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Alias Discography :

Origin Toronto, Canada
Genres Hard rock

Alias was founded in the late 1980s by two Canadian musicians, songwriter / lead vocalist Freddy Curci and songwriter / lead guitarist Steve DeMarchi.

Before Alias, Curci and DeMarchi were members of a Canadian rock band Sheriff, from 1979-1985. Sheriff's popularity in the club circuit garnered the attention of Capitol Records, which led to their self-titled album Sheriff. Sheriff's singles received a large amount of air play and reached the #1 spot in Canada, due to the success of "When I'm with You". Although promotion and distribution problems stalled the record's initial American momentum, the song reached a respectable #61 on the Billboard charts. Reports of fans not being able to buy the record in their local shops plagued Sheriff's American tour. Rigorous touring, frustrations, and disappointments caused tensions that split the band in two. In 1985 Sheriff disbanded.

After Sheriff, Curci and DeMarchi teamed up to pursue their music. With the financial backing of friends and family, and with the help of DeMarchi’s brother Denny, they built a recording studio in the DeMarchi family home basement. They worked as couriers during the day, while continuing to write and record at night. Most of these songs are on the Alias debut album.

In 1988, 3 years after Sheriff split up, their song "When I'm with You" re-entered and climbed the US billboard chart for a second time. A DJ named Jay Taylor in Las Vegas had played this song on his radio station, resulting in massive audience response and requests for the song.

In January 1989, Capitol Records made an unprecedented move and re-released the Sheriff album in the US. "When I'm with You" hit #1 on the Billboard chart in February 1989. Curci and DeMarchi tried to get Sheriff back together, but the other members of Sheriff were not interested. Curci and DeMarchi moved on and joined forces with ex-members of Heart: Roger Fisher, Steve Fossen and Mike Derosier, to form Alias.

In 1990, Alias released its first album, a self-titled debut recorded under the Capitol Records label. The polished album went gold in the U.S. and platinum in Canada, while several tracks enjoyed radio airplay in both countries. The power ballad "More Than Words Can Say" proved to be the band's biggest hit, climbing to number two on the Billboard Hot 100 while also doing well in adult contemporary and mainstream rock formats. A tour followed (including a stint as the opening act for REO Speedwagon), but while touring, the trio of former Heart musicians decided to leave the band due to musical differences.

In an interview with Strutter Magazine, Curci indicated that Alias was never formally disbanded.
Albums :
Studio albums

* (1990) Alias
* (2009) Never Say Never
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