Samiksha Jaiswal

The Romaniacs

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Origin  Canada
Active until  1995
Record label  Eva Records
Genres  Rock
Active from  1984
Albums  The Ecstasy of the Martyr
Years active  1984 (1984)–1995 (1995)
Past members  Calvin Cairns Steve Bengtson Scott White William Butler Danny Greenspoon Ron Thompson Richard Baker
Members  Calvin Cairns, Danny Greenspoon
Similar  Murray McLauchlan, Spirit of the West, Ian Tyson

The Romaniacs is a Canadian rock band formed in 1984 and disbanded in 1995. They described their style as "musical ethno-fusion" combining Eastern European, Gypsy jazz, and pop. They made extensive use of costumes and props, including a large map, during their live shows.


In addition to touring extensively in Canada and the United States, the group also toured Australia in 1988, including a week-long appearance at the Canada Pavilion during the World's Fair in Brisbane.


  • Calvin Cairns (aka Myron Joseph, king romaniac) - violin
  • Steve Bengtson (aka Steffy Levine) - mandolin and vocals
  • Scott White - bass
  • William (Billy) Butler - guitar
  • Danny Greenspoon - guitar
  • Ron Thompson - guitar
  • Richard Baker - guitar
  • Discography

  • Ethno-Fusion
  • World on Fire
  • The Ecstasy of the Martyr (a compilation released only in Japan)
  • Songs

    Paint it Black / Whiteout
    Kiss of Fire
    Columbus - Cold Breakfast


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