• West Coast Music

    As the name indicates West Coast Music has its origin on the American West Coast. The music emphasizes melody, harmonies and arrangements, and the vocal and instrumental performances are always with great skill and of high quality. The music is often performed by pop/rock artists from the American West Coast, but is in no way limited to any geografical area.

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One of the Little River Band members…

A veteran of the Australian music industry, singer/songwriter Glenn Shorrock has had a long and successful career in the U.K. and Australia spanning more than three decades. Arriving in Australia with his family from England during the mid-’50s, Shorrock soon developed a passion for rock & roll and formed the vocal quartet the Checkmates. Under the influence of the Beatles after they achieved popularity in Australia, the Checkmates became the Twilights and from 1964 to 1969 had several hit singles in Australia. After they broke up, Shorrock spent three months managing the Australian group, the Avengers. In May 1969, Shorrock joined the supergroup Axiom in the U.K. until their breakup in 1971. Shorrock signed a solo deal with the MAM record label and released three singles.

In 1972, Shorrock joined the 12-piece international rock orchestra Esperanto. Their debut album, Esperanto Rock Orchestra, was released in 1973. Shorrock made a minimal contribution to their next release, Danse Macabre, and by their third release in 1974, Last Tango, had taken on a management role. The band had little success and Shorrock left to sing backup vocals for Cliff Richard. In October 1975, Shorrock returned to Australia where he formed the Little River Band. LRB’s long run of success only came to an end after Shorrock decided to leave in February 1982, to be replaced by another Australian stalwart, John Farnham.

Shorrock already had a Top Ten single with Bobby Darin’s “Dream Lover” back in 1979, and recorded his debut album, Villian of the Peace, in L.A. In late 1982, Shorrock toured Australia and also sang on Renee Geyer’s single “Going Back.” He recorded another single with the Bushwackers, “We’re Coming to Get You,” which reached number six on the national charts in October 1983. His next single, “Restless,” appeared on the soundtrack to the documentary film World Safari II. Shorrock compared ABC-TV’s Rock Arena in 1986 and released his next single “American Flyer.” He also toured with the stage show One for the Money. In 1988, Shorrock rejoined the Little River Band for the next three years. In 1991, he was inducted into the Australian Record Industry (ARIA) Hall of Fame. In 1993, he formed the Blazing Salads with Brian Cadd and they released a self-titled album in the same year.

Words from allmusic.com

Discography

Greatest Hits Acoustic

Liberation Records 2012

Tracks: Will You Stand By Me, Meanwhile, Home On A Monday, Help Is On It’s Way, Cool Change, Emma, Reminiscing, Rock ‘n’ Roll Soldier, Needle In A Haystack, Soul Searching, So Many Paths, Unrequited Love, Dream Lover & Seine City (70’s demo).

Musicians on the Greatest Hits Acoustic album: Glenn Shorrock and others.

Meanwhile….Acoustically

Liberation Records 2007

Tracks: Will You Stand By Me, Meanwhile, Home On A Monday, Help Is On It’s Way, Cool Change, Emma, Reminiscing, Rock ‘n’ Roll Soldier, Needle In A Haystack, Soul Searching, So Many Paths, Unrequited Love, Dream Lover & Seine City (70’s demo).

Musicians on the Meanwhile….Acoustically album: Glenn Shorrock and others.

Spin Me ´Round

Streetwise Records 2000

Tracks: Spin Me ‘Round, Hard Bargain, Walk Away, At The Mercy Of The Sea, When You Love Someone, Living Beyond Our Dreams, Dixie Wine, Just Might Be The First, Angry Words, Will You Stand With Me, Home On Monday, Help Is On Its Way & Cool Change.

Musicians on the Spin me ´Round album: Glenn Shorrock and others.

Spin Me ´Round

Streetwise Records 2000

Tracks: Spin Me ‘Round, Hard Bargain, Walk Away, At The Mercy Of The Sea, When You Love Someone, Living Beyond Our Dreams, Dixie Wine, Just Might Be The First, Angry Words, Will You Stand With Me, Home On Monday, Help Is On Its Way & Cool Change.

Musicians on the Spin me ´Round album: Glenn Shorrock and others.

Arcade

EMI Records 1985

Tracks: Needle In A Haystack, Bad Boy, If She Finds Out, 9.50, Young Girl, What’s Wrong With The Way I Live, Cathy Come Home, My Generation, Ford’s Bridge, Fool’s Gold, Arkansas Grass, A Little Ray Of Sunshine, My Baby’s Home, Rock ‘N’ Roll Lullaby, Let’s Get The Band Together, Statue Of Liberty, Seine City, When Will I Be Loved, Cool Change, Home On A Monday, Shut Down Turn Off, Help Is On Its Way, Man On Your Mind, Long Jumping Jeweller, Goin’ Back, We’re Coming To Get You, Paperback Writer, Dream Lover, Restless, Don’t Let Girls Get Lonely, Big Smoke, Will You Stand With Me, Duchess Is Returning & Rock ‘N’ Roll.

Musicians on the Arcade album: Glenn Shorrock and others.

Villain Of The Peace

Capitol Records 1982

Tracks: Don’t Girls Get Lonely, A Cry In A Jungle Bar, Secrets, Angry Words, Villain Of The Peace, Rock’n Roll Soldier, Til I Loved You, Onwards And Upwards, Haunting Me & Will You Stand With Me?.

Musicians on the Villain Of The Peace album: Glenn Shorrock and others.

Also released at:
1983 Capitol Records EMI
1983 Capitol Records US
1983 Capitol Records Canada
1996 EMI Records
1999 Magic Records

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