Former Syre Vocalist Fronts Damn Pigeon On Sophomore Album

Syre Vocalist Fronts Damn Pigeon On Sophomore Album

February 18, 2014

Doug Weir of Syre fame has joined Canadian hard-rock band Damn Pigeon on their new studio album entitled ‘Re-Coop’ — currently available for purchase at

Based out of St. Thomas, Ontario, this versatile five-piece guitar-rock outfit is following up their 2010 debut ‘Dismal Reviews’ with this new album featuring twelve original songs. While perhaps best described as hard guitar-rock, the band has a delightful capacity to surprise, and an unapologetic tendency to bend genres. Guitarist Joe Edmiston produced, recorded, engineered and mixed the album with Seigfried Meier, at Beach Rd. Studios, handling the mastering. The new album features a number of stylistic departures for the band and showcases their sonic versatility.

Doug Weir joined Damn Pigeon when their original vocalist, Steve Phillips, succumbed to cancer shortly after the release of ‘Dismal Reviews’. Weir is best known for his work as lead vocalist for Syre, a Canadian hard-rock band on A&M Records in the ’80s and ’90s who released the album ‘It Ain’t Pretty Being Easy’ (1990) and ‘Syre’ (1998). Weir has also provided backing vocals for several Helix albums, as well as working on a number of charity releases.

Damn Pigeon consist of Joe Edmiston (guitars and vocals), Doug Weir (lead vocals and guitars), Steve Proctor (guitars), Jason Latimer (drums), and Steve Proud (bass and vocals). More information on Damn Pigeon can be found at

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