Bob Warden wrote “In a Whirl”, another gentle song with good harmonies and a nice balance between the rhythm guitar and the drums. I believe after this release Bob Rowden and Barry Rowden joined from the Painted Ship.
Bob Warden: lead guitar and vocals
Dave Boucher: guitar
Barry Warden: bass, vocals
Jack Willander: drums
The Silver Chalice Revue:
With heavy drumming and a horn section “Soul Drifting” by the Silver Chalice Revue sounds a little out of place next to the other three cuts of psychedelic pop balladry on the EP. It’s a strong track, though, and there’s an edgy sound to the guitarist and the lyrics.
Members of the Silver Chalice Revue were originally in a group called the Squires. Silver Chalice played around Vancouver from ’67-’69. Guitarist Daniel Orlando wrote “Soul Drifting”.
Billy Regan (Billy Ostendorp): vocals
Danny Orlando: guitar
Charlie Howard (Charlene Howard): keyboards
Brian Linnit: sax
Terry Li: trumpet
Bobby Regan (Bob Ostendorp): bass
Tom Watson: drums
Formed in 1965 and played together until 1968.
The Reign’s “Sea of Dreams” is another standout, the lead guitarist bouncing licks through an Echoplex while the singer quietly intones the lyrics. Following a drum break there’s a brief impassioned section over a distorted lead.
Stan Cayer was the owner of “Rols-Royce Bookings” and our manager. The record came about totally through Stan who put up the $ and used it to promote his bands at the time. It was recorded at Psi-Chord by Robin Spurgeon in 1968. I still have the contract we signed with Stan.
We believe the drummer on “Sea Of Dreams” (who was absent from the photo) is Jack Matches. We were very young at the time so the record was exciting. Unfortunately we weren’t rocketed to the top of the charts with it. After The Reign fizzled out, Rob, Ken, Gerry (Sound Set) and I formed a band called Icabod Crane and played around the Vancouver scene. No recordings.
Bob Douglas was later in Soul Unlimited / Mantra after Carl Graves left the band, and Five Man Cargo. Don Geppert is now a recording engineer in British Columbia. Russ Sankey passed away in 2008.
Steve Nordin: lead vocals
Don Geppert: guitar
Russ Sankey: guitar
Bob Douglas: bass, vocals
Jack Matches: drums
Frank Gigliotti: drums
Graham Walker: drums
Ken Erickson: drums
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