Danee Samonte, a longtime music industry fixture in The Philippines, is much more than just the promoter of Air Supply’s upcoming tour to exotic destinations in Southeast Asia, including the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam. The man who used to be known under the DJ radio name ‘Steve O’Neal’ is such a big fan of the 80s hit–making duo that, gender notwithstanding, he named his daughter Russell after Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell.
More than two decades after dominating the pop charts with romantic perennials like “All Out of Love,” “The One That You Love,” “Lost In Love” and “Making Love Out of Nothing At All,” Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock of Air Supply (www.airsupplymusic.com) are still making fans fall in love all over again.
The duo is also making waves with the two recently released indie projects: Free Love and The Singer and the Song. The albums are licensed by Odds On Records, a Las-Vegas based independent label which Air Supply signed a deal with earlier this year. Distributed by E1 Music (formerly Koch) and headed by former Warner Bros. marketing and promotion executive Ted Joseph, the full-service company (www.oddsonrecording.com) plans to release a new Air Supply studio album in 2010, also the group’s 35th anniversary.
Check out Air Supply’s current 2009 tour schedule: