New Meanies

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New Meanies
Also known asBlue Meanies
OriginWinnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Genresblues rock
Years active1990–present
LabelsVirgin, independent
MembersDamon Mitchell
Jeff Hondubura
Sky Onosson
Jason Kane
Past membersPat Wright
Frank Tront

The New Meanies, originally called the Blue Meanies, are a Canadian four piece rock band from Winnipeg.


Formed around 1990 by high school friends Damon Mitchell (lead vocals, guitar, harmonica), Jeff Hondubura (guitar, vocals), Sky Onosson (bass, vocals, keyboards) and Jason Kane (drums, percussion) started playing blues-influenced rock.

After releasing two independent albums, Experience is Lost (independently released on cassette only) and The Blue Meanies [1], they toured extensively throughout Western Canada in the early 1990s. In 1996 the band signed with Virgin Records. The band changed its name to the New Meanies due to the existence of another Blue Meanies based in Chicago, and recorded a new album Three Seeds in the Los Angeles area with producer Howard Benson. The album was released in 1998, and the single "Letting Time Pass" achieved major airplay on radio and television, charting at No. 14 on RPM Magazine's Canadian rock/alternative chart.[2] In 1999 the band performed in Toronto with Danko Jones and Tricky Woo.[3] In 2000, the band went indie again and released a new album, Highways, in 2001.



  • Experience is Lost (1993)
  • The Blue Meanies (1995)
  • Three Seeds (1998)
  • Highways (2001)

Current status[edit]

The New Meanies are currently only performing sporadically.


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