Vancouver's Stonebolt arrived as part of the wave of talented bands that helped put Western Canada on the musical map. The group had it's beginnings with North Vancouver school friends Ray Roper, Brian Lousley and Dan Atchison, and the lineup soon jelled with the addition of lead singer David Wills and keyboardist John Webster (succeeded by Lewis Nitikman in '81).
Stonebolt toured relentlessly throughout the '70's across Canada and the Western U.S., honing their music and building a large fan base in the days before the internet. In 1977, they signed with Parachute Records in Los Angeles and began recording their first album.
In the years that followed, the group released four albums and had numerous hit singles. Their biggest- 'I Will Still Love You'- charted in the U.S. and many parts of the world. They guested on many top TV shows of the day, including American Bandstand with Dick Clark and Midnight Special with Wolfman Jack.
The group continued writing, recording and touring into the '80's, performing as far away as Japan. By the mid '80's the group disbanded, with members working on different music projects and starting families.
In the mid '90's the classic rock format caught fire and with it a new interest in the group's music on the radio. They performed several 'reunion' shows, which were so successful that they have since performed select dates every year. In 2000, they put out the self produced album 'Regeneration', containing their remastered hits along with some new material.
The bands radio hit songs include: I Will Still Love You, Baby Don't Ya Hide It, Lovestruck, Queen of The Night, Was It You, Please Please Me, Goin Through the Motions of Love)