Our Lady Peace


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Our Lady Peace, colloquially OLP, is a Canadian alternative rock band consisting of Raine Maida (vocals), Duncan Coutts (bass), Jeremy Taggart (drums), and Steve Mazur (guitar).

Ex-members of the band include Mike Turner (founding member and guitarist), Jamie Edwards ("Stunt Musician"), Mike Eisenstein ("Stunt Musician"), Chris Eacrett (bassist), and Jim Newell (drummer).

Currently, the band is on tour in North America with a fifth stage member, Joel Shearer (of the band Pedestrian).

Mike Turner placed a "musicians wanted" ad in a Toronto-based Now Magazine in 1992. Michael (Raine) Maida, a criminology student at the University of Toronto, was the first to reply and they formed a band the name, As If. The band was short-lived due to mixed priorities between the members. Later, the remaining two band members, Raine and Mike, went to a music seminar and this is where they met Arnold Lanni (owner of Arnyard Studios).

1999 saw the album entitled Happiness...Is Not a Fish That You Can Catch. "Thief", a song centered around a young girl the band met who had a cancerous tumor, was met with a #1 nod from Edge 102's New Rock 30.

In 2000, the band released Spiritual Machines, a concept album inspired by Ray Kurzweil's The Age of Spiritual Machines. This album featured the singles: "In Repair", "Life" and "Right Behind You (Mafia)".