About the Band
Gone Fission was formed by Grant Crawford in 1991 and consists of 3 of the 4 original members of the critically acclaimed Toronto progressive rock group "Tibet." Joining forces with David Pleasance (keys, base) and his brother Brent Crawford (drums, percussion) has proven to be a real crowd pleaser at dozens of Jazz festivals as well as radio and television appearances over the past two decades. Gone Fission has recorded six full length CDs with their newest CD "Lean Into It" garnering immediate response including recent distribution and regular air play. The band has the great pleasure of performing with Steve Sherman (The Steve Sherman Project & the 4th original member of Tibet) for all live concerts and performances. The most recent addition to Gone Fission's live band is percussionist extraordinaire Ian Collins.
(guitarist, guitar synths)
Grant Crawford started his music career in 1969. In 1975 he became a member of the band Vector and stayed with the group until 1978. During his stint with Vector he began composing and recording his own songs. In 1981 he became a founding member of the popular Toronto band Tibet in which he continued to hone composing and performing skills. The year 1991 saw Grant form a new band Gone Fission. Grant is the main composer of Gone Fission as well as contributions to production and engineering.
David Pleasance began studying classical piano and later moving to guitar and bass. David's strong interest in symphonic music was a result of his fathers' training as a classical violinist. He began playing in bands in 1976 and in 1981 he started to experiment with synthesizers and MIDI to fulfill his desire to expand the sonic landscape. In 1981, he became a founding member of Tibet, a band in which he assumed a number of roles including composing, playing keyboards and bass. In 1987 he began a new career in audio engineering. In 1991 he co-wrote and co-produced Gone Fission's first CD. From 1992 until 1998 David played keyboards for the Steve Sherman Project. David's production, writing and engineering is an integral part of the sound of all Gone Fission CDs.
(drums, percussion, voice)
Brent Crawford started playing drums at the age of 15. His love for progressive rock and jazz became a major influence in his style. He was also a founding member of the group "Tibet." Brent has enjoyed over 20 years of composing, recording and producing with the band Gone Fission. Gone Fissions newest CD "Lean Into It" was produced by Brent.