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BOSSANOVA, Chris Storrow, band

Bossanova.

MEMBERS

Chris Storrow

(additional members listed below)


HOMETOWN

Vancouver, B.C. (1997-08)

Montreal, Quebec (2008-)


MOST POPULAR

Blue Bossanova [12"]
Hey, Sugar [album]


GREATEST HITS

Blue Bossanova
Calvary
Come Down Easy
The Gin Game
Love Hangover
Rare Brazil


ALSO

BOSSANOVA's own site
BOSSANOVA on MySpace
BOSSANOVA on Wikipedia


DESCRIPTION

Singer and songwriter Chris Storrow started Bossanova in his hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1997. He mixes the sounds of 1970s disco with soul and psychedelic rock and roll with superlative results.

Various friends and musicians have played with Chris over the years, but Mr. Storrow remains the constant. The songwriter and singer. The frontman.

Bossanova's song "Blue Bossanova," released in 2006 on the Hey, Sugar album, became a sleeper hit song on online streaming and download sites in 2011.


RELATED ARTISTS

BLACK MOUNTAIN

NEW PORNOGRAPHERS


BOSSANOVA album
BOSSANOVA album
BOSSANOVA Blue Bossanova / Rare Brazil single
1999 Teen-Beat Sampler album
2003 Teen-Beat Sampler album
2004 Teen-Beat Sampler album
Teen-Beat 20th Anniversary Celebrations
BOSSANOVA pocket catalogue
UNREST Teen-Beat 26th Anniversary Performances
BOSSANOVA, band, Chris Storrow, Sean Mrazek, Elaine Fung

Elaine Fung, Sean Mrazek, Chris Storrow [L to R]
Live at Teen-Beat 453
Photo by [unknown]


BOSSANOVA, band, Chris Storrow

Chris Storrow
Photo by Rob Madden


LINE-UPS


1995

Jason Baldock,
Chris Storrow


1997-1998

Michael Boegh,
Heather Campbell,
Tony Koelwyn,
Chris Storrow,
Brian Wieser


1998-2000

Michael Boegh,
Heather Campbell,
Tony Koelwyn,
Chris Storrow,
Greg Macdonald


2001

Corrin Culbertson,
Tim Lutz,
Chris Storrow,
Greg Macdonald


2003

Michael Boegh,
Elaine Fung,
Chris Storrow,
Greg Macdonald,
Shawn Mrazek


2006 (VANCOUVER)

Michael Boegh,
Megan Bradfield,
Chris-a-riffic,
Kurt Dahle,
Chris Storrow


2006 (MONTREAL)

Megan Bradfield,
Olga Goreas,
Mark Robinson,
Chris Storrow,
Spencer Warren


2006 (NEW YORK)

Megan Bradfield,
Mark Robinson,
Chris Storrow,
Spencer Warren,
Shane Watt,
Brian Wieser


2010

Elaine Fung,
Shawn Mrazek,
Chris Storrow


BIOGRAPHY


(WRITTEN FOR THE HEY, SUGAR ALBUM)

Bossanova isn't faking it -- they really are from Canada, They're from Vancouver, to be exact, a land of ocean, mountains, and home to two of the bands mentioned at the bottom of this page. In fact, members of Black Mountain and the New Pornographers are responsible for the drums on the debut Bossanova disc, Hey, Sugar.

But don't let the star turns throw you off -- this is perfectionist tinkerer Chris Storrow's odyssey. Over seven years in the making, Hey, Sugar is Chris's vision of a perfect cocktail party, a free-for-all where Brian Wilson gossips with Burt Bacharach, Sergio Mendes mixes a Zombie for Stevie Wonder, and members of Stereolab and New Order play DJ. Like all great pop records, Hey, Sugar's heart lies not in any one era but in several all at once, tuning into all the sounds radio has unashamedly used to seduce untold numbers of lovestruck boys and girls since the British Invasion. You know the wavelength Chris is on immediately -- it's in the way opener "In the Immortal Words of You" builds from swooning whisper to earth-shaking anthem, in the shiver-inducing falsetto chorus of "I'll Leave of My Heart," and in the space-age tropicalia of "Rare Brazil." In the end it doesn't matter what country Bossanova is from, because Hey, Sugar hits the universal sweet spot every time.

INFLUENCES:
Brian Eno, My Bloody Valentine, Chic, Isaac Hayes, Curtis Mayfield, the Associates, George Macrae.


DISCOGRAPHY


SINGLES

Split with Tonebursts
Blue Bossanova / Rare Brazil


ALBUMS

Bossanova [1][cassette]
Bossanova [2][CD]
Hey Sugar


COMPILATIONS

1999 Teenbeat Sampler
Good Jacket Presents: Vancouver Special
Amateurs on Plastic
ShoopDeDoop
2003 Teenbeat Sampler
2004 Teenbeat Sampler
Teen-Beat No.1 Record Label
2010 Teen-Beat / Other Music Sampler


ALSO

Teen-Beat Future Fever Series
Teen-Beat 20th Anniversary Celebrations
Pocket Catalog Set of Four
Bossanova Pocket Catalog Postcard
Teen-Beat Graphica Exhibition
Teen-Beat 26th Anniversary Performances


SONGS

All The Tired Horses
Ally Statton Starts...
Arrondissements
Billy Van Returns to Collingwood
Blue Bossanova
Blue Bossanova (12" Version)
Calvary
Closet Sounds
Come Down Easy
Cove
Dead Racketeers
Echo Is My Name
French Accent
The Gin Game
Gone Blond
Hollyburn
Hollyburn, part two
I'll Leave of My Heart
In the Immortal Words of You
It Felt Like a Weight
It's an Apparition
Living Room
Love Hangover
Lullaby
Masters of Karate
My First Luau
My Ligeia
Mysterious Female Bass Player
Now I Need You
The Ocean's Door
Rare Brazil
Rare Brazil (12" Version)
Sangria
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
The Sensous X
Slip Down Easy
The Tongue of the Asp
29 Distinct Damnations
White Hot Chocolate