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Canada's Classic Rock Band HARLEQUIN Fan Group


2006 Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees Harlequin are a Canadian classic rock band.
Harlequin has achieved Canadian Platinum and Gold status.

O F F I C I A L Harlequin L I N K S



* Victim of a Song - 1979* Love Crimes - 1980 * One False Move - 1982 * Radio Romances - 1984 * Harlequin - 1985
* Greatest Hits - 1986 * Harlequin II - 2004 * Waking the Jester - 2007 * " On/Q Live" - 2009

♫ ♬ Innocence ♫ ♩ ♬ Sweet Things In Life ♫ ♩ Thinking Of You ♫ ♩ I Did It For Love ♫ ♩ (It's) No Mystery ♫ ♩

The History of HARLEQUIN

Harlequin was originally formed in the mid-seventies. After several demos and trips to Toronto, Harlequin was finally discovered playing in a tiny bar in Toronto by representatives of Jack Douglas, legendary producer of Aerosmith, Patti Smith and John Lennon. Ironically, the scouts for Douglas' company had actually intended to see Goddo, the band playing downstairs, but were turned away due to a sold old show. Instead they retired upstairs to a much smaller bar - only to be blown away by the band, playing a high-energy set of strong original songs for only a handful of people. This chance meeting led to a production deal with Douglas.

With Douglas’ help, Harlequin signed a deal with CBS/Epic (home to Cheap Trick and Eddie Money) in 1979. The band proceeded to amaze everyone at the label by pushing the first release "Victim of a Song"(1979) to gold status through sheer hard-work, incessant touring, word of mouth and solid song-writing. Songs like Sweet Things in Life, You are the Light and Survive introduced the band to radio to many markets in Canada - especially Western Canada.

The second release, Love Crimes (1980), came with a bigger push from the label, and went on to go Platinum, powered in part by Harlequin's biggest hit to date 'Innocence." Another track, "Thinking of You" became a staple of rock radio, and a highlight of the live show.

One False Move (1982) cemented the band's radio success with tunes like "I Did it for Love,” “Superstitious Feeling” and "Heart Gone Cold." The fourth and final album, eponymously titled, featured a change of direction as well as producer - Alfie Agius, former bassist with The Fixx, replaced Jack Douglas. This album produced one single "Take this Heart" and the band's only video, filmed at the abandoned Don jail in Toronto by Juno-winning Champagne Productions.

Harlequin was and still remains, something of a work-horse of the Canadian road, soldiering through multiple grueling Cross-Canada tours, and working with such bands as Triumph, Streetheart, Nazareth, Heart, April Wine, Pat Benatar and Saga. Saga took the band to Puerto Rico, where they discovered - to their shock and amazement, that Innocence had been a huge hit single. To capitalize on the song's success, the band played in Caracas Venezuela, headlining two nights at the city's biggest arena. With Triumph the band toured through the States and made some headway in the mid-west and Texas.

The next album was the Radio Romances greatest hits package, which also featured a new tune (written by Tom Cochrane) entitled "No Mystery" .

The current line-up of the band released "Waking the Jester" in 2007. It had two singles which touched every continent of the world, "Shine On" and "Rise".

2009 the band released "On/Q" the first live compilation. Original singer, George Belanger is proud to release the songs in the style and intent in which they were written and which he had always preferred. Songs representing the band from inception to 2009 are included.

Unlike many bands of their era, Harlequin is still a staple of rock radio in Canada, where the band's old and new hits still receive remarkable amounts of airplay. Fueled by this continued success at radio, the band still tours, gaining new fans all the time, and attracting anyone who loves Canadian rock at it's finest.
The bands current line-up consists of

George Belanger, Nik Rivers, Derrick Gottfried, Darren Moore and AJ Chabidon.

♫ ♩ ♬ ♫ ♩ ♬Thanks for VISITING !!

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  • TrueBlood4ever

    ♥ ♫ ★ WOW....I knew the Canadians ROCKED, but I didn't realize just how many GREAT classic artists there are hailing from Canada, whom I already LOVED!!! ♥ ♫ ★

    21 Giu 2010 Rispondi
  • TrueBlood4ever

    ★ ♫ ♥ Thanks so much for making me feel so welcome! I think I will be tuning in to Harlequin Radio today.... Have a SUPER rockin' day everyone!!! ★ ♫ ♥

    21 Giu 2010 Rispondi
  • ingibarov

    Thanks RockJester, great stuff here...

    20 Giu 2010 Rispondi
  • TrueBlood4ever

    ★ ♫ ♥ Hey, thanks to RockJester for inviting me to check out this AWESOME band and club...★ ♫ ♥ KEEP ON ROCKIN'!!!

    19 Giu 2010 Rispondi
  • harryhogweed

    love the home page ...lots going on keep on rocking lads !!!!

    14 Giu 2010 Rispondi
  • DizBusta

    This is a great Canadian band. Classic in it's true sense:)

    13 Giu 2010 Rispondi
  • jeanniehauger

    Thanks for including me!

    5 Giu 2010 Rispondi
  • useh

    Can someone hook me up with the Love Crimes record? Amazon only has a used copy for 80 bucks and it isn't on iTunes.

    31 Mag 2010 Rispondi
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    31 Mag 2010 Rispondi
  • Nita_Fairytale

    Hello from germany :-) i love canadian music. It's amazing how many canadian bands influenced and shaped every era of music. CANADA ROXXX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    31 Mag 2010 Rispondi
  • boscopud

    Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CANADA ROCKS, CANADA ROCKS, CANADA ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-D

    28 Mag 2010 Rispondi
  • gertski

    I am at home among friends! Hello everyone Canadian Rock needs more ears!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    28 Mag 2010 Rispondi