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Sam and Dave formed a band around this time, Spinal Chord, with guitarist Don Alder and bassist John Shepp. Spinal Chord achieved national airplay, using their music as a vehicle for raising awareness of the talents of people with disabilities.

The band split in the mid-90s. Sam entered politics, becoming mayor of Vancouver in 2005; Dave worked as a disability advisor at the University of British Columbia; Don has a highly successful solo career; and John is a highly regarded producer/engineer (and multi-instrumentalist) working in the Vancouver area.

However VAMS kept on growing, constantly reaching out to new people, no matter what their level of musical ability or physical function, while also arranging events to showcase the more musically established members.  CONT. >

 
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