Hailing from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, Terri Clark got her start playing for tips at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, a legendary honky-tonk bar across the alley from Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. Terri emerged as a distinctive voice on the country music landscape.
The 3-time JUNO Award winner and 8-time CCMA Entertainer of the Year has also been named CCMA Female Vocalist of the Year five times. She still holds the honor of being the only Canadian female artist to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry. She has sold over four million albums and has 13 Top Ten singles, including six Number Ones in Canada and the USA – hits such as “Better Things To Do,” “Poor Poor Pitiful Me,” “Girls Lie Too,” “Northern Girl,” and “I Just Wanna Be Mad.”
Terri honed her skills on the other side of the radio as part of NASH Radio on America’s Morning Show which lead to her taking over as host of Country Gold with Terri Clark in April 2016. Country Gold airs on more than 100 stations across the US and Canada and features guest artists and country music’s best music from the 80’s and 90’s. In 2017 Terri was nominated for a CMA Award for National Broadcast Personality of the Year.
Terri’s is a dynamic, no-holds-barred live performer and one of the rare female country artists capable of throwing down some impressive guitar work. In October of 2017 Terri joined forces with Pam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss for the Chicks With Hits Tour – a guitar-pull style acoustic tour featuring chart-topping hits from three renowned women of country music. The Chicks With Hits Tour continues in 2018 and Terri will also hitting the road with her band.
Listen to Country 107’s Dave Anthony interview Terri Clark:
Harlequin was originally formed in the mid-seventies. After several demos and trips to Toronto, Harlequin was finally discovered playing in a tiny bar in Toronto by representatives of Jack Douglas, legendary producer of Aerosmith, Patti Smith and John Lennon. Ironically, the scouts for Douglas’ company had actually intended to see Goddo, the band playing downstairs, but were turned away due to a sold out show. Instead they retired upstairs to a much smaller bar – only to be blown away by the band, playing a high-energy set of strong original songs for only a handful of people. This chance meeting led to a production deal with Douglas.
With Douglas’ help, Harlequin signed a deal with CBS/Epic (home to Cheap Trick and Eddie Money) in 1979. The band proceeded to amaze everyone at the label by pushing the first release Victim of a Song (1979) to gold status through sheer hard work, incessant touring, word of mouth and solid song-writing. Songs like “Sweet Things In Life”, “You Are The Light” and “Survive” introduced the band to radio in many markets in Canada – especially Western Canada.
The second release, Love Crimes (1980), came with a bigger push from the label, and went on to go Platinum, powered in part by Harlequin’s biggest hit to date “Innocence”. Another track, “Thinking Of You”, became a staple of rock radio and a highlight of the live show.
One False Move (1982) cemented the band’s radio success with tunes like “I Did It For Love,” “Superstitious Feeling” and “Heart Gone Cold.” The fourth and final album, eponymously titled, featured a change of direction as well as producer – Alfie Agius, former bassist with The Fixx, replaced Jack Douglas. This album produced one single “Take This Heart” and the band’s only video, filmed at the abandoned Don jail in Toronto by Juno-winning Champagne Productions.
Harlequin was, and still remains, something of a work-horse of the Canadian road, soldiering through multiple grueling cross-Canada tours, and working with such bands as Triumph, Streetheart, Nazareth, Heart, April Wine, Pat Benatar and Saga. Saga took the band to Puerto Rico, where they discovered – to their shock and amazement – that “Innocence” had been a huge hit single. To capitalize on the song’s success, the band played in Caracas, Venezuela, headlining two nights at the city’s biggest arena. With Triumph, the band toured through the States and made some headway in the midwest and Texas.
The next album was the Radio Romances greatest hits package, which also featured a new tune (written by Tom Cochrane) entitled “No Mystery”.
“Waking the Jester” was released in 2007. It had two singles which touched every continent of the world, “Shine On” and “Rise”.
In 2009 the band released “On/Q” the first live compilation. Original singer, George Belanger, is proud to release the songs in the style and intent in which they were written and which he had always preferred. Songs representing the band from inception to 2009 are included.
Unlike many bands of their era, Harlequin is still a staple of rock radio in Canada, where the band’s old and new hits still receive remarkable amounts of airplay. Fueled by this continued success at radio, the band still tours, gaining new fans all the time, and attracting anyone who loves Canadian rock at its finest.
The band’s current line-up consists of George Belanger, Paul McNair, Derrick Gottfried, Gary Golden and AJ Chabidon.
Johnnie Dee and Derry Grehan, the principal and founding members of Honeymoon Suite, met when introduced by manager Stephen Prendergast in 1982. Deciding to work together, they formed Honeymoon Suite with Grehan’s former Steve Blimkie And The Reason’ band-mate Dave Betts on drums, plus an anonymous keyboard player and bassist.
In 1983 they decided to enter the Homegrown Contest put on yearly by Toronto’s Q107-FM radio station so Prendergast approached his friend and producer Tom Treumuth to produce a song for them. Based on the buying public’s response, “New Girl Now” won the contest and Bob Roper at WEA Canada was so impressed with the song and response that he signed the band right away.
Personnel conflicts eventually arose and the keyboardist was replaced with Toronto bred Ray Coburn. Although a session player named Brian Brackstone played bass on the album, the band soon found themselves a permanent bassist named Gary Lalonde. Originally scheduled for release on Valentine’s Day, the milestone first album was released in June of 1984.
Canadian pop/rock band Manic Drive was first formed back in 2004 by brothers Michael Cavallo and Shawn Cavallo. The Cavallos- who began singing at the early ages of eight and nine- always knew music was in their future. “We loved music so much when we were little kids that we started writing, performing and even recording at the age of eight and nine,” says Shawn Cavallo. “While my brother and I were growing up, our relationship with God and our music kind of grew together. So, we’ve always used music to communicate God’s love to people.”
After receiving interest from a record label, they released Reason for Motion in May 2005, which included the songs, “Luckiest,” “Nebulous,” and “Memories.” Over the last several years, the band has released a variety of albums including, Reset and Rewind (2007), Blue (2009), Epic (2009), and VIP (2014). These albums brought a slew of songs to audiences including, “Halo,” “Good Times,” “Walls,” and “VIP (feat. Manwell Reyes).”
Band members now include Michael and Shawn Cavallo and Anthony Moreino. The band aims to encourage listeners to challenge themselves in all aspects of their lives. “The main focus for Manic Drive from an artistic perspective is to challenge ourselves creatively pushing beyond our previous limitations, trying new ideas and ultimately landing on something that will be fun to experience live as well as on an iPod.” Shawn says, “We hope every Manic Drive release will be refreshing to our fans as we continue to grow artistically as a band, and we definitely hope our lyrics resonate with people, challenging them to take a stand and impact the world around them.”
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