Bob's Your Uncle (band)

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Bob's Your Uncle was a Canadian alternative rock band formed in Vancouver.[1] The band consisted of band founder guitarist Jamie Junger,[2] vocalist and guitarist Sook-Yin Lee, bassist Bernie Radelfinger, harmonica player Peter Lizotte and drummer John Rule.[3] Later to be replaced by drummer Karl Cardosa Aka Charles Pinto. The band's music was characterized by Lee's strong voice and lyrics, and with rock, jazz and blues instrumental accompaniment.[4][5]

Early band photo

History[edit]

The band released its first single, "Talk to the Birds", in 1985, and subsequently released their debut self-titled album in 1986. The band's second album, Tale of Two Legs, came out in 1990, and the band toured in Ontario in support.[6] The band released one more album, Cages, on an independent label.[4]

After Bob's Your Uncle disbanded, Junger founded a follow up band called the Wingnuts, toured with several artists, and pursued a solo career.

Sook-Yin Lee went on to become a VJ for MuchMusic, Canada's music video station, and later an on-air personality for CBC Radio, hosting Definitely Not the Opera and acting in films.[7]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Talk to the Birds" (1985)

Albums[edit]

Year Title Label
1986 Bob's Your Uncle Criminal Records and Tapes
1990 Tale of Two Legs Doctor Dream Records
1993 Cages Zulu Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CANOE - JAM! Music - Pop Encyclopedia - Bob's Your Uncle". Jam.canoe.ca. 2006-03-18. Retrieved 2012-06-22.
  2. ^ "Musicians gearing up for folk festival". LighthouseNow, Aug 27, 2014, page B3, Paula Levy.
  3. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Bob's Your Uncle - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-22.
  4. ^ a b " Bob's Your Uncle Cages". AllMusic Review by Sean Carruthers
  5. ^ "TWO BANDS WORTH SEEING ON A SUNDAY NIGHT." Buffalo News By SHARON I. FAWLEY Oct 14, 1988
  6. ^ "Uncle Bobby's Tale of Two Legs". The Corc, Wilfred Laurier University, October 18, 1990. page 16.
  7. ^ "I Want Your Job: Sook-Yin Lee, Renaissance Woman". Torontoist, By Sean O'Neill June 17, 2010

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