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Nova Scotia Classic Rock

Sylvan

Greg Hatcher: Lead Guitar and Vocals
Sean Brownlow: Second Lead Guitar and Vocals
John Howard: Guitar and Backing Vocals
Richard Bonner: Bass and Backing Vocals
Eric McDow: Drums and Percussion

    Formed in Dartmouth in the fall of 1966 by musicians that had been playing mainly individually for a while, but also having had some band experiences. They performed cover tunes for local teen clubs, such as those associated with churches and the Halifax Police Boys' Club, as well as at junior high school dances. Some of their more ambitious numbers were "Daydream Believer" by the Monkees, "Time Won't Let Me" by the Outsiders, and the Small Faces' "Itchycoo Park" (using a fuzz bass!)

    The band broke up in the fall of 1968 and saw Greg and John leave the business, although Greg now performs as a solo act from time to time.

    Sean continued to play in high school bands Inside Story and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Money) interspersed with various solo and duo projects. He most recently plays in the Sham-Rocks.

    Richard began his official stage lighting career during Sylvan, but despite playing bass or guitar at the odd gig through 1970, had switched almost completely to lighting in 1968, where he remains today. He has his own company: Atlantic Illumination Entertainment Lighting.

    Eric went on to play in local Dartmouth groups, The Umbrella, The Move, Country Funk, and later in Spice. Today he is a promoter and booking agent as EMD Artist Representation



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