AIR SUPPLY WITH BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS FEATURING BO BICE
By the end of this show, these bands will have run through those 60’s, 70’s and 80’s hits that soundtracked your favorite moments of years past. Take a trip down memory lane and sing along with Air Supply and Blood, Sweat & Tears, live at the Park.
Who knew an international music sensation could come from the set of an Australian Broadway production? When songwriter/guitarist Graham Russell and vocalist Russell Hitchcock met in the orchestra pit of Sydney’s Jesus Christ Superstar, they became fast friends. After the show closed, the duo started playing pizza dives, coffee shops and night clubs, and Air Supply was born. Their sweet harmonies and pared-down style earned them an opening spot on Rod Stewart’s North American tour and the attention of record executive Clive Davis, who, after hearing their single “Lost in Love,” signed the group immediately. The song would go on to become the fastest selling single of all time and earned 1980’s “Song of the Year” title. From there, the group recorded six more Top Five singles, toured the world and dominated the airwaves with soft-rock ballads like “All Out of Love,” “Every Woman in the World” and “Sweet Dreams,” just to name a few.
BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS
It’s been more than four decades since drummer/producer Bobby Colomby and friends assembled the first group to successfully blend rock and jazz into a genre-crossing sound and style. So successfully in fact, that the band’s second album, Blood, Sweat & Tears, topped the Billboard charts for many weeks and beat out the Beatles’ Abbey Road for the prestigious Album of the Year Grammy award. That album produced three major hit singles: “You Made me so Very Happy,” “Spinning Wheel,” and “And When I Die.”
But now Colomby is looking for much more as he develops Blood Sweat & Tears into a contemporary voice, one that reaches beyond a single, nostalgic audience.
“I no longer want to target just one generation. That would be a mistake. With this updated version, I want this band to gain recognition with a wider audience. I want people of all ages to experience what this music has to offer.