Tucker Lane was formed in 2015 by Leslie Stanwyck and Johnny Sinclair.
Leslie and Johnny were members of the well-known internationally acclaimed band The Pursuit of Happiness. Leslie and Johnny made two platinum selling albums, Love Junk and One-Sided Story, with the pop-rock legends and toured Europe with the Eurythmics and the U.S. with Duran Duran. They then left to form another renowned band called Universal Honey and put out another seven albums to glowing reviews - many of their songs have had placements in dozens of tv shows and movies. They also toured the U.S. for a year opening for the Goo Goo Dolls. As well as multiple headlining club tours.
In 2010, with their young son in tow, they decided to take the huge step towards a quieter life and move from Toronto to Saskatoon.
To keep their chops up, they started playing in local clubs as an acoustic duo, Then in 2011 Johnny put together Undercover Pirates, a cover band, with Johnny's friend since grade school, Brent Carlin. The group would play several times a month and people would often ask them if they did country, so they learned some. They put their spin on songs by Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Black Keys and Bruce Springsteen, among others. This sound seeped into their originals and they found themselves naturally adding an Americana sound to their new band, Tucker Lane.
Tucker Lane — core members Leslie (vocals), Johnny (bass), Warren Medernach (drums) and Brent Carlin (guitar) grew out of the foursome’s rootsy cover band.
Tucker Lane recorded their debut album in 2015. The album, called West of Minnesota, North of North Dakota — produced by the band — is reflective of the new sound and is loaded with upbeat Americana songs like “Same Place;” “Wishing You Were Here,” “Sentimental Fool” and “You Still Love Me” with some edgier material such as the Stones-style rockers “Think You Know (Someone Like Me)” and “What It’s About?.
With plenty of shows and festivals under their belt and a spot on the beloved Telemiracle 43 show they have honed a sound that media writers have described as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Chrissie Hynde singing lead. Tucker Lane continues to be inspired and have now written a new album's worth of songs that they are currently recording, which is slated for release early in 2020.
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