The TWITCH archives
This was a name used by at least 2 bands in Canada, and an unknown number of bands in the USA throughout the last 30-40 years.
There actually was a band in Toronto that had recorded a single LP before disbanding, 1981's Twitch and Shout.
The latest 'usurper' is a band called "The Twitch", still playing around Vancouver in 2006. I can call them usurpers cause I am plugging their website, after all!
The singer of the band "The Twitch" confided to Colin Steeksma during a festival event in which both The Twitch and a reunited Twitch played that he had actually seen Twitch during its heyday in Vancouver nightclubs, and loved the show- brick backdrops and makeup etc.
As much as any band name can be original, this archive deals with what I will term as the "original" Twitch, because many westerners and music industry professionals remember the band with respect.
Much of the information contained in many narratives is from the memory of Colin Steeksma, and we all know what time and too many efforts to eradicate grey cells with alcohol can do to ones memory!
So if someone has corrections for events, dates, time sequence, please feel free to email me. Also I anyone would like to be quoted within these pages as having seen the band and what they thought that would be cool also.
Hope you enjoy the archives.
As of the date of writing, I am just starting, so there should be much more to come as I get to it.
Also check out the Pacific Northwest Bands website, from whom I have utilized some of the format for a couple of pages here. It is a terrific site for all the bands 50's on in Pacific Northwest area.
And don't forget Myspace site for Twitch!
Colin Steeksma October 2006
Some of the early Pacific Northwest music groups represented in members of Blind Date include The Invaders, Cry for Justice, and Twitch
@ 2006 Colin Steeksma