|STANDING IN THE DARK
A Platinum Blonde Fan Site
|Last Minute Tour Dates||November 29th, 2017|
|New Tour Date||September 26th, 2017|
|New Performance & David Barrett Videos||September 23rd, 2017|
David Barrett has just uploaded a series of videos featuring works for his "Isolated Guitar" release. Click here for his latest uploads on Youtube.
|Platinum Blonde & The Spoons||July 15th, 2017|
|Platinum Blonde Tour 2017||June 6th, 2017|
|Platinum Blonde Interviews||Nov 18th, 2016|
"Is This Live ? Inside The Wild Early Years of MuchMusic, The Nation's Music Station"
by songwriter and former Much VJ Christopher Ward.
Additional details available on my Platinum Blonde bibliography.
Book available from Amazon.ca, Amazon.com, chapters.indigo.ca and iTunes Canada.
|Platinum Blonde on Entertainment Tonight||Mar 1st, 2015|
|Mark Holmes on Blu-Ray||Feb 14th, 2015|
Mark Holmes of course plays a bass player named Quinn in the second film.
|David Barrett Trio Update||Dec 4th, 2014|
Canadians : click here to download DB3 LIVE via iTunes / II Coming Soon
Americans : click here to download DB3 LIVE via amazon.com or click here to download DB3 LIVE via iTunes / click here to pre-order DB3 II via amazon.com
|Act Quick !||July 20th, 2014|
Click here and look for Sunrise Records.
|It's Finally Here !||June 18th, 2014|
The CD will be available from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de and Amazon.jp shortly.
|Oh What A Feeling !||May 21th, 2014|
Published by Fox Music Books, this "vital history of Canadian Music" includes multiple entries relating to Platinum Blonde, as stipulated on my updated bibliography.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interest in the Canadian music industry.
|New Music Video Released||Feb 13th, 2014|
|Standing In The Dark Re-Release & More||Aug 25th, 2013|
The entry states that there will be more tour dates next year and I'm hoping that the Complete DVD will be one of those surprises.
BTW, if you're in Toronto on Thursday the 29th, Dave Barrett will be hosting a demo of his guitars at the Orbit Room (580A College Street). Enjoy !
|Like Comics ?||July 5th, 2013|
(click here to view the first episode)
|Remix Available||June 26th, 2013|
|Ladies & Gentlemen...||March 29th, 2013|
|Dave Barrett Trio @ The Mod Club||March 12th, 2013|
The Dave Barrett Trio will be having a listening party at The Mod Club
at 722 College Street in Toronto on April 18th, 2013 at 8 PM. 19+ Only.
|Discography Updates||Nov 3rd, 2012|
|Currently updating discography so don't worry if the page shows up weird. :)|
|Team Platinum Blonde||Oct 4th, 2012|
|The guys have sponsored their own minor hockey team !
Click here to access Team Platinum Blonde's Facebook page
|Where To Download Now & Never ?||Aug 23rd, 2012|
|Canadians can download the new album from
Americans can download the new album from Amazon.com
Residents of the United Kingdom can download the new album from Amazon.co.uk
|Success @ Maple Music||Aug 9th, 2012|
|Maple Music has been flooded with orders for the new CD. So much so
that they have apparently reached capacity.
Pre-orders are still available at Amazon.ca until August 20th, the day before the official release date.
|Beautiful available for download||June 20th, 2012|
|I wanted to post this yesterday but I was sick. Here's the link :
Beautiful - Single - Platinum Blonde
|New Official Website||June 13th, 2012|
|A second official website has just gone online at www.PlatinumBlondeWorld.com.|
|More Concert Dates & "Beautiful" Preview||June 1st, 2012|
|More concert dates were added to my listings and a preview of "Beautiful" is available by clicking here.|
|New Concert Dates Announced||May 31st, 2012|
|Platinum Blonde will be playing the 149th Carp Fair, in Carp, Ontario.
They will hit the stage on Sunday, September the 23rd, in the afternoon at 1 pm. Tickets are $10 at the gate.
The Dave Barrett Trio have also announced an upcoming gig, On June 21st at The Mod Club in Toronto.
They'll be on stage at 10:30 PM and tickets are $15 at the door.
|New Single, Album & Merchandise||May 26th, 2012|
|"Beautiful", a single from the upcoming "Now & Never" album, will be
released on June 19th.
T-Shirts have also been made available via Maple Music
|More Concert Updates||April 17th, 2012|
|Information in regards to the Sackville, Nova Scotia gig has been released.
The band will be playing Weir Rockin' 2012 on August 18th,2012 and tickets for this
event will be available starting June 1st from Ticket Atlantic.
Thanks Trent for the heads up. Enjoy the concert !
|Concert Updates||Feb 6th, 2012|
|The Dave Barrett Trio will be performing at The Mod Club at 772 College St. in Toronto on March 8th. Tickets are $10 at the door and only adults will be admitted (19+). Doors open at 8. Show starts at 9pm.|
|Platinum Blonde at Arnprior Fair||July 22nd, 2011|
|Platinum Blonde will be performing in Arnprior, Ontario at the Arnprior Fair on August 5th, at 9:45 PM.
This event is at 10 Galvin Street. $10 at Gate and $5 Parking. Thank Lynn for the information.
|Live At Ontario Place||July 8th, 2011|
|Platinum Blonde will be performing at Ontario Place in Toronto on July 23rd, at Echo Beach.
Free admission ! Thank Lynn for the information.
|New Platinum Blonde Gig||June 21st, 2011|
|I was just informed that Platinum Blonde will be Opening for April Wine
at the Kinsman Cornwall Liftoff Festival in Cornwall, Ontario on July 14th, 2011.
This festival is held in Lamoureux Park, at 100 Water Street East,
and tickets for this event can be purchased online or from several retailers in Cornwall.
Thanks Robert for the information. Enjoy The Concert !
|Platinum Blonde In Alberta||May 23rd, 2011|
|Platinum Blonde will be performing at the River Cree Resort & Casino in Enoch, Alberta on July 16th at 8pm. Multiple packages are available for this event, including the Fanatics Package, "Standing In The Dark" Package and "Crying Over You" package. Thanks Lisa for the heads up.|
|Platinum Blonde in New Glasgow||May 19th, 2011|
|Platinum Blonde will be performing at this year's
New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee on July 29th at 9:15pm.
This event is in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.
|New David Barrett Trio Gig & Single||May 13th, 2011|
|The David Barrett Trio have a new gig at The Orbit Room
This concert will be on May 28th, 2011 at 7pm.
The venue is located in Toronto, at 580A College Street and tickets go for $10 at the door.
And don't forget, their new single, Sonar, will be out on iTunes on May 24th !
|Platinum Blonde Celebrates The Junos||Jan 5th, 2011|
|The Juno Awards is celebrating its 40th Anniversary with several concerts,
one of which will feature Platinum Blonde.
The band with share the stage with numerous 80's bands at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto on January 8th. These bands include Chalk Circle, Maestro Fresh Wes, Modern Superstitions, Rik Emmett of Triumph, San Sebastian, and more.
Tickets are available from ticketmaster.ca, Maplemusic.com or from The Horseshoe Tavern at 370 Queen St. W.
BTW, Mark will also be interviewed live in the NOW Lounge at 189 Church Street in Toronto, on Thursday January 6th at 7pm. Tickets for that event are $5.
|All Platinum Blonde albums on iTunes||Dec 18th, 2010|
In The Dark, Alien Shores and
Contact have been made available on iTunes, since
the begining of December.
Unfortunately The Blonde's "Yeah Yeah Yeah" is not yet available on iTunes.
|New Band||Aug 31st, 2010|
|David and Sasha have founded a new band, The David Barrett Trio, along with Jason Farrar. And the trio have a gig at
The Gibson Guitar Artist Showroom on Thursday October 7th, 2010 at 7pm.
The venue is located in Toronto, at 1205 King St. W. and tickets go for $10 at the door.
|Sony - Please Release The DVD||Jan 25th, 2010|
|Upon hearing that Platinum Blonde would be inducted in the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame last month I sent an email to Sony asking them if the DVD would finally be released. I haven't had a reply so I'm guessing they are still thinking about it or the email was lost. So I decided to write them again today in the hopes to get a response and will post this response here. If you want to second my request for the DVD's release use this contact form.|
|New David Barrett CD||Jan 9th, 2010|
|David Barrett's new CD, entitled "The
Dead Arm", has been released. And a CD release concert will be held at Whistler's in Toronto, at 995 Broadview Avenue, on
Wednesday, January the 20th, 2010 at 8pm.
Tickets for the event can be purchased from fingerstyleguitar.ca, where a review of the CD can be found, and the album can be purchased on CD or MP3 at CD Baby.
|Digital Download Updates||July 22nd, 2009|
|The "Seven Year Itch" compilation was finally released online and is available on Puretracks and
"Crying Over You" is also available on Napster Canada
|Crying Over You on iTunes||May 30th, 2009|
|"Crying Over You" was just released on compiled in the Best Of 80's Rockers Collection|
|MuchMoreRetro DVD Campaign||Feb 21st, 2009|
|I've recieved confirmation that Much Music had recorded and released a Platinum Blonde concert on
VHS so I have just written them requesting them to release this concert and possibly any other concert footage, on their MuchMoreRetro
If you want to send in a request click on the following email address : firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Kenny Maclean Obituary Published||Nov 30th, 2008|
|Click Here To Read Kenny MacLean's Obituary In The Toronto Star|
|Kenny Maclean Update||Nov 26th, 2008|
|According to Sun Media and The Toronto Sun, Kenny died of natural causes likely related to
the heart :
MacLean died of 'natural causes' - Jam Showbizz
Heart problem killed Platinum Blonde bassist - Toronto Star
|Kenny Maclean 1957-2008||Nov 24th, 2008|
|Citynews, AM640 News and Jam Showbiz have reported that Kenny Maclean has died today, claiming that
Toronto Police (at 51 division) have confirmed that he was found "collapsed and unresponsive" at 1 pm today at his Toronto apartment by his sister.
Official confirmations regarding the alledged cause of his death have yet to be released.
Kenny Maclean had just released his third solo album, entitled "Completely", on Friday. He had celebrated the album's released with a performance at The Mod Club, a venue co-owned by Mark Holmes, another former Platinum Blonde.
|Splub||May 11th, 2008|
|Woops ! Forgot to mention that David and Sasha has a new band called Splub and this band has a self titled release.
Click here to watch their latest music video on Youtube.
|New solo material||Mar 20th, 2008|
|Sergio has a new band and samples of their first recordings can be found on
An official web site is also under construction at www.theending.com.
David Barrett also has a new instrumental album entitled "Imposter". You can download a free MP3 from this album on noisytrade.com, his official site, or listen to several tracks from this album on his Myspace site.
"Imposter" is also available on
|Facebook Fans Unite||Dec 22nd, 2007|
|Hey Everyone - Come on over to the Platinum Blonde Fan group on Facebook ! Click here to join the chat|
|Finally Released !||Aug 30th, 2007|
>"Are You Sitting Comfortably" is now available from iTunes and CDBaby !
|The STDEffekt||May 5th, 2007|
|David and Sasha have joined bassist Tim Langan to record under the name The STDEffekt. No news on their plans for the future yet but you can see the band jamming on YouTube by clicking here.|
|(sound of crickets)||April 3rd, 2007|
|Just popped in to say i'm still here, keeping an eye out for the DVD. No news yet but Chris said he and
the guys were planning a DVD release party when it does. I'm hoping that they're going to release "Are You Sitting Comfortably?"
at the same time.|
By the way, if you don't already know, Magic Roundabout's video was added to YouTube by David, on his account. You'll notice that he added several of his solo videos on there too. And yes, I do have an account on there too, under the name Canucktunes.
|New Platinum Blonde Compilation||September 5th, 2006|
|A Platinum Blonde CD entitled "Collections" has popped up in the new release list,
for release on the 19th. The ten track compilation will be released, strangely enough, by Fox Video (Canada) Limited via
SonyBmg. The track listing is as follows :
Doesn't Really Matter - Standing In The Dark - Situation Critical - Lost In Space - Crying Over You
Not In Love - Somebody Somewhere - Sad Sad Rain - Animal - Hungry Eyes
(Thank you Benni for the info)
|More Platinum Blonde On YouTube||Labour Day, 2006|
|Additional Platinum Blonde videos were uploaded on You Tube.
Click Here For A Platinum Blonde Playlist
Click Here To Ask Sony BMG Canada To Release The DVD
|Platinum Blonde Video Blues||July 20th, 2006|
|Got the no DVD blues ? Well, "It Doesn't Really Matter" on You Tube !|
|Platinum Blonde Video News||June 29th, 2006|
|"Contact" was captured by a Platinum Blonde fan and placed on Youtube. You can view and discuss
the video by clicking
The official DVD is still being delayed by Sony BMG and no release date has been made available yet.
Click here to contact Sony BMG to tell them you want the DVD released a.s.a.p.
BTW, "Addiction", a song off "Are You Sitting Confortably", is available on David Barrett's official website.
Just click on MP3s and don't forget to listen to David's excellent solo material, available from CD Baby.
|DVD Delays||February 14th, 2006|
|Honeymoon Suite is working on a compilation on DVD. But yet no response from Asset Digital or Sony BMG regarding Platinum Blonde's. Argh ! Well, at least it's ready to go, in case of a tour...|
|War Of The Worlds DVD||October 14th, 2005|
|The complete first season of the War Of The Worlds television season will be
released on the 1st of November, 2005. The band appears in Episode 6,
"Eye For An Eye", as alien bikers and Mark has a lead role as "Red", the lead biker. More details can be found in my filmography.
|Platinum Blonde On DVD !!!||November 29th, 2004|
|Asset Digital has just released information on an upcomming Platinum Blonde DVD, to be released in 2005 by Sony Music Canada. entitled "The Complete Collection", this dvd will feature nine of their music videos, commentaries by the band, remixes/bonus videos, concert footage, hidden features and more. I will post a release date as soon as it becomes available.|
|Reunion Tour Cancelled||November 27th, 2004|
|Scheduling conflicts have unfortunately resulted in the cancelation of the reunion tour, according to the official forum at platinumblonde.ca. It had been delayed into the new year but no dates had been finalized. But a reunion tour could always be a possibility in the near future, the recent reunion concert for charity having been a success.|
|Buymusic.ca Forums Closed||September 1st, 2004|
|They were closed due to inactivity and complications arising from hacking of my web host. A consolidation of fans is, in my opinion, preferable anyway on the newly founded reunion tour forum at PlatinumBlonde.ca. My user name on that board is robmc. Sorry for the inconvenience and yes, I will consider reinstalling the forum in the new year, if the above menttioned forums go down.|
|Platinum Blonde Tour News||August 6th, 2004|
|There have been two confirmed official statements about an upcoming tour in the fall. I received an email from Dave himself on the possibility of a tour, stating he didn't have any confirmed dates yet, and now another confirmation from Kenny, as stated by Eastcoastguy2004 in my previous forums. I will post additional information a.s.a.p.|
|No.9/David Barrett Solo News||June 22nd, 2004|
|The No.9 CD is now available via an independent CD retailer based in Portland, Oregon, along with solo material from David Barrett and samples from both albums. Click Here To Access The CD's Listing. David Barret's official site can be found here.|
|Updates||March 8th, 2004|
|I've updated several pages on this site. Information was added to the bibliography, filmography and discography.|
|Charity Concert Alert||January 22nd, 2004|
|Platinum Blonde will be performing at a charity concert in Mississauga on Friday, the 13th of February with Kim Mitchell, The Spoons, Zappacosta and Lighthouse. This charity concert is for Camp Trillium, a camp for children with Cancer. Click Here For Details and Online Ticket Purchases or call 1-888-805-8888 for information. A PDF of the poster for the event is also accessible by clicking here.|
|The Mod Club on Much Music/City TV||January 13th, 2004|
|Mark Holmes and Mod Club co-founder Bobbi Guy appeared on Much Music's "The New Music" last night. This program, in which Mark and Bobbi discuss Mod Culture, will re-air on City TV on the 17th of January at 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT and on the 22nd of January at 11:35pm ET/8:35pm PT. A transcript is also available by clicking here.|
|Platinum Blonde, Back On Stage||Dec 29th, 2003|
|Mark, Sergio, Kenny, Chris and Sasha all appeared on stage durring a charity concert in Toronto last night. They performed several of the best known tracks including "Standing In The Dark", "Not In Love" and "Doesn't Really Matter".|
|Compiled by Rob McIntyre|