Universal Honey

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Universal Honey
Origin Canada
Genres Power pop, Pop rock, Rock
Years active 1992 (1992)–present
Associated acts The Pursuit of Happiness
  • Johnny Sinclair
  • Leslie Stanwyck

Universal Honey is a Canadian power pop band.[1] The band released seven albums.


The group was formed in 1992 by bassist Johnny Sinclair and singer/guitarist Leslie Stanwyck, both formerly of The Pursuit of Happiness.[2] They were joined by guitarist Simon Craig and Tim Timleck on drums.[3] Their first album, Magic Basement, was released in 1993.

Universal Honey toured extensively as an opening act for Duran Duran and the Goo Goo Dolls.[4] The band also opened for The Heads at the NXNE festival.[5]

The band had moderate radio success in Canada in 1996 with the single "Any Road Back" from their album Earth Moon Transit, which was played on MTV2.[3]

In 2004 Universal Honey released their seventh album, Vicious Circles.[6]


  • Magic Basement (1993)
  • Earth Moon Transit (1996)
  • Universal Honey (1999)[7]
  • Fearless (2001)
  • Invincible (2002)
  • Can't Stop Thinking About Christmas (2003)
  • Vicious Circles (2004)


  1. ^ Stoute, Lenny (2 September 2003). "You've come a long way, Honey". Toronto Star. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Michael Barclay; Ian A. D. Jack; Jason Schneider (2011). Have Not Been the Same: The CanRock Renaissance 1985-1995. ECW Press. pp. 298–. ISBN 978-1-55022-992-9. 
  3. ^ a b "Universal Honey". AllMusic, by Gina Boldman
  4. ^ "Rock's New Wrinkle: How local musicians thrive (up to and past) 55". Cam Fuller, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Cam Fuller, November 18, 2015
  5. ^ Dave Bullard. "Universal Honey Eearth Moon Transit" The Medium - December 2, 1996 (Vol. 23, No. 14)
  6. ^ "Music Reviews: Universal Honey Vicious Circles". The Times, Shreveport, Louisiana, August 6, 2004 Page 40
  7. ^ "Universal Honey Universal Honey". Exclaim!, By Gary Rusak Oct 01, 1999

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