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|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||29|
|Running time||30-60 mins|
|Original network||MuchMusic (2008)|
|Picture format||4:3 480i (SDTV)|
|Original release||2008 –|
Disband (stylized as disBand) is a Canadian reality show that was produced and broadcast by MuchMusic that gave aspiring music acts a chance to get big industry attention. It was hosted by either Sarah Taylor or Devon Soltendieck and was usually narrated by the lead singer of the featured band.
Each episode featured a band that was coached by a music industry veteran and at the end performed for a panel of judges. Greig Nori "The Guru" had made appearances as an adviser, and Ralph James, Jennifer Hirst, Colin Lewis, JDiggz, Hannah Simone, Mark Spicoluk, Katie Clark, and Matt Wells had appeared as judges.
Each episode was in 7 different segments, for each day of the week leading up until Sunday, their performance day at MuchMusic Headquarters. The segments followed what the band experiences on each day, starting on Sunday. At the beginning of the episode, the band was introduced along with all of its members. The episode was usually narrated by the lead singer, although other members had done so as well.
In most cases, Greig would surprise them and arrange for them to meet up, where he would then begin coaching them. The bands would then take part in various activities such as photo shoots, meeting record labels, interviews, or writing new songs, throughout the week. Most episodes also featured the band visiting a local Toronto recording studio, such as Number 9 Audio Groupor The Decibel House, for a recording session with a professional engineer. By the end of the week, they would have to perform amongst a panel of judges and an audience.
After their performance, they would head into a green room where Greig would be waiting for them. Back in the main room, the judges would deliberate and decide whether or not the band had a possibility of getting signed. However, the decision was not affected by the audience's wishes. The band would then go back into the main room, where the host would then summarize the judges' thoughts, mentioning both pros and cons of the band. After the verdict, the episode ended with the band either going back home, or got ready to take on a next step.
|1||The Homecoming||Quinn Danielis - Vocals / Guitar|
Chris Thaung - Bass / Vocals
Damien Stillwell - Guitar / Vocals
Dale Doiron - Guitar / Vocals
Nathan Wallace - Drums
|2||Trick Of Disaster||Rafe Malach - Vocals / Guitar|
Dave Henriques - Bass / Synths / Guitar
Rich So - Drums
|3||Soul Plane||Yui – Emcee, Mel G – Vocals|
Gideon Litvin – Lead Guitar
Kevin Nanni – Rhythm Guitar
Aaron Mellet – Drums
|4||Calicose||Alana - Vocals|
Stu - Bass
Jeff - Drums
Keir - Guitar
|5||Times||Alexander J. Yolevski - Vocals / Keyboard|
Paul Doherty - Guitar
Adam Dwyer - Bass
Matthew Winkler - Drums
|6||Cookie Couture||Fran-Kay - Rapper|
Elisa - Vocals
Kitana - Rapper
Stacey - Vocals
J.Beautiful - Vocals
|7||KaraMel||Kara - Lead Vocals|
Mel - Piano/Keyboard/Harmonies
|8||Fancy Girls Market||Keith - Vocals|
Justin - Lead Guitar
Mike - Rhythm Guitar
Izzy - Drums
Steph - Bass
|9||The Isosceles Project||Eric - Guitar|
Scott - Bass
Justin - Drums
|10||Dean Lickyer||Joshua Alvernia - Vocals|
Eric Martin - Drums
Justin Bosso - Bass
Sean Royle - Guitar
|Thumbs Up & signed to Underground Operations|
|11||Futures Past||Basel Ricky - Vocals|
Jason Hoeg - Guitar
Alex Bruce - Guitar
Garth Julien - Bass
Martin Wigle - Drums
|12||Katie & Lisa||Katie - Vocals|
Lisa - Guitar
|13||sateLites||Theo Vigo - Vocals/Guitar|
Arthur Sollano - Guitar/Vocals
Allen Pinlac - Drums
|15||Chasing Amee||Steve Hall - Vocals/Guitar|
Ryan Faist - Guitar/Keys
Tuck - Bass
Nathan Bulla - Drums
|16||Credible Witness||Walter - Vocals/Piano|
Michael - Guitar/Vocals
Ryan - Drums
Matt - Bass
|17||Hasket||Joe - Vocals|
Mikey - Guitar
Ryley - Guitar
Matt - Bass
Dillon - Drums
|18||Dog Bus||"Jules MKools"|
|19||Space Is For Stars||Ryan - Vocals/Guitar|
Brian - Guitar
Gary - Drums
Brayden - Bass
|20||Stereos||Pat K - Vocals|
Robby "The Queer" C - Guitar
Daniel - Bass
Miles Holmwood - Guitar
Brad Bosch - Drums
|Appeared as Turn It Up on the show. |
Thumbs Up & signed to Universal Music Canada
|1||Mean Tangerine||Max Off - Vocals / Guitar|
Brent Weber - Guitar
Jesse Wilks - Bass
Mike Carrey - Drums
|Thumbs Down, Now Signed To Drive Records/Fontana North||Change|
|2||Syla Vale||Sylvia Nguyen - Vocals / Guitar||Thumbs Down||Let It Go|
|3||Street Pharmacy||Ryan Guay - Vocals / Guitar|
Adam Webster - Lead Guitar
Nate Triano - Rhythm Guitar
Brandon Ventresca - Bass
Dan Fretz - Drums
|Thumbs Up and Signed to Fontana North||Stone, Bricks And Mortar|
|4||Alex Galli||Alex Galli - Vocals / Guitar|
Kyle Merkley - Bass
|5||Maddy Rodriguez||Maddy Rodriguez - Vocals/Guitar|
Johnny Simmen - Cajon/Harmonies
Kyle Sipress - Guitar
Matt Wilson - Guitar
Dan Sadowski - Bass
|Split Decision (Thumbs Up)||Break Down|
|6||The Stiff Wires (Now All The Trendy Kids)||Danny - Lead Vocals, Bass |
Brandyn - Guitar, Vocals
Jamie - Guitar, Vocals
Jesse - Drums
|Thumbs Down, Now Signed with Brightside Records||Song Of The Same Name|
|7||Abandon All Ships||Ange - Vocals |
Kyler - Guitar
Martin - Bass & Vocals
|Thumbs Up & Signed to Underground Operations, Rise Records and Velocity Records||Megawacko|
|8||Em||Em - Vocals||Thumbs Down||Kickin' It Down|
|9||Good & Broken||Marissa - Vocals|
Jared - Guitar, Bass, Drums
|Thumbs Up||My Mistakes|
|10||San Sebastian||Brodie Dawson - Guitar|
Greg Veerman - Bass
Mike Veerman - Vocals
Sean Dawson - Guitar
Ted Paterson - Drums
|Appeared as Pumps on the show.|
Thumbs Up & Signed to Universal Music Canada
|11||The Word Tonight||Scott - Vocals|
Erik - Guitar
Kai - Guitar
Nickk - Drums
Dylan - Bass
Mylo - Keyboard (kicked out of the band during episode)
|Thumbs Down||Smile For The Camera|
|12||Reverse||Dizz - Vocals|
Khadjia - Vocals
Taylor Evans - Vocals
|Thumbs Down||Over U|
|13||These Kids Wear Crowns||Alex Johnson - Vocals|
Alan Poettcker - Bass/Vocals
Joe Porter - Guitar
Josh Mitchinson - Drums
Matt Vink - Keyboard
Josh "Gypsy" McDaniel - Guitar
|Thumbs Up & Signed to Capitol Records/EMI||Break It Up|
Maddy Rodriguez: Nettwerk One Publishing
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