Posted 27th February 2013
Dennis Locorriere at The Apex – Friday 8 March, 7.30pm
Dennis Locorriere has a voice which is immediately recognised the world over as the vocalist with Dr Hook. As one of the biggest bands across the world in the seventies and early eighties, Dr Hook’s plaudits are impressive. He was the only member of Dr Hook involved with every record they released, including hits such as Sylvia’s Mother, When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman and A Little Bit More.
But Dr Hook is only really the early part of Dennis’ story. He’s appeared in a major movie with Dustin Hoffman. He’s starred at New York’s prestigious Lincoln Center in a universally acclaimed one man play The Devil And Billy Markham written by Shel Silverstein especially for him. He’s written songs that have been recorded by a wide variety of other artists including Bob Dylan, Southside Johnny, Crystal Gayle, BJ Thomas, Olivia Newton-John, Waylon Jennings, Helen Reddy and Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton & Loretta Lynne. Music magazine MOJO also asked Dennis to be involved in their re-recording of The Beatles classic album Let It Be which featured on their cover in September 2010 and a limited edition vinyl copy was released which became an instant collectors item. In 2011 amidst an enforced lay off from UK work Dennis starred at the Cropredy Festival which was filmed and shown by Sky Arts.
As a solo performer his popularity is such that he has now played to over one million people in the UK alone on his own tours and Locorriere’s voice has graced sales of more than 50 million records: he is the only member of Dr Hook involved with every record they released.
Dennis Locorriere has always been an artist who is truly, once seen never forgotten. His shows have always encompassed his own Solo hits and the group’s greatest hits.
The concert at The Apex on the 8th March starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £20 (£18 concessions UNION ALL please ring the box office on 01284 75800 or see the website - www.theapex.co.uk for details.
• Dennis appeared naked on The Old Grey Whistle Test whilst a member of Dr Hook
• Dr Hook's big selling ‘A Little Bit More’ album began life as the first Dennis Locorriere solo album but was released as a Hook project in an effort to raise the band's status after their 1976 bankruptcy - it worked.
• Songs written by or performed by Dennis (solo or as a member of Dr Hook ) have now sold over 50 million copies.
• Dennis once sent a tape of himself, singing a 'doo-wop' acapella version of one of Elvis Costello's songs to Elvis and, as a result, was invited to sing that song ( Lovable) with Elvis in concert in Nashville