Biography

Crowbar

JMA Talent is very pleased to announce our recent partnership with the legendary Canadian Rock & Roll Boogie Band, Crowbar. Best known for their 1971 hit, “Oh, What a Feeling,” which earned an induction into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2011, these rockers are known for their high-energy sound that never fails to fill the dance floor.
 
Originally formed as the backup band, And Many Others to accompany rockabilly superstar Ronnie Hawkins, Crowbar went on to become one of Canada’s most popular touring bands of the 70s including accompanying then-Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau during his election campaign as well as earning a tour in the UK as first choice of the Maple Music Junket. Crowbar gained their fame as true pioneers of rock on the ground floor of the then-emerging Canadian music scene working with musical greats such as Elton John, Alice Cooper, Sly & the Family Stone, Lighthouse, Edgar Winter & White Trash, Richie Havens, Rush, as well as The Average White Band. 

In 1971, the band recorded a sold-out performance at the historic Massey Hall in Toronto, which was released as a double album, Larger than Life (and Live’r Than You’ve Ever Been). The recording and release of the album made Canadian history as the first time a band had recorded and released a “live in concert” album as well as a radio simulcast across Canada. 

Crowbar disbanded in 1975, but was revived in 1977, minus Jozef Chirowski, who had joined Alice Cooper’s band. The band performed intermittently during the 1980s.

Recently, Crowbar has played shows around Hamilton, Ontario, including a performance at their induction into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2011.