Thursday, November 3/22 at 7:30pm
Live & Local Stage
Johnny Sinclair & Leslie Stanwyck (Tucker Lane. Undercover Pirates. Universal Honey & the Pursuit of Happiness) performing as an acoustic duo!
With seven albums as Universal Honey and two albums as Tucker Lane and numerous featured tracks in movies and television under his belt, Johnny Sinclair and Leslie Stanwyck has been a mainstay in Canada’s music scene.
Universal Honey was formed by the platinum recording artists Johnny Sinclair and Leslie Stanwyck after playing in the Canadian band The Pursuit of Happiness (“I’m an Adult Now”/Chrysalis Records). They recorded two albums with TPOH (both produced by Todd Rundgren), Love Junk achieved Platinum and One-Sided Story achieved Gold.
During this time Sinclair and Stanwyck started a song writing partnership that has spanned across three decades, 100+ tracks and hundreds of gigs across North America. Sinclair and Stanwyck have put out an astonishing 10 albums, all as independent artists.
With more than 10 singles receiving airplay, and numerous song placements appearing in film and TV scores, they have won a CASBY award as Best New Group. Professionally, they have shared the stage on major U.S. and European tours with the likes of the Goo Goo Dolls, Duran Duran, The Eurythmics and many more.
They recorded and released a Christmas Album with 11 original tunes that still receive holiday airplay in the US, Canada, and Europe. Rock ’n Roll Hall of Famer Ronnie Spector covered “Best Christmas Ever” for her 2010 holiday record.
In 2015, after moving to Saskatoon, they also formed their Americana/Roots band Tucker Lane and released their debut album, ‘West of Minnesota, North of North Dakota’ and in 2017 they were nominated as SCMA Best New Group. In 2018, they earned a spot on the national cast of the beloved Telemiracle 43.
Their second album ‘Random Fireworks on a Beach Obscured by Trees’ was released January 2021. The album received critical praises and their first single ‘Paper Wings’ went to #4 on the Canadian Indie Country Countdown. They were then nominated for another SCMA award as Group of the Year and their single “It’s Alright” went to #7 on the IMC Countdown.
Tucker Lane’s album Random Fireworks was voted #10 in the Top 10 albums in Saskatchewan by the SMA in 2021.
Universal Honey’s album Magic Basement yielded the indie hit “Just Before Mary Goes,” whose popularity resonates even today, thanks to an appearance on the Girls Go Power Pop (2020) compilation on Ace Records UK and airplay on The BBC.
Leslie and Johnny as Universal Honey released the single “Just Like U” in October 2021 which peaked at #4 on the IMC Chart (Sirius/XM).
Their band Universal Honey is set to release a new single on July 22nd, with the full album to follow.