Bootsauce

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Bootsauce
Bootsauce.jpg
Bootsauce, 1991 (From left: Al Baculis, Pere Fume, Sonny Greenwich Jr., Drew Ling)
Background information
Origin Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres Funk rock[1]
Years active 1989–1996
Labels Island Records
Members Drew Ling
Pere Fume
Sonny Greenwich Jr.
Alan Baculis
John “Fatboy” Lalley
Past members Rob Kazenel - Live Drums, 1989-90
Marc Villeneuve - Live Drums, 1990-91
Fraser Runciman - Guitar, 1994 or 1995-96

Bootsauce was a Juno Award-winning[2] Canadian rock band based in Montreal in 1989.[1][3] The band was composed of Drew Ling (real name Drew Thorpe) (vocals), Pere Fume (real name Perry Johnson) (guitar), Sonny Greenwich Jr. (guitar), Alan Baculis (bass guitar),[4] and John “Fatboy” Lalley (drums). Their style combined soul, funk and metal sounds.

History[edit]

Bootsauce was founded in 1989 in Montreal. The band was nominated for a Juno Award as Most Promising Group in 1991, and received a Juno in 1992 for their 1991 single "Everyone's a Winner", a Hot Chocolate cover.[2] Their songs were played on MuchMusic.[5]

In 1992 Bootsauce was part of the cross-Canada Big, Bad & Ugly tour organized by MCA Concerts,[6][7] along with Art Bergman.[8] That year they released an album, Bull on the band's own label.[9]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Masterstroke" (1990)
  • "Scratching the Whole" (1990)
  • "Everyone's a Winner" (1991)[2]
  • "Play with Me" (1991)
  • "Love Monkey No. 9" (1992)
  • "Whatcha Need" (1992)
  • "Big, Bad & Groovy" (1992)
  • "Rollercoaster's Child" (1993)
  • "Sorry Whole" (1993)
  • "Moanie" (1994)
  • "Caught Looking at You" (1994)
  • "Hey Baby" (1995)[11]
  • "Each Morning After" (1995)

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Newton, Steve (4 February 2014). "20 years ago today: Bootsauce plays its first gig at the Commodore; anyone remember Bootsauce?". The Georgia Straight. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Bootsauce". Juno Awards Database. Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Larry LeBlanc (30 May 1992). "Canada's Silk Toxic Goes Down Heavy". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 1–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  4. ^ "Alan Prater: Always on the upbeat". Richard Burnett Montreal Gazette February 9, 2015
  5. ^ "Godspeed You! Brash Songsters". By Mark Lepage, Maisonneuve, Nov. 15, 2003
  6. ^ Larry LeBlanc (11 July 1992). Concert-ed Efforts by Domestic Acts Lift Biz. Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 39–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  7. ^ Michael Barclay; Ian A. D. Jack; Jason Schneider (2011). Have Not Been the Same: The CanRock Renaissance 1985-1995. ECW Press. pp. 107–. ISBN 978-1-55022-992-9. 
  8. ^ Larry LeBlanc (11 March 1995). Bergmangets another chance with 'Hell'.work=Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 51–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  9. ^ Album Review, Inc. Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 13 June 1992. pp. 1–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  10. ^ "Just the facts -Kudos and Kvetches" / Vancouver Courier, June 26, 2014
  11. ^ The Clip List. Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 1 April 1995. pp. 44–. ISSN 0006-2510. 

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