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Strange Advance

from Vancouver BC
Available for Shows/Gigs - Confirmed: Nov. 10, 2021
In 2019 photo from left,
Will Chapman (drums)
Drew Arnott (keyboards, vocals, guitar)
Ian Cameron (guitar violin)
Rob Bailey (R Dubya Bee keyboards)
Sean Dillon (vocals)
Not in photo:
Howard Ayee (bass)

Darryl Kromm and Drew Arnott played together from 1974 to 1977 in a group called Slan. Later, while writing original music together, Kromm played in the band Remote Control. While touring with Bryan Adams, Kromm gave him a demo tape of the tunes he and Arnott were working on. Adams liked what he heard and passed it on to producer Bruce Fairbairn. Fairbairn also liked what he heard, did a quick remix then played it for Deane Cameron, who was the Canadian A&R rep for Capitol Records L.A. The band, originally known as Metropolis, were then signed to Capitol Records in Los Angeles.

1982 She Controls Me/Lost In Your Eyes (Capitol-EMI) 72896
1982 Kiss In The Dark/Prisoner (Capitol-EMI) 72907
1982 The Second That I Saw You/One Chance In A Million (Capitol-EMI) 72968
1982 Worlds Away/Prisoner (Capitol-EMI) B-5232
1982 Love Games (Dance Remix)/Kiss In The Dark [12"] (Capitol-EMI) 75032
1985 We Run/Nor Crystal Tears (Capitol-EMI) 72960
1985 We Run (Extended Mix)//We Run (Single Version)/We Run (Dub Mix) [12"] (Capitol-EMI) V-75089
1985 Running Away [Remix]/Home Of The Brave (Capitol-EMI) 72982
1988 Love Becomes Electric/This Island Earth (Current/Capitol-EMI) B-73041
1988 Till The Stars Fall Wild Blue (Current/Capitol-EMI) B-73056

1982 Worlds Away (Capitol) ST-12232
1982 AOR Sampler [3 song 12" EP] (Capitol) SPRO-217
1985 2WO (Capitol-EMI) ST-12349
1987 Over 60 Minutes With...Strange Advance (Capitol-EMI) 746887-2
1988 The Distance Between (Current/Capitol-EMI) CLT-48550
1996 Worlds Away: The Very Best Of Strange Advance (EMI Canada)
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Current Lineup

Drew ArnottKeyboards / Drums1980 - present
Ian CameronGuitar1985 - present
Will ChapmanDrums2019 - present
Rob BaileyKeyboards2019 - present
Sean DillonLead Vocals2019 - present
Howard AyeeBass2019 - present

Past Members

Darryl KrommSynth Guitar / Guitar1980 - 1985
Paul IversonBass / Vocals1980 - 1984
David QuintonDrums1985
Rick DeGrooteKeyboards1985
Joe AlvaroBass / Vocals1985


Strange Advance Live In Montreal 1985 (REMASTERED HD)
In this video: Strange Advance
Posted: Aug. 12, 2020
Filmed: Jan. 1, 1985
Strange Advance - She Controls Me
In this video: Strange Advance
Posted: Oct. 25, 2016
Filmed: Jan. 1, 1984
Strange Advance Worlds away
In this video: Strange Advance
Posted: Oct. 25, 2016
Strange Advance - We Run
In this video: Strange Advance
Posted: Oct. 25, 2016
Filmed: Jan. 1, 1985
Status: Available for Shows/Gigs
- Last confirmed Nov. 10, 2021