Self-confessed child of Rock ‘n’ Roll Glenn Shorrock on stage in Merimbula

Easy Listening: Glenn Shorrock will Rise Again with a big performance at Club Sapphire, Merimbula this Saturday night.
Easy Listening: Glenn Shorrock will Rise Again with a big performance at Club Sapphire, Merimbula this Saturday night.

With a career spanning over 40 years, Glenn Shorrock is one of the elder statesmen of Australian contemporary show business. 

Born in England, Glenn migrated at the age of 10 to Adelaide in the mid-1950s. A self-confessed child of rock ‘n’ roll, he began singing in 1962 with a vocal group called the Twilights.

By 1965, the Twilights became a six piece beat group based in Melbourne scoring hits with Needle in a Haystack, What’s Wrong with the Way I Live?, Cathy Come Home and Young Girl, before disbanding in 1969.

Axiom with Brian Cadd followed shortly after, with hits including Arkansas Grass and Little Ray of Sunshine. Axiom disbanded soon after with Glenn moving to London in 1970.

Late 1974, Glenn returned to Melbourne to help form Little River Band as lead singer. Managed by long time friend, Glenn Wheatley, Little River Band cracked the lucrative United States market in 1976, and began a string of eight Top Ten Hits in the U.S.A. and around the world.

The band has sold in excess of 25 million albums, often being credited for opening the door for many Australian acts on the international circuit.

In 1995, Glenn fronted Little River Band during their 20th year anniversary, three and a half-month tour of the United States. His songwriting credits include the international hits Help is on its Way, Emma, Home on Monday, Long Jumping Jeweler, Shut Down Turn Off, My Own Way Home and Cool Change.

Glenn’s credentials extend to all fields of show business, notably in theatre and cabaret where he starred in Evita, The Rocky Horror Show, One for the Money, Go Cat Go and Two Up.

A career highlight was producing and performing alongside Sir George Martin in the highly acclaimed production All You Need Is Beatles (1998). 

Glenn regularly performs on behalf of various charities and continues as an ambassador for Variety.

As a testament to his enduring talent he has been twice inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame first in 1991 in his own right and again with The Little River Band in 2004.

On September 9, 2016 Glenn released his first album in many years, ‘Rise Again’. A collection of songs composed by himself and a few friends. This new solo album offers a mix of folk-rock and easy listening tracks.

“I have been blessed with a long and successful career and I'm doing some of my best work right at the moment,” says Glenn. 

Glenn Shorrock - In Concert will be performing at Club Sapphire on Saturday, August 19. Tickets are $35 for club members, and $40 for non-members. Doors open at 7.30pm. This is a 15+ event.