Little River Band Concert Review.

Mardi Gras Casino, Hallandale Beach, Florida.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Years Eve.


Last night, Mardi Gras Casino in Hallandale Beach, Florida, hosted one of the greatest classic rock bands to enter the music scene... The Little River Band.

The Little River Band, featuring Wayne Nelson on bass guitar, Rich Herring on lead guitar, Ryan Ricks on drums, Chris Marion on keyboards, and Greg Hind on vocals, took to the stage at 10:30 pm on this New Year's Eve and delivered a flawless performance to the crowds delight.

The band played all of their best songs... I guess you could call it a greatest hits show with all of the trimmings. Songs included "Lonesome Loser", "Happy Anniversary", "The Night Owls", and "Man On Your Mind". The biggest response from the audience cane when the band played "Take It Easy On Me" and "Cool Change". Needless to say, the Little River Band left the crowd wanting more. The concert ended with an amazing fireworks display at the stroke of midnight, making this a spectacular concert event.

Little River Band was formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1975. It was originally a blend of musicians who had enjoyed success in other Australian acts. Their new focus was to get airplay on American radio, and they achieved that goal with good songwriting, powerful vocals, and guitar harmonies. They immediately claimed their place as one of the great vocal bands of the ‘70s…and the ‘80s.

Between 1976 and 1983, chart success in America includes the following singles: It’s a Long Way There, Help Is on Its Way, Happy Anniversary, Reminiscing, Lady, Cool Change, Lonesome Loser, The Night Owls, Take It Easy On Me, Man On Your Mind, We Two, and The Other Guy.

Little River Band is considered to be one of Australia’s most significant bands. Worldwide album and CD sales now top 30 million. They also set a record for having Top 10 hits for 6 consecutive years…the first band to achieve that mark. And according to BMI, Reminiscing has garnered rare status with over 5 million airplays on America radio…and Lady is close behind with over 4 million airplays. LRB was rightfully inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame at the 18th Annual ARIA Music Awards of 2004.

The current lineup brings new energy and arrangements to the classic hits, making new memories for the audience out of each live performance. It’s always fun to watch as people are swept up by the show’s vitality and the volume of hits from LRB’s history. You’ll see plenty of people mouthing the words…”I love this song…I forgot it was one of Little River Band’s hits!”

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Many thanks go out to Lisa Mizrachi of the Mardi Gras Casino for making this review possible.