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Peter Cetera, Air Supply & Patty Smyth with Scandal coming in May

By Mark Fraser

International Concert Events will be presenting three sensational artistes together for a show titled, “The Greatest Night of Romance” featuring World Class Grammy Award winning superstar Peter Cetera together with everyone’s favourite ballad band — Air Supply and Patty Smyth with Scandal. This takes place on May 18 at The Centre of Excellence, Macoya. Peter Cetera has had two distinct musical careers.
From 1968 through 1986 he was the singer, songwriter, and bass player for the legendary rock group Chicago. In his time with the group, they recorded 18 of the most memorable albums of a generation, including such hits as “If You Leave Me Now”, “Hard to Say I’m Sorry”, “Baby What a Big Surprise”, “You’re the Inspiration”, “Stay the Night”, “Love Me Tomorrow”, “Happy Man”, “Feeling Stronger Every Day” and “Along Comes a Woman”.
A solo artiste since 1986, Peter has recorded ten time-honoured CDs including his #1 hits, the Academy Award nominated song “The Glory of Love” from the hit movie The Karate Kid II, “The Next Time I Fall” with Amy Grant, “Feels Like Heaven” with Chaka Khan, “After All” with Cher from the motion picture Chances Are, “No Explanation” from the mega hit film, Pretty Woman and the unforgettable “Restless Heart”.
With their heavily orchestrated, sweet ballads, the Australian soft rock group Air Supply became a staple on 80s radio, scoring a string of seven straight Top Five singles. Air Supply consists of duo Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell who met while performing in a Sydney, Australia, production of Jesus Christ Superstar in 1976. The two singers formed a partnership and with the addition of four supporting musicians—keyboardist Frank Esler-Smith, guitarist David Moyse, bassist David Green, and drummer Ralph Cooper.
Their first international exposure came in the late 70s, when Rod Stewart had them as his opening act on a North American tour. Air Supply signed a record contract with Arista in 1980, releasing their first album by the end of the year. Lost in Love, their debut, was a major success in the US, selling over two million copies and spawning the hit singles “Lost in Love,” “All Out of Love,” and “Every Woman in the World”. The following year they released their second album, The One That You Love. The title track reached #1 and it also featured two other Top Ten hits, “Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You)” and “Sweet Dreams”.
Patty Smyth and Scandal burst onto the music scene in 1982 with a #1 MTV hit “The Warrior” selling over a million copies in the US and other hits that climbed into the top 20 Billboard charts. Patty Smyth’s second solo album reached platinum status and included the blockbuster hit single “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough” featuring Don Henley of “The Eagles”. The single reached #2 on the Billboard Charts and was named BMI single of the year. She earned an Oscar and Grammy nomination for the single “Look What Love Has Done” which was included on the soundtrack to the movie Junior starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny Devito.
Tickets go on sale
from Tuesday April 9.
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