Little River Band

Soft-rock icons, Little River Band brings a Cool Change to YCPAC on Sept. 24

Share a little “Reminiscing” with The Little River Band, performing at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center (YCPAC). With summer gently fading and autumn on its heels, YCPAC invites you to spend an evening with cherished melodies and blended voices that open a door into the very best of ‘70s era pop rock.

According to a news release, The Eagles’ Glenn Frey knew what he was saying when he called the Little River Band “the best singing band in the world.” Over fifteen albums, more than $30 million in album and CD sales, and soft-rock classics like “Lady,” “Cool Change,” and “Lonesome Loser,” the Little River Band (LRB) established a reputation for sterling musicianship and beautifully-layered vocal harmonies.

Originating in Melbourne in the mid ‘70s, The Little River Band began as an all-star team of Australian rock ‘n rollers looking for success on the international stage. LRB toured the world, opening for bands including Fleetwood Mac, Santana, The Eagles and Boz Skaggs, before their fourth album, Sleeper Catcher, introduced the world to “Lady” and “Reminiscing” in 1979. Throughout the late ’70s and into the 1980s, LRB followed that success with multiplatinum albums and runaway hits like “Cool Change,” “Happy Anniversary,” “Lonesome Loser,” “The Night Owls,” “Take It Easy On Me,” and “Help Is on Its Way,” the release stated.

Today, LRB rolls tirelessly on, performing more than 100 dates in 2021-22. LRB is anchored by vocalist/bassist Wayne Nelson, who joined the band in 1980. Nelson shares lead vocals with guitarist Colin Whinnery and a multi-talented group of singer/musicians that includes keyboardist Chris Marian, guitarist Bruce Wallace and drummer Ryan Ricks.

Tickets for The Little River Band start at $67. The College’s separate, pre-show dinner package is already sold out. The YCPAC Ticket Office is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m Thursdays and Fridays.

For reservations or more information, call (928) 776-2000 or visit

Information provided by Yavapai College.

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