slightly more than a decade ago, internationally renown recording
artists collectively known as GLASS TIGER dominated the music
scene, becoming one of the most successful Canadian bands of the
Today, stronger than ever and well-developed as individual artists,
the four original members: Alan Frew - vocals, Sam Reid - keyboards,
Al Connelly - guitars and Wayne Parker - electric bass, reunite
their talents to perform a select few concert performances.
started in Newmarket, Ontario in 1981 was Tokyo. Tokyo was a group
composed of Alan Frew, Wayne Parker and Al Connelly who had played
in a band called Onyx, along with Sam Reid and Michael Hanson
who had performed in a band called The End. In 1984 Tokyo opened
on tour for Culture Club and Canada fell witness to five extremely
talented individuals. They possessed a unique talent that offered
a flare for something different, exactly what the record companies
were looking for!
became a force to be reckoned with in suburban high schools, clubs
and on the Ontario bar circuit. In 1985, years of hard work and
dedication paid off when a record deal was signed with Capitol
Records and Tokyo became Glass Tiger."
like to think of our music as hard edged on the outside, but with
a soft, melodic core. We feel the name Glass Tiger implies this,"
Alan Frew was once quoted.
guys were immediately introduced to the studio where their first
album was recorded: The Thin Red Line (1986 / 87). The Thin Red
Line set a record for being the fastest selling debut recording
in Canadian history, going gold within weeks of its release. To
date, this album has received four Platinum records in Canada
and went Gold in the United States. One of Glass Tiger's many
hit singles, "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)" yielded
a #2 spot on Billboard that was followed by "Someday"
which hit # 5. With five Juno Awards and a Grammy nomination under
their belt, Glass Tiger was invited as the "Special Guests"
for Tina Turner's European tour. Glass Tiger played
every major city in the United States and Canada entertaining
hundreds upon thousands.
Tiger's second album, Diamond Sun, and third album, Simple Mission,
solidified their reputation as being one of Canada's best. Diamond
Sun boasted the singles "Diamond Sun," "I'm Still
Searching," "Far Away From Here," "My Song,"
and "(Watching) World's Crumble," achieving double Platinum
status, with Simple Mission exceeding Platinum.
on a course to entertain, the re-united Glass Tiger's shows feature
performances of their past hit singles - available on the CD release
Air Time/The Best Of The Best (1993) - with samples of their most
recent personal and individual endeavors. Glass Tiger continues
to offer fans of old and new alike a show to enjoy and to be remembered
with the same warmth and energy they have always displayed.
Alan Frew - Vocals
Sam Reid - Keyboards
Al Connelly - Guitars
Wayne Parker - Electric bass
Paul Stephens - Guitar
Chris McNeill - Drums
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