Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Romeo's Daughter


Origin: London (England)

ROMEO'S DAUGHTER
Romeo's Daughter Ed Poole - Craig Joiner - Leigh Matty - Andy Wells - Tony Mitman
Ed Poole - Craig Joiner - Leigh Matty - Andy Wells - Tony Mitman
Discography:

Romeo's Daughter [st - 1988] aor melodic rock music blogspot full albums bands lyricsst - 1988 (with lyrics)

Notes:

- Romeo’s Daughter is fronted by vocalist Leigh Matty, with Craig Joiner (guitarist, songwriter and producer), Ed Poole (bass player and co-producer) and Andy Wells on drums. Together they deliver that unique Romeo’s Daughter sound.

‘Spin’ , the critically acclaimed 4th studio album produced by Craig Joiner and Ed Poole takes the much loved Romeo’s Daughter sound to new levels, full of intricate song writing that shares loves, life and worldly insights with the listener.

After a break of 15 years, Romeo’s Daughter returned to the studio following a set of successful live performances during 2009. ‘Rapture’ was released in 2012 to worldwide praise for its astounding song writing, performance and production. The first single from the album, 'Bittersweet', made it into Classic Rock Magazine’s 'Top songs of 2012' chart along with Leigh achieving Number 5 in their ‘Lady Rock Singer of all time’ list.

Not everyone starts off a recording career with their debut album being produced by music industry heavy weights such as ‘Mutt’ Lange or John Parr. But in 1988 Romeo’s Daughter did exactly that with their self-titled debut album produced by both ‘Mutt’ Lange and John Parr. The debut album delivered a US Billboard Hot 100 with “Don’t Break my Heart” charting at #73 on during a promotional trip to the U.S.A. “Heaven in the Backseat" also from the debut featured as the opening track of 1990 film “Nightmare on Elm Street 5” The calibre of their songs attracted many established artists; Heart covered the single ‘Wild Child’ on their 3 million selling album ‘Brigade’, achieving No. 2 on the Billboard Rock All Play chart. Eddie Money, Bonnie Tyler and the recently reformed Steps too, have had recording successes with other Romeos’ titles.


The story so far...
Romeo’s Daughter initially started with Craig Joiner (guitar and vocals), Tony Mitman (keyboards), and Paul King (drums), before Leigh Matty joined them after responding to an advert in Melody Maker.

Signing to Jive Records in 1987, with a line up now of Leigh, Craig and Tony, Robert John "Mutt" Lange heard one of the band's tracks, "Stay with Me Tonight" and agreed to produce six tracks on the band's first album with the remainder being produced by John Parr, resulting in the self-titled debut album being released in 1988. The band was then completed with the addition of Ed Poole on bass and Andy Wells on drums.

‘Delectable’ the second studio album was released in 1993 on Music for Nations and was much more like a live album in its feel. It was produced and recorded by the band and Andy Reilly, and was later mixed by Steve Brown (The Cult, Manic Street Preachers and Wham). Again another critically acclaimed album; Delectable is considered one of the most revered albums of the time. After Delectable the band took the decision to split to pursue their own individual projects.

With a fan base that never gave up on the band, Romeo’s Daughter were tempted to reform for what was originally going to be one off performance at the Firefest festival in 2009. Encouraged by the rapturous reception they received, the band decided to continue their journey where they left off in the 1990s. They continue to tour, consistently preforming to sell out audiences at such events as HRHAOR and Cropredy in the UK, HEAT festival in Germany, whilst performing their own shows at venues across the UK and Europe.

“Rapture” their self-produced third album was released in 2012 to worldwide praise for its astounding song writing, performance and production, with the first single from the album, 'Bittersweet', making it to Classic Rock Magazine’s 'Top songs of 2012' chart.

During 2012,Tony, the band’s keyboard player decided that living in Cornwall was making it too difficult to commit to the band and he reluctantly left.

Following more successful tours and a live DVD recorded in Derby, the band returned to the studio to record “Spin”, their much anticipated fourth album which was released in 2015, again to critical acclaim. “Romeo's Daughter separate themselves from the herd simply through delivering quality songs…

Spin is another winner”  -

(http://www.romeosdaughter.co.uk/theband.php)




- Romeo's Daughter initially consisted of Craig Joiner (guitar and vocals), Tony Mitman (keyboards), and Paul King (drums). Their manager, Olga Lange, decided the band needed a female lead singer due to the lack of them, so in 1985 an advert was placed in Melody Maker and after hearing 75 girls, Leigh Matty was offered the job. In 1987 the band was signed to Jive Records with a lineup now of Matty, Joiner, and Mitman with Ed Poole on bass and Andy Wells on drums. Robert John "Mutt" Lange, ex-husband of manager Olga and producer of Def Leppard and AC/DC, heard one of the band's tracks, "Stay with Me Tonight," and agreed to produce six tracks on the band's first album with the remainder being produced by John Parr of "St. Elmo's Fire" fame. The band struggled to get played on national radio in the U.K., but this was not a problem in Europe, America, and Japan. The debut single from the self-titled first album, "Cry Myself to Sleep," did chart in the U.S. but did not in the U.K. The band built up a loyal following due to their live performances, partly due to them supporting FM, and did eventually receive some attention from Radio 1's Rock Show, which broadcast live concerts and an exclusive session. The song "Heaven in the Back Seat" was included on the soundtrack to Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child. There was expectation for a second album, but this depended on the availability of Mutt Lange, who was at that time producing a Bryan Adams album. While waiting, a number of songs from the first album were covered by American artists, most notably "Wild Child," which was covered by Heart and included on their Brigade album. Three years passed without the new album being recorded, and the band then decided to split both from Jive and their management. The band signed with Music for Nations in 1991, and in 1992 released the album Delectable, which they produced themselves in association with Steve Brown. The music industry had moved on, and it was decided not to record a third album and the band split. -

(http://www.allmusic.com/artist/romeos-daughter-mn0000239942)



- Romeo's Daughter are a British AOR, contemporary and mainstream rock band featuring Leigh Matty, Craig Joiner and Anthony Mitman. The band released two albums in 1988 and 1993 respectively. The band then reformed in 2009 and have toured extensively, as well as releasing new material: a live EP of past hits and an album of new material Rapture in 2012 and "Spin" in 2015. The current line up is Leigh Matty, Craig Joiner, Ed Poole and Andy Welsford.

The original manager of the band was Olga Lange, then the wife of Robert John "Mutt" Lange. Mutt Lange was impressed by their song-writing abilities and agreed to produce (part of) their debut album. Hence, Romeo's Daughter was often seen as protégés of Mutt Lange.

The first album contained the singles "Don't Break My Heart", "I Cry Myself to Sleep at Night", covered by Bonnie Tyler and Chrissy Steele and "Heaven in the Back Seat", the latter from the A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child soundtrack. The album was produced by Mutt Lange and John Parr. "Wild Child" (written by Mutt Lange) was later covered by Heart on the Brigade album, and "Heaven in the Back Seat" was covered by Eddie Money on his 1991 album, Right Here.

The second album, Delectable was a more mature affair, although it was released on the smaller Music for Nations label so got less exposure. Mitman went on to work with FM and other bands while the band quietly broke up in the mid 1990s.

On 25 February 2008, Romeo's Daughter's first studio album was reissued by Rock Candy Records on CD with bonus material, a 16-page full colour booklet with original and new artwork, etc. After this reissue Romeo's Daughter reformed and are performing shows. These appearances included a small warm up gig on 13 October 2009, and their main event of 2009 was Firefest VI at Nottingham Rock City on 24 October 2009.

In 2009 the band announced that they would be releasing new material through Riff City Records in the 'near future'. The band played some dates during Summer 2010 and performed new material. The band's second album, Delectable, was reissued in July 2011.

On 22 October 2011, Romeo's Daughter released a 3 Track live EP available via download sites such as iTunes. In March 2012 the band released their first new album in 19 years, Rapture and during 2012 they performed more live tour dates. In 2012, lead singer, Leigh Matty, was voted Number 5 Lady Rock Singer of all time in Classic Rock Magazine and their single 'Bittersweet' was in the 'Top songs of 2012' chart. During 2013 the band toured the UK and performed at festivals including Fairport's Cropredy Convention and Hard Rock Hell.

A live album and DVD filmed live at Derby Guildhall was released in 2014. In 2015 the band released another album of new music titled Spin which has been receiving an incredible reception at gigs and festivals all over Europe - “Spin is another winner”(Classic Rock).

Romeo's Daughter are managed by Juliet Sharman Matthews at JPSM Management who worked with them at Jive Records. -

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romeo%27s_Daughter)




- Romeo’s Daughter are a British AOR mainstream rock band featuring Leigh Matty, Craig Joiner and Anthony Mitman. The band released two albums in 1988 and 1993 respectively. The band then reformed in 2009 and have toured extensively, as well as releasing new material: a live EP of past hits and an album of new material Rapturein 2012.

Their eponymous debut album released in 1988 was produced by ‘Mutt’ Lange and John Parr and released on the Jive label. During a promotional tour of the U.S.A the first single ‘Don’t Break My Heart’, leapt up the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. The calibre of their songs attracted many established artists; Heart covered the single ‘Wild Child’ on their 3 million selling album ‘Brigade’, achieving No. 2 on the Billboard Rock All Play chart. Eddie Money, Bonnie Tyler and the recently reformed Steps too, have had recording successes with other Romeos’ titles. Their track ‘Heaven in the Backseat’ was also the opening track for the film, ‘Nightmare on Elm Street 5’. This album has subsequently been remastered to 24 bit standard from the original source tapes and released on Rock Candy records. It includes 3 bonus live tracks, the story of the making of the album, previously unpublished photos, all spread out over a super 16 page full colour booklet.

Their second studio album, ‘Delectable’ was released in 1993 on Music for Nations and was much more like a live album in its feel. It was produced and recorded by the band and Andy Reilly, and was later mixed by Steve Brown (The Cult, Manic Street Preachers and Wham). Delectable too has been remastered to the same quality and released again by Rock Candy records. It includes one bonus track, details about the making of the album, an interview with the band and additional photos spread out over a 12 page full colour booklet.

On 25 February 2008, Romeo’s Daughter’s first studio album was reissued by Rock Candy Records on CD with bonus material, a 16-page full colour booklet with original and new artwork, etc. After this reissue Romeo’s Daughter reformed and are performing shows. These appearances included a small warm up gig on 13 October 2009, and their main event of 2009 was Firefest VI at Nottingham Rock City on 24 October 2009.

In 2009 the band announced that they would be releasing new material through Riff City Records in the ‘near future’. The band played some dates during Summer 2010 and performed new material. The band’s second album, Delectable, was reissued in July 2011.

On 22 October 2011, Romeo’s Daughter released a 3 Track live EP available via download sites such as iTunes. In March 2012 the band released their first new album in 19 years, Rapture and during 2012 they performed more live tour dates. In 2012, lead singer, Leigh Matty, was voted Number 5 Lady Rock Singer of all time in Classic Rock Magazine and their single ‘Bittersweet’ was in the ‘Top songs of 2012’ chart. During 2013 the band toured the UK and performed at festivals including Fairport’s Cropredy Convention and Hard Rock Hell.

2013 is proving to be another successful year for the band and they performed at the HRHAOR festival in April to a packed audience who loved every minute of their set. They are third on the bill at this year’s annual Cropredy festival in August, with Alice Cooper headlining and are planning another UK tour at the end of the year.

A live album and DVD filmed live at Derby Guildhall and released in 2014. In 2015 the band released another album of new music titled Spin. Romeo’s Daughter are managed by Juliet Sharman Matthews at JPSM Management who worked with them at Jive Records. -

(http://melodic-hardrock.com/bios/romeos-daughter/)


Romeo's Daughter [st - 1988]


Romeo's Daughter [st - 1988]

Origin: London (England)

Romeo's Daughter [st - 1988] aor melodic rock music blogspot full albums bands lyrics

Take a listen on youtube

Line-up:

Leigh Matty - Vocals
Craig Joiner - Guitar, backing vocals
Ed Poole - Bass
Andy Wells - Drums
Tony Mitman - Keyboards


Tracks:

1. Heaven in the Backseat lyrics
2. Don't Break My Heart lyrics
3. I Cry Myself to Sleep at Night lyrics
4. Wild Child lyrics
5. Hymn (Look Through Golden Eyes) lyrics
6. Velvet Tongue lyrics
7. Stay With Me Tonight lyrics
8. Inside Out lyrics
9. I Like What I See lyrics
10. Colour You a Smile lyrics

Monday, June 12, 2017

Sheriff


Origin: Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

SHERIFF
Sheriff Rob Elliott - Wolf D. Hassel - Steve DeMarchi - Arnold David Lanni - Freddy Curci
Rob Elliott - Wolf D. Hassel - Steve DeMarchi - Arnold David Lanni - Freddy Curci
Discography:

Sheriff [st - 1982] aor melodic rock music blogspot full albums bands lyricsst - 1982

Notes:

- Formed in 1979 by friends Arnold Lanni on keyboards and vocalist Freddy Curci, Sheriff was rounded out by longtime friend/bassist Wolf Hassel, Steve de Marchi on guitars, and Rob Elliott on drums. With a blend of light rock and pop sensibility, they became fixtures on the Toronto scene while writing their own material.
In 1982 they signed a deal with Capitol Records, and released their self-titled debut album later that year. Produced by John and Helen Victor, the record was soft rock delivered with a punch. The first single "You Remind Me" scored them a Canadian top 40 hit, and they set out on the road across Canada. Their biggest ticket was backing up The Beach Boys on the Canadian leg of their world tour. The band's follow-up single, "Mama's Baby" stalled before ever getting out of the gate. But the third single, "When I'm With You" became one of the most played ballads of the decade, on its way to #1 on the Canadian charts and peaking at #61 in the US, and pushing the album gold (50,000 units) in Canada.

But within a year, musical differences were coupled with the fact they were barely breaking even, and caused the band's demise. Lanni and Hassel later formed Frozen Ghost. Lanni would also go on to become a highly sought after producer, working with the likes of Finger Eleven, Wild T & The Spirit, Our Lady Peace, and King's X, among many others.

But in 1989, a Las Vegas DJ started playing "When I'm With You," prompting other stations around the market, then the country, to do the same. The song spent 30 weeks on the charts, eventually selling over half a million copies, six years after the band's breakup. The renewed interest led Capitol to re-release the album on compact disc that year, though there were no added bonuses. Additionally, label reps pressured the band to reform to cash in on the newfound exposure, but Lanni, who owned the band name, declined. As a result, Curci and DeMarchi took their two dozen demos they'd recorded, shopped them around, and formed Alias in 1990 with remnants of Heart.

In early 2005, an acoustic version of "More Than Words Can Say" was released on a VH1 compilation disc, CLASSIC METAL MANIA: STRIPPED. -





- Sheriff was a Canadian rock band in the early 1980s, best known for their hit song "When I'm with You".

The band was formed in 1979 in Toronto, Ontario and consisted of vocalist Freddy Curci, guitarist Steve DeMarchi, keyboardist/rhythm guitarist Arnold Lanni, bassist Wolf Hassel and drummer Rob Elliott. The band's only full-length release was a self-titled 1982 album, that featured a Canadian Top 40 hit, "You Remind Me" as well as their most famous song, "When I'm with You", which reached #8 in Canada and #61 in the United States in 1983 and six years later was re-released and hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the U.S. in 1989. The band split up in 1985, citing internal tensions. Lanni and Hassel went on to form Frozen Ghost and racked up several hits in Canada, the biggest of which was "Should I See," which reached #69 in the U.S.

Six years after "When I'm with You" had been a chart hit in Canada, Las Vegas DJ Jay Taylor began playing the song. KRXY DJ Gabe Baptiste also started playing "When I'm With You," and listener response was positive. As a result, Capitol Records re-released the song. It subsequently became #1 in the United States in February 1989. While Curci and DeMarchi made efforts to re-form Sheriff, a reunion was not to be. The lack of interest from other Sheriff bandmembers eventually led Curci and DeMarchi to team up with several former members of Heart to form Alias, who in the early 1990s had two popular singles, with "Waiting for Love" and their #2 success, "More Than Words Can Say."

Meanwhile, Lanni and Hassel continued to work with Frozen Ghost until they split up in 1993.

Curci and DeMarchi resurrected the Alias name in 2009 with new members, and they released their second album (which had been shelved seventeen years prior). They continue to tour with Alias.

Lanni has become a producer, having worked with Our Lady Peace, Finger Eleven, and Simple Plan, among others.

At an Alias concert on December 30, 2011 at Cosmo Music in Ontario, original Sheriff bassist, Wolf Hassel joined Curci and DeMarchi on stage for the first time in 27 years for a full set, which included a performance of "When I'm with You." This performance would ultimately lead to Hassel joining Alias on a permanent basis in 2014. -





- Listening to this album time and again still sends shivers of AOR delight down my spine. It's hard to believe this piece of Canadian perfection came out in 1982, it still sounds fresh now as it did back all those years ago. Initially this album sort of came out of nowhere, though a big label release on Capitol got it a higher profile. From my perspective not much is known about the bands earlier history (apart from being Toronto natives), though they began around 1979 and we all know that the members (with the exception of Elliott) went onto bigger and better things with their future respective projects. For me Sheriff first came to prominence courtesy of their appearance in Derek Oliver's Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal. Upon their description I knew I just had to have this album so in 1982 I imported it from the UK and was not disappointed. The 'X factor' with Sheriff is obviously the incredible vocals of Freddy 'The Human Siren' Curci. This guy sings with power and melody and to this day I rank him right up there with the Mark Free's and Steve Perry's of this world. However, not to be outdone is the gifted song writing talent that is Arnold Lanni. His contribution to the album is enormous, in fact his efforts are represented on all the songs and melody and harmony are a pre-requisite.

All the songs are wonderful, some more than most. 'California', and 'Makin' My Way' feature soaring vocals from Curci while 'Kept Me Coming' and 'Give Me Rock And Roll' really rock the ante up a bit. For me the highlights are the AOR tastic 'Mama's Baby' and the superb ballad 'When I'm With You'. Funny how 6 years after the bands demise does this track get radio play to the point of going to No#1 on the US Top 40! Funny also how the track as it appears on the remastered CD from 1988 is slightly different to the original version put on vinyl in 1982. For collectors see if you can spot the difference.

Sheriff went nowhere fast and by 1985 they were no more. Later on they metamorphosed into two separate units: Frozen Ghost featuring Lanni and Hassel while Alias contained Curci and De Marchi (along with ex Heart members) and in itself was a fine band. Even with the success of 'When I'm With You' in 1988, Sheriff could not be persuaded to rejoin, mainly because Lanni had the Frozen Ghost gig happening and was the principle songwriter and did not want Sheriff going out without his involvement. Alias was also happening but by the time their second album was due, the bottom fell out and the material eventually became Freddy Curci's 1994 solo album 'Dreamers Road'. However, even after thirty years, you can't keep a good album down, and 2012 paid tribute to this great album with a Rock Candy reissue, adding eight additional bonus tracks of a 1983 live performance at El Mocambo (7 tracks + intro). -

Sheriff [st - 1982]


Sheriff [st - 1982]

Origin: Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

Sheriff [st - 1982] aor melodic rock music blogspot full albums bands lyrics

Take a listen on youtube

Line-up:

Freddy Curci - Vocals
Steve DeMarchi - Guitar, backing vocals
Arnold David Lanni - Guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
Wolf D. Hassel - Bass, backing vocals
Rob Elliott - Drums


Tracks:

1. You Remind Me
2. California
3. Makin' My Way
4. When I'm With You
5. Kept Me Coming
6. Mama's Baby
7. Crazy Without You
8. Elisa
9. Living for a Dream
10. Give Me Rock 'N Roll

Monday, June 5, 2017

Cats can fly


Origin: North York (Toronto), Ontario (Canada)

CATS CAN FLY
Cats can fly

Discography:

Cats can fly [st - 1986] aor melodic rock music blogspot full albums bands lyricsst - 1986 (with lyrics)

Notes:

- Cats Can Fly was a Canadian synthpop band in the 1980s. They released one album in 1986.

Cats Can Fly began as a school rock band called Ethos at Elia Junior High School (now Elia Middle School) in North York, Ontario in 1971. The original members were Jim Longmuir on guitar, Alan Frizell on guitar, Frank Miller on drums and Peter Alexandre on bass guitar. The band was formed under the supervision of school board consultant Laura Lapedus. In the following year, Mitchell James replaced Longmuir and Frizell left. David Ashley replaced Steele on bass guitar and he switched to keyboards.

After a US-based band with the same name released an album, the group changed its name to Scamp. Miller eventually left the group and was replaced by Tom Davidson. Scamp toured Canada as a bar band and had limited success including touring with Burton Cummings, winning the CFTR Talent Search and appearing on Global at Noon. Lapedus eventually became the band's co-manager along with Wayne Baguley and Warren Keach.

In 1980, Scamp recorded an album with the producer Jack Richardson. Distribution could not be established, however, and the record was never released.

After a series of drummers including Geoff Geddes, Phil Knipe and Bill Hibbs, Eddie Zeeman became the band's permanent drummer in 1982. Scamp changed its name to Cats Can Fly shortly thereafter. In its final form it consisted of Ashley on lead vocals and bass guitar, James on backing vocals and lead guitar, Alexandre on backing vocals and keyboards and Zeeman on backing vocals and drums. They released an independent EP, Touch Touch, in 1984 and were signed to CBS Records after winning a cross-Canada talent search sponsored by Craven A. (The same talent search also led to a recording contract for Belinda Metz.)

Their album Cats Can Fly was released on CBS Records in 1986. Coproduced by Lou Pomanti and Lenny DeRose, the album spawned the Top 40 hits "Flipping to the A Side" (#16, 1986) and "Lies Are Gonna Get Ya". They toured across Canada to support the album, both as a headlining act and as an opener for several Canadian shows by Level 42. The band garnered a Juno Award nomination for Most Promising Group at the Juno Awards of 1986.

Despite their success, CBS dropped the band in a major housecleaning that preceded its 1988 takeover by Sony Music Entertainment. They spent some time shopping for another record label, but subsequently broke up. -

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cats_Can_Fly)



- In 1982, four young singers and musicians with big dreams came together in Canada to form a group called Cats Can Fly. The members were bassist David Ashley, drummer Eddie Zeeman, keyboardist Peter Alexandre, and guitarist and saxophone player Mitchell James. They played popular pop/rock tunes from other artists, appearing in local clubs and wherever else they could land a gig.

Three years after their formation, Cats Can Fly got their first real break in a talent contest sponsored by a cigarette company. The group began to tour, and recorded a debut single, "Lies Are Gonna Get Ya," released under the Epic Records label. In 1986, a full-length self-titled album followed, along with one other single, "Flippin' to the A Side." Shortly after the one album hit the market, Cats Can Fly were cut loose by the label. The guys held things together for a while, but soon called it quits. -

(http://www.allmusic.com/artist/cats-can-fly-mn0001178293)



- 1985 Craven A, the cigarette company, sponsored Talent Quest '85 which they hoped would lead to young music entities they could underwrite tours for that would hit the 18-24 youth market with their cigarette advertising. Two acts spring from this search that eventually wound up with record deals -- Belinda Metz and Cats Can Fly.

Cats Can Fly were originally formed in 1982 as a standard Top-40 cover band. With the Craven A contest helping them offset the expense of touring they were able to get bigger profile gigs at which time A & R reps were beginning to line up at the door.

They were recruited and groomed by CBS A & R guru David Bendeth and their self-titled debut album on Epic Records in 1986 was produced by Lou Pomanti and Lenny DeRose. The album boasted two successful synth-pop hits in "Flipping To The A-side" and "Lies Are Gonna Get Ya".

However, in a huge corporate house cleaning, many acts, including Cats Can Fly were dumped by CBS Records and the band soon split up.

Eddie Zeeman would find a steady job as part of Andy Curran's Soho 69. -

(http://jam.canoe.com/Music/Pop_Encyclopedia/C/Cats_Can_Fly.html)




- The history of Cats Can Fly actually go back as far as the early 1970´s when the school rock band Ethos formed under the supervision of the School Board in North York, Ontario. After changing their name to Scamp and winning a talent search in 1980, they started working on a record that for different reasons never got finished.
Once again the band decided to change it's name, this time to Cats Can Fly, and much of the band personnel was replaced. The name itself, "Cats Can Fly", was turned up on a random name-suggestion survey and immediately appealed to the band for it's quirky, optimistic sound - very much like the music the band had started to create.
At this stage the band consisted of David Ashley (lead vocals, bass), Mitchell James (guitars) and Peter Alexandre (keyboards), who had attended both high-school and the "college of musical knowledge" together. When Eddie Zeeman (drums, lead vocals) joined in 1982 the line-up was complete and the band soon found work touring bars and clubs all across Canada.
On the strength of the quality of the songwriting and the fact that all four members were also skilled vocalists, the band managed to secure a deal with Epic who released the self-titled debut album in the spring of 1986.
The record was a great blend of synthesized pop and new wave (with the often strong and distorted guitar lines pushing several of the songs in a more high-tech AOR direction) and spawned two Canadian Top 40 hits in the catchy "Flippin' To The A Side" (#16) and "Lies Are Gonna Get Ya" (#33).
The band continued to tour and was also awarded the Juno Award for Most Promising Group in 1986, but unfortunately in 1988 got dropped by the label in a major housecleaning and the band split up shortly thereafter. -

(http://kimhp.se/bios/cats%20can%20fly.html)

Cats can fly [st - 1986]


Cats can fly [st - 1986]

Origin: North York (Toronto), Ontario (Canada)

Cats can fly [st - 1986] aor melodic rock music blogspot full albums bands lyrics

Take a listen on youtube

Line-up:

David Ashley - Vocals, bass
Eddie Zeeman - Vocals, drums, percussion
Peter Alexandre - Keyboards, backing vocals
Mitchell James - Guitar, saxophone, backing vocals

Additional musicicans:

Lou Pomanti - Keyboards
John Panchayshyn - Saxophone
Bruce Gregg - Trombone
Rick Waychesko - Trumpet
Ricky Lazar - Percussion

Tracks:

1. Flippin' to the 'A' Side lyrics
2. Lies Are Gonna Get Ya lyrics
3. Cold Hands, Warm Heart lyrics
4. Crazy Fever lyrics
5. Lookin' for Love lyrics
6. I Draw the Line lyrics
7. Heavy Load lyrics
8. Love You Like That lyrics
9. Save It for the Next One lyrics
10. One Way or the Other lyrics

 
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