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Air Supply

The duo of Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock met in May 1975 when they were in the Australian production of Jesus Christ Superstar in Sydney.  In 1976 the duo formed the band Air Supply with Chrissie Hammond and they have had various members during the years.

They said they decided on the name Air Supply from the classical melodic meaning and the fact that they were both Gemini which is an air sign.

Their first album went Gold in Australia and Rod Stewart asked them to tour with him in the US.  They have had eight Top 5 hits in the US but only one Top 40 chart entry in the UK.  They continue to record and tour and in 2005 performed in Havana, Cuba, being one of the first foreign bands being invited to do so.


  • Graham Cyril Russell (vocals)(1976-Present)
  • Russell Charles Hitchcock (vocals)(1976-Present)

Supporting Musicians:

  • Chrissie Hammond (vocals)(1976-1977)
  • Jeremy Paul (bass/vocals) (1976-1977)
  • Mark McEntee (guitar/vocals)(1977)
  • Criston Barker (bass/vocals)(1979-1980)
  • Frank Esler-Smith (arranger, keyboardist)(1978 1988)
  • David Moyse (guitar)(1978-1983)
  • Tommy Emmanuel (1980)
  • Sam McNally (1980)
  • Rex Goh (guitar)(1980-1988)
  • David Green (bass) (1980-1988)
  • Ralph Cooper (drums) (1978-1988)
  • Mark Towner Williams (drums)(1995-2003)
  • Jonni P. Lightfoot (bass)(Present)
  • Jed Moss (piano) (December 1995-Present)
  • Mike Zerbe (drums)(February 2003-Present)

Air Supply recordings

  • All Out of Love (Graham Russell, Clive Davis)
  • Old Habits Die Hard (Criston Barker, David Moyse)

Here they are performing “Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You)..