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Canadian Cover Tunes

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by Hevy T, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    Anyone here in a cover band, Canadian, American, British etc... that covers Canadian music? Examples; Trooper, Streetheart, Rush, BTO, April Wine, Prism, Stix, Harlequin, Tronoto, Nickleback, Chilliwack, Loverboy, The Spoons, Doug and the Slugs, Kim Mitchel, Max Webster etc...

    If so what are you playing and how does the audience respond?
  2. Playing the following in one of my side projects:

    Thinking Of You - Harlequinn
    Sweet Things In Life - Harlequinn
    Freedom - Colin James
    Crazy Talk - Chilliwack
    Turn Me Loose - Loverboy
    Hey You - BTO
    Tramp - BTO
    Slow Poke - April Wine

    Added the Harlequinn tunes since our last gig but the others work pretty good.
  3. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    BTO - Takin' Care of Business
    Any Neil Young
    Brian Adams - Summer of '69 if your singer can handle the high notes

    We don't really play much Canadian music :atoz:
  4. I've done TONS of stuff over the years.

    Tragically Hip is probably most popular at the moment. New Orleans, Courage, Blow At High Dough

    Bryan Adams - Summer of '69, Kids Wanna Rock
    Trooper - Raise A Little Hell, We're Here For A Good Time
    The Reason - Longest Highway Home
    Colin James - Keep On Lovin' Me Baby
    April Wine - Roller
    Rush - In The Mood, New World Man
    Heart - Magic Man, Crazy On You
    Sass Jordan - High Road Easy
    Toronto - Daddy Don't Know
    Alanna Myles - Still Got This Thing
    Headpins - Don't It Make Ya Feel, People
    BTO - Takin' Care Of Business
    Sweeney Todd - Roxy Roller
    Wide Mouth Mason - Why
    Doucette - Mama Let Him Play
    Guess Who - American Woman
    Max Webster - High Class In Borrowed Shoes
    Kim Mitchell - Patio Lanterns, Rock & Roll Duty
    Loverboy - Workin' for The Weekend
    Powder Blues - Just A Little, What've I Been Drinkin'
    Harlequin - Innocence
    Neil Young - Cinnamon Girl
    Rush - YYZ, Limelight
    Goddo - Sweet Thing
    Streetheart's version of Under My Thumb
    I guess you could count The Rovers - Wasn't That A Party
    And "The Rodeo Song"

    Styx was from Chicago, but since you mentioned them, we do Renegade.
  5. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Styx is not a Canadian band although their current keyboardist/singer Lawrence Gowan is from Canada.

    I have always been a huge fan of Canadian music acts. We play the following songs by Canadian acts.

    Bryan Adams - Summer Of '69
    Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Takin' Care Of Business
    Neil Young - Rockin' In The Free World
    Neil Young - Harvest Moon
    Neil Young - Cinnamon Girl
    Neil Young - Heart Of Gold
    Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance
    Michael Buble - Home
    Tom Cochrane - Life Is A Highway
  6. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    You play some GREAT Canadian songs and many I have played over the years.

    The Rodeo Song was not by The Irish Rovers but another Canadian band called Garry Lee and Showdown, a country band from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.
  7. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    something by that crooner, Justin Beiber, maybe?

    Oh, wait, crap, thought this was bass humor section...:p
  8. I didn't mean to imply that it was... but I forgot who made it famous. Gaye Delorme, the guy who wrote it, was a friend of mine and passed away last June. :(

    Additions to the list that came to mind later:

    Honeymoon Suite - New Girl Now, Bad Attitude
    Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild, Magic Carpet Ride, The Pusher
    Doug & The Slugs - Chinatown Calculation, Too Bad
    Speaking of Gowan, back in the 80's we did "Criminal Mind"
    April Wine - I Wanna Rock, Just Between You And Me
    Neil Young - Rockin' In The Freeworld
    Finger Eleven - Paralyzer, Whatever Doesn't Kill Me
    Andy Kim - Rock Me Gently
    Chilliwack - Gone Gone Gone
    Guess Who - Shakin' All Over
    Gino Vanelli - Black Cars
    Payolas - Eyes Of A Stranger
    Rough Trade - High School Confidential
  9. dalkowski

    dalkowski Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    No one's rocking any Sloan?
  10. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Here is a great website featuring information about Canadian bands.

  11. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    My bad about Stix... and i call myself a canuck eh:p
  12. jive1

    jive1 Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    My friend plays guitar in a Canadian tribute band up in Buffalo, NY. Prior to that he was in a Tragically Hip tribute called Strictly Hip which did pretty well up there.
  13. Smallmouth_Bass


    Dec 29, 2005
    I was going to mention (before Jive1 did) that you've gotta have some Hip in there to cover Canadian rock.
  14. kcole4001


    Oct 7, 2009
    Nova Scotia
    Hip always goes over well, and is often fun to play also, can't go wrong with any of their well known stuff.

    Any Wide Mouth Mason is great fun, but sadly doesn't get much of a response in my neck of the woods. Great band!

    Tom Cochrane, Heart, and Sass Jordan are sure winners if your singer has the range.

    Trooper, April Wine, BTO, are staples of the classic rock bands.

    Colin James has a huge repertoire to choose from and much of it is gold.
  15. How about some Our Lady Peace?
  16. bass12

    bass12 Say "Ahhh"...

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Gordon Lightfoot? One of Canada's best songwriters, as far as I'm concerned. Daniel Lanois, The Box, Men Without Hats, Feist, Corey Hart, um, Celine Dion? ;) Oh and, of course, Paul Anka!
  17. Texan

    Texan 667 Neighbor of the Beast.

    Aug 15, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Anything from Terrance and Phillips discography would kill!!!
  18. How about Barenaked Ladies?

    A friend of mine is in a band that does good versions of Brian Wilson and Old Apartment.
  19. Tristan


    Jan 28, 2001
    Ottawa, Canada
    Jeff Healey!
  20. ^^Lol

    Man... I guess I've been around a while. I keep remembering stuff I used to do back in the day. I guess after 35 years of playing in bands I've developed quite a repertoire.

    Red Rider - Lunatic Fringe, Human Race
    Tom Cochrane - Life Is A Highway
    I Mother Earth - One More Astronaut
    Bryan Adams - Fits Ya Good
    Loverboy - Turn Me Loose
    Streetheart - One More Time
    Saga - On The Loose (big in the 80's)
    Jeff Healey - Angel Eyes, Think I Love You Too Much

    Currently considering The Sheepdogs - Why? (name of the song... not asking)

    I've never done Sloan, Tea Party or Our Lady Peace. Great stuff, tho'.

    I can name at least THREE Tragically Hip tribute bands here in Vancouver. The biggest one (The Hip Show) features my last lead singer. (The Hip Replacements, The Radically Hip are the other two)

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