The Little River Band
: "Cuts Like A Diamond" Album Release Party
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 7:00 PM CDT
(5:30 PM Doors)
3rd and Lindsley, Nashville, TN
Little River Band was the first Australian band to successfully conquer foreign markets from an Australian base.
Within eight months of their birth, LRB had already scored three Australian Top 20 singles and two Top Ten albums. In 1976, after their self-titled debut album was released in the USA, the long grind of 13 US tours in eight years had begun.
By 1982 they became the only act – from anywhere – to have a top ten US single for six consecutive years.
Headlining their own major shows in America, and touring internationally with the likes of the Doobie Brothers, Supertramp, America, Heart, Boz Scaggs, Fleetwood Mac, and The Eagles was a huge learning curve that honed LRB into one of the finest live bands in the world.
Record success ran alongside – total record sales around the world have eclipsed the 30 million mark...16 hit singles by 1985, as well as gold, platinum, and multi-platinum album sales awards. All-told LRB have notched up eight top 10 singles in the US, where two of their songs, Reminiscing and Lady, have more than 9 million radio plays between them.
Nelson remarks of the changes “after 30 years, the prospect of looking for American musicians to be part of LRB was challenging but ultimately rewarding. Greg, Chris, Rich, and Ryan are very talented; they respect the history of the band and want to do what's right for the songs, but they also bring something new to the stage with their experience and their versatility. As they settled in and started throwing in new ideas, we all got a new lease of life. We're having a lot of fun exploring new ways to deliver the songs - still recognizable and powerful, but with new twists that will delight those fans who like to listen deep and analyze. And, in a kind of "back to the future" way, we're digging into the vaults and rearranging some older songs while collaborating on new material as well. Don't be surprised if a new CD doesn't get birthed by this line-up in 2013."