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Past Events

Sat. May 20th 2017
Laketown Rock 2017 Loverboy, Trooper, Prism (Vancouver), The Wild!Laketown Ranch Lake Cowichan BC (All Ages)
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Fri. September 14th 2007
80's ROCK IN SURREY! Honeymoon Suite, Prism (Vancouver)Bell Performing Arts Centre Surrey BC (All Ages)
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Sun. December 31st 2006
The Q! Years Eve Bash... The Headpins, Helix, Harlequin, Prism (Vancouver)The Q Centre Victoria BC (All Ages)
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Sat. January 14th 2006
Canadian Classic Rock Triple Threat w/ Nick Gilder, Sweeney Todd (Victoria), The Headpins, Prism (Vancouver)The Commodore Ballroom Vancouver BC (No Minors)
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L-R Lindsey Mitchell, Rocket Norton Ron Tabak, Al Harlow and John Hall
*Prism began as an amalgamation of two Vancouver bands. In the late 1960s, "Seeds of Time" formed the basis for what would become the Prism lineup, while other key players who shaped Prism came from the early '70s Vancouver jazz band "Sunshyne", yielding trumpeter-producer Bruce Fairbairn plus songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Jim Vallance.
The Seeds of Time’s bad-boy image was evinced in a regional hit single on the Coast label, "My Home Town" in 1969, with a follow-up single "Cryin' the Blues" scoring modest success in an infant Canadian music market. Ten years later bandmates Lindsay Mitchell, John Hall, Al Harlow and Rocket Norton would find themselves together again, riding international charts as Prism.
But the discovery of vocalist Ron Tabak, recruited from the local scene for a recording session with Fairbairn, Mitchell and Vallance in July 1975 was the magic ingredient for the synergy that became Prism. Ron’s voice had a unique brilliance and stunning high range. While that first session was a loose experiment in jazz, R&B and rock, one Jim Vallance song, "Open Soul Surgery" stood above the rest, becoming the template for the future Prism style, and vehicle for Tabak’s vocal range. *From the website

Current Lineup

Rodney Higgs / Drums / Keyboards
Ron Tabak Lead Vocals
Dave Stone Keyboards
Steve Soucy Keyboards / Vocals
Henry Small Lead Vocals / Violin
Richard Sera Keyboards
Rocket NortonDrums
Lindsay MitchellGuitar / Vocals
Daryl MayesDrums
Andy LorimerKeyboards
Tom LavinGuitar / Vocals
Tom KeenlysideHorns / Vocals
Frank BakerDrums
Al HarlowGuitar / Vocals / Bass
John HallKeyboards
Gary GraceDrums
Tad GoddardBass / Vocals
Marc GladstoneKeyboards / Vocals
Bruce FairbairnHorns
Darcy DeutschLead Vocals
John CounselKeyboards
John CodyDrums
Ab BryantBass



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