Category: Pop/Rock


David Geddes

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David Geddes (born David Cole Idema on July 1, 1950 in Michigan) is a pop\rock singer from the 70s. He got his stage name from a street in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

During the early ’70s, David was a vocalist and drummer for cult band The Frederic (also known as The Rock Garden). He also recorded several singles for major record labels, but when none of them became successful, he left the music business and returned to school.

While attending law school at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, David got a phone call from producer Paul Vance to record a song that he had written called “Run Joey Run” along with Jack Perricone.

Perricone remembered David’s voice from his earlier records when he was with the Rock Garden and thought that his vocals would be perfect on their new song. David flew to New York City to record the song and then returned to Detroit to begin his third year of law school.
run joey run singleIn July of 1975, “Run Joey Run” was released and the song became a hit, peaking at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 (making his only highest chart appearance on the Hot 100 to date) and topped the Cashbox Top 100.

The song also made the charts in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, where it was moderately successful. In 2010, the song was covered by the cast of the FOX network musical TV series “Glee.”

After “Run Joey Run” began racing up the charts, David dropped out of law school with only one semester to go to re-enter the music business.
run joey run albumDuring that same year, he released his debut and only album, “Run Joey Run” on the Big Tree Records label; it’s unknown how or if the album charted at all.
Last Game Of The SeasonDavid’s next charting single “The Last Game Of The Season (A Blind Man In The Bleachers)” peaked at #18 on the Billboard Hot 100; the song would later be covered by country singer Kenny Starr, which was successful on the country music charts.

His other singles released under Big Tree Records: “Trouble” and “Stephanie” failed to make any impact on the charts at all.
Rocky's Girl
In 1977, David released his last single to date, “Rocky’s Girl” on the Zodiac Records, Inc. label. After that, it seems as if he has faded into obscurity; it’s unknown what David’s currently up to these days.

To see a video for “Run Joey Run,” go to:

To see a video for “The Last Game Of The Season (A Blind Man In The Bleachers),” go to:

To see a video for “Wise Up Girl” (from the “Run Joey Run” album), go to:

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Kalan Porter

kalan porterKalan Porter (born Richard Kalan Porter on November 11, 1985 in Irvine, Alberta, Canada) is a former Canadian pop\rock singer-songwriter who is known for winning the second season of the reality TV singing competition series, “Canadian Idol.”

He began singing as at a young age and his mother took him to music lessons where he learned how to play several instruments such as the violin. He played in a family band where they performed cover songs of rock & pop music.

In 2004, Kalan was preparing to leave home for Montreal, Quebec, Canada to study viola performance at the Schulich School of Music in McGill University, but he decided to audition for “Canadian Idol.” While on the show, he beat out 8,977 other contestants and at the time, he was the only contestant to have never been in the bottom three of two of the competition.
awake in a dreamIn October of 2004, he released his debut single, “Awake in a Dream” which topped the Canadian Singles chart for 8 weeks, becoming one of the biggest-selling debut singles by a Canadian artist in the history of the Canadian music charts.
219 DaysA month later, Kalan released his debut album “219 Days” on the Sony BMG record label where it peaked at #4 on the Canadian Albums chart and was certified 8x Platinum by the Canadian Recording Industry Association.

His follow-up single, “Single” peaked at #9 on the Canadian Singles chart. However, the last single from the album, “In Spite of It All” didn’t match the success of his previous singles, peaking at only #38 on the Canadian Singles chart.

In 2005, Kalan won MuchMusic’s People’s Choice Award for “Favourite Canadian Artist.” In 2006, he was nominated for three Juno Awards: “Artist of the Year,” “Album of the Year” and “Pop Album of the Year.”

During 2006, Kalan took time off before recording his follow-up album to be with his mother, who was undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer and his grandmother, who was awaiting surgery.
Wake Up LivingIn 2007, Kalan released his sophomore album, “Wake Up Living” which peaked at #7 on the Canadian Albums chart.

The lead single, “Down in Heaven” peaked at #25 on the Canadian Singles chart,
however, the follow-up singles released from the album, “Destination (Where I Belong)” & “Hurray” failed to chart at all.

After that, not much was heard from Kalan and it seemed as if he faded into obscurity. In 2013, it was reported that he was a graduate student in business at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

According to research, Kalan now works as a software engineer at Coursera in San Francisco, California. His sister, MacKenzie is now a country music singer.

To see a fan-made video for “Awake in a Dream,” go to:

To see the music video for “Single,” go to:

To see the music video for “In Spite of It All,” go to:

To see the music video for “Down in Heaven,” go to:

To see the music video for “Destination (Where I Belong),” go to:

To see the music video for “Hurray,” go to:

Skye SweetnamSkye Sweetnam (born Skye Alexandra Sweetnam on May 5, 1988 in Bolton, Ontario, Canada) is a pop\rock singer who started her career during the 2000s.
3 Song DemoSkye began singing & dancing as a young girl and by the time she was a teenager, she began songwriting. In 2000, she recorded a three-song demo with the help of a local music school in her hometown which was later released promotionally.

In 2003, she began working with Canadian music producer & instrumentalist James Robertson on her soon-to-be debut album.
Billy S.In May of that same year, Skye released the single “Billy S.” which was featured on the soundtrack to the film “How To Deal.” The song peaked at #15 on the Canadian Digital Songs chart and #92 on the France Top 100 chart. In Canada, the music video received airplay on the YTV and MuchMusic television channels.

From July to August 2003, Skye toured in summer camps as part of the “America Camplified Tour” and in September of that same year, she performed at some venues in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Ontario, Canada.
Tangled Up In MeIn March of 2004, she released her follow-up single “Tangled Up in Me” which peaked at #39 on Billboard’s Hot Singles Sales chart and #37 on Billboard’s Top 40 Mainstream chart. It was managed to make the charts in Italy where it peaked at #39 on the Italy Top 50 chart.
Noise From The BasementIn September of that same year, Skye released her debut album, “Noise From the Basement” on Capitol Records which peaked at #124 on the Billboard 200 and #4 on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers Albums chart.
Number OneThe last single released from the album, “Number One” didn’t chart, but in Canada, it managed to peak at #22 on the MuchMusic Top 30 Countdown in 2005. A shorter version of the song with different lyrics was used in commercials for the Women’s National Basketball Association (or the WNBA).
SuperstarOne of the tracks from the album, “Superstar” was released as a standalone track on iTunes. It’s unknown how or if the song made the charts at all.

During 2004, Skye toured in North America and Europe as the opening act for Britney Spears’ Onyx Hotel Tour. She was supposed to continue touring with Britney during the summer, but the tour was cancelled after Britney injured her knee. Skye was also featured on the soundtrack to the film “Sleepover” with the track “Imaginary Superstar.”

In August of that same year, Skye performed at the 4th Annual Pantene Pro-Voice Concert in New York City and toured with Ryan Cabrera in November of that same year as well.

Skye has provided the theme songs for various TV shows such as the Disney Channel animated series, “The Buzz on Maggie,” the Canadian animated sitcom, “Wayside” and the Canadian TV series, “Radio Free Roscoe.”

She also covered the song “Part of Your World” (from the Disney film, “The Little Mermaid”) which was featured on the compliation albums “Disneymania 3” and “DisneyRemixMania.” In 2006, Skye provided the singing voice for Barbie in “The Barbie Diaries.”

In 2007, she and singer Tim Armstrong (of punk rock band Rancid) released the single “Into Action” for Skye’s upcoming sophomore album. She was also the opening act for “Canadian Idol” winner Kalan Porter’s tour.
Sound SoldierIn October of 2007, she released her sophomore album “Sound Soldier” which didn’t appear to chart in Canada, but managed to peak at #161 on the Japan Oricon Weekly International Albums Chart.
HumanThe lead single from the album, “Human” was first released on her MySpace page as a sneak peak and the full version of the song was leaked to the Internet on September 8, 2007. It was nominated for a MuchMusic Video Award for “Best Cinematography” in 2008, but it’s unknown how or if the single made the charts at all.

The follow-up single, a rework of the song, “(Let’s Get Movin’) Into Action” was released, but it’s unknown how or if the single made the charts at all. Skye directed two music videos for two tracks from the album: “Music Is My Boyfriend” & “Babydoll Gone Wrong.”

On her MySpace page, Skye released the songs “Stay,” “Boomerang,” “MuSick” & “Wolves and Witches,” and also recorded the song “Lava Rock” for the video game, “Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll.”

In 2011, Skye formed a four-piece heavy metal and punk rock band called Sumo Cyco. They released their debut album, “Lost in Cyco City” in 2014. As of 2018, Skye continues to perform with the band.

To see the music video for “Shattered” (from the Japanese CD/DVD version of Skye’s debut album), go to:

To see the music video for “Billy S.,” go to:

To see the music video for “Tangled Up in Me,” go to:

To see the music video for “Number One,” go to:

To see the music video for “Just The Way I Am” (the theme song for “The Buzz on Maggie”), go to:

To see the music video for “This Is Me” (from “The Barbie Diaries” soundtrack), go to:

To see the music video for “Human,” go to:

To see the music video for “(Let’s Get Movin’) Into Action,” go to:

To see the music video for “Music Is My Boyfriend,” go to:

To see the music video for “Babydoll Gone Wrong,” go to:

As a bonus, here are the three tracks from Skye’s demo CD in 2000:

To see a fan-made video for “I’m Just a Girl,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “I’ve Been There Too,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Give It Time,” go to:

Stefy

Stefy
Stefy was a pop\rock band from Orange County, California that consisted of singer Stefy Rae, keyboardist Jason Gaviati, guitarist Sean Meyer and drummer Jordan Plosky. They originally performed under the name “The Lovely.”
ChelseaIn July of 2006, the band released their debut single, “Chelsea” which peaked at #15 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Songs chart and #18 on Billboard’s Dance\Mix Show Airplay chart. It also managed to peak at #82 on the U.K. Singles chart, making it their only charting single.
john tucker must dieThe song was also featured on the soundtrack to the film “John Tucker Must Die” along with another song of theirs, “Fool For Love.”
The Orange AlbumIn August of that same year, Stefy released their debut and only album “The Orange Album” which peaked at #12 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums chart and #142 on the UK Albums chart.

The follow-up single from the album, “Hey School Boy” was released promotionally, but didn’t make the charts. Despite that, the song managed to receive generally positive reviews from critics.
Orange County
Another promotional single, “Orange County” was released, but didn’t chart although it was considered a standout track from the album. Two tracks from the album, “Pretty Little Nightmare” & “Lucky Girl” had music videos (which were made by Stefy Rae) although they were not released as singles.

In 2008, Steffy was dropped from their record label. In 2009, they released four new demos on their MySpace page.
Sorority RowIn September of that same year, Stefy Rae announced that a second album wasn’t going to happen unless she was signed to another record label. During that same year, she was featured on the soundtrack to the film “Sorority Row” with the track, “Tear Me Up.”

After that, it seems as if Stefy has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what the members of the band are currently up to these days.

To see the music video for “Chelsea,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Fool for Love” go to:

To see the music video for “Hey School Boy,” go to:

To see the music video for “Orange County,” go to:

To see the music video for “Pretty Little Nightmare,” go to:

To see the music video for “Lucky Girl,” go to:

As a bonus, to see a fan-made video for Stefy Rae’s song “Tear Me Up”, go to:

Sally Moore

sally mooreSally Moore was a pop/rock singer from the ’90s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to the Curb Records label.
sallymoorealbumIn 1990, she released her self-titled and only debut album. It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.
my heart has a mind of its own
Sally’s only charting single from the album was the track “My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own” which managed to peak at #42 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart.

After that, nothing much was heard from Sally Moore and it appears as if she has faded into obscurity.

To see a fan-made video for “My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own,” go to:

Cheyenne Kimball

cheyenne kimballCheyenne Kimball (born Cheyenne Nichole Kimball on July 27, 1990 in Frisco, Texas) is a former pop/rock singer from the 2000s.

Cheyenne first began songwriting when she was only 8 years old. By the time she was 12 years old, she learned how to play the guitar and wrote nearly 200 songs. She also began booking her own shows at local nightspots in north central Texas.

In 2003, Cheyenne appeared on the NBC network show “America’s Most Talented Kid” and won the competition. After that, she was signed to a multi-record deal with Sony/Epic Records, but it wasn’t until early 2005 that she began working on her debut album.

In order to help promote the album, Cheyenne had her own television show on MTV called “Cheyenne” which aired in May of 2006. The show chronicled Cheyenne working on her album and balancing her life as a normal teenage girl.
hanging onDuring that same year, she released her debut single “Hanging On” which managed to peak at #53 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #29 on Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 chart. Cheyenne also appeared on the soundtrack to the film “Aquamarine” with the track “One Original Thing.”
the day has comeIn July of 2006, Cheyenne’s debut album “The Day Has Come” was released. The album peaked at #15 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 40,000 copies during its first week. In Canada, it peaked at #28 on the album charts and was also certified Gold.

Also during 2006, Cheyenne performed at the Thanksgiving Day Parade singing the song “Four Walls” which was released a single in January of 2007; it’s unknown how if the single charted at all, but the song would later be covered by Miley Cyrus for her album “Breakout.”

In February of 2007, she performed live at the Pro Bowl and another track from her album “Mr. Beautiful” was released as a single in Canada only.

In 2008, Cheyenne put her solo music career on hold and joined country music band Gloriana. In July of 2011, she left Gloriana for unknown reasons. Since then, it appears as if Cheyenne had left the music business; in August of 2017, she gave birth to her daughter, Nico.

In June of 2018, she posted on her Instagram account about expressing interest in returning to music, but it’s currently unknown when it will happen.

To follow Cheyenne on Instagram, go to:
https://www.instagram.com/cheyennek22/?hl=en

To follow Cheyenne on Twitter, go to:
https://twitter.com/thisischeyenne?lang=en

To see the music video for “Hanging On,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “One Original Thing,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Four Walls,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Mr. Beautiful,” go to:

Tal Bachman

Tal BachmanTal Bachman (born Talmage Charles Robert Bachman on August 13, 1968 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) is a pop-rock singer from the late ’90s. He is the son of guitarist Randy Bachman (who played in the rock bands Guess Who and Bachman-Turner-Overdrive).

As a child, Tal learned how to play the piano, guitar and drums, but by his teen years, he lost interest in music. After graduating from high school, he studied political philosophy in college in Utah. He later did missionary work in Argentina for a few years before deciding to pursue a musical career.

After shopping some demos around various record labels, Tal was able to get a record deal with Columbia Records when the executives at EMI Music Publishing in New York heard his demo tape.
tbachman albumIn 1999, Tal released his self-titled debut album which peaked at #124 on the Billboard 200 and topped Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart. The album earned two Juno Awards in Canada.
She's So HighHis debut single “She’s So High” became a hit, peaking at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100, #6 on Billboard’s Top 40 Mainstream chart and topped Billboard’s Adult Top 40 chart.

In Canada, the song peaked at #3 on the charts and it also achieved success in other countries such as Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. It even earned him BMI’s “Song of the Year”

Tal went on to receive various awards & nominations from the Juno Awards & the Canadian Radio Music Awards. He also received a lot of media exposure, appearing on MTV, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” MuchMusic (in Canada) and the “E!” Network along with being profiled, reviewed & interviewed for magazines such as “USA Today,” “Rolling Stone” & “Q” magazine.

In support of his debut album, Tal toured with Bryan Adams and the Barenaked Ladies as their opening act and later headlined his own tour.
If You SleepHis follow-up singles from the album “Strong Enough” and “If You Sleep” were moderately successful in Canada, Tal wasn’t able to make the music charts again in the United States, making him a “one hit wonder” in that country.
Staring Down The SunIn 2004 (five years after the release of his first album), Tal released his sophomore album “Staring Down the Sun” on the Sextant Records label.

The lead single from the album “Aeroplane” became a hit in Canada, peaking at #20 on the music charts and it was even used in the film “American Pie Presents: Band Camp.”

Outside of music, Tal moonlighted as a political commentator and has even played rugby. In 2006, he was interviewed for the 2007 PBS documentary “The Mormons” where he discussed why he left the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He also talked about his departure from the church in the Bill Maher documentary “Religulous.”

In September of 2011, Tal performed “She’s So High” as a duet with Taylor Swift during her show in Vancouver.

These days, Tal continues to perform occassionally in British Columbia (as of 2016), but he is mostly focused on his family. He is also focused on creating a character named Ian Starglow and writing a pilot based on the character.

To see the music video for “She’s So High,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Strong Enough,” go to:

To see the music video for “If You Sleep,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Aeroplane,” go to:

As a bonus, here is a video of Tal Bachman and Taylor Swift performing “She’s So High” at Taylor’s show in Vancouver in 2011:

Shelby Starner

Shelby StarnerShelby Starner (born in 1984 in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania) was a teenage pop\rock singer from the late ’90s.

She began writing songs when she was 11 years old. Two years later, her demo tape was given to Warner Bros. Records who immediately signed her to a record deal.
R-3797417-1344805962-8225In 1999, she released her debut (and only) album “In the Shadows.” Even though the album wasn’t commercially successful, it was well-received by critics.
don't let themOne of the songs from the album “Don’t Let Them” was minorly successful, but it’s unknown how or if the single charted at all.

For her follow-up album, Shelby worked with members of the rock band Red Hot Chilli Peppers to create a more rock-oriented sound, but the album was never released.

Frustrated with her record label, she tried to end her contract with Warner Bros. to find a new label, but after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, Shelby decided to take a break from the music scene to refocus her life around her family.

For the next two years, Shelby underwent treatment for bulimia, but on June 22, 2003 (two months before she was about to start her freshman year of college at the University of Pittsburgh), she died from complications caused by her eating disorder at the age of 19.

To see the music video for “Don’t Let Them,” go to:

Hepburn

hepburnHepburn was a female British pop-rock band whose members consisted of vocalist Jamie Benson (born on September 27, 1978 from Bognor Regis, England), guitarist Lisa Lister (born on July 24, 1981 from Worlington, England), bassist Sarah Davies (born on January 22, 1981 from Mansfield, England) and drummers Beverley Fullen (born on October 9, 1978 from Sunderland, England), Lisa Gordon (born on January 5, 1980 from Walsall, West Midlands in England) & Tasha Baylis (born on December 27, 1974 from London, England). The group’s name was inspired by actress Audrey Hepburn.

The band began in 1997 when Jamie Benson met Lisa Lister at a party. Beverley Fullen knew Jamie from music school and Sarah Davies was added into the group to complete the line-up.
i quitIn May of 1999, Hepburn released their debut single “I Quit” which peaked at #8 on the U.K. Singles chart. The song was written by Phil Thornalley (who had gained success writing Natalie Imbruglia’s hit song “Torn”).

A music video was released along with the single and later in the year, a new video for the song was made using scenes from the TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (which included scenes of the band on the sets of the show and the band acting like vampires). Although the song never appeared on the “Buffy” TV show, it was featured on its television soundtrack.
bugsIn August of 1999, the band released their second single “Bugs” which peaked at #14 on the U.K. Singles chart.
hepburn1999During that same year, they released their only self-titled album on Columbia Records which peaked at #28 on the U.K. Albums chart. A month later, Beverley Fullen left Hepburn and was replaced by Lisa Gordon who was later replaced by Tasha Bayliss.
deep deep downIn February of 2000, Hepburn released their third (and ultimately last) single “Deep Deep Down” which peaked at #16 on the U.K. Singles chart. In the summer of that same year, the band broke up after being dropped from their record label.

After Hepburn came to an end, Jamie Benson released a solo album in 2002 called “Jamie Benson – My Confession.” After that, nothing much was heard from her and it seems as if she has faded into obscurity.

These days, Sarah Davies works as Detective Constable with the Nottinghamshire Police. Beverley Fullen works a DJ for 96.4 Eagle Radio’s Breakfast Show (which broadcasts throughout Surrey and Hampshire, England).

Tasha Bayliss appears to still be active in the music business and has appeared on music act Glass Pear’s 2010 EP “Sweet America.” As for Lisa Lister and Lisa Gordon, it’s unknown what they are up these days and they have also seemingly faded into obscurity.

To see the music video for “I Quit,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Bugs,” go to:

To see the music video for “Deep Deep Down,” go to:

Billy Clift

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Billy Clift was a pop-rock\dance singer from the late ’80s. Not much information is given about him, but he was signed to Nightwave Records.

In 1987, he released his only single “Somewhere in the Night.” It’s unknown how or if the single ever charted at all.

After that, it seems as if Billy has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from him since the ’80s.

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