Classic Songs - Classic Kiwi rockers
You can't keep an old rocker far from the stage....and the man described by former Prime Minister Helen Clark as a 'true kiwi music icon' is heading to a venue near you with his band LMB. Larry Momis is one of the country's' original rebels of rock and his eponymous group Larry's Rebels were seldom out of the charts in a five-year period from 1965 - 1970 with nine top ten singles as they dominated radio and television.
Songs like I Feel Good, Moreen, Painter Man, Everybody's Girl and Do What You Gotta Do were the party anthems of the period. His cover of Bad Moon Rising was his first single after leaving Larry's Rebels for a solo career. It reached number four on the music charts.Larry's Rebels toured New Zealand with some of the all time greats including Roy Orbison, The Who, The Walker Brothers, Tom Jones, The Animals & The Yardbirds & |immy Page who went on to form Led Zeppelin when he returned to the UK.
During the period 1971 - 1982 Larry had no fewer than five singles in the Top 40. In 1981 he formed his first Larry Morris Band (LMB and for two years was resident at the Foundry Nightclub in Auckland City. LMB were regulars at Sky City Casino where they performed a tribute to the songs of ]oe Cocker once every six weeks for three years.
Other artists he has worked with include David Bowie, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley,Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich, and Fleetwood Mac. He has toured Australia, the UK Europe and lived in the USA for ten years working in Los Angeles, New York, New Jersey, Long Island, Nashville, Orlando and New Orleans.
Five years ago Larry Morris received the Variety Artists of New Zealand lifetime achievement award for his outstanding contribution to New Zealand music.He was awarded the Amnesty International Supreme award for his services to that organization in 2001
LMB - Larry Morris Band features:
Richard Anaru Guitars & Backing Vocals,
Rob Paterson Bass & Backing Vocals
Leyton Greening Drums.
Richard & Rob have been with Larry for the past 22 years. Leyton has been with him for 12years
His latest album Anthology’ moves up to #6 on NZ Album chart and drops to #32 on NZ chart.
‘13’ moves up to #8 on NZ album chart and drops to #40 on NZ chart.