What's Dennis been doing ~
1949 to present day . . .

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  • June 13th 1949
    Dennis Locorriere born in Jersey City , New Jersey
  • 1969
    Dennis joins an un-named bar band in New Jersey .

    Guitarist George Cummings later names the band
    "Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show"
  • 1970
    Dr.Hook & The Medicine Show perform music for and appear in "Who is Harry Kellerman..." starring Dustin Hoffman
  • 1972 - 1985
    Dr.Hook enjoys the highs and lows of a 15 year recording career , with constant international touring .

    They are awarded Silver , Gold and Platinum Discs for record sales worldwide .

    They even got their picture on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine .
  • May 19th - June 18th 1985
    Dr.Hook perform their "One and Only Farewell Tour" of UK
  • But Dennis assures us .....
    "There is a happy ending !"
  • 1989 - New York City
    Shel phones Dennis to invite him to perform his one man show "The Devil and Billy Markham" at the Lincoln CENTER .
    Dennis agrees to do it !
  • May 1st - June 1st 1991
    Dennis visits UK for First Solo Tour
    playing 18 venues and 2 BBC Radio 2 Studio Sessions
  • May 1992
    EMI Release "Completely Hooked" compilation CD
  • 1992
    Dennis undertakes 5-week mini-tour of UK and promotes "Completely Hooked"
    His new band comprises
    Steve Simpson on guitars ,
    Mike Bell on keyboards ,
    Paul Kirkby on Bass and
    Richard "Hud" Hudson on Drums
  • Jan 1995
    Dennis appears on what is to be the last album by
    legendary US Folk-Singer Bob Gibson
    "Making a mess of commercial success : The songs of Shel Silverstein"

    Bob Gibson died on Sept 27th 1996 , aged 64 ,having developed a supranuclear palsy, a neurological disease that affects the brain
  • Nov 2nd - 19th 1994
    Dennis undertakes mini-tour of UK
    playing 14 venues
  • Feb 1999
    EMI releases "Love Songs" by Dr.Hook
    The CD includes liner notes and 3 solo tracks by Dennis .

    Dennis comes to UK to tour and promote the CD
  • Feb 14th 2000
    Track Records releases Dennis' "first" solo cd "Out of the Dark"
  • April - July 2000
    Dennis undertakes tour of UK
    including The Shepherds Bush Empire in London.....

  • ... and 5 nights at Ronnie Scotts , Birmingham
  • 2002
    "Alone with Dennis Locorriere" CD released
  • Sept 13th - Dec 1st 2002
    Dennis undertakes tour of UK
    playing 26 venues
  • Jan 22nd - March 30th 2003
    Dennis undertakes tour of UK
    playing 30 venues including Eastleigh Music Festival
  • April 19th 2003
    Dennis plays a benefit concert in aid of
    The Prince of Wales Hospice ,raising £6000
  • December 2003
    "Alone with Dennis Locorriere" concert available on DVD
  • 2004
    "Live in Liverpool" double CD + DVD Interview released
  • Feb 6th - April 2nd 2004
    Dennis undertakes tour of UK
    playing 43 venues

  • June 2004
    Dennis plays at London's prestigious Bloomsbury Theatre with Randy (BTO) Bachman & Graham (10cc)Gouldman in aid of The Teenage Cancer Trust
  • June 27th 2004
    Dennis appears on the Pyramid Stage at The Glastonbury Festival
  • Jan 29th 2005
    Dennis plays a benefit concert in aid of The Prince of Wales Hospice
  • March 28th 2005
    Track Records release Dennis' long-awaited second solo CD "One of the lucky ones"

  • Photo by Judy Totton © 2005
  • May 6th 2005
    Dennis plays at London's prestigious Bloomsbury Theatre (Again !)
    Read some reviews HERE
  • June 2005
    Dennis undertakes a 45-date tour of UK to coincide with the release of a new solo CD
  • Late 2005
    Dennis narrates poetry on CD

    "Runny Babbit - A Billy Sook by Shel Silverstein"



    Available from Amazon (US) or Amazon (UK)
  • May 22nd 2006
    Dennis plays a promotional concert in Germany to coincide with release of "One of the Lucky Ones" CD there .
    Recorded and later broadcast by SWR 1 Radio
  • June 2nd 2006
    Dennis plays a benefit concert in aid of Meningitis Reseach Foundation in Brighton
  • July 29th 2006
    Dennis performs at the First Annual Acoustic Festival in Nantwich
  • Sept - Dec 2006
    Dennis undertakes a 32-date tour of UK to further promote the release of his new solo CD
  • Jan 21st 2007
    Dennis takes part in "Dear Mr Fantasy" show at London's Roundhouse Theatre .
    An All-Star line-up pays tribute to the late Jim Capaldi
  • Feb 26th 2007
    EMI Records release "Dr Hook Hits & History" CD & DVD package
  • March 2nd 2007
    Dennis kicks-off a 35 date tour of UK to promote the "Hits & History" package . Dennis is accompanied by 5-piece All-Star band comprising :
    Clive Gregson
    Andy Roberts
    Sev Lewkowicz
    Martin Hughes
    Mark Griffiths


    Please click HERE to see Dennis & his band's itinerary

    or read Sev's Tour Diary (© Sev Lewkovicz 2007)

    If you missed the tour , don't PANIC ... 'cos .....

  • Photo by Judy Totton © 2007
  • July 16th 2007


    "The Dr Hook - Hits & History Tour" show at Dartford's 'The Orchard'
    was recorded for DVD
    Release Dates :
    UK July 16th
    Europe July 27th
    USA Sept 18th
    Australia - TBA - Watch this space

    Available from all good stores - and a few bad ones - including Amazon & HVM
    For more infomation including track details , video snippets and On-Line Ordering from Dennis' Web Site , please click on DVD cover !
  • Sylvia's Mother say BUY THIS DVD NOW !
  • Oct - Dec 2007
    Dennis finishes the year with a solo fall tour
  • Jan - March 2008
    During the "Dear Mr Fantasy" rehersals (see Jan 21st 2007) Dennis talked with Bill Wyman and Terry Taylor and just mentioned he'd like to maybe join them at a couple of "The Rhythm King" shows .

    A few months later , Dennis gets a call and is officially invited to join the tour .

    "Which shows ?" he asks .

    "ALL OF 'EM"

    See Bill Wyman & The Rhythm Kings photos & blog HERE on Bill's official Web Site
    Other great photos from DL & RK fans at FLICKR (Thanks to PB for this one from the Buxton Opera House)
  • June - July 2008
    Dennis kicks off Summer 2008 with half-a-dozen shows INCLUDING another fantastic show at Liverpool's Echo Arena with Bill Wyman & The Rhythm Kings .

    Full details from DLs Web Site
  • Sept 18th - Nov 30th 2008
    Dennis hits the road BIG TIME with 26 shows all around the UK .

    Full details from DLs Web Site

    You can also DOWNLOAD a stylish

    "Dennis Locorriere
    The True Voice of Dr Hook
    Autumn 2008 Tour"
    poster (A3 size) .

  • Poster courtesy of
    www.dennislocorriere.com & John Taylor © 2008
  • Sept 12th 2008
    Dennis announces the finding of "The Lost Tapes" - a collection of solo acoustic songs recorded back in 2004.
    CD & DVD to hit the shops , web sites and tour venues soon ! .

    Full details from DLs Web Site (Click on the cover)
  • Take me DLs Web Site
    Album Cover courtesy of
    www.dennislocorriere.com
  • Just a few days into his own Tour and Dennis finds time to make a special guest appearance at
    The Royal Albert Hall for :
    JOE BROWN
    50th Anniversary Celebration Concert
    with special guests

    * Mark Knopfler * Jools Holland *
    * Dave Edmunds * Sam Brown *
    * * Dennis Locorriere * *
    * Chas and Dave * Henry Gross *
    Also featuring
    Pete Brown, Phil Capaldi, Neil R Gauntlett,
    Dave Nilo, Richard Newman
    Presented by Bob Harris

    More details from Flying Music

  • Poster courtesy of Flying Music © 2008

    The Beatles Logo is probably a Registered Trademark
    and © to someone
    I'd credit them if I could find out who . (Sir Paul ?)
    Why not stop reading the small print
    and click on the logo to visit the official Beatles Site ?
  • July 10th 2009

    Dennis , along with a whole host of other musical stars , played to a packed audience at Liverpool's Echo Arena to mark the second Beatles Day charity event .



    Dennis sang Eleanor Rigby and Lady Madonna .
    Accompaniment was provided by The Backbeat Beatles and The Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra , working with original scores by George Martin .

    For more details on this and his other solo projects ,
    please see DL.COM
  • June - July 2009
    Dennis has spent a couple of weeks in London recording studios recording more than a dozen tracks for his solo CD - release date and title TBA . (DL confimed in a Guestbook entry on this site that with Planning + Luck = Spring 2010 Release)
    All of the songs are self-penned , previously unrecorded and specifically selected for this project. Although Dennis has performed a few of them live in his solo shows over the past few years , these are all new studio recordings .
    Here's the list :
    • Call Me
    • Different Faces
    • Ask Her
    • Sinking Ship
    • She Don't Care
    • Standing As Tall As I Can
    • Crashing Down
    • Dancing On Daddy's Feet
    • Sound of A Train
    • You Yourself And I
    • This Guitar
    • I'm Impressed With Myself
    • Don't Seem Right
    • Deeper Than Sleep

    The songs were recorded with a 4-piece band (Pete Brown , Paul Beevis , Richard Milner & Mike Nichols) and other featured musicians including Herbie Flowers .
    Recording , Mixing and many other duties were all expertly handled by Pete Brown , son of Joe Brown .
    The album was co-produced by Dennis and Pete .

    For more details on this and his other solo projects , please see DL.COM
  • August 2009
    Dennis has has half-a-dozen shows planned from mid-August.

    Here's the dates & venues :
    • Aug 15th ~ Robin 2 , Bilston , West Midlands
    • Aug 19th ~ The Globe , Cardiff
    • Aug 20th ~ Huntingdon Hall , Worcester
    • Aug 21st ~ The Cellars , Eastney , Southsea
    • Aug 22nd ~ Westcliffe Theatre , Clacton , Essex
    • Aug 23rd ~ Gala Theatre , Durham
    See all of the venues on Google Maps
    (Thanks to Pelbo for taking the time to do this !)

    Also check DL.COM for any late additions , cancellations or other Tour News.
  • September 2009
    Dennis'Autumn Tour starts early September .....

    Here's the dates & venues :
    • Sept 10th ~ Civic Hall , Crosby
    • Sept 11th ~ Customs House , South Shields
    • Sept 18th ~ Bloomsbury Theatre , London
    • Sept 19th ~ Corn Exchange , Newbury , Berks
    • Sept 25th ~ Thameside Theatre , Grays
    • Sept 26th ~ Plough Arts CENTER , Torrington
    See all of the venues on Google Maps
    (Thanks to Pelbo for taking the time to do this !)

    Also check DL.COM for any late additions , cancellations or other Tour News.
  • September 24th 2009
    Dennis is taking part in a charity event at the Porchester Halls , London

    The event is The Sunflower Jam organised by Jacky Paice .

    Further info and full line-up of participating artists is available from HERE

    * * * Please note that this is NOT a Dennis Solo Show * * *
  • October 2009
    Dennis' Solo Tour continues through October .....

    Here's the dates & venues :
    • Oct 1st ~ The Platform , Morecambe
    • Oct 2nd ~ The Plowright Theatre , Scunthorpe
    • Oct 3rd ~ The Stables Theatre , Wavendon
    • Oct 4th ~ The Tivoli Theatre , Wimborne , Dorset
    • Oct 8th ~ The Library Theatre , Darwen , Lancs
    • Oct 10th ~ Brindley Arts CENTER , Runcorn
    • Oct 29th ~ The Harlequin Theatre , Redhill
    See all of the venues on Google Maps
    (Thanks to Pelbo for taking the time to do this !)

    Also check DL.COM for any late additions , cancellations or other Tour News.
  • November 2009
    ... and November .....

    Here's the dates & venues :
    • Nov 2nd ~ The Ardhowen Theatre , Eniskillen
    • Nov 3rd ~ Strule Arts Ceneter , Omagh
    • Nov 4th ~ Market Place Theatre , Armagh
    • Nov 5th ~ Mount Errigal Complex , Letterkenny
    • Nov 6th ~ The Riverside Theatre , Coleraine
    • Nov 8th ~ The Palace Theatre , Kilmarnock
    • Nov 10th ~ The Inn , Lathones
    • Nov 11th ~ The Inn , Lathones
    • Nov 19th ~ Theatre Royal , Wakefield
    • Nov 20th ~ The Arts CENTER , Swindon
    • Nov 21st ~ The Riverfront Theatre , Newport
    • Nov 27th ~ The Prince of Wales Theatre , Cannock , Staffs
    See all of the venues on Google Maps
    (Thanks to Pelbo for taking the time to do this !)

    Also check DL.COM for any late additions , cancellations or other Tour News.
  • December 2009
    ...concluding in December.

    Here's the date & venue :
    • Dec 2nd ~ The Assembly Rooms , Tamworth , Staffs
    See all of the venues on Google Maps
    (Thanks to Pelbo for taking the time to do this !)

    Also check DL.COM for any late additions , cancellations or other Tour News.
  • The Fall 2009 Tour is barely over and Dennis not only announces a definite confirmed 30 dates for early spring 2010 tour - with more dates likely to follow - but also a release date of Feb 2010 for his eagerly awaited solo CD Number 3 called
    Post Cool !



    Poster courtesy of Flying Music and DL dot COM

    This poster has already appeared in UK newspapers
    during week-ending Nov 29th .

    Click on the poster for Tour Date Updates

    Check Press For Details !

    Andy Fairweather-Low and The Low Riders
    will be his very special guest support band .



  • January 2010
    Dennis confirms Post Cool CD release date to be MARCH 8th 2010 .

    ... and reveals the CDs cover artwork design .

    Proper Records move release date to MARCH 15TH but it will still be available at the shows from February onwards.


  • CD cover artwork courtesy of DL dot COM
    Copyright © Dennis Locorriere 2010
  • Oct 2010

    Book publisher Indigo Dreams invite Dennis to submit some of his poems and cartoons for possible publication as a book.

    They like what they see !

    "Whatever's Burning Now" will be available in 2011

    Read DLs own take on this on his Guest Book Blog HERE
  • Dec 1st 2010

    Dennis confirms 40-odd dates and venues for early 2011 tour .
    More to follow.
    Click on Tour Poster to go directly to DL.COM for further updates and download the poster !

    Support artist for most shows is singer , songwriter , guitarist and pianist Emily Maguire .

    Click on her pic to go directly to her site .



    Copyright © Melissa Viney


  • Poster courtesy of DL dot COM
  • 2012

    2012 saw Dennis generally away from the spot-light and unusually quiet with public performances, through no fault of his own .

    Legal administrative delays concerning his continued immigration status in the UK meant he was not able to undertake a full tour .

    Later in the year , breach of Contract by a promoter forced Dennis to back-out of performing songs , stories , poetry and displaying his cartoons at a venue for a week long run at the prestigious Edinbugh Fringe festival.
  • 2013

    He's back !

    Back to POINT ZERO !

    Dennis bounces back with a 30-odd date tour , kicking-off on St Valentine's Day at South Shields .

    The tour runs through til the end of June, visiting England , Scotland , Wales , Northern Ireland . . . and even the Isle of Wight !

    Full details of the tour and all up-to-the-minute news is available from Dennis' own Web Site (see link below).

    Tour Poster in A3 PDF format available to download too !
  • DL 2013 Tour Poster

    Poster courtesy of John Taylor (in association with Post Cool Media) and
    DL dot COM
  • March 30th 2013

    One of Dennis' favourite venues is Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall .

    And Liverpool loves Dennis too !

  • Click
    HERE

    to read the recent review of
    DL at The Phil'.

    Dennis would love you to vist his own site ...
    just click on image below


    Photo by Judy Totton © 2005




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