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Vancouver, Canada-based band, featuring David Usher (vocals) and Mark Makowy (guitar), who met at a party hosted by mutual friend and keyboard player Kevin Young. Makowy brought in bass player Jeff Pearce, and eventually drummer Paul Wilcox completed the line-up. Following a demo cassette in early 1993, the band went on to release a debut album on their own label in February of the following year. Picked up by EMI Music Canada just one month later, the record went platinum in their own country, mainly bolstered by a ferocious appetite for live appearances. Their most important early exposure in Europe came when they were invited to perform at the annual Smash Hits Poll Winners Party as a token rock presence.