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State of Shock (band)

State of Shock
Left to right:Jesse Wainwright, fan, Simon Clow, John Philippon, fan, Alison Toews, Cameron Melnyk
Background information
OriginVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
GenresAlternative rock
Pop rock[1]
Years active1999 (1999)-present
LabelsCordova Bay Records (2005-present)
IODA (2004-2005)
Associated actsAustin Belle
MembersCameron Melnyk
Alison Toews
Jesse Wainwright
Simon Clow
John Philippon

State of Shock is a Canadian band from Vancouver, British Columbia. Formed by Jesse Wainwright and Johnny Philippon, they made their debut in June 2004 with their album Guilty by Association after winning CFOX-FM's Seeds contest, and won Favourite New Group of the Year at the 2005 Canadian Music Awards.

They became better known in early 2007, with the release of their album Life, Love & Lies. Included in the album was their successful debut single, "Money Honey", which won the band a Juno Award nomination for New Group of the Year, two Canadian Radio Music Awards in the category of Best New Group for both rock and CHR formats, as well as a Canadian Indie Music Award for Favourite Single of the Year. The single eventually reached the double platinum sales mark for digital sales in Canada and stayed on Billboard's Canadian Hot 100 chart for nearly a year. With their second single "Hearts that Bleed", the band enjoyed a top-ten slot at MuchMusic and rock radio. During the summer of 2007, State of Shock went on a Canada-wide tour supporting bands such as Nickelback and Puddle of Mudd, and opening for Aerosmith in front of 27,000 people at Sarnia Bayfest.

State of Shock released their third and most recent studio album, Rock N' Roll Romance, on September 20, 2011.[2] Both albums were produced by Jeff Dawson and mixed by Mike Fraser.

In 2014, Jesse Wainwright (guitar, backing vocals) teamed up with country singer Stacey McKitrick as a new country duo, Austin Belle, with Kadooh (Simon Clow) playing guitar for Austin Belle's live shows.

Band members

  • Cameron Melnyk: lead vocals
  • Alison Toews: bass, backing vocals
  • Jesse Wainwright: guitar, backing vocals
  • Simon Clow (Kadooh): guitar, backing vocals
  • Johnny Philippon: drums



Title Date of Release Label CAN U.S.
Guilty by Association 2004



Cordova Bay Records

Life, Love & Lies 19 June 2007 28 October 2008 Cordova Bay Records
Universal Republic
Rock N' Roll Romance 20 September 2011 Universal Canada


Year Song Chart Positions Album
2004 "Wish I Never Met You" 1 Guilty by Association
"If I Could" 1
2005 "So Many Times" 1
2007 "Money Honey" 8 Life, Love & Lies
"Hearts That Bleed" 40
2008 "Best I Ever Had" 25
"Too Pretty" 27
2009 "Different Day"
2011 "Have a Nice Day" Rock N' Roll Romance
"Wish I Woulda Wowed U"

1 Weren't produced into physical singles, but music videos were made for them.


Canadian Radio Music Awards

  • Best Rock song (for "Money Honey") - Winner
  • Best Contemporary hit radio song (for "Money Honey") - Winner
  • Best Hot Adult Contemporary song (for "Money Honey") -
  • Independent Single Of the Year (money honey) - Winner - (beat out Feist)
  • Western Canadian Rock Recording of the Year 2008 - Winner

2008 Juno Awards

  • Best New Group of the Year - Nominated

Independent Music Awards

  • Hard Rock/Metal Album of the year (Life, Love, and Lies) - Nominated

Television appearances

In 2008, State of Shock appeared on the show About a Girl, playing their single "Money Honey".


  1. ^ "tunelabmusic featured-band 1 May 2008". Retrieved 26 May 2010.
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