Glenn’s cool change

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Aussie music legend Glenn Shorrock will belt out an incredible 45 years’ worth of hits when he takes the stage in Queenstown on Saturday. 

The Adelaide-based singer is best known for his stints fronting international chart-busting act the Little River Band. 

But at the Memorial Hall he’ll also take fans on a trip down memory lane with songs from his other successful outfits, The Twilights and Axiom. 

Shorrock, 66, is playing the Queenstown concert in place of a show he had planned for Christchurch on the same night, but that had to be scrapped because of the devastating earthquake. 

Instead, the vocalist is performing at the Memorial Hall as a fundraiser – with the ticket money going towards the relief efforts in the stricken city. 

“It was a bit of a no-brainer for me to change the show to a benefit concert for Christchurch,” Shorrock says. 

“I have many happy memories of performing in the city down the years and to be able to do something to help it is the least I can do. 

“I just really hope the people in Queenstown come out to support a good cause and hear some great music at the same time.” 

Shorrock is bringing his full backing group to the resort to crank out Little River Band classics such as Help is on its Way, Home on Monday and Cool Change. 

He’ll also resurrect The Twilights’ old numbers from the 1960s including Needle in a Haystack, Cathy Come Home and Young Girl. Plus there are also the hits he had with Axiom in the early 70s like Arkansas Grass and Little Ray of Sunshine

“I’ve been round the block and back a bit, so I’m hardly short of material,” Shorrock jokes. 

“I’ve been really lucky that I’ve had a great career for all this time and it just seems to continue.” 

Shorrock, also a gifted songwriter, has twice been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in Australia. He also enjoyed eight Top 10 hits in the United States with Little River Band, which went on to sell 25 million albums worldwide. 

“Last year I was busier than I’ve been for a decade and this year is shaping up well too,” he says. 

“As long as I’m getting on a plane somewhere to sing, then I’m happy.”

Catch Glenn Shorrock at the Memorial Hall on Saturday from 7.30pm. Tickets are $35, with proceeds to Christchurch earthquake relief