PRESS RELEASE: GLENN SHORROCK IS BACK WITH NEW SOLO ALBUM RISE AGAIN

With the title track from Glenn Shorrock’s new album having been released earlier this week, the album itself has hit shelves across the country as well as digital retail stores.  RISE AGAIN is a collection of new songs from different writers, including Shorrock himself.

Contributors on the album include Terry Britten and Graham Lyle for ‘The Wood and the Wire’ and ‘Make A Difference’, Mitch Cairns for ‘Trouble’, and David Froggatt for ‘Candlelight Moon’ and ‘Blissful Oblivion’. Glenn’s also included his own 2008 recording of Dave Dobbyn’s ‘Slice of Heaven’, and penned three of the songs, ‘Hear My Voice’, ‘Emperors Clothes’ and ‘Stick Up Your Finger’.

RISE AGAIN is a textured reflection of a mature, evolving artist who has enjoyed the rare sight from the summit of showbiz, and knows all too well the struggle that invariably comes with it. Shorrock has tapped into this struggle and found new energy. 

The founding frontman of The Twilights, Axiom and ‘70s hitmakers Little River Band (later known as LRB), Shorrock carved out astonishing success around the globe and particularly in the USA, where LRB shifted the bulk of its 25 million-plus career album sales. The living legend has the unusual distinction of having been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame on two occasions, both as a member of LRB, and as a solo artist.

Currently touring through until December, with shows across NSW, as well as Melbourne and Geelong in September, Shorrock always looks forward, although his live performances always pay respect to the past. His typical set list features 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.”

Click here to listen to album preview on YouTube
 

TRACK LISTING

01 Hear My Voice
02 The Wood and the Wire
03 Rise Again
04 Emperors’ Clothes
05 Stick Up Your Finger
06 Trouble
07 Slice Of Heaven
08 Make A Difference
09 Candlelight Moon
10 Blissful Oblivion
 

“RISE AGAIN” BY GLENN SHORROCK IS OUT NOW
VIA SOCIAL FAMILY RECORDS

SFR Store | http://bit.ly/GS-RA-SFR 
iTunes | http://bit.ly/GS-RA-Digital
JB Hi-Fi | http://bit.ly/GS-RA-JB
Sanity | http://bit.ly/GS-RA-S
 

TOUR DATES

Fri, Sep 16 The Palms at Crown | Melbourne
Sat Sep 17
Geelong Performing Arts Centre | Geelong
Fri, Sep 30
Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre | Nowra
Fri, Oct 7 Glasshouse Theatre | Port Macquarie
Sat, Oct 8
Civic Theatre | Newcastle
Wed, Dec 21 Live N Cookin' Lizottes | Newcastle
Wed, Dec 28 Club Forster | Forster
Fri, Dec 30 Sawtell RSL Club | Sawtell
Sat, Dec 31 Ballina RSL Club | Ballina

PRESS RELEASE: GLENN SHORROCK PREMIERING HIS BRAND NEW SHOW

The History of Rock and Roll Part 1 ...according to GLENN SHORROCK

With an immensely successful career spanning over 50 years, GLENN SHORROCK is one of the elder statesmen of Australian contemporary show business.

In celebration and reflection of Glenn’s love of music and extensive career he will be premiering FIVE exclusive new shows after his first sell out show at Twin Towns in April which received rave reviews and high accolades within the industry and his fans.

Backed by his 9 piece band (including brass) this brand new show, THE HISTORY OF ROCK AND ROLL Part 1...ACCORDING TO GLENN SHORROCK will feature songs from artists that have influenced and inspired Glenn throughout his life in music such as Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Kinks, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Van Morrison and many more.

SHORROCK was founding member and lead singer of super groups The Twilights, Axiom (with Brian Cadd) and Little River Band. 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 include "Arkansas Grass", "Little Ray of Sunshine" and "My Baby's Gone". 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.

His songwriting credits include the international hits Help is on its Way, Emma, Home on Monday(co- writer Beeb Birtles), Long Jumping Jeweler, Shut Down Turn Offand Cool Change.

As a selfconfessed child of rock n roll, SHORROCK is looking forward to this big new show and guarantees the concerts will be highly entertaining, taking the audience on board an unforgettable and reminiscent musical journey of rock and roll.

“I’m really looking forward to premiering my brand new show. It will be an exciting ride, so HANG ON! HELP IS ON ITS WAY ...a splendid time is guaranteed for all!”

Book your tickets NOW to avoid disappointment!

The Palms at Crown, Melbourne Friday 16 September
Online @ TICKETMASTER or call 136 100

GPAC – Costa Hall, Geelong Saturday 17 September
(presented by BAYFM & Southern Cross Austereo)
www.gpac.org.au or call 03 5225 1200


Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre - Friday 30 September
(presented by 2ST & Southern Cross Austereo)
www.shoalhavenentertainment.com.au or call 1300 788 503

Glasshouse Theatre, Port Macquarie – Friday 7 October
(presented by Southern Cross Austereo)
www.glasshouse.org.au or call 02 6581 8888


Civic Theatre Newcastle – Saturday 8 October
(presented by Southern Cross Austereo)
Online @ TICKETEK or call the Box Office on 4929 1977

****NEW ALBUM RELEASE****

GLENN SHORROCK will release his first album in many years on Friday 9 September 2016, “Rise Again” through SOCIAL FAMILY RECORDS. 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. 

NEWSLETTER: NEW ALBUM 'RISE AGAIN' NOW AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER!

Hi all,

Good news! You can now pre-order a signed copy of my upcoming album 'Rise Again'. It will be officially released next month on Friday 9 September everywhere in the world.

As many of you will know, it’s my first album in a long while following my famous ‘writers block’ period. I hope you all think the wait has been worth it. 

PRE-ORDER A SIGNED COPY HERE

You can also pre-order it from the below retailers:
iTunes
SFR Store (Signed CD)
Sanity
JB Hi-Fi

 

In other news, I have a good few shows coming up. They start next weekend, you can find all the details here: VIEW ALL TOUR DATES

I also just set up a brand new YouTube channel where I will be uploading some music to over time. I have uploaded the full audio of the track 'Hear My Voice.Click to listen now.

Until next time...

Cheers,

Glenn

PRESS RELEASE: WRITER’S BLOCK GONE, ALBUM READY! GLENN SHORROCK’S NEW SOLO ALBUM, RISE AGAIN, IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW

RELEASED FRIDAY, 9 SEPTEMBER 2016
TOURING AUGUST THROUGH DECEMBER

 

Currently touring New South Wales through until December, with shows in Canberra and Melbourne in September, acclaimed singer/songwriter Glenn Shorrock also returns with his first album in many years, “Rise Again”, a collection of songs composed by himself and a few friends, old and new. Having sold in excess of 25 million albums as founder and lead singer of the Little River Band, this new solo album offers a mix of folk-rock and easy listening tracks, and is now available for pre-order and due for release on Friday, 9 September, 2016.

 

The first track from the album has been released as free download to fans who sign up to Glenn’s newsletter and is also the pre-order instant-grat. ‘Hear My Voice’ is a final reaction to the events of previous years and a teaser to what follows, including the title track, ‘Rise Again’, going to radio on Monday, 5 September. The forthcoming new single was written by Jason Vorherr and is a positive song about taking each moment as a gift, and moving on and rising through and above any obstacles life may throw your way. 

 

Other contributors to the album include Terry Britten and Graham Lyle for ‘The Wood and the Wire’ and ‘Make A Difference’, Mitch Cairns for ‘Trouble’, and David Froggatt for ‘Candlelight Moon’ and ‘Blissful Oblivion’.  Having long admired Dave Dobbyn, Glenn’s also included his own 2008 recording of ‘Slice of Heaven’, and put aside his writers block, penning three of the compositions, ‘Hear My Voice’, ‘Emperors Clothes’, ‘Stick Up Your Finger’.

 

TRACK LISTING

01 Hear My Voice
02 The Wood and the Wire
03 Rise Again
04 Emperors’ Clothes
05 Stick Up Your Finger
06 Trouble
07 Slice Of Heaven
08 Make A Difference
09 Candlelight Moon
10 Blissful Oblivion

 

“RISE AGAIN” BY GLENN SHORROCK DUE FOR RELEASE FRIDAY, 9 SEPTEMBER, VIA SOCIAL FAMILY RECORDS

 

PRE-ORDER NOW

SFR Store | http://bit.ly/GS-RA-SFR
iTunes | http://bit.ly/GS-RA-iT
JB Hi-Fi | http://bit.ly/GS-RA-JB
Sanity | http://bit.ly/GS-RA-S

 

 

TOUR DATES

Fri, Aug 12 Windsor RSL Club | Sydney

Sat, Aug 13 Panorama Lounge | Gosford

Fri, Aug 26 South West Country Club | South West Rocks

Sat, Aug 27 Laurieton United Services Club | Laurieton

Fri, Sep 2 Vikings | Canberra

Sat, Sep 3 The Juniors Kingsford | Sydney

Fri, Sep 16 The Palms at Crown | Melbourne

Sat Sep 17 Geelong Performing Arts Centre | Geelong

Fri, Sep 30 Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre | Wollongong

Fri, Oct 7 Glasshouse Theatre | Port Macquarie

Sat, Oct 8 Civic Theatre | Newcastle

Wed, Dec 21 Live N Cookin' Lizottes | Newcastle

Wed, Dec 28 Club Forster | Forster

Thurs, Dec 29 Macksville Ex-Services Club | Macksville

Fri, Dec 30 Sawtell RSL Club | Sawtell

Sat, Dec 31 Ballina RSL Club | Ballina

PRESS RELEASE: GLENN SHORROCK SIGNS DEAL WITH SOCIAL FAMILY RECORDS AND ANNOUNCES SOLO ALBUM RISE AGAIN.

One of Australia’s most legendary vocalists, Glenn Shorrock, has signed a solo deal with independent label, Social Family Records.  His first album in many years, Rise Again, is set and ready to go, slated for release on Friday, 9 September and available for pre-order from 5 August.

It’s been awhile, due in part to my infamous ‘writers block’ period, but welcome to my latest musical offering!  This new album is made up largely of compositions written by myself and a few of my colleagues, old and new.  It began as an EP, but grew with a little help from my friends, who all have different personalities – and the songs do too!” – Glenn Shorrock

After the contentiousness surrounding LRB in recent years, Shorrock has written about the predicament of being part of the long running LRB saga, in the first track released from the album as a free download to his fans.  Hear My Voice is another – and final – reaction to the events of previous years, and is a teaser to what follows.

Hear My Voice starts off with these telling lyrics in the first verse:

I don’t care who is right or wrong
You’ve got my name, but I’ve still got my song
I don’t care what you might call me

Hear my voice and you will know me.”

The signing itself was an easy decision for SFR and Golden Robot Entertainment’s President & Founder, Mark Alexander-Erber, a long time collector of memorabilia and fan of Glenn’s and the Little River Band.  Included in the vast collection is an original copy of the 1987 agreement LRB signed in the USA with MCA Records, seeing them hit the big time.  “Signing Glenn Shorrock to Social Family Records was a no brainer for me.  I’m very excited to have one of my all time favourites on board.” 

TRACK LISTING

01 Hear My Voice
02 The Wood and the Wire
03 Rise Again
04 Emperors’ Clothes
05 Stick Up Your Finger
06 Trouble
07 Slice Of Heaven
08 Make A Difference
09 Candlelight Moon
10 Blissful Oblivion