ALIAS: Waiting for Love [Totally killer A.O.R ballad that went in the No 1 in the US charts! Also watch out for the great “Haunted Heart” Promo copy]
Live performance by ALIAS on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
EPISODE# 4306 – March 8, 1991 –
GUESTS – Richard Harris, Martin Mull with musical guests ALIAS.
Original Band Members 1988-1991
Freddy Curci – lead vocals, keyboards, piano, guitars
Steve DeMarchi – guitar, backing vocals
Roger Fisher (ex member of HEART) – guitar, backing vocals
Steve Fossen (ex member of HEART) – bass, backing vocals
Mike DeRosier (ex member of HEART) – drums
Alias was a Canadian album-oriented rock/hard rock supergroup band, formed in 1988 by vocalist Freddy Curci and guitarist Steve DeMarchi of the Canadian arena rock band Sheriff (“When I’m With You”), along with Heart founding members Roger Fisher, Steve Fossen, and Mike DeRosier.
The band released its self-titled debut album in 1990 which went gold in the US and platinum in Canada, scoring hits with power ballad “More Than Words Can Say” (#2), “Waiting For Love” (#13) and “Haunted Heart” (#18 on Mainstream Rock Charts). They also recorded the Tonio K song “Perfect World” for the Christina Applegate film, Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitters Dead.
Alias toured extensively through 1990, including touring with REO Speedwagon. The band also performed twice on The Tonight Show, once with Johnny Carson and once with Jay Leno.
BMI presented Freddy Curci and Steve DeMarchi with the “Million-air award” for “More Than Words Can Say”. According to BMIs web site, only 1,500 songs including “When I’m With You” by Sheriff have achieved Million-air status (one million air plays) among the 4.5 million songs by 300,000 BMI represented artists. One million performances is the equivalent of approximately 50,000 broadcast hours, or more than 5.7 years of continuous airplay.
Alias was featured in the Top 20 AOR Records of All Time, ranked at number 17. The impressive list includes Def Leppard, Foreigner, Toto, Boston and Journey.