Delayne Drive evolved from the band Generations, founded by Dan Kaniuk and Bob Goss in support of their musical daughters. Generations performed around York Region for several years and headlined two successful concerts at Newmarket Theatre.

After the young members of Generations headed off to university, the band began to evolve into its current form. In addition to Dan on drums and Bob on guitar, Steve Cooke joined the band on bass guitar, followed shortly thereafter by David Pilkey on keyboards, Brad Sinclair on guitar and John Doyle on lead guitar.

With the focus of the band changing to classic rock and R&B - and, more significantly, the average age of band members increasing dramatically - the band felt a new name was needed and 'Delayne Drive' was officially christened in January 2007. Delayne Drive has been entertaining audiences in and around the GTA ever since.

In late 2012 Paul MacNeice joined the band on keyboards, replacing David Pilkey who has moved on to pursue other musical interests. Paul's exceptional talents have since taken the band's sound to a whole new level!
Bob Goss - guitar, vocals

Music was always a big part of Bob's life. His Grandfather was an early member of Guy Lombardo's Big Band, subsequently forging a personal style with his own band. Bob picked up the guitar in high school, where the first song he learned was "Rock and Roll Song" by folk musician Valdy. While attending the University of Windsor Bob met a talented musician named Bruce Bain and the duo played the local bar and coffee house circuit. Ironically, they opened for Valdy to a sellout crowd of 3,000 university students, who enthusiastically supported the young duo's combination of original tunes and cover versions of folk and rock songs. Bob is the Controller of a local manufacturing firm and is married to Sharon. Together they've raised three musically inclined children who are now young adults.
Brad Sinclair - guitar, vocals

Music has been a life-long passion for Brad. His interest in guitar heated up around campfires while involved with Scouting and grew during high school playing weekends with a quartet known as Thyme - which included his wife Barbara - at jamborees and school functions in Montreal's West Island. He discovered the 12 string in the early 70's and played folk and contemporary church music in and around the University of Waterloo, including regular appearances as part of the cast and house band at the Black Forest coffee house series at St Paul's college. Brad owns and operates a management consulting firm and he and Barbara have raised three boys, who are now young adults.
Dan Kaniuk - drums, vocals

Music played an important role in Dan's family life. He sang harmony with his four brothers on songs by the Platters, The Everley Brothers and Elvis and performed with various high school bands, including the school's stage band which competed throughout Ontario and the US. During university, Dan interrupted his studies to tackle music full time, hitting the road for two years with the R&B band Body and Soul. They became well known on the nightclub circuit throughout Ontario, Quebec, Vermont, and the Maritimes. Subsequently, Dan returned to university, completed his degree and built a career in health care. While raising two beautiful and talented daughters with his wife Kathy, Dan played acoustic guitar and performed occasionally with his brother Jerry.
John Doyle - lead guitar, vocals

John's earliest musical influences were the folk and country music he heard on the Tommy Hunter and Don Messer's Jubilee television shows. When the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, his interest in music intensified and he taught himself guitar while listening to the Fab Four. John has played in a number of bands over the years and entered song-writing competitions, including the Q107 Homegrown contest. He continues to write and record original songs and plans to release his debut CD when time allows. John was born in Montreal and has been living in the Toronto area since the early eighties. He is a systems director and father of two young adults.
Paul MacNeice - keyboards, vocals

Second only to wife Sharon and children Elizabeth and David, music is Paul's greatest passion. Paul studied piano from the age of 5, played flute throughout high school and keyboard during his years at York University. Paul has had a diverse string of gigs over the years: playing keyboards at the Ida Burns modeling agency and Trio Steakhouse for many years, with Bodanis as an opener for Arty Shaw at the CNE, piano at the Royal York Hotelís Black Knight Room, and B3 jazz organ at BIC's (Botley's Inner Circle) in Yorkville. Paul was lead keyboard player with Peter Doyle's R&B band, Gail King & the Knights, and Quadrofuse, a jazz-fusion band that opened for Long John Baldry. Recently, Paul played keyboard for acoustical demonstrations at NAMM (National Association for Music Merchants) in L.A. When he's not playing music, you can find him relaxing at his cottage in Muskoka, or working as purchasing and fleet manager for a major pipeline/utility contractor.
Steve Cooke - bass, vocals

Steve was also inspired to pursue music when introduced to the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show. Through his early years, Steve sang in school and church choirs and studied both piano and guitar. In high school, he played the euphonium in the school concert band and guitar in the stage band. A recording of the stage band was aired on the CBC documentary 'Don't Let the Children Die'. He also traveled to England with the concert band, touring the London school circuit. While in university Steve joined the Toronto Harbour rock/R&B band as bassist, playing at fortune 500 companies, university socials, bars and weddings across Ontario. Today he continues to perform with THB and has recently joined the Blackboard Blues Band. In 2012 Steve lost his beloved wife Sue to cancer. In addition to being a loving wife and mother, Sue was a tremendous supporter of Steve's musical aspirations. She is sorely missed. Steve is a systems consultant and the father of two adult sons.

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