Glenn Shorrock was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame as a solo artist in 1991 and as a member of Little River Band in 2004. In May 2001 the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), as part of its 75th Anniversary celebrations, named ‘Cool Change’ as one of the APRA Top 30 Australian songs of all time.
Glenn Shorrock’s story, when it is finally told, will have the ingredients of an epic. It’s one of ambition, global stardom, longevity and battles. Shorrock is back with his first album of new material in 16 years, “Rise Again”. And he’s got stories to tell.
Shorrock always looks forward, though his live performances pay respect to the past. His typical set list will feature a wealth of classic tracks from across his 50-year-plus career, woven in with material from his latest album. “It’s an eclectic bunch of material,” he says of “Rise Again”. “I didn’t want to reproduce the same song over and again and not everybody is going to like everything. But I wanted it to be a very dynamic record. And I think I’ve succeeded in that.”
The Twilights had eight consecutive national hit singles including ‘Needle in a Haystack’ and ‘What’s Wrong with the Way I Live’. Axiom’s top 10 hits were ‘Arkansas Grass’, ‘Little Ray of Sunshine’ and ‘My Baby’s Gone’. Little River Band had national and international chart success, including the Shorrock-penned ‘Emma’, ‘Help Is on Its Way’ and ‘Cool Change’. Little River Band has sold in excess of 25 million albums, often being credited for opening the door for many Australian acts on the international circuit.