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History (January 1985 - November 1988)

In London, Ontario in January 1985, a rockin' band called The Vee Gates was formed out of the ashes of Sarnia's first ever punk n roll band called The Small Profits

This is the story of three guys, a girl, and a Rickenbacker bass!

Levasseur, François, Danny-boy 

Pete Forrest, François Dubeau, Danny-boy Schwartz

Band's shelf life (January 1985 - November 1988):

  • Formed in London, Ontario in January 1985
  • Relocated to Montreal in May 1986
  • Gave up the ghost in November 1988 (Montreal)

Quick Facts

Names of all Vee Gates Members in order of appearance:

  • Pete Forrest  - vocals, guitar (1985-1989)
  • John McGrath - bass (1985-1986)
  • Trent Rogers  - drums (1985)
  • François Dubeau - drums, bass, guitar, producer (1986-1989)
  • Daniel Schwartz (Danny-Boy) - drums (1986-1989)
  • Rina Gribovsky - bass (1987-1988)
  • Sci-Fi Man (François Machabée) - special project (1989)

Vee Gates photographer(s)

  • Rina Gribovsky (official photographer 1987-1989)
  • Jonathan Brooks (1987 Marianopolis gig only)

Vee Gate Gigs

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