OVER the course of 10 years, American rock band Dr Hook had 12 songs make it to the top 40 in Australia.
The voice out front of those hits was Dennis Locorriere, who will perform some of those tracks and many more when he plays at the Lighthouse Theatre in Warrnambool on Saturday night.
The show is part of Locorriere’s first Australian tour in 14 years, which takes in 26 dates around the country.
Since his last visit Down Under, he has released two albums — 2005’s One Of The Lucky Ones and 2010’s Post Cool — and been a part of former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman’s band Rhythm Kings.
During his time with Dr Hook, Locorriere’s vocals hit the top of the Australian charts twice with the singles Sylvia’s Mother and Walk Right In, and the top 10 on five other occasions.
After the band broke up in 1985, Locorriere became a songwriter in his own right.
His songs have been recorded by Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Crystal Gayle, Waylon Jennings, Southside Johnny, Olivia Newton-John, Helen Reddy and BJ Thomas.
Saturday night’s one-man show will cover his career through story and song. It starts at 7.30pm.as audem quidemus,