STYX keyboardist / vocalist / writer since 1999, Lawrence has played live with STYX in nearly 500 performances, and sings lead vocals on two of the songs on the new STYX CD “Cyclorama.” Lawrence Gowan, a Canadian, has enjoyed a tremendous career since the 1980’s.
He has 4 platinum, AND 3 gold albums in his homeland. In 2003 he received the prestigious “Classic Status” award for the song “Moonlight Desires.” This award is presented when a song gets played over 100,000 times on Canadian radio. With this, Gowan joins a small group of singer /songwriters from Canada such as Neil Young, Bryan Adams, and Joni Mitchell to be so honored.
Another Lawrence Gowan song “A Criminal Mind” was # 1 in Canada in 1985, and can also be found on the live STYX album from 2001, “STYXWORLD.” And you can find “Criminal Mind” on the new STYX CD/DVD two-disc set titled “STYX, 21st century Live.”
Lawrence has been terminally diagnosed with C.E.S. (Chronic Entertainers Syndrome) and can be seen spinning around on his keyboard as he co-fronts STYX, along with James Young, Tommy Shaw, Ricky Phillips, and Todd Sucherman (pro-nounced “sue – ker –man” ).
STYX is currently touring all over North America.
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