Canadian melodic rock band Honeymoon Suite is set to release their new studio album Alive on February 16, 2024, via Frontiers Music Srl and featuring core band members, including Johnnie Dee (Lead Vocals), Derry Grehan (Guitars/Keyboards/Background Vocals), Dave Betts (Drums), Gary Lalonde (Bass), and Peter Nunn (Keyboards).
Alive is produced by notable Canadian producer Mike Krompass, whose songwriting and production credits include artists like Meghan Trainor, Steven Tyler, Theory of a Dead Man and Smash Mouth. His expertise combined with the bands celebrated melodic rock, powerful vocals and memorable guitar riffs, is sure to make this a timeless record of unforgettable rock anthems.
Watch the new music video for Alive below!
Honeymoon Suite was originally formed in 1981 by lead vocalist and guitarist Johnnie Dee from Niagara Falls, Ontario. Following the departure of the original lead guitarist, Derry Grehan, also from the Niagara Falls area, joined the band. Johnnie and Derry decided to re-build the band at that point and recruited Dave Betts on drums, Ray Coburn on keys, and Gary Lalonde on bass. They hit the road hard playing six nights a week and writing songs with the hope of scoring a record deal.
In 1983, the band entered a demo of New Girl Now to a homegrown contest put on by Toronto rock station Q107. They won that year and this led to a multi album deal with label WEA Canada after being signed by Bob Roper.
The band recorded their debut self titled album which was released in July, 1984. The album was an instant success, and with the help of massive airplay, several videos on MTV and MuchMusic, it went on to sell over three hundred thousand units in Canada alone.
Since their debut release, Honeymoon Suite has released a total of seven studio albums with over a million units sold worldwide driven by the success of a string of hit singles such as New Girl Now, Burning In Love, Wave Babies, Stay In the Light, Feel It Again and What Does It Take, to name a few.
The band has won numerous awards including a Canadian Juno for group of the year in 1986, triple platinum sales in Canada with the first three albums, and platinum sales for the greatest hits cd The Singles, released in 1989. They also received an award in June, 2015 for over one hundred thousand performances on Canadian radio for Burning In Love, New Girl Now, Wave Babies and What Does It Take.
They have toured extensively in the US, Canada and Europe with acts such as ZZ Top, Heart, Billy Idol, Journey, Bryan Adams, Saga, Loverboy, Jethro Tull and .38 Special to name a few.