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Jonne Krom

Jonne Krom

Broken Up - Confirmed: May. 9, 2019 (Archived)

original alternative rock from Vancouver BC

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Mark Reed
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Jonne Krom (pron. Johnny Chrome), was a 5-piece original alternative rock band that performed and recorded in Vancouver during the mid 1980s. Created ostensibly as a duo in 1984 by Mark Reed and Graeme Chard, Jonne Krom gradually added new members and songwriters, some replacing others through the band's 4 year life span. The result was a rich variety of female/male co-lead vocals, lots of 3 and 4-part harmonies, and a tight drums/bass rhythm section, all centered primarily around the guitar/keyboard sonics and songwriting of Graeme and Mark.

Other members wrote key songs, too, and the band's range of influences included XTC, the Cocteau Twins, Shriekback, Beatles, Metheny, Marianne Faithful, Echo and the Bunnymen, and others. Graeme was the primary male lead singer of the band and Julie Fay, first, and Kathleen Bolton, later, were the female lead singers. Bassist Lou Doobay sang lead on his own songs, as well.

Jonne Krom performed live more than it recorded, though it did produce some notable recordings, including of some of its live performances. The band was just completing the 24 track recording of four songs when Kathleen gave her notice. The band was already recently without a full time bassist. So, the search for a new singer and a bassist was on. In early 1988, singer Sue Baim and bassist Scottie Bourgeois joined the band. This significant change and the perceived need to shift gears prompted the band to change its name. So, in March 1988, Jonne Krom ceased to exist and Andrea's Fault was born.

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Past Members

Mark ReedPiano, Keyboards, BGs1984-1988
Graeme ChardGuitar, Co-Lead Vocals1984-1988
Damon OrienteBass1985-1986
Crystal FralickCo-Lead Vocals1985
John WhiteDrums, Percussion1986-1988
Julie FayLead Vocals1986-1987
John GiardinoDrums1986
Lou DoobayBass, Vocals1986-1987
Kathleen BoltonLead Vocals1987-1988
Scottie BourgeoisBass1988
Status: Broken Up
Jonne Krom changed its name to Andrea's Fault (soon shortened to The Fault) when a new female lead singer joined the band. - Last confirmed May. 9, 2019