The Canadian Downbeats were together for about three years. There were two of these CBC Transcription sessions that were recorded by the Canadian Downbeats back in the
In retrospect, the entire era of early North American bandhood was a life beyond belief. Oh, but to return! Of course the beautiful young women have matured with the rest of us. The clubs are all gone or they've changed faces and names so many times that we can't find them. Most of us still have home libraries stocked with Chicago, Bread, Tower, Sly, and the like – all tunes that could actually be hummed, unlike many of the tunes today.
And while we might look very different today, we still know stuff that a lot of other people do not.
Terry Broste was killed tragically in a small plane crash in the mid '70s.
Lloyd Shingoose died of complications of colon cancer in 2001.
Bill Kolter lives in Penticton, BC. Doug MacFarlane is in Winnipeg.
Denis Thieven lives on Quadra Island on the Canadian west coast.
-Denis Thievin, January 2017
Terry Broste: bass, vocals
Murray Flotre: rhythm guitar, vocals
Bill Kolter: vocals
Fred Krammer: drums
Doug MacFarlane: drums
Terry Milton: saxophone
Innes Munro: drums
George Patterson: keyboards
Mike Ring: drums
Lloyd Shingoose: lead guitar, vocals
Doug Soeder: keyboards, vocals
Denis Thievin: keyboards, vocals