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Sven Gali

    Sven Gali was a hard rock/glam metal band which originally started as a cover band in 1987 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Their original lineup consisted of Dave Wanless (vocals), Dee Cernile (guitar), Andy Frank (guitar), Shawn Maher (bass), and Steve Macgregor (drums).

    Sven Gali played covers locally for several years. In 1989, drummer Steve Macgregor was replaced by Rob MacEachern. Shortly after changing their setlist to 20% covers and 80% originals, Sven Gali earned a reputation for their live shows. On the strength of their original songs and live shows, they were signed ...read more

    Sven Gali was a hard rock/glam metal band which originally started as a cover band in 1987 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Their original lineup consisted of Dave Wanless (vocals), Dee Cernile (guitar), Andy Frank (guitar), Shawn Maher (bass), and Steve Macgregor (drums).

    Sven Gali played covers locally for several years. In 1989, drummer Steve Macgregor was replaced by Rob MacEachern. Shortly after changing their setlist to 20% covers and 80% originals, Sven Gali earned a reputation for their live shows. On the strength of their original songs and live shows, they were signed to BMG Canada, after playing some key gigs in New York. They were signed to a seven album contract, with international release through BMG subsidiary Ariola. As they began recording an album, the band collectively decided to fire MacEachern and hire on former Billy Idol drummer Gregg Gerson. Gerson, their third drummer, had previously played with Roger Daltrey, Mick Jagger, and Mick Jones. With this new lineup intact, they released their debut album in 1992.

    Sven Gali was produced by BMG Canada's David Bendeth. The album included the singles "Under The Influence", "Tie Dyed Skies", "In My Garden", and the ballad, "Love Don't Live Here Anymore". It included a cover of the Teenage Head song "Disgusteen" featuring guest vocals by Frankie Venom. The band made four music videos, all of which were on regular rotation on Much Music. Sven Gali eventually went gold in Canada.

    The 1993 Juno Awards recognized Sven Gali and they were nominated for two awards, “Most Promising Group”, and “Hard Rock Album Of The Year”. Shortly after this, the band began to work on the second album. They recorded in Seattle with production duties handled by future Queensrÿche guitarist Kelly Gray. Prior to this, Gerson left the band and was replaced by their fourth drummer, Mike Ferguson. Ferguson and Gray had previous played together in a Seattle band called Dog Daze. The album, called Inwire (1995), featured guest musicians Christopher Thorn of Blind Melon, and Candlebox's Kevin Martin and Scott Mercado. This second album had a distinctly different sound, which the band called an experiment, and which was influenced by Gray. Old Sven Gali fans did not respond well to their change of sound, and the band were heavily criticized for what was perceived as jumping on the grunge rock bandwagon. The band toured behind Inwire until 1996, when the group disbanded. « hide

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