Singer/songwriter, Terry Draper, is best known for his work as a member of Klaatu and co-author of ‘Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft’, which was covered by The Carpenters.
Before ‘Klaatu’ (1973-1982), Terry played in a series of Toronto based bar bands as a drummer. Most notably, The Innocence of Virgil Scott. Virgil and Terry remain close friends, (in fact, Virgil appears on his latest release ‘Stranded… with Special Guests’) and is still active in the music business. Catch him performing his amazing rendition of ‘Knock on Wood’.
Since the disbanding of Klaatu, Terry has pursued a solo career and has released a number of CD’s, including ‘Light Years Later’, ‘TerryToons’, ‘Civil War… and other love songs’, ‘Aria 52’ and ‘The Furzall Family’. Throughout the ever-changing music scene, Terry has remained true to his love of ‘Pop’ music, Progressive Rock and the grandiose productions of the 60’s & 70’s. Other genres infiltrate his various and varied recordings having been inspired by artists that range from Frank Sinatra to Frank Zappa, Barbra Streisand to The Beatles, The Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, The Beach Boys, etc. And let’s not forget his personal favourite… Peter Sarstedt.
Someone once said “If Music be the food of the gods… play on”, or something like that. Terry says “Yes… let’s eat”. To achieve that end, Terry has had an interesting assortment of careers. He’s been a bartender, a bar manager, even a bar owner (he likes bars…), a contractor specializing in carpentry and renovations and he even owned his own roofing business and only then did he make it to the top.
‘Stranded… with Special Guests’ is Terry’s most recent endeavor, a CD that includes singers and players who have combined forces to create ‘a tour-de-force’ unlike anything the world has ever heard… Well, actually it is pretty good, so check it out!