After Dark was formed in March
1997 and hails from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
The band formed as a result of "Hockey Night in Rustico". All four
members of the group played shinny hockey at the "Crick", as Rustico is
known locally, and soon found they all had music in common. It all
started as loud obnoxious practices at Rob's place. Steven and Al
both had acoustic guitars, Rob played keyboard and Kirk on electric guitar.
After several practices and too much beer the group was kicked out of Rob's
by his beautiful wife, Michelle. After Dark would like to acknowledge
Michelle for her patience in their early days. Soon after Rob would
pick up the drums, Kirk switched to bass and Steve took over the electric
guitar duties. Initially the band was dubbed The Wingnuts, due to
the fact a suitable name hadn't been chosen. The Wingnuts debuted
at the Buffalo Rd Bash in May 97, they did quite well despite the pressures
of family and friends looking on. The official debut was July 5 at
the Cymbria Lions Club in South Rustico and the boys haven't looked back
since. After Dark's repitoir encompasses
a wide range of Country Rock and Classic Rock and Top40 such that there is something
for everone. Influences on the group range from MatchBox 20 to
The Eagles, from Blue Rodeo to the Beatles. The bands style is marked
by bright upbeat tunes, melodic guitar arrangements, and tight 3 part vocal
harmonies. As of this writing the group has original material written
but haven't made any definite plans to record. Currently the band
is having a blast and that is all that matters.