Lost & Profound

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Lost & Profound
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Background information
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
MembersLisa Boudreau
Terry Tompkins

Lost & Profound is a Canadian folk rock band that originated in the early 1990s.[1] They are known for their moody, low-key folk songs.[2]


Originally from Calgary, Alberta, the group began performing under the name The Psychedelic Folk Virgins. The band consisted of vocalist Lisa Boudreau and guitarist Terry Tompkins, with a varying roster of supporting musicians that included Anton Evans on bass, Vic D'Arsie on keyboards, and Curtis Driedger, Allen Baekeland and David Quinton-Steinberg on drums.

After moving to Toronto in 1985, the band released the independent cassette The Bottled Romance of Nowhere[3] and signed a recording contract with A&R's PolyGram Records.[4]

Boudreau and Tompkins, a married couple,[5] signed as Lost & Profound to PolyGram in 1992,[6] and released their self-titled debut produced by Richard Bennett. The album included a Top 20 hit single "Brand New Set of Lies".[1][7][8] Other singles from the album included "Curb the Angels" and "Winter Raging".[1] They garnered a Juno Award nomination for Most Promising Group at the 1993 Juno Awards.[9]

The band followed up with Memory Thief released on PolyGram Records in 1994, which spawned the singles "Miracles Happen" and "Invitation". Memory Thief was also produced by Richard Bennett and featured musicians Jamie Stewart (bass), Kenny Greenberg (guitar), and Michael Organ (drums). Boudreau and Tompkins recorded a faithful recreation of "Some Velvet Morning", the 1967 psychedelic duet by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood for inclusion on Memory Thief. Producer Bennett brought in arranger Billy Strange to conduct his original orchestral score from the 1967 Sinatra/Hazlewood session.[1]

Love's Sweet Messenger was released independently in 1996.[10] Boudreau and Tompkins subsequently pursued different directions.[4]

After a prolonged break, Boudreau and Tompkins reunited as Lost & Profound in 2015, co-producing and releasing a new album Goodbye Mine.[11]


The Psychedelic Folk Virgins[edit]

  • 1989: The Bottled Romance of Nowhere
  • 1990: The Psychedelic Folk Virgins

Lost & Profound[edit]

  • 1992: Lost & Profound (Polydor/PolyGram) 5132512
  • 1994: Memory Thief (Polydor/PolyGram) 5195182[12]
  • 1996: Love's Sweet Messenger
  • 2015: Goodbye Mine (Drunk Boat Records)[13]

Red Suede Red[edit]

  • 2002: Red Suede Red


  1. ^ a b c d Lost & Profound at Jam!'s Pop Music Encyclopedia.
  2. ^ "Your Next Favorite Band: Lost & Profound". Germ Magazine, Sep 1, 2016
  3. ^ "BTW-Lost And Profound, Little Miss Higgins, Viva Non, Anoushka Shankar, Shotgun Jimmie". Cashbox Canada, 03/25/2016 by Lenny Stoute
  4. ^ a b Sharp, Keith. "TLost and Profound Keep It All In The Family", Music Express, Canada, 15 April 2016. Retrieved on 24 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Business, Family, inseparably mixed"]. Winnipeg Free ress, August 5, 1994, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  6. ^ "Lost & Profound". AllMusic Review by Roch Parisien
  7. ^ "Lost And Profound Keep It All In The Family". Music Express, April 15, 2016 Keith Sharp
  8. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 55, No. 18". RPM, May 02, 1992
  9. ^ "Awards". Juno Awards website.
  10. ^ "Lost & Profound - Love's Sweet Messenger". AllMusic Review by Jason MacNeil
  11. ^ "Album Review: Lost & Profound – ‘Goodbye Mine’". New Noise Magazine, April 6, 2016 Tom Haugen
  12. ^ [Tompkins hoping he's not foreshadowing something". Medicine Hat News, April 9, 1994, Medicine Hat, Alberta
  13. ^ "Lost & Profound - Goodbye Mine Review". New Canadian Music. Retrieved 21 July 2015.

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