|Calendar Item: Air Supply, Davis Arts Council|
September 3 Davis Arts Council 445 N. Wasatch Drive | Layton, UT 84041 | Phone:801.546.8575 | Fax:801.593.0205 | Email:email@example.com AIR SUPPLY Special Engagement
Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock met in 1975 and became instant friends with their common love for The Beatles and singing. They started playing pizza parlors and night clubs with just one guitar and two voices. They quickly gained a reputation for great harmonies and original songs written by Graham. The trademark sound of Russell Hitchcock's tenor voice and Graham Russell's simple yet majestic songs created a unique sound that would forever be known as Air Supply.
In 1980, the band signed with Clive Davis at Arista Records and released, "Lost in Love," which became the fastest selling single in the world, leaping to the top of all of the charts.
Seven top-five singles later, Air Supply had equaled The Beatles' run of consecutive top five singles. "Lost in Love" was named Song of the Year in 1980, and sold more than 10 million copies.
In 1983 they recorded "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All," which solidified the group as a permanent force in modern music.
In 1988, Air Supply was asked to participate in Australia's bicentennial celebration and to play for Prince Charles and Princess Diana. This engagement would be a treasured career memory.
The 2005 release of The Singer and the Song, an acoustic album of many of their big hits, received critical acclaim.
In May 2010, the long-awaited album, Mumbo Jumbo–also the duo's first studio recording in eight years—was released. Recorded at Graham Russell's home studio near Park City, the album earned Air Supply a prominent feature article in Billboard Magazine titled "Still Supplying The Hits After 35 Years."
The duo continues to play more than 150 shows a year worldwide.