Rose Chronicles

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Rose Chronicles
Origin Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 1993 (1993)–1996 (1996)
Labels Nettwerk
Associated acts Delerium, Balligomingo, Sleepthief
Past members Kristy Thirsk
Richard Maranda
Judd Cochrane
Steve Van Der Woerd
Trevor Grant
Howard Redekopp

Rose Chronicles was a Canadian alternative rock band in the 1990s. The band, from Vancouver, consisted of vocalist Kristy Thirsk, guitarist Richard Maranda, bassist Judd Cochrane and drummer Steve van der Woerd.


Their musical style merged elements of the shoegazing scene with ethereal vocals in the style of Sarah McLachlan and the Cocteau Twins.

The band released their debut EP, Dead And Gone To Heaven, in 1993, scoring a significant chart hit with "Awaiting Eternity". Their debut full-length album, Shiver, was released in 1994 under the Nettwerk label. Shiver went on to win a Juno Award in 1995 for Best Alternative Album.

Thirsk subsequently contributed vocals to tracks on several of Delerium's albums from Semantic Spaces (1994) onwards.

In 1996, founding members Judd Cochrane and Steve van der Woerd had finished the followup to Shiver, but left the band amidst a hailstorm of in-fighting and uncertainty with Nettwerk's intentions. Maranda and Thirsk regrouped with drummer Trevor Grant and bassist Howard Redekopp to complete one new song, which was added to the forthcoming album. The follow-up album Happily Ever After was released in 1996, but Thirsk and Maranda's partnership had dissolved prior to its release. The break-up announcement came after the album's release. The single "Voice in Jail" was moderately successful.

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Year Title Label Type Notes
1993 Dead and Gone to Heaven Nettwerk E.P. -
1994 Shiver Nettwerk Studio Album Won the Juno Award for Best Alternative Album in 1994.
"Glide (Free Above)" Nettwerk CD Single -
Borrowed Tunes: A Tribute to Neil Young Sony Music Compilation Features Rose Chronicles performing a cover of Neil Young’s “Old Man”.
1995 Decadence: 10 Years Of Nettwerk Nettwerk 5CD Compilation Features “Awaiting Eternity” and exclusive track “Heaven Tide (Demo)”.
1996 Happily Ever After Nettwerk Studio Album -

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