The Guess Who
  • The Guess Who

  • at 

    Muze Lounge

  • Thursday, August 18th 2022
  •   9:00pm

The Guess Who

The Guess Who, the band that became Canada’s first international Rock music superstars, began in 1962 in Winnipeg as Chad Allen & The Reflections.  Including members Randy Bachman (guitar), Jim Kale (bass) and Garry Peterson (drums), Chad Allen and the Reflections had become Chad Allen and the Expressions by the time they recorded a cover of “Shakin’ All Over”, released by Quality Records in 1965.  The song was a #1 single in Canada and reached #22 in America.  Burton Cummings joined the group that same year, replacing the keyboard player and sharing lead vocals.

Experimenting with the sounds of freedom, psychedelic, and Garage Rock that were filtering across the border from Minneapolis, The Guess Who traveled to Minneapolis, where they did their first recordings at K-Bank Studios.  Their song “His Girl” gave the band a Top 20 hit in England, an offer to sign with London-based King Records, and the opportunity to tour.  They immediately left for the U.K.  After just one album, the band quit King Records and returned to Canada.  After recording the promotional album A Wild Pair (with The Staccatos on the flipside) for Coca-Cola and appearing on the TV show Let’s Go, the homecoming of The Guess Who was marked by the sale of their Quality Records contract for $1,000 to Nimbus 9, owned by producer Jack Richardson.

The emergence of “Classic Rock” radio stations throughout North America has broadened the base of the group’s loyal followers to include more of the baby boomer generation, on down to today’s teenagers. A typical audience at a concert by The Guess Who will contain fans from 16 to 60 years old. The popularity of The Guess Who has increased tremendously due to the strength and the highly regarded reputation of their live concert performances.

Although membership in the group has changed through the years, they have remained musically consistent behind the strengths of original founding member Garry Peterson (drums and vocals), Derek Sharp (lead vocals and guitars), Leonard Shaw (keyboards, flute, sax and vocals), Michael Staertow (guitars and vocals) and Michael Devin (bass guitar and vocals). As they perform hit after hit in concert, it is easy to see and hear why The Guess Who remain one of today’s most sought after touring attractions.

Please Note

Must be 21 years of age or older to enter Muze Lounge.

Standing room only show. No seats available. Strobe lights, lighting effects, and theatrical fog may be in use in Muze Lounge during musical concerts.  If you have health or physical problems that could be affected by strobe lighting, lighting effects, of theatrical fog, including but not limited to photosensitive epilepsy, asthma or breathing problems, you should not enter the Muze Lounge. For additional information please call 1.877.GO.ilani.