Meet Glass Tiger [PHOTOS, VIDEOS]
In the U.S., we seem to have forgotten about this ’80s pop/rock band. But, to riff off one of their hits, they are not gone!
Glass Tiger formed in 1983 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. Originally, they were known as “Tokyo.”
Glass Tiger is: vocalist Alan Frew, Sam Reid on keyboards, guitarist Al Connelly, Wayne Parker on bass. Also Michael Hanson, the original drummer, who left in 1988. Chris McNeill has been Glass Tiger’s drummer since 2000.
The band had several hit singles in their native Canada, before landing two top-10 hits on the Billboard Charts in New Jersey, and the U.S!
“Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)” was a #2 hit in the fall of 1986.
“Someday” reached #7 in early 1987.
Both songs came from “The Thin Red Line” album (pictured above on compact disc…radio promo single on vinyl, below).
Glass Tiger won three Juno Awards (Canada) in 1986, and two more in 1987. They were nominated for the Best New Artist Grammy in 1987! (Jody Watley won in 1987).
After “Simple Mission,” their third album, and a brief Canadian tour in 1993, Glass Tiger took time off…for years…
In the meantime, lead singer Alan Frew released two solo albums.
Glass Tiger reformed in 2003, and immediately began touring.
In 2005, Glass Tiger’s label released a retrospective dvd of all their hit videos, plus two new videos and songs that were recorded especially for the dvd collection.
One year later, “Glass Tiger Live In Concert,” a dvd of 1980′s concert footage was released.
At that time, there were hints that the band was back in the recording studio.
Glass Tiger, “one of Canada’s most enduring bands” according to their website, continues to tour…playing select dates “only when all members of the band are available to perform.”
To see what Glass Tiger is up to now, click here!
Maybe, you’ll get a chance to see them in concert, “Someday.”