FAITH AND DESIRE

Country Canada

Style Melodic Rock/AOR

Faith & Desire was established in 1990 when singer and frontman, Gary began looking for a new vehicle for his vocal talents. A singer since the age of 7, Gary was naturally gifted and singled out as the one with perfect pitch. This was the beginning of a very successful career, leading to many tours across Canada and his band Broken Toys winning a spot in the finals of CBC Television’s Battle of the Bands.

Later,settling in Vancouver, a mutual friend arranged a meeting with Ian, who was forming a new group after the disbanding of Strange Advance. A guitarist and classically trained violinist, Cameron was just what Gary was looking for. The two struck up a relationship that has seen them write, record and perform together through many years and an incredible array of situations. Not wanting to limit themselves or the opportunities to perform, the two decided that not only would Faith & Desire be an original band, they had much to offer as a cover project as well.

Enter into this equation a rhythm section comprised of former members of some of Canada’s best known groups. Bassist, Tim joined the group in 1998. At the time a member of Rymes With Orange and formerly of Trooper, Timothy has shared the stage with the likes of Loverboy, BTO, Three Dog Night and many others. Having recorded for various Canadian and European bands, he brings a wealth of experience to the project. Drummer, Douglas has toured extensively, through Canada as a member of The Northern Pikes as well as Asia and the Middle East. As the newest member, Doug provides the backbone for Faith & Desire’s live shows with rock solid drumming, vocals, and electronic percussion.

Faith and Desire released two albums between 1993 and 1995. The first, ‘Faith and Desire’ produced their first single, “One Condition of Love”, which received strong radio support across Canada that gave Faith and Desire a “Top Adds” mention in ‘The Record’. The second CD, ‘Heavy Mellow’, was released independently in Canada and was picked up internationally by Sony (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) and Escape Records (U.K.). The single, “Fool For A Day”, ended up on a CD compilation from Valentine Music Productions (Singapore) that was distributed in countries such as China, Korea, and Malaysia, and was included in the television series Higher Ground.

As of 2008 the band members are all separately involved in other creative endeavors but still play corporate functions and special occasions on a regular basis.

– Faith and Desire [1993]
– Heavy Mellow [1995]

 

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