The Tea Party

The Tea PartyFormed in Windsor, Ontario in 1990, the Tea Party’s unique blend of progressive rock with Middle Eastern influences resulted in the release of 10 albums during a highly creative and productive 15-year period which saw worldwide sales pass the 1.6 million mark. Highlights include the double-platinum ‘The Edges of Twilight,’ ‘Triptych,’ with the number one track ‘Heaven Coming Down’ and their greatest hits package, ‘Tangents: The Tea Party Collection.’ The band disbanded in 2005, but reunited in 2011.

From 1996 to 2003, the Tea Party was managed by Steven Hoffman. A non-smoker, Hoffman was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2001 and lost his battle with lung cancer on October 26, 2003 at the age of 38. The band recorded a track titled, ‘Oceans,’ dedicated to the memory of their manager. A special fund, the Steven Hoffman Fund for Lung Cancer Research, was set up to assist the extraordinary work taking place at The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

The Tea Party will record a live double-album of material during their Australian tour this summer, with a release planned for this fall. The method of releasing such an album is through PledgeMusic. Fans help finance such an ambitious endeavor. Once the band reached 100% of its budget, which has been more than exceeded, a percentage of all further monies raised will be donated to the Steven Hoffman Fund for Lung Cancer Research at The Princess Margaret.

For more information about the Tea Party, the new live double album recorded in Australia and how pledges contribute to the Steven Hoffman Fund for Lung Cancer Research , visit:

  Reviewed: October 2013