- Glass Tiger
Infobox musical artist |
Name = Glass Tiger
Background = group_or_band
Origin = Newmarket, ON,
Years_active = 1980 – 1993, 2003-present
URL = http://www.glasstiger.ca
Alan FrewSam Reid Al Connelly Wayne Parker Chris McNeill
Glass Tiger is a
Canadian rockband formed in 1983, in Newmarket, Ontario.
Originally named 'Tokyo', the band produced several hit singles in Canada and placed two songs on "Billboard" magazine's top 10: "
Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)" and "Someday," both of which came from their debut album, "The Thin Red Line" (1986), produced by Jim Vallance. Glass Tiger won three Juno Awards in 1986 and two more in 1987. They were also nominated for a Grammy Awardin 1987. After their third album "Simple Mission" and a brief Canadian tour in early 1993, the band went on a lengthy hiatus. Lead singer Alan Frew released two solo albums before the band reformed and began touring again around 2003.
6 November, 2004Glass Tiger hosted a Saturday night retro show on CIQB-FMin Barrie, Ontario under the direction of station program director Darren Stevens.
In 2005 the band released a new DVD collection "No Turning Back". On
June 23, 2005, they appeared on the NBC televisionshow " Hit Me Baby One More Time", performing their classic hit "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)" and covering "Everything You Want" (originally recorded by Vertical Horizon). Although they lost the audience voting to Thelma Houston, Glass Tiger were judged the winners by online voters.
In a mid-2006 interview on
Entertainment Tonight Canada, Glass Tiger hinted they were back in the studio to record new material. Meanwhile, the band continues to tour throughout Canada. A new DVD titled "Glass Tiger Live in Concert" featuring the band in concert from the 1980s was also released in 2006.
Alan Frew- (born 8 November 1956, in Scotland) — Vocals
*Sam Reid - (b. Samuel Reid,
1 December 1963, in Canada) — Keyboards
Al Connelly- (b. 2 October 1960, in Montreal) — Guitars
Wayne Parker- (b. 13 November 1960) — Electric Bass
*Michael Hanson - (b.
1 January 1963) — Original Drummer; left the band in 1988
*Chris McNeill — Drums from 2000
Facts and figures
*Their single "My Town" features
Rod Stewarton lead vocals alongside Alan Frew.
*Their single "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)" features
Bryan Adamson background vocals. Adams is also featured on their song "I Will Be There."
*Glass Tiger played at the official opening of SkyDome in
* [http://www.glasstiger.ca Glass Tiger Homepage]
* [http://www.canadianbands.com/Glass%20Tiger.html Bio at CanadianBands.com] CanConRox entry
* [http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/Pop_Encyclopedia/G/Glass_Tiger.html Canadian Pop Music Encyclopedia Entry]
* [http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=U1ARTU0001377 The Canadian Encyclopedia]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdNU2YH8AEM 2007 Interview with Keyboardist Sam Reid]
* [http://www.willowmusic.ca Willow Music, Sam Reid's record label]
* [http://www.alanconnelly.com Alan Connelly's web site]
* [http://www.alanfrew.com Alan Frew's official web site]
* [http://www.ukgash.com Alan Frew's business web site]
* [http://www.leagueofrock.com/gallery/draftgallery/ photos from Alan Frew's mentorship project]
* [http://www.greatervancouverparks.com/GlassTiger01.html photos from Glass Tiger's performance in Vancouver, 2008]
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