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Sunshyne

Sunshyne

Confirmed: May. 28, 2018 (Archived)

from Vancouver BC

Summer of '73
Peter Bjerring, Bruce Fairbairn, Richard Christie, Bill Buckingham
Ralph Eppel, Steve The Juggler, Tom Keenlyside
Jim Vallance

Sunshyne (1970-1976) was the offshoot of an Vancouver R&B band called the "Spectres". Sunshyne was notable for numerous reasons: it made forays into various fusions of music (jazz ,rock, R&B ,even liturgical); it got a ton of press (including Time Magazine.); and it kick started the playing and writing careers of some pretty heavy hitters (Jim Vallance , Bruce Fairbairn to name two ). Most of the guys that went through this band are still full-time musicians . Sunshyne was also the precursor to the band "Prism", in which I played for a year, and which ultimately led to Vallance writing a gazillion hits for Bryan Adams, and Fairbairn producing huge albums for Aerosmith and the like . Anyhow, I digress...

Tom Keenlyside, Vancouver, January 2004

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Past Members

NameRoleDates
Ross BarrettSaxophone1970-1976
Ronn ZinkoDrums1970-1976
Jim VallanceDrums1970-1976
Steve SullivanJuggler1970-1976
David SinclairGuitar / Vocals1970-1976
Don RamsayOrgan1970-1976
Jim PowellDrums1970-1976
David PickellKeyboards1970-1976
Lindsay MitchellGuitar1970-1976
Mike LogieVocals1970-1976
Tom KeenlysideSaxophone / Flute / Trombone / Vocals1970-1976
Craig HoldenVocals1970-1976
Bruce FairbairnTrumpet / Vocals1970-1976
Ralph EppelTrombone1970-1976
Richard ChristieBass1970-1976
Dave CalderDrums1970-1976
Bill BuckinghamTuba / Guitar1970-1976
Peter BjerringKeyboards / Guitar1970-1976
Bruce BallDrums / Photographer1970-1976

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Status: Broken Up
- Last confirmed May. 28, 2018