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Past Shows

Sat. May 20th 2017
Laketown Ranch Lake Cowichan BC (All Ages)
Laketown Rock 2017 Loverboy, Trooper, Prism (Vancouver), The Wild!
Fri. September 14th 2007
Bell Performing Arts Centre Surrey BC (All Ages)
80's ROCK IN SURREY! Honeymoon Suite, Prism (Vancouver)
Sun. December 31st 2006
The Q Centre Victoria BC (All Ages)
The Q! Years Eve Bash... The Headpins, Helix, Harlequin, Prism (Vancouver)
Sat. January 14th 2006
The Commodore Ballroom (No Minors)
Canadian Classic Rock Triple Threat w/ Nick Gilder, Sweeney Todd (Victoria), The Headpins, Prism (Vancouver)
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Prism (Vancouver)

Prism (Vancouver)

Available for Shows/Gigs - Confirmed: Oct. 5, 2019
other sites: canadianbands

from Vancouver BC

L-R Lindsey Mitchell, Rocket Norton Ron Tabak, Al Harlow and John Hall
*Prism began as an amalgamation of two Vancouver bands. In the late 1960s, "Seeds of Time" formed the basis for what would become the Prism lineup, while other key players who shaped Prism came from the early '70s Vancouver jazz band "Sunshyne", yielding trumpeter-producer Bruce Fairbairn plus songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Jim Vallance.
The Seeds of Time’s bad-boy image was evinced in a regional hit single on the Coast label, "My Home Town" in 1969, with a follow-up single "Cryin' the Blues" scoring modest success in an infant Canadian music market. Ten years later bandmates Lindsay Mitchell, John Hall, Al Harlow and Rocket Norton would find themselves together again, riding international charts as Prism.
But the discovery of vocalist Ron Tabak, recruited from the local scene for a recording session with Fairbairn, Mitchell and Vallance in July 1975 was the magic ingredient for the synergy that became Prism. Ron’s voice had a unique brilliance and stunning high range. While that first session was a loose experiment in jazz, R&B and rock, one Jim Vallance song, "Open Soul Surgery" stood above the rest, becoming the template for the future Prism style, and vehicle for Tabak’s vocal range. *From the website prism.ca

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Videos

PRiSM.09/08/1979 Warnors Theatre
In this Video Artist(s) Prism (Vancouver)
Posted: May. 7, 2019
Filmed: Sep. 8, 1979

Current Lineup

NameRoleDates
Frank BakerDrums
Tom LavinGuitar / Vocals
Andy LorimerKeyboards
Daryl MayesDrums
Lindsay MitchellGuitar / Vocals
Rocket NortonDrums
Richard Sera Keyboards
Henry Small Lead Vocals / Violin
Steve Soucy Keyboards / Vocals
Dave Stone Keyboards
Tom KeenlysideHorns / Vocals
Rodney Higgs / Drums / Keyboards
Al HarlowGuitar / Vocals / Bass
Ab BryantBass
John CodyDrums
John CounselKeyboards
Darcy DeutschLead Vocals
Bruce FairbairnHorns
Marc GladstoneKeyboards / Vocals
Tad GoddardBass / Vocals
Gary GraceDrums
John HallKeyboards
Ron Tabak Lead Vocals
Status: Available for Shows/Gigs
- Last confirmed Oct. 5, 2019