Help is on its way


One of the best-known voices of Aussie rock and pop will play a benefit show for Christchurch in Queenstown next week. 

Former Little River Band frontman Glenn Shorrock was forced to cancel a gig in the quake-ravaged city that was planned for Saturday, March 19. 

Instead of scrapping the concert altogether, Shorrock and his group will now play Queenstown’s Memorial Hall on the same night – with proceeds donated to earthquake relief. 

“We feel devastated for the people of Christchurch,” Shorrock says. 

“In relation to the proposed Christchurch date, I and the band members would love the opportunity to utilise that date to fundraise towards the efforts being made to clean up and rebuild the city.” 

Shorrock was a founding member of Little River Band, which formed in 1975 and over two decades produced enduring hits such as Help is on its Way, Cool Change, Man on Your Mind, The Night Owls, Lady, I’ll be Home on a Monday, Reminiscing and The Lonesome Loser

The Memorial Hall concert is being put together locally by Queenstown Winter Festival boss Simon Green, Pier 19’s Karen Hattaway and Tomtom Productions owner Tom Lynch.