AERIAL

COUNTRY: Canada

STYLE: Pomp AOR
PhotobucketAerial was a Canadian pop and rock band from Toronto, Ontario during the 1970s.  Begun in 1975 as The Beatles tribute act Liverpool, with Brian Miessner on lead vocal and bass, Malcolm Buchanan on keyboards, Laurie Currie on vocals and drums, and Gary O’Conner (Gary O’) on guitar and lead vocals. The band changed their name in 1977 to Aerial and produced two albums before they broke up in 1981.

Aerial were signed to Toronto-based record label Anthem Records, along with notable label-mates Rush. In 1978 the band released their debut album “In The Middle Of The Night”,  finding high-profile released at the same time two singles,  “Easy Love”, which was an instant Top-40 hit in Canada, while, the song made #92 on the national RPM Magazine charts in 1978 and  “If Only I Were Older”.

In 1979 O’Connor replaced by Tim White, released their second “Maneuvers”, produced by “Ian Thomas”, releasing two more radio singles, “Moments Like This” and “Tears That You Cry”. 1981 was the definitive end of the band founded Gary O’Connor to signed to Capitol Records for his self-titled debut album, followed by a second album released on RCA. O’Connor become renowned as a songwriter for bands like 38 Special, Molly Hatchet, and Eddie Money among others.

ALBUMS

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– In the Middle of the Night [1978]
– Maneuvers [1980]

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