This Canadian heavy rock quintet was formed in Vancouver in 1981, by the three-man nucleus of Bob Smart (guitar), Craig Zurba (keyboards) and Andre Kunkel (bass). After a series of short-lived line-ups, they stabilized with the addition of vocalist Rick Livingstone and drummer Dave Allen in 1983. They attracted the interest of Virgin Records after winning a ‘Battle Of The Bands’ contest, and were approached by ex-Doobie Brothers Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter, who produced their debut album. Influenced by Foreigner, Styx, Kansas and Loverboy, their style was commercial, though unspectacular, melodic rock.
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