Doroschuk performing in June 2011
|Born||October 9, 1957|
|Origin||Champaign, Illinois, U.S.|
|Genres||Synthpop, new wave|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, synthesizers|
|Years active||1977–2004, 2010–present|
|Associated acts||Men Without Hats, Heaven Seventeen, Voivod, Mitsou|
Doroschuk was born on October 9, 1957, the oldest of three brothers born in Champaign, Illinois to Canadian parents, Eugene and Betty Doroschuk. The family's ethnic origin was Ukrainian. In 1962, after earning a Ph.D., Doroschuk's father accepted a position at the University of Montreal, and the family returned to Quebec. His mother became a member of the music faculty at Montreal's McGill University, teaching classical voice. Doroschuk and his younger brothers, Stefan and Colin, are all classically trained musicians.
Doroschuk formed the Canadian new wave/synthpop group Men Without Hats in 1977, earning worldwide success with "The Safety Dance" in 1982 and "Pop Goes the World" in 1987. Men Without Hats started out as a new wave band, but the band's sound changed throughout the 1980s, adding more rock influence and transitioning to hard rock by the end of 1990.
In 1997, recording under the name "Ivan," he released a solo album, The Spell. He attempted to reform Men Without Hats in 2003, releasing what was meant to be his second solo album, Mote in God's Eye, as the band's comeback album No Hats Beyond This Point, but the group did not reform.
A full reformation of the group Men Without Hats occurred in 2010, with Doroschuk leading three new members. In 2012, they released the album Love in the Age of War, in which Doroschuk returned the band to its early-1980s synthpop sound by creating an intentional follow-up album to 1982's Rhythm of Youth.
Between the end of the tour to promote The Spell in 1999 and Men Without Hats' reunion in 2010, the only public appearances he made were on VH1's True Spin in 2003 and at a SOCAN awards show in November 2008 to collect an award for "The Safety Dance."
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