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Lonely At Night – 1983 – Portrait
Salute – 1985 - Portrait


  
 
Members

S= CHRIS BURKE-GAFFNEY>>Dead Beat Honeymooners
G= Stryder>>STEVE MCGOVERN
B= Pumps>>CHRIS BURKE-GAFFNEY>>Dead Beat Honeymooners
D= Ron Boisvenue – Pumps>>TERRY TAYLOR>>Dead Beat Honeymooners
K= Pumps, Arc Angel>>BRENT DIAMOND>>Arc Angel, The Heartbroken Man



History

This Winnipeg, Canada-based band was cross between AOR and hard rock. The group gigged at clubs and parties around Manitoba in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. Dizzy Fingers Richards used to be on bass and Paul was on keyboards. Boisvenue was destroyed by cancer and was replaced by former Pumps’ drummer Terry Taylor. The group opened for Platinum Blonde before issuing Salute. MTV pushed the single, but sales were lagging and the act was dropped. Escape reissued the albums in 2003. The group reappeared briefly in 1988 and 1991 before two members formed Dead Beat Honeymooners. A live band was then founded called The Pumps And Orphan. Lonely At Night was re-released by Rock Candy in 2019.

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