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SINGER Brian Cadd says he and fellow Aria Hall of Fame inductee Glenn Shorrock have been mates since “we were little more than kids”.

“Musically, we just always seemed to click and our voices have a most unique sound together.”

Shorrock and Cadd have reunited for a studio album and national tour – “The Story of Sharky and the Caddman”.

Brian Cadd, left, and Glenn Shorrock… “Our voices have a most unique sound together,” says Cadd. Photo by Paul Taylor
Brian Cadd, left, and Glenn Shorrock… “Our voices have a most unique sound together,” says Cadd. Photo by Paul Taylor
The album has just been released and the tour starts next month, arriving at the Southern Cross Club Woden on Thursday, November 7.

“We’ve certainly been on all the rides and every step and adventure has been laced with humour and fun,” says Cadd.

“It happened all during the recording sessions and I’m certain will continue on the road. The status remains very much quo”.

They first collaborated in 1969 by forming Axiom, an Australian “supergroup” designed to take on the English market.

Through Axiom they had huge Australian hits including “Arkansas Grass”, “A Little Ray of Sunshine” and “My Baby’s Gone”.

The new album features a collection of Axiom songs, a selection of Shorrock and Cadd’s own hits and some new material. It was produced by Cadd and Shorrock and recorded in Melbourne with engineer Doug Brady.

The band features guitarist Chris Stockley, and includes Sam See, Glyn Mason and bassist Jason Vorherr.

“This album and tour is made especially enjoyable by the inclusion of Stockley, See and Mason as well as our original Axiom drummer Doug Lavery in the line-up,” says Shorrock.

“In recent times Brian and I talked about a reformation of Axiom, which was a fairly brief but wonderful part of our musical lives… and which springboarded us both into the international music scene.”

Shorrock is best known as part of the internationally acclaimed Little River Band and for hits including “Reminiscing”, “Help is on Its Way”, “Home on a Monday” and “Cool Change”. In addition to success with The Groop, Cadd has penned songs for Joe Cocker, Ringo Starr, The Pointer Sisters, Bonnie Tyler and Charlie Daniels.

Brian Cadd and Glenn Shorrock will make an in-store appearance at Songland Records, Cooleman Court, 3pm, November 7 to sign copies of their new album “The Story of Sharky and the Caddman”, and will appear that night at Southern Cross Club Woden. Show bookings to 6283 7288.

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