Vocalist and guitarist Ray Lyell was raised in St. Catharines on the musical diet comprising tunes by lots of the greats of rock and roll & move. By enough time he was 13, Lyell had been writing his personal rock and roll songs. His 1st band was created in the first ’80s with friend and guitarist Dave Kristian. A couple of years later and looking for more users, Lyell exercised a beneficial cope with another group, Ta-She. Users from Ta-She, like keyboardist Vince Rinaldo, drummer Wayne Anthony, and vocalist Paula Tessaro, stepped in as the support music group for Lyell when he previously live gigs, and in exchange he performed using their group as business lead singer when required. Soon the support band became referred to as Surprise. Other members had been drummer Tim Tyler, bassist Luc Grenier, and keyboardist George Manz. By 1989, Lyell and his music group had a documenting agreement with Spy Information. That same season, the debut one “Another Man’s Weapon” and its own complementing music video had been released, combined with the Juno Award-nominated record, Ray Lyell & the Surprise. Between 1990 and 1995, two even more albums implemented, Desert Winds and Functioning Man. There have been also some more singles, including “Bitter Creek,” “Gypsy Blowing wind,” “DON’T ALLOW Move,” and “Cruel Lifestyle.” When the 3rd record failed to provide much achievement, Lyell shifted to various other agendas.