Dunk (band)

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Origin Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Genres Pop Rock
Years active 1999–????
Labels Sony
Associated acts Starkicker
Past members Doug Boudreau
Ben Dunk
Nick Dunk
Tawgs Salter

Dunk was a Canadian pop-rock band from Niagara Falls, Ontario, best known for their 2000 Canadian top-30 single "Crowdsurfing".



The group formed after the Dunk brothers dissolved their earlier project Starkicker a few years prior. Starkicker achieved two Canadian hits with the songs "Get Up" and "Neil Armstrong" from their only album, 1996's Beach Music.

Beach Music was a top-30 Canadian Campus Radio Chart hit in the late summer and fall of 1996.[1]

The first single from the album, "Get Up" entered the RPM Rock/Alternative 30 charts at No. 30 on July 22, 1996, and stayed on the chart for 10 weeks, peaking at No. 10 the week of August 26.[2]

"Neil Armstrong" enjoyed even greater success, debuting on the RPM Top 100 singles chart on October 14, 1996 at No. 98.[3] The song peaked at No. 26 in December of that year[4] and stayed on the chart for 11 weeks.[5]


Dunk's first single "Crowdsurfing" was a hit in May 2000, debuting and peaking on the RPM Rock/Alternative chart at No. 18.[6] It stayed on the chart for 9 weeks. No other singles from the 1999 Time To Fly album charted.


As of 2006 Ben Dunk was the co-owner of Sound Of Pop, the Toronto-based publishing, label and management firm.[7]


Dunk released one album on Sony Records in 1999 titled Time To Fly. The album featured the hit single "Crowdsurfing".