Ungava were a Québécois symphonic/space-rock band that released a self-titled album on the 36 label in 1977. Members: André Devito (guitar), Jacques Marois (percussion, vocals), Richard Fortin (bass, vocals), Martin Perron (keyboards), Maurice Bouchard (saxophone, flute) Ungava formed in 1968 and functioned for several years as a jam-psych/improv act. The band was named after the […]


Zak were a Québécois jazz-funk band that released a self-titled album on Disques Intérim in 1979. Members: Charles Berman (Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Clarinet), Claude Chapleau (Bass Guitar, Guitar, Guitar Synthesizer), Alain Gagnon (Drums), François Lanctôt (Piano, Electric Piano, Synthesizer), Yves Légaré (Guitar, Guitar Synthesizer) Discography: Zak (1979)


Maelstrom was a Québécois symphonic-art-rock band that recorded an album’s worth of material in 1976, released four decades later on ProgQuébec. Members: Denis Poliquin (guitar, lead vocals), Jacques Montminy (keyboards, vocals), Gérard Masse (drums, vocals), Michel Dulac (bass, vocals, 1971-?), Roland Robitaille (bass, vocals), Jean Hudon (bass, vocals), Robert Lépine (percussion, 1974-?), Denis Kelly (drums), […]


Aquarelle were a Québécois chamber-jazz/rock octet that released the album Sous un Arbre on Atlantic in 1978, followed by a live album of original material on the label in 1979. Members: Pierre Lescaut (keyboards), Stéphane Morency (guitar), Pierre Bournaki (violin), Jean-Philippe Gélinas (saxophone, flute), Michel De Lisle (bass), André Leclerc (drums), Anne-Marie Courtemanche (vocals), Sharon Ryan […]


Charlee were a Canadian blues-rock/psych band from Montréal that released a self-titled album on RCA in 1972. The band was fronted by ex-Influence guitarist Walter Rossi, who subsequently recorded as a solo artist. Members: Walter Rossi (guitar,vocals), Jack “Geisinger” August (bass), Prakash John (bass), Harry Marks (bass), George Gardos (bass), Mike Driscoll (drums) Discography: Charlee […]


Mashmakhan were a Canadian psych-rock band from Montreal that released two albums on Columbia/Epic in 1970/71. Drummer Jerry Mercer subsequently became a mainstay of Halifax stars April Wine. Members: Pierre Senecal (vocals, keyboards), Rayburn Blake (guitar), Jerry Mercer (drums, 1960-71), Trevor Payne (vocals), Brian Edwards (bass), Brian Greenway (1972-73), Steve Laing (1972-73), Lorne Nehring (drums, […]


Mantis were a Québécois hard-rock band that released a self-titled album on Sweet Plum in 1973. Members: Philip Aker, Mark Bajona, Rick Elger, Daniel Hutchison, Martin Swehdlow, Christine Williams Discography: Mantis (1973)


Maneige was a Québécois chamber-jazz-rock band that released the albums Maneige  and Les Porches on Harvest in 1975, followed by the 1977–79 Polydor titles Ni vent… Ni nouvelle, Libre service – Self Service, and Composite. Two further albums, Montréal 6 A.M. and Images, appeared on Intérim and Saisons during the early 1980s. Members: Alain Bergeron […]

Mahogany Rush

Mahogany Rush were a Québécois hard-rock trio that released three albums on 20th Century between 1973 and 1975, followed by four further titles and a live disc on CBS/Columbia between 1976 and 1980. The band was fronted by guitarist/vocalist Frank Marino, whose name was affixed to the nameplate on later releases. Members: Frank Marino (guitar, […]


Luba — aka Luba Kowalchyk (born 1958) — is a Québécois singer who debuted with an album on Sage in 1977, followed by a round of titles on Capitol during the subsequent decade. Her name also doubled as the name of her band on the 1980 Parlophone release Chain Reaction. Discography: Зоря (1975) Lubomyra (1977) […]


Lime were a Québécois electro/dance-pop act that released six albums on Prism, Matra, and Polydor between 1981 and 1986. Members: Denis Lepage (programming, vocals), Denyse Lepage (vocals), Joy Dorris [aka Joy Winter], Chris March Discography: Your Love (1981) Lime II (1982) Lime 3 (1983) Sensual Sensation (1984) Unexpected Lovers (1985) Take the Love (1986) A […]


Opus-5 were a Québécois symphonic-folk band that released the album Contre-courant on Celebration in 1976. The following year, the band recorded a second album that was ultimately released in 1989 by archivists Disques L’Aller-Retour. Members: Luc Gauthier (guitar, vocals), Olivier Duplessis (keyboard, vocals), Christian Racine (bass, vocals), Serge Nolet (flute, vocals), Jean-Pierre Racicot (percussion, vocals) […]


Offenbach were a Québécois hard-rock band that released four albums on Barclay and Deram between 1972 and 1976, followed by a trio of titles on A&M and Kébec-Disc during the late 1970s. A further round of albums appeared on CBS and Spectra Scène Ltée between 1980 and 1985. Members: Gerry Boulet (vocals, piano, organ, 1969-85), […]


Octobre was a Québécois symphonic-folk band that released five studio albums, each on a different label, between 1973 and 1980. Members: Pierre Flynn (vocals, keyboards), Jean Dorais (guitar), Mario Légaré (bass), Pierre Hébert (drums), Richard Pelletier (drums), Gerry Leduc (saxophone, keyboards, 1979-?) Octobre formed in 1972 when 18-year-old singer, keyboardist, and songwriter Pierre Flynn and […]