Dennis Michael Locorriere (born June 13, 1949; Union City, New Jersey, United States) is the American former lead vocalist and guitarist of the pop group Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show, later Dr Hook. He continues as a solo artist and songwriter.Bonitto, Brian (2014) "Hooking up with Dennis Locorriere", Jamaica Observer, June 2, 2014. Retrieved August 17, 2014
Locorriere, as a founding member of Dr Hook, was the recipient of more than sixty gold and platinum albums, gaining No. 1 chart status in more than 42 different countries. He is also a songwriter, his songs having been recorded by Bob Dylan, Crystal Gayle, BJ Thomas, Helen Reddy, Willie Nelson, Southside Johnny and by Jerry Lee Lewis, on his 2006 release, Last Man Standing.
Locorriere's company retains the rights to the trademark name, Dr Hook, although it is licensed to Ray Sawyer for touring purposes. Locorriere tours as "The Voice of Dr Hook," as referenced to the fact that his voice was most prominent on the majority of Dr. Hook hits.
Locorriere has contributed his vocals to the albums of others, such as Randy Travis' Always and Forever album (1987). His solo performances includes songs from his past, as well as newer material from his solo period.
Locorriere has released three solo albums, Out of the Dark (2000), One of the Lucky Ones (2005) and Post Cool (2010). A compilation album, Alone in the Studio/The Lost Tapes, was released in 2008. Locorriere released a live CD, Dennis Locorriere - Live in Liverpool (2004), as well as a concert DVD of his solo show, Alone With Dennis Locorriere (2002). In November 2000, he toured his Voice of Dr Hook concert in Australia and New Zealand; and is touring there again in May 2015.
In 2007, Locorriere and his band embarked on the Dennis Locorriere Celebrates Dr Hook Hits and History tour. In early 2008, Locorriere toured the United Kingdom, as member of Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings. In early 2010, Locorriere again toured in the United Kingdom, promoting his new Post Cool album, accompanied by Andy Fairweather Low as his "special guest". In 2014, he toured in Australia for the first time in nearly 15 years.http://www.dennislocorriere.com/tour-dates.htm https://au.tv.yahoo.com/the-morning-show/factsheets/article/-/19961733/dennis-locorriere-australian-tour/
Locorriere has resided in England for a number of years, maintaining a residence in Worthing, Sussex.