Band: Little River Band
Date: Friday, March 11,at 8 p.m.
Venue: Golden Nugget, 151 Beach Blvd. (Biloxi), www.goldennugget.com
Tickets: $20/$35, available through Ticketmaster
Geography has been an obstacle for many great Australian bands. Every so often a band from Down Under decides to cross the seas and share its talent with the world, and many of these bands have enjoyed great success in doing so.
Hailing from Melbourne, Little River Band was quickly embraced by American pop rock radio. As the ‘70s turned into the ‘80s, this six-piece band’s unforgettable anthems echoed throughout the United States and left them fans who still flock to their live shows.
Little River Band’s single “Help Is on Its Way” from the album “Diamantina Cocktail” introduced its music to America. But it was this album’s follow-up, “Sleeper Catcher,” that served as Little River Band’s American break-out with its hit song “Reminiscing.” The following year Little River Band released “First Under the Wire,” which held the track “Cool Change.” This song could be considered the ultimate ‘70s pop rock anthem. The band’s Golden Nugget performance should be a nostalgic journey into pop’s past.