The Rock the Yacht 2019 Tour is coming to the Golden Nugget Casino Resort on August 17 in Lake Charles. The tour showcases the best of “yacht rock”, a soft rock genre popular in the 70’s and 80’s.
One of the featured bands that will be performing live in concert is Looking Glass. Led by vocalist Elliot Lurie, the band is best known for their 1972 classic hit “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl).”
This concert will mark the first time in Lurie’s career that he has performed in Lake Charles. He expressed his excitement for the upcoming show.
“I’m super excited to be headed to Lake Charles,” said Lurie. “I’ve never been to the area, but I hear lots of good things.”
The Rock The Yacht 2019 tour includes many other artists such as Ambrosia (“How Much I Feel,” “Biggest Part of Me”), Stephen Bishop (“On and On”), Walter Egan (“Magnet and Steel”), John Ford Coley (“I’d Really Love to See You Tonight”), and Peter Beckett (“Baby Come Back).
Lurie said that he has thoroughly enjoyed performing alongside those artists on the tour. He noted that they share many similar experiences having come from the same era. “Most of these folks I’ve worked with before, and they’re all great,” Lurie said. “All of us have plenty of stories to trade, and the music is great.”
Lurie spoke about his lengthy career in music supervision for major motion pictures and television. He contributed to shows and movies such as Die Hard, Home Alone, A Night at The Roxbury, Riding in Cars With Boys, I Spy and Alien 3 just to name a few.
“I had an entirely different career for 25 years,” Lurie said. “I loved working on those movies, and it really helped me learn how movies and television shows were marketed and produced.”
Looking Glass has also been introduced to a new generation of fans through the hit Marvel film “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2.” Lurie noted that after seeing the first installment in the franchise, and hearing the film’s soundtrack of classic throwback songs, he wanted to have his music featured in the movie.
“After I saw the first one I wanted to get in on the next one. I said to myself, ‘my song was big in the ‘70’s why didn’t I make the cut?” Lurie said.
Nine months later Lurie was contacted by Director James Gunn and he included “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” into the sequel’s official soundtrack.
The song was featured prominently through the film and plays a large part in the overall plot. Lurie was allowed to see clips of the movie that featured the song before the movie was released and was excited. He was even more excited when the film’s dialogue gave a glowing review of the timeless song.
“When Kurt Russel’s character said that I was Earth’s Greatest Composer, my jaw dropped. I was watching it with my wife, and we were both so surprised,”Lurie said. “It’s amazing that a song I wrote got to be a part of something that big.”
Lurie had a parting message for fans who are interested in coming to see the Rock The Yacht 2019 Tour. “Whether you wear a yachting cap or not, you are going to hear a great night of music. It’s going to be a great show.”
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