DEREK PELLICCI~PETER BECKETT~STEPHEN HOUSDEN~TONY SCIUTO~WAYNE NELSON~GLENN SHORROCK
DEREK PELLICCI~PETER BECKETT~STEPHEN HOUSDEN~TONY SCIUTO~WAYNE NELSON~GLENN SHORROCK

 

Peter Beckett began his stint with the Australia's Little River Band, by writing songs for the band starting in 1988. Along with Glenn Shorrock, LRB's original lead singer, Peter teamed up to write 'Soul Searching' for LRB's Monsoon(MCA) album. Along with songwriter/producer Dennis Lambert, Peter also wrote 'Everytime I Turn Around', which was recorded on LRB's Get Lucky LP(MCA). A recording of this also reappeared on Player's Lost In Reality album in 1996. Little River Band members at the time of the recording were Glenn Shorrock(lead vocals), Derek Pellicci(drums), Stephen Housden(lead guitar), Graeham Goble (guitar/vocals), and Wayne Nelson(bass/ vocals). After the release of Get Lucky, Graeham Goble astonished everyone by departing the band. Paul Palmer, their manager as well as Player's, asked Peter to take his place on guitar and backup vocals, to which Peter obliged. They went on to play an Australian tour, and returned to the States for another leg of the tour.

Tony Sciuto also toured with the band in 1990, adding a more keyboard oriented sound to their live performances, along with his guitar skills and backup vocals. In 1991, the band released another record titled World Wide Love. This project was a mixture of the best songs taken from the last two albums, Monsoon and Get Lucky. The title track 'World Wide Love', was released as a single, written by Tony Sciuto, Derek Pellicci, and Peter Beckett. This song was also used as a fundraising theme for The World Food Bank that year. The B side, 'The Bottom Line', was written by Peter with Derek Pellicci. Peter would also release this song on his own solo album, Beckett, the same year. 

By 1992, Little River Band went on an extensive world wide tour throughout Europe and the USA. Peter was the featured artist, singing his number one hit from his PLAYER days, 'Baby Come Back'. A live version of this tour was released on Blue Mountain Records by LITTLE RIVER BAND called Live Classics.This album was dedicated to Wayne Nelson's daughter Aubree, who at the age of 13 died in a car crash that year. The band was back on the road again but Tony Sciuto had left in 1992 to rejoin his own band, Banging Rush. Tony then returned to the band in 1993 to 1997. Richard Bryant stepped in to take over the keyboards. When the world tour was finished, the band members went their separate ways. 1994 saw Stephen Housden releasing a soley instrumental album New World Groove(Guitar Nine Records), showing his stunning guitar technique from his Celtic influences. He was assisted by Derek Pellicci on the drum programming and percussion. 

Also in 1995, Little River Band's Twentieth Anniversary Collection, compiled and also produced by Derek Pellicci, was released on Rhino Records.The new double CD was a collection of 37 of the best songs from the band's career since 1975, including the John Farnham era. The band was on the road once again but due to over excessive touring schedules, Glen quit the band in 1996, as well as Wayne Nelson. Glen was then replaced by Steve Wade, x-lead vocal for the Graeham Goble Experience. Wayne Nelson was replaced by Hal Tupea on bass. With Wade as the frontman on lead vocals, Little River Band traveled two world tours, also playing 500 gigs in the US as well as a short tour of New Zealand. Wayne continued his work producing custom sound for StudioWest in San Diego. Tony Sciuto returned to play keyboards once again from 1996- 1997. 

When this tour ended, Peter left the band to return to his other projects involving Player. Tony Sciuto went on to released Holiday In Eden with his band, Banging Rush. Steve Wade remained LRB'S lead singer until 1999. After terminating his membership, Steve release his self-titled album in 2001, and is credited with a number of television and radio commercials, variety shows, and soundtracks. Wayne Nelson, taking over the lead vocals, rejoined the group in 1999 and still tours with Steve Housden, Greg Hind(guitar), Chris Mario (keyboards,vocals) and Billy Thomas(drums) as Little River Band. LRB was, and still is the finest soft-rock band from Australia, now celebrating their 30th anniversary this year(2005). Glen Shorrock went on to form BSG, with Beebs Birtles, and Graeham Goble, touring Australia, playing the great songs that they wrote and made famous with Little River Band. Birtles, Shorrock, and Goble are planning an American tour for 2006.

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*ALBUMS*

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WORLD WIDE LOVE 1991
   

 1.     World Wide Love (Beckett,Sciuto,Pellicci)
 2.     It's Cold Out Tonight (Goble)
 3.     There's Not Another You (Goble)
 4.     Soul Searching (Beckett,Shorrock)
 5.     Parallel Lines (Shorrock,Crowley) 
 6.     Son Of A Famous Man       
         (Goble,Pellicci,Nelson,Housden)
 7.     The Rhythm King (Pellicci,Capek)
 8.     If I Get Lucky (Chapman)
 9.
    
I Dream Alone (Pellicci,Shorrock)
10.
   
The One That Got Away (Nelson,Lambert,Gaudette)

Backup vocals and guitar: Peter Beckett
  
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LITTLE RIVER BAND LIVE CLASSICS 1992

 1.     Happy Anniversary (Birtles,Briggs)
 2.     It's A Long Way There (Goble)
 3.     I Dream Alone (Shorrock,Pellicci)
 4.     Skyboat (Housden)
 5.     Man On Your Mind (Shorrock,Tolhurst)
 6.     Lonesome Loser (Briggs)
 7.     Take It Easy On Me (Goble)
 8.     Reminiscing (Goble)
 9.     Baby Come Back (Beckett,Crowley
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10.   Walk Together (Froggatt,Thomas)
11.   The Night Owls (Goble)
12.   Help Is On It's Way (Shorrock)
13.   Cool Change (Shorrock)
14.   Lady (Goble)
15.   Summertime Blues (Cochran,Capehart)
16.   Walk Together (Studio)
17.   My Own Way Home (Studio)  


Band members: Peter Beckett, Richard Bryant, Stephen Housden, Wayne Nelson, Derek Pellicci, Glen Shorrock

 
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LITTLE RIVER BAND PRESS
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*LITTLE RIVER BAND TOUR DATES*
(email us with more info)

1990 Australia Tour with Warren Zevon
04/03  Melbourne, Australia - Hilton Hotel (Warren Zevon)
04/04  Melbourne, Australia - Hilton Hotel (
Warren Zevon)
04/05  Melbourne, Australia - Hilton Hotel (
Warren Zevon)
04/06  Melbourne, Australia - Hilton Hotel (
Warren Zevon)
04/07  Melbourne, Australia - Hilton Hotel (
Warren Zevon)
04/08  Melbourne, Australia - Hilton Hotel (
Warren Zevon)
04/17  Sydney, Australia - Hilton Hotel (
Warren Zevon)
04/18  Sydney, Australia - Hilton Hotel (
Warren Zevon)
04/19  Sydney, Australia - Hilton Hotel (
Warren Zevon)
04/20  Sydney, Australia - Hilton Hotel (
Warren Zevon)
04/21  Sydney, Australia - Hilton Hotel (
Warren Zevon)
04/22  Sydney, Australia - Hilton Hotel (
Warren Zevon)
04/23  Adelaide, Australia - Hilton Hotel (
Warren Zevon)
04/24  Adelaide, Australia - Hilton Hotel (
Warren Zevon)
04/25  Adelaide, Australia - Hilton Hotel (
Warren Zevon)
04/26  Adelaide, Australia - Hilton Hotel (
Warren Zevon)
04/27  Adelaide, Australia - Hilton Hotel (
Warren Zevon)
04/28  Adelaide, Australia - Hilton Hotel (
Warren Zevon)
04/29  Adelaide, Australia - Hilton Hotel (
Warren Zevon)
05/03  Perth, Australia - Burswood Casino (
Warren Zevon)
05/04  Perth, Australia - Burswood Casino (
Warren Zevon)
05/05  Perth, Australia - Burswood Casino (
Warren Zevon)
05/06  Perth, Australia - Burswood Casino (
Warren Zevon)

05/20  Coach House San Juan Capistrano CA
05/21  Coach House San Juan Capistrano CA
06/08  Starlight Theatre Kansas City MO (Air Supply)
06/15  San Diego County Fair San Diego CA
06/17  San Joaquin County Fair Stockton CA
 

1991

Little River Band, Allman Brothers, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Beach Boys, Strange Girls European Tour 1991
 
6/27 Grugahalle Essen Germany
6/28 Waldbuhne Berlin Germany
6/29 Open Air Inselwiese Dinkelsbuhl Germany
6/30 Jahnstadion Gottingen Germany
7/02 Nya Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg, Sweden 
7/04 E-Werk Cologne Germany
7/05 Fußballstadion, Aue, Germany
7/06 VFB Waldstadion Giessen Germany
7/07 Pferderennbahn, Frauenfeld, Switzerland
7/09 Urfahrer Festival, Linz, Austria

7/19 California Mid-State Fair CA
7/21 Arlington Theater Orange County Fair CA
7/25 Blue Note Columbia MO
7/26 Adams County fair Hastings NE (Oakridge Boys, Paul Revere, Savoy Brown, Travir Tritt)
8/09 Carefree Theatre West Palm Beach FL
8/18 Munn Ice Arena East Lansing MI (5th Annual MI Festival/Air Suppy)
8/20 Musikfest Kunstplatz Bethlehem PA
8/24 New York State Fair  Syracuse NY
8/27 Pleasure Island Disney, Orlando FL
9/04 Ohne Filter Club Baden-Baden Germany (ORB German TV)
?/??  Disneyland, CA
 
1992

7/01  Summerfest Milwaukee WI

8/04  Santa Clara County Fair  San Jose CA
?/??  Konockti Harbor Resort Kelseyville CA (Survivor)
7/19  Parkers ballroom Seattle WA
7/31  Meadowbrook Music Theater Rochester Hills MI (Seals and Crofts)
8/07  Midland Theatre Kansas City MO (Seals and Crofts)
8/08  Town and Country Fair Washington MO(Seals and Crofts)
8/09  Rapids On the Reservoir, Branden, MS(Seals and Crofts) 
8/10  Heyman Pac, Lafayette, LA (Seals and Crofts)
8/12  Chastain Park, Atlanta, GA (Seals and Crofts)
8/14  Warner Theatre, Erie, PA (Seals and Crofts)
8/15  Melody Fair Theatre, Tonawanda, NY (Seals and Crofts)
8/16  Hampton Beach Casino Hampton NH (Seals and Crofts)
8/18  Ontario Place, Ontario Canada (Seals and Crofts)
8/19  Mid Hudson Civic Center Pouyghkeepsie NY (Seals and Crofts)
8/20  Valley Forge Music Fair Devon PA (Seals and Crofts)
8/21  Kirby Center Wilkes Barre PA (Seals and Crofts)
8/22  Pier Six Concert Pavilion Baltimore MD(Seals and Crofts)
8/22  Club Bene South Amboy NJ
9/??  Seagate Center  Toledo OH
9/20  Huxleys Neue Wele  Berlin Germany
10/6  The Bridge Hotel Rozelle Australia

1993

11/25/1993. Logan Campbell Centre Auckland NZ

1994

02/19  Club Bene South Amboy NJ (Poco)
08/17  Musikfest Bethlehem PA (cancelled)
08/29  Hampton Beach Casino Hampton  NH
??/??   World's Biggest Beach Party Williamsburg IA
11/23  Westport Playhouse  St. Louis MO

1995

??/??  20th Anniversary. Vegas NV
??/?? Piere's  Fort Wayne IN (ARENA)
??/?   House of Blues Hollywood CA
5/21  Hershey Park Amphitheater Hersehey PA
6/25  Pine Knob Music Theater Clarkston MI (ELO)
6/29  Pleasure Island Disney Orlando FL
7/04  Eyes To The Skies Festival Chicago IL (Survivor, Starship)
7/16  Rock Fest 2nd Annual Cadott WI (Kansas, Foreigner, Fleetwood Mac)
7/28  Dixie Center Cox Auditorium
7/20  The Love Shack Des Moines IA
?/??   Mississsippi Nights  St. Louis  MO (Stubblefield Band)
8/03  Commodore Vancouver Canada (Crusoe)
8/05  Playfair Race Course Spokane WA (America)
8/14  The Outback Tuscon AZ
8/15  Coach House  San Juan Capistrano CA

8/??   Minnesota State Fair St Paul MN (Chicago)
8/19  Iowa State Fair Des Moines IA(Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)

9/03  Tunetown Oil City PA
9/01  Septemberfest Schaumburg IL
?/??  Frederick Brown Junior Amphitheater Peachtree City GA
??/?? Providence RI
 
 

1996

5/31    Starlight Theater Kansas City MO (Poco, America) 
5/??    Riverfest Gadsden AL
6/01   Riverport Ampitheater St. Louis  MO (Poco,America)
6/20    Coach House San Juan Capistrano CA
7/??    3rd Annual Rock Fest Cadott WI (Ted Nuggent)
7/28    Great Adventure Jackson NJ(Poco, America)
8/03    Surf Ballroom Clear Lake IA
8/16    Lane County Fair, Eugene OR(Paul Revere/Raiders)
9/01    SeptemberFest Schaumberg IL (Kansas)
9/??    Sioux Falls SD
9/2?    Central Washington State Fair WA
9/24    Opera House Spokane WA
?/??     AAA Bar Los Angeles CA
12/18  West End Theater Sanford FL
1996    Alton Casino  Rockville MD
1996    Boomtown Casino Harvey LA
1996    Boomers 
1996                    Richmond VA
??/??   Blue Note  Cincinnati OH
??/??   AAA Bar Baton Rouge LA
 

1997

4/28  Young Arena  Waterloo IA
5/??  Contraband Days Lake Charles LA
4/25 Emporia KS
4/29  Supertoad Entertainment Des Moines IA
5/15  Alta Belle Casino Alton IL (Poco)
5/16  Lady Luck Casino Bettendorf IA
5/17  Lady Luck Casino Bettendorf IA
5/18  Lady Luck Casino Bettendorf IA
5/25  River Rock '97 Laughlin  NV (Starship/Survivor)
5/31  Paducah KY
5/??  Roof Garden Arnold Park IA
6/07  Harbor Fest Norfolk VA (Chuck Berry)
6/11  Grizzly Rose Denver CO
6/16  Blue Note Columbia MO
6/18  Steamboat Days Burlington IA
6/19  Blue Owl Columbia MO
6/25  Baton Rouge LA
7/04  Frontier Days Arlington Heights IL (Starship, Buckinghams)
7/05  Oklahoma  City OK
7/21  Coyotes Louisville KY
7/23  Ribfest Minneapolis MN
?/??   Chinook Winds Casino Lincoln City OR
8/??    Flandreau  SD
8/04   Somoma County Fair Santa Rosa CA
8/08   Town and Country Fair Washington MO
8/13   Sun Studios Memphis TN
8/14   "Rock the Square" Fountain Square Cincinnati OH
8/16   Hartwood Acres Pittsburgh. PA
8/22   Rotary Park Wentzville MO
8/23   Forum Civic Center  Rome GA
8/27   Boomtown Casino Harvey LA
8/??    Iron City Beer Rib Cook-Off Westmoreland Co Fair
8/31   Columbia County Fair Chatham NY (photos)
9/05   Danville Harvest Jubilee Danville VA (Flaming Blue Iguanas)
9/06   Mountain Arts Center  Prestonsburg KY
9/13   Point Cadet MI
9/14   Crestview Music Fair  Crestview FL
1997   Biloxi MS
1997   Louisville KY
?/??    Roof Garden Arnolds Park IA
??/??  Mill Casino. North Bend  OR


2010

 
5/01 Ovation Lounge Henderson NV (35th Anniversary)