Dennis Locorriere – Post Cool
Famous as the voice of Dr. Hook and the recipient of countless platinum and gold albums, Dennis Locorriere sang all of the band’s major hits and was the only member to feature on all of their recordings. He has a new album due on 15/03/10 through Proper Records and is currently out on the road to promote it. These days he’s resident in the UK and has been a regular on the live circuit, consistently playing to packed houses. His solo career now takes prominence in the set list with that voice, instantly recognisable, as note perfect as it ever was. Dennis has a sizeable fanbase of regulars, but the curious may want to check here for the rest of the tour schedule which runs from now, through March and into April. You should also check out this very funny video, it’s worth five minutes of anyone’s time…
There was always an element of fine humour running through Dr. Hook’s work and there are some great examples on You Tube, but I picked this Old Grey Whistle Test footage for the hilarity of the younger (and impressively hirsute) Locorriere’s album plug. Check him out on You Tube as there are plenty more that are worth watching on the side bar too.
Andy Fairweather Low – The Very Best Of The Low Rider
Support on the tour, adding significantly to the quality of the bill, is the estimable Andy Fairweather Low. The Welsh guitar wizard has spent many years as a hired gun with the likes of Eric Clapton and Roger Waters, with both of whom he has toured the world many times over. Proper Records were on hand to rekindle Andy’s solo career with Sweet Soulful Music released at the end of 2008. The album came almost 30 years after his last solo release and has subsequently been followed by the excellent hit’s package with Andy reworking his recordings all the way back to Amen Corner’s (If Paradise is) Half As Nice, via the Christmas top 10 smash Wide Eyed And Legless. So to play out this post and show off his guitar skills to boot, heeeere’s Andy …