Origin: Toronto, Ontario
A Toronto, Ontario-based group, though only Laurie Hood, who graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty Of Music seems to have grown up there. Victor Garber was an actor, who'd been born in London, Ontario, prior to moving to Toronto, where he'd been a member of the University of Toronto's Hart House acting group. He'd performed in various Toronto workshop productions before joining The Sugar Shoppe. Lee Harris had undergone some vocal training. Peter Mann grew up in Miami and later worked as an arranger/producer in New York. Shortly after joining the band he wrote his arrangement of Bobby Gimby's Canada, which climbed to No. 40 on 26nd August 1967 and proved to be the biggest hit. The follow-up, The Attitude, reflected the prevailing psychedelia of the era and brought them a measure of further chart success.
If I Were A Carpenter also figured on Yorkville's CTV's After Four compilation in 1968 and The Attitude was included on Yorkville Evolution the same year.
-Dreams, Fantasies, Nightmares