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Johnnie Dee and Derry Grehan, the principal and founding members of Honeymoon Suite, met in 1982. In 1983 they decided to enter the Homegrown Contest put on yearly by Toronto’s Q107 FM radio station. Based on the public’s response, “New Girl Now” won the contest. The group’s milestone first album was released in June of 1984, and by 1985 was certified platinum in Canada.
Honeymoon Suite’s second album, ‘The Big Prize’, featured a rare appearance by Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson. It went platinum in Canada almost immediately. 1986 also saw the band win a gold award for ‘Best Live Act’ at the World Popular Song Festival in Tokyo, and a Juno for ‘Group Of The Year’.
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the band went to Los Angeles in the winter of 1987. While there, Dee was hit by a car at LAX airport breaking, his leg in several places. While recovering in hospital, Doobie Brother Michael McDonald was brought in to help out with the recording sessions; he wrote lyrics and sang back up on one song. The results of all the hard work was ‘Racing After Midnight’, a slightly harder edged album.
The trio returned to the studio in 1990 to craft ‘Monsters Under The Bed’. Singles like “Say You Don’t Know Me” and “The Road” did well in Canada. Some US success did come their way as songs got placed on TV’s ‘Miami Vice’ and two movie soundtracks, ‘Lethal Weapon II’ and ‘One Crazy Summer’.
In recent activity, a new Best Of album has been released on Warner in Canada as part of their Essentials series. Honeymoon Suite also put out their latest release “Clifton Hill” in summer,