Friday, May 20, 2011

Artist: Orphan, Album: Lonely At Night, Song: Miracle

Orphan were a rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba.  The formed in the early eighties and were a culmination of two previous bands.  They were Steve McGovern and Ron Boisvenue of The Orphans and Chris Burke-Gaffney and Brent Diamond of The Pumps.  The Pumps had already achieved a very strong regional following.  They were signed to Polygram and released one album before breaking up.  They also opened for some high profile artists like AC/DC, Triumph and Prism.  The buzz definitely carried forward to Orphan and in 1983, they cut their debut album, Lonely At Night.  The album did well in Canada and they had a couple of singles released that received strong radio support.  One of them was the ballad, Miracle.  The band would follow up with one more album in 1985 before disbanding.  Burke-Gaffney would resurface a few years later in another band called The Deadbeat Honeymooners.  However, today, the original members of both Orphan and The Pumps have reformed and have been playing live.  They also released a retrospective called, It's A Miracle : The Very Best Of The Pumps And Orphan.  The album has all their hits including the song, Miracle.  It is available on Itunes.  You can read about the band at  You can hear the song, Miracle, on You Tube (  Thanks for reading and enjoy!

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