Curtis Cowan & Flyer
Label: Hill Music Canada
Pop / Rock from Vancouver BC
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CURTIS COWAN & FLYER
CURTIS COWAN – Vocals, guitar, piano
Curtis has music in his blood. His father played piano for Canadian country star Evan Kemp. His grandparents formed the “Golden Valley Playboys” which opened for Johnny Cash and George Jones.
Curtis began playing the guitar at age ten and taught himself to play piano at fifteen. It was at this point when he began gigging with his father's band, “Rambunctious. He started touring shortly after graduating high school.
Prior to forming “Curtis Cowan & Flyer”, he was a member the musical group, “The Hornets” which covered “The Beatles” and other British Invasion songs. He fronted; “The Notables Show Band”, “The Bowery Boys” and “Frank McCormack and the Country Macs” which was the house band for Vancouver's Arlington Cabaret. During this tenure, he performed in dinner theaters in Saskatchewan before forming Curtis Cowan & Flyer in 2010.
LAWRIE SHERMAN - lead guitar,vocals
Lawrie was born in Victoria British Columbia he moved to Vancouver and like so many got bitten by the British Invasion. Later the British Blues based bands became a large influence that has persisted to this day. That path led to the local scene playing in different bands from the seventies to present for such events as Amnesty International and The Vancouver Sun Run recurring yearly as well as some local recording.
MICHAEL GRAHAM – Bass, vocals
Michael started playing bass in 1971. He then joined his first band "Mantra" in 1975. By 1976, he was also the opening act for James Brown at a club called "Baceda's" in Vancouver,BC. In 1979 he was with the "Tim Ray band". By the mid 1980's, he had joined the "Bourbon Cowboys". And in 2000 joined "Engine Of The Future". In 2002 he played with "Maximum Blues" and the "Tomcats" in 2004.
DAN HARRISON - Drums
Dan was born in Vancouver, BC and called it home all his life. He began playing drums in the mid-sixties after some childhood buddies suggested forming a band. At that time rock and roll had really begun breaking through the ice of conservative AM radio formats. By the beginning of 1965 Dan and his teenage pals had obtained enough gear to equip their first ‘rock combo’
Eventually Dan joined a Vancouver band called the ‘Shades of Black’. This was a more professional organization with higher skills, good vocalists and actual management. By 1969 the Shades of Black had become ‘Steel Wool’, the long-haired rockers forming a ‘resident’ band at Vancouver’s ‘Big Mother’ coffee house.
In 1974, he became drummer in an established band called Bullet. For the next four years Dan travelled western Canada playing the bar and night club circuit. It was during this period, while working full-time from four to six nights per week that he completed his ‘rock band apprenticeship’.
Dan is a solid experienced drummer with excellent meter. He claims the most important musical concept is learning ‘what not to play and when not to play it’. Dan also sings lead and harmony vocals with a style and vocal timbre somewhat similar to David Bowie.
|Once More It's Christmas|
|Curtis Cowan||Vocals, guitar & piano||2005-present|
|Lawrie Sherman||lead guitar & vocals||2010-present|
|Dan Harrison||drums & vocals||2010-present|
|Michael Graham||bass guitar||2014-present|