories for the audience out of each live performance. It’s always fun to watch as people are swept up by the show’s vitality and the volume of hits from LRB’s history. You’ll see plenty of people mouthing the words…”I love this song…I forgot it was one of Little River Band’s hits!”
In the year 1970, four young musicians from the South Bay of Los Angeles came together to create a new invigorating style of music.
Exploring the possibilities of progressive, classical and world influences, yet rooted in the soul of the blues and R&B, Joseph Puerta, Christopher North, David Pack and Burleigh Drummond created a new sound that was defined and recognized as “Ambrosia”.
Today, the band is more alive and compelling than ever. With three of the original members (Joe Puerta, Christopher North, and Burleigh Drummond), Doug Jackson (electric guitar and backing vocals), Mary Harris (keyboards and vocals), and Ken Stacey (lead vocals and acoustic guitar) continue to explore new musical territories and to wow life-long fans and new converts alike.