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The Debutantes

The Debutantes

Confirmed: May. 18, 2014 (Archived)

girl group from Vancouver BC

...after the demise of Culture Shock, guitarist Steve Quinn and bassist Gord Badanic decided to try and kill two birds with one stone: first, how to achieve real popularity with a music group, and second, how to get really pretty girls to even acknowledge their existence. On both these counts, The Debutantes were an unqualified success (...well, at least for Gord).

The band was comprised of a rotating roster of girls from the university and punk scenes, performing sixties girl-group covers mixed with a healthy dose of Rezillos and Buzzcocks. Oh yeah, the girls all wore fifties and sixties prom dresses and jumped around a lot. How could the group fail?

Members included a future CBC on-air host, two future major artist managers, 75% of what soon became Go Four 3, and many, many musicians borrowed from other bands in the local punk scene. Gigs occasionally devolved into riots involving the police.

yep, good times.

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Past Members

NameRoleDates
Gord Badanicbass, handclaps1983-1984
Roxanne Heichertlead vocals1983-1984
Veronica Jornakeyboards, vocals1983-1984
Louise Mitchellvocals, saxaphone1983-1984
Erica Leirenvocals, kazoo1983-1984
Sheilagh Badanicvocals, kazoo1983-1984
Michel Pekovichlead vocals1983
Greg Robbdrums1983-1984
Steve Quinnguitar1983-1984
Zippy Pinheaddrums1984
Mary Jo Kopechnevocals1984
Rob Tomkowdrums1984
Status: Broken Up
- Last confirmed May. 18, 2014

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