Canada's Reunited SVEN GALI Gearing Up For Return To The Stage Next Week - "We Have Been Rehearsing Like 18 Year-Olds For The Past Six Months"
July 13, 2018, 2 months ago
Formed in 1987 in Hamilton and Niagara Falls, Ontario, Sven Gali brought the '80s and '90s hard rock / metal wave home to Canada. They delivered their high-energy live show from St. Johns to Victoria, and across the US and Europe for the next nine years. Back in March the band announced they had reunited; the 2018 lineup includes all three remaining original members: Dave Wanless (vocals), Andy Frank (guitar), Shawn Maher (bass) and new drummer Dan Fila (Varga). Former Slik Toxik guitarist Kevin Gale was initially on board but has since stepped down. He has been replaced by Sean Williamson.
Fila has checked in with the following update:
"I can't tell you how excited I am to hit the stage with David Wanless, Shawn Minden, Andy Frank and Sean Williamson next Friday the 20th in London, and Saturday the 21st in the Hammer as Sven Gali returns. We have been rehearsing like 18 year olds for the past six months, and believe me, the sonic assault we are about to deliver will speak in a punishing manner to our collective efforts.
The band sounds tight and heavy, and Dave is singing better than ever; Mr. Wanless is the real deal friends. I personally guarantee you that your ass will be thoroughly kicked or I will give you your money back."
The band has announced a string of dates for the summer, including a return to the UK in September. The band's schedeule is as follow:
20 - Norma Jean's - London, ON
21 - This Ain't Hollywood - Hamilton, ON
27 - The Music Hall Night Club - Oshawa., ON
9 - The Asylum - Sudbury, ON
10 - The Brass Monkey - Ottawa, ON
14 - Hull Metal Heaven Festival - Kingston upon Hull, UK
Sven Gali have released an official lyric video for their brand new single, "Kill The Lies". Check it out below.
Sven Gali built a name fast with their live shows; drawing growing crowds on the Canadian and US circuit while building their songwriting chops and a wild reputation. David Bendeth (Paramore, Breaking Benjamin) signed the band to BMG Music Canada in 1991 and produced the self-titled debut, released in 1992.
The album included singles and videos for "Under The Influence", "Tie Dyed Skies", "In My Garden", and the ballad, "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" (#6 CanCon song of 1993). It included a cover of Teenage Head’s "Disgusteen" featuring guest vocals by Frankie Venom. The video for "Under The Influence" won the MuchMusic Best Metal Video award in 1993. The band was nominated for Hard Rock Album of the Year and Most Promising Band at the Junos. Sven Gali went gold in Canada.
Sven Gali toured extensively throughout Canada and the USA, Germany, Belgium, Ireland and the UK, headlining and on the bill with acts including: April Wine, Foreigner, Candlebox, Pearl Jam and Def Leppard.
Their follow up album, Inwire (1995), recorded at London Bridge Studios in Seattle, was produced by Kelly Grey (Candlebox, Brother Kane, Dokken) and featured guest musicians Christopher Thorn of Blind Melon, and Candlebox's Kevin Martin and Scott Mercado.
The band toured for the next year before disbanding in 1996.
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