Wave (band)

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Wave
Origin Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada
Genres Pop rock, Pop
Years activec. 19992003 (2003)
Labels Warner
MembersDave Thomson
Paul Gigliotti

Wave was a Canadian pop rock duo composed of Dave Thomson and Paul Gigliotti. They formed in 1999 in Niagara Falls, Ontario and are best known for their 2001 singles, "California" and "Think It Over", both which were Top 10 radio hits in Canada.

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Biography

The band members were Dave Thomson and Paul Gigliotti. They were signed by Warner Music Canada and released their debut album, Nothing as It Seems . Their debut single "California" quickly increased in airplay and reached number-one on the MuchMusic Countdown, helping sales figures of the album to reach Gold certification. [1] The band's follow-up single "Think It Over" was also a Top 10 hit.

Warner Music Canada Canadian music label

Warner Music Canada is the Canadian division of Warner Music Group. The label previously operated as WEA Canada, the Canadian subsidiary of WEA International, which later changed its name to Warner Music International in 1990. It was founded in 1967 as Warner Reprise Canada Ltd.

Nothing As It Seems was the debut studio album from the Canadian band Wave. In 2001 a song hit radio airwaves that immediately seemed to define that summer. "California" introduced the world to Wave whose gold debut album, Nothing As It Seems, eventually spawned three Top 40 hits and two Top 5 videos. Wave's debut album, Nothing as it Seems, was recorded partly in Los Angeles and partly in Toronto. There were plenty of well-known artists called in to lend a helping hand on the album, like guitarists John Pierce and Tim Pierce, drummer Vinny Colaiuta, keyboardist Justin Gray, and producers Ben Dunk and Rick Neigher. Some of the songs Wave has recorded include "With the Stars," "I'd Give Anything," "Until the Record Breaks," "Daydream," "Don't Leave," and "California."

"California" is a song by Canadian pop rock band Wave. It was released in April 2001 as the lead single from their debut album, Nothing As It Seems. In Canada, the song reached number one on the MuchMusic Countdown. It was also nominated for Best Single at the 2002 Juno Awards, losing to Nickelback's "How You Remind Me".

Members

Discography

Studio albums

YearAlbum detailsChart positions
2001 Nothing as It Seems 29
2002 State of Mind
  • Release date: October 15, 2002
  • Label: Warner Music Canada
53

Singles

YearSinglePeak positionsAlbum
CAN
2001"California"1 [2] Nothing as It Seems
"Think It Over"2
2002"Sleepless"23
"That's How It Feels"10State of Mind
"Don't Say Sarah"18

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