Bruce  Wheaton's 

Musical History


Guitarist  Singer  Songwriter
Sound Technician

"New Videos & Slide shows Below"
    "Keep On Givin" 
"Stitch In Tyme" "Everyday People"

"Molly Oliver" "Bruce Wheaton"

Check out "I Like What I Like"
"Everyday People"
"Mama Cass Elliot"

"Molly Oliver" and "Everyday People" CDS are available 
Payment by "Pay Pal" or  "Personal Money Order" accepted! 
Contact information below!

Watch the slide show above and
Listen to the Interview with
"Richard Zurawski" & "Bruce Wheaton"


"Talkin' Music"
Richard Zurawski interviews
Bruce Wheaton
on News 95/7 Halifax
for the "Sheldon MacLeod Show"
Interview initially aired
December 30th / 2014....



Bruce Wheaton
performed 10 years for the
"Nova Scotia International Tuna Tournament"
An event that raised
more than $300,000.00 between 1998 - 2009 for the
"IWK Health Center" in Halifax Nova Scotia

Click on the link above to watch
Bruce Wheaton performing
"Black Magic Woman"

Bruce Wheaton  with 
"The Stitch In Tyme"
at the"Flick" coffee house in Yorkville Toronto

"The Stitch In Tyme" owned
"The Flick" coffee house located in
  in Toronto

CLICK HERE Stitch In Tyme at Nova Scotia Classic Rock
Stitch In Tyme at encyclopedia of Canadian Rock



In the late 60s Bruce Wheaton joined "The Stitch In Tyme" which at the time was one of the most popular bands in Canada . The band featured a very entertaining stage show and 5 - piece vocal harmonizing. They recorded on ARC and Yorkville records. The band released "Got To Get You Into My Life" a song written by "The Beatles" which became a cross Canada hit and were featured on many TV shows including "After 4" a popular show out of Toronto Ontario. They played for the grand openng of Expo 67 in the spring and returned for two weeks in the summer to play at the "Ontario Pavilion" and "Garden Of The Stars".... the band toured extensively in Canada and briefly in the U.S.A. and were writing and beginning to record their original songs when they disbanded in the fall of 1968....

Bruce Wheaton (Guitar & Vocals
Grant Fullerton (Guitar & Vocals) 
Bob Murphy (Keyboards & Vocals)
Donald Morris (Bass & Vocals)
Pinky Dauvin (Drums & Vocals)

The  Stitch  In  Tyme

"The Stitch In Tyme" performing "Mercy Mercy" 
The above video was a concert performance at the "Warehouse" in Toronto Ontario
For the "Toronto Rock Revival" in 1999
The Revival featured the top Toronto bands from the 60s
Such as "Lighthouse" "The Ugly Ducklings" "Luke & The Apostles"
"Robbie Lane & The Disciples" "The Mandala" "Bush" "Crowbar" etc.
The concert was filmed and later released for a
TV show called "The Boys Are Still In Town"
The "Stitch In Tyme" members performing at this concert were

Bruce Wheaton (Guitar & Lead Vocal)
Grant Fullerton (Guitar & Vocals) 
John Yorke (Bass & Vocals)
Pinky Dauvin (Drums & Vocals)

The video above is a "HD"  "Black & White" remastered version of
the "Stitch In Tyme" in 1999 performing "Mercy Mercy"

The above picture of the "Stitch In Tyme"
was taken at the "Toronto Rock Revival" concert in 1999
at the "Warehouse" in Toronto Ontario.....

"Everyday People" & "Molly Oliver" CDs are available.... To order please email Bruce Wheaton.....
Contact information at the bottom of this webpage.....
Both "Everyday People" & "Molly Oliver" CDs contain extra material that wasn't included on the band's original albums...


Click here  "Everyday People"

"Everyday People"
GRT Canada & Paramount USA
Recording Artists

Back row L - R
Bruce Wheaton - Dave Hare
Middle row L - R
Pam Marsh - Al Muggeridge
Front row L-R
Chris Paputts - Carson Richards

Trivia Buffs
Click here for Everyday People 
Paramount Records USA Listing
Album number is PAS 6021
Happy Hunting

After "The Stitch In Tyme" band folded Bruce went to Truro Nova Scotia to re-unite with Bob Murphy and Donnie Morris from "The Stitch" to form the band "Soma"... After being apart of the original start up playing congas and singing back-up harmonies for Frank Mackay and playing a few live gigs... Bruce realized that this situation wasn't for him and he left the band.... Bruce wanted to play guitar and perform and record his own original songs he had been writing... After leaving "Soma" and returning to Toronto Bruce eventually  started his band "Everyday People" and through his song writing & leadership  secured  a recording contract with Dr. Music Productions / Terry Brown & Doug Riley who were owners of "Toronto Sound Studios"this resulted in the band signing with "GRT Records Canada" and later "Paramount Records USA". The band released their album in 1970 in Canada and 1971 in the USA and toured constantly across Canada and into the USA throughout the 4 years that the band existed.  Bruce sang on the Kenny Rogers TV show called "Rollin On The River" with "Everyday People". A song off the "Everyday People" album called "I Like What I Like" and written by Bruce Wheaton became a world wide hit in the discotheques and was recorded by several other artists over the years. The artists are: "Mama Cass Elliot" from the "Mamas & Papas" Bruce's song appeared on the album / CD called "Don't Call Me Mama Anymore" / "RCA Records"."Mr. Creeps" from "England",  "LTD Exchange" from the USA, Danny Krivit a New York based DJ on his "Grass Roots" CD / "Strut Records" label,  and another USA based band including members from "Kool and The Gang" that call themselves "The Everyday People"all recorded Bruce's song "I Like What I Like".....


Everyday People Album
Released 1971
GRT Canada
Paramount USA



Watch "Everyday People"
Perform "Feelin' Better Already"

Written by

Bruce Wheaton
         Skull & Crossbones Music        
Now Available
The Complete Everyday People Recordings


Watch the slide show above and listen to the original recording of

"I Like What I Like" by  "Everyday People"   
written by Bruce Wheaton / Skull & Crossbones Music
Originally released on "GRT Canada" and "Paramount Records USA"

The Complete "Everyday People" studio recordings !
Everyday People recordings have been professionally remastered to CD again in 2004 ! 
Bruce has found 5 extra tracks and they are included on this new issue of the 
Everyday People CD !
"Pay Pal" and "Personal Money Order" accepted!

Contact info here and below

"Rolling Stone" magazine article on "Everyday People" album! 



Above is a copy of the letter "Bruce Wheaton" received
from "Lenny Stack" the musical arranger for
"Mama Cass Elliot" regarding his song  "I Like What I Like"

"Rummy Music" named in this letter
was Bruce Wheaton's publishing company

In 1970 "Everyday People" released their first single on "GRT Records Canada" the "A side" was a song written by "Bruce Wheaton" called "You Make Me Wonder" "Skull & Crossbones Music" and the flip side was "Nova Scotia Home Blues" / Skull & Crossbones Music...
co - written by "Bruce Wheaton & Pam Marsh"...
The song received significant air play across the country... and opened the doors for the band to tour extensively in support of their upcoming album release ...
When the album came out it was released on

"GRT Records Canada" and "Paramount Records USA"....


Watch the slide show above and listen to
The "Mama Cass Elliot" version of "I Like What I Like"
written by
Bruce Wheaton  / Skull & Crossbones Music

Released on "RCA Records" on an album called "Don't Call Me Mama Anymore"

"I Like What I Like" recorded by "Mama Cass Elliot"
written by

Bruce Wheaton

Skull & Crossbones Music

"Don't Call Me Mama Anymore"

"Mama Cass Elliot" records
"I Like What I Like"

written by
Bruce Wheaton
Skull & Crossbones Music

There is an article written in "Creem" Magazine USA about "Everyday People"
Where they said "I like What I Like" written by "Bruce Wheaton"
Was the hottest dance song to come along in 5 years!  

Everyday People

Classic Rock Concert 

Left To Right
Chris Paputts (vocals Guitar & Harp) Al Muggeridge (Drums)
Pam Marsh (Vocals) Carson Richards (Bass) 
Bruce Wheaton (Lead Guitar & vocals)
Dave Hare (Keyboards)

Classic Rock Concert was held Oct. 4th 2003

Halifax Forum
Featuring Molly Oliver & Everyday People
Plus Many Other Great Bands Of That Era


Watch the slide show above and listen to the song....
"Everyday People" release "Don't Wait For Tomorrow" on
GRT Records Canada & Paramount Records USA

written by "Bruce Wheaton" / Skull & Crossbones Music
Musicians on the record....
Bruce Wheaton / lead vocal & lead guitar, Pam Marsh / vocal & piano
Chris Paputts / vocal & rhythm guitar, Al Muggeridge / drums
Carson Richards / bass, Dave Hare / keyboards.....

Click on the link above to watch the slide show and here the song....
"My Next Move" by "Everyday People"
 written by Bruce Wheaton.....
"My Next Move " wasn't included on the original
"Everyday People" album, but is included on the remastered CD....
The CD includes several other songs that weren't on the vinyl album...
Musicians on this recording are....
Bruce Wheaton / Lead vocal & lead guitar, Pam Marsh / vocal & piano
Chris Paputts / rhythm guitar & vocal, Carson Richards / Bass
Al Muggeridge / Drums, Dave Hare / Keyboards


Click here for Bruce Wheaton interview
Molly Oliver live in Fredericton 2002


Click on the link above to watch the slide show
and listen to "Straight In My Head"
written by Bruce Wheaton
Skull & Crossbones Music

Early in their career 
Molly Oliver released their first single in 1976 on "Big Harold's Records"
 A label started by their manager at the time, Harold "Skip" Yorke...
(A) side "Straight In My Head" written by Bruce Wheaton / Skull & Crossbones Music
(B) side "Rainbow Woman" written by Tony Quinn

Molly Oliver members at the time of this initial release of
"Straight In My Head"
Bruce Wheaton - lead guitar & lead vocal
Tony Quinn - rhythm guitar & vocal
Michael Leggat - Keyboards & vocal
Ken "Dutch" Schultz - Drums
Carson Richards - Bass

After Tony Quinn left the band... Larry Maillet re-recorded
Tony's guitar and vocals for future release
The recording in the slide show below features Larry Maillet on rhythm guitar & vocals...


Molly Oliver Album)

Released 1978
(London Records Canada)
Bruce then formed "Molly Oliver" an extremely polished group which achieved a National recording contract with "London Records Canada". The band was known for their harmonizing and solid musicianship. Molly  released  many singles an album  and an EP. They opened for the Beach Boys at The Halifax Metro Center after the success of their single written by Bruce called (Apology). Molly Oliver's recordings received  extensive air play across Canada and had a huge following at their live gigs. "Molly Oliver" reformed in July /99 and started with a sold out concert performing with "Matt Minglewood". "Molly  Oliver" rang in the millennium performing at Greenwood Air Force Base.

Musicians On Album:

Ken  (Dutch) Schultz -Drums
Ian MacMillan-Drums
Carson Richards-Bass
Mike Leggatt-Keyboards & Vocals
Larry Maillet-Guitar & Vocals
Bruce Wheaton-Lead Guitar & Vocals



Molly Oliver recordings have been professionally remastered to CD with
4 extra tracks that the band had recorded for their second album
12 songs total! 
To purchase your copy of the "Molly Oliver" CD
Contact Bruce Wheaton  below!
"Pay Pal" and "Personal Money Order" accepted!

Contact info here and below
Click here for "Molly Oliver" webpage


Molly Oliver EP

(Released 1982
(No Name Brand Records)

Musicians In the 
Live Performing Band
at the time of this EP release are listed below

Pete Jackson-Keyboard & Vocals
Mike Gaudet-Bass
Terry Hopkins-Drums
Larry Maillet-Guitar,Harp & Vocals
Bruce Wheaton-Lead Guitar & Vocals

The Musicians who recorded the EP are listed below

Ken "Dutch" Schultz - Drums
Terry Hopkins - Drums
Carson Richards - Bass
"Bo" Weldon Hanson - Bass
Mike Leggat - Keyboards & Vocals
Larry Maillet - Guitar & Vocals
Bruce Wheaton - Lead Guitar & Vocals

Watch the slide show above and listen to
Molly Oliver's version of
"Carry On"
by "Crosby Stills & Nash" 
which they recorded and released on their album for
"London Records"



"Molly Oliver" performing "Apology"
written by Bruce Wheaton / Skull & Crossbones Music
which was the last song that was released as a single
and included on  a 4 song EP and released on
"No Name Brand Records"
This video was filmed for the
"IWK Telethon" in "Halifax Nova Scotia" in 1985....

"Molly Oliver" performing "Go Back Home"
written by Bruce Wheaton / Skull & Crossbones Music

In the late 80s "Bruce Wheaton" hired producer "Paul Northfield"
from "Le Studio" in "Morin Heights" Quebec  to come to
"Nova Scotia" to work on a 4 song EP for his band "Molly Oliver"...
Bruce then coordinated the independent release of the EP on "No Name Brand Records"….
These videos of the band performing
"Go Back Home" & "Apology" are songs from those sessions…
The video is from the
"IWK Telethon" in "Halifax Nova Scotia" / 1985…..

These songs are part of the "Molly Oliver" / "In The Studio" remastered CD
Which can be ordered through "Bruce Wheaton"
contact via e-mail below...


Watch the slide show and listen to "Molly Oliver" performing
"So Much More" written by Bruce Wheaton / Skull & Crossbones Music
In the mid 80s "Molly Oliver" was working on material for their second album for "London Records Canada".... Here's a live recording of one of the songs intended for the album.... The song is called "So Much More" written by / Bruce Wheaton..... This live recording was recorded for live broadcast on C/100 FM Halifax, Nova Scotia....  The show was called "Takin' It To The Streets".... The band members playing on this show were.... "Bruce Wheaton / lead guitar / lead vocal".... "Larry Maillet /  vocal / guitar & harp".... "Mike leggat / keyboards & vocal"..... "Carson Richards / Bass"....
 "Terry Hopkins / drums"...
Sound technician for the show was "Harold Tsistinas".....
The show was recorded at "Clancey's" in Dartmouth Nova Scotia....



In 1985 Bruce Wheaton was asked by Andy Kay & Mike Shepherd to write a song in response to the Ethiopia crisis.  The song was called "Keep On Givin'  The song featured 24 of the top rock singers in the Maritimes. Bruce along with Rick O'Grady helped organize a sold out concert at "The Crazy Horse Cabaret" in Dartmouth Nova Scotia...featuring top local rock bands from the Maritimes... with all proceeds going to The Canadian Red Cross Society for foreign relief. For their outstanding contribution, Bruce along with Rick O'Grady received a Citation from "The Canadian Red Cross Society" which was presented to them by the Mayor of Halifax in recognition of their outstanding contribution in aid of The "Red Cross International Assistance Programme".


"Keep On Givin"
The record.....

On February 1sth / 1987 in the middle of a blinding snow storm
more than 800 people gathered at the "Crazy Horse Cabaret"
in Dartmouth Nova Scotia to hear the premier of 
"Keep On Givin"
 written by Bruce Wheaton / Skull & Crossbones Music...
in support of  the
"Canadian Red Cross  International Assistance Programme"....


  Watch the Slide Show and listen to "Keep On Givin"
The singers featured on this recording are
"Bruce Wheaton" "Larry Maillet" "Pam Marsh" "Matt Minglewood"
"Sam Moon" "David Roberts" "Terry Hatty" "Dutch Mason"
"Paul MacAusland fromHaywire"
"Peggy Gillis" "Sharron Timmins" "Bryan Jones" "Floyd King"
"Donnie Morris" "David Dobson" "Mike Dimitri" "Terry Kelly"
"Maurice Aucoin" "Eric Marks"
"Frank MacKay" "Helen Bezanson" "Allan King"
"Steve Russell" "Sharon Burry"
The musicians on this recording are "Bruce Wheaton / Guitar"
"Mike Gaudet / Bass" "Neil Robertson / Drums"
"Peter Jackson / Keyboards" "Mike Leggat / Keyboards"


Click here to view the
"Keep On Givin" webpage



The video above was filmed at Global TV in 1990 featuring Bruce early in his solo career.
"Somebody New In My Eyes" written by Bruce Wheaton / Skull & Crossbones Music
After the "Molly Oliver" band Bruce decided to perform as a soloist,
with his guitar playing, vocals and knowledge of computers and midi instruments 

has put together an entertaining solo act that sounds like a full band.

"Bruce's (One Man Band) poster"
Bruce has toured constantly over the years at clubs, concerts, dances etc....
Including playing on cruise ships
In Europe, USA and the Caribbean...


Bruce Wheaton  

Performing with Molly Oliver

At the "Classic Rock Concert"   (Oct. 4th 2003 - Halifax Forum)


The video above was filmed on the "Carnival Conquest" in April / 2010
Bruce has toured constantly for the past number of years as a soloist playing  in lounges,  dance halls, and taverns locally and around the world.  He played on a Cruise Ship in Europe for the "Silja Lines" on a cruise ship called "The Festival" in Scandanavia ,  sailing between Copenhagen, Sweden, and Germany. He performed as a soloist on Breakfast Television in 2002 Halifax N.S. In 2008 Bruce performed solo on the "Carnival Inspiration" sailing out of Tampa Bay Florida to the Caribbean and in 2010 on the "Carnival Conquest" during the winter months sailing from "Galveston Texas" to "Key West Florida" "Freeport & Nassau in the Bahamas"   and "Montego Bay Jamaica" "Grand Cayman" and "Cozumel Mexico" in the "Caribbean".



Bruce Wheaton
Featured at the music festival



This video of "Molly Oliver" was  filmed at Global TV  in  promotion for the Classic Rock Revival Concert at the Halifax Forum on Oct 4th 2003. "It was a fantastic night" says Bruce, all of the original members of "Everyday People" reunited for the show, and the original
recording band of "Molly Oliver" was on hand for the show also.


Bruce Wheaton along with his peers receive "Mians Awards"
 October 5th / 2003
In the back row L - R
Bruce Wheaton & Tim Garagan
Front row L - R
Sam Moon, Ritchie Oakley, Donnie Muir, Frank Mackay & Pat Riley 

    "Mians Awards" On Oct 5th/2003 Bruce was presented with two awards
For his bands Everyday People and Molly Oliver!
The awards were presented by John Alphonse
(President of the Atlantic Federation of Musician's Local 571)
At the "MIANS" "Nova Scotia Music Week"awards ceremonies.
The awards were from MIANS and the AF of M.
Recognizing Everyday People & Molly Oliver
For Their Outstanding contribution to the 
Musical legacy of The Province Of Nova Scotia.

VIEW: Click here to view the guestbook!

NOTE: I haven't been keeping up with the guest book, but if you wish you could send me an email, and be sure to say that it's for the "Guestbook"....Then I'll post your message in the guestbook....
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Bruce's cottage for rent on
The Beautiful Northumberland Strait in Nova Scotia



Bruce Wheaton & Molly Oliver
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Bruce Wheaton

Posted March 5th / 2003
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