Rock My World Canada, chapter 92: Santers

[Mike Carr is determined to create a catalogue/reference work featuring all kinds of Canadian rock and alternative releases from the past few decades. Check out his a massive volume on Canadian music history entitled Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s Guide. It’s an incredible discography of hundreds of bands. – AC]

Santers was a heavy metal trio with a strong blues influence, formed in 1980 in Toronto by guitarist and vocalist Rick Santers and his brother Mark on drums, together with their friend, Rick Lazaroff, on bass. Aside from playing numerous concerts and recording their debut album in 1981, Rick Santers was in demand as a session player and, in particular, helped fellow Canadian Lee Aaron with her demos and first album. In 1982 Santers the band picked up a European licensing contract with Heavy Metal Records who released Racing Time in December. – Allmusic

Find out more about this artist and hundreds of other Canadian artists in the softcover edition of Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s Guide. Get your copy here. Follow Mike on Facebook and Twitter.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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