December 7, 2004

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Artist: Surrender Dorothy




Rehgina (vocals) Peter Murray (bass) Norman Laco (guitar) Dave Stevenson (drums)

Surrender Dorothy formed in 1987 when drummer Dave Stevenson asked Rehgina to sing lead for the band he was in at the time. Like most bands, though, it took a few years before they found the lineup that worked, involving Rehgina, Stevenson, bassist Peter Murray, and guitarist Norman Laco.

In 1990 they got one of their demo recordings on CFNY's Modern Rock album, and were a featured part of a Canadian music showcase in Texas in March 1991.

In 1992, the band spent six months planning, gathering funds, and applying for (and receiving) financial assistance from FACTOR and SOCAN to do a short tour of Europe in the fall of that year. Arriving a week before their first gig, all the things that could go wrong did, but they got themselves sorted out during that week and proceeded to impress the European media and audiences alike.

When they got home they made the record label rounds with the four-song demo they'd recorded before they left for Europe. One song, "...here's my heart...", was eventually released on a CD-single for radio, and appeared on the Bullseye Records Compilation "Unsigned, Sealed And Delivered Volume 5", which received national distribution. Due to the success of the 1992 European tour, the band returned in the fall of 1993, once again to critical and public acclaim.

Subsequent tours in 1994 and 1996 culminated in a licensing deal with universal music's German office in 1996. Their debut CD, 'Serum", was co-produced with Toronto's Matt Dematteo (Big Wreck, Ashley MacIsaac, Big Sugar) at Presence Sound.




Singles
1992 Here's My Heart (independent)

Albums
1993 Surrender Dorothy [4 song cassette] (Dorthomusic) 1997 Serum (Universal)

Video


Compilation Tracks
1990 "Here's My Heart" on 'CFNY's Modern Rock Search '90' (???) - compilation 1992 "Here's My Heart" on 'Unsigned, Sealed & Delivered - Volume 5: The Sonic Explosion' (Bullseye) - compilation






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