TO MY SURPRISE

ORIGIN

Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

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GENRE

Alt Rock/Indie Rock/Pop Rock/Experimental

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MEMBERS

Line-up before break-up:
Dorothy Hecht - Lead Vocals
Paul Thompson - Lead Guitar/Vocals
Wade Thompson - Bass/Vocals
Jarrod Brom - Keys/Guitar
M. Shawn Crahan - Drums/Vocals

Line-up after 2006 reformation:
Dorothy Hecht - Lead Vocals
Stevan Robinson Jr - Guitar/Vocals
Paul Thompson - Lead Guitar/Vocals
Wade Thompson - Bass/Vocals
Jarrod Brom - Keys/Guitar
M. Shawn Crahan - Drums/Vocals

Live line-up:
Brandon Darner - Vocals/Guitar
Stevan Robinson - Guitar/Vocals
Ross Van Der Werf - Bass
? - Keyboards
M. Shawn Crahan - Drums

'Classic' line-up:
Brandon Darner - Vocals/Guitar
Stevan Robinson - Bass
M. Shawn Crahan - Drums


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DISCOGRAPHY

'To My Surprise' (self-titled) (2003)
01. The World's Too Small
02. Get It To Go
03. In The Mood
04. Blue
05. Say Goodbye
06. Easy Or Not
07. Turn It Back Around
08. This Life
09. Come With Me
10. Sunday
11. Who's To Say


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COMMENTS

Originally called 'One Cup Fat', then 'The Ornge', early reports on To My Surprise stated it as Shawn Crahan's solo project along with his drum tech Sa-Tone, One Minute Silence vocalist Brian Barry, and ex-Slipknot percussionist Brandon (aka. Grouch). Unless any material was recorded under the earlier names and is not available, it doesn't appear that either Sa-Tone or Brian Barry were involved with this project.

This was one of the first projects where Shawn Crahan started to be credited as either M. Shawn Crahan or Michael Shawn Crahan.

On the self-titled album, Jon Ginty and Tal Herzberg are credited as additional musicians.

As of January 2006, it was reported that after getting dropped from Roadrunner Records as a 3-man band with Shawn Crahan (Clown), Stevan Robinson, and Brandon Darner, they found a new label and were preparing to release their follow-up CD to the 2003 self-titled release. Note that the second album featuring the new line-up was never released.


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LINKS

VIDEO
To My Surprise - In The Mood