Jeff Germain is a man with a past! Before joining his parents in the hearing care industry, he was a drummer in a rock and roll band – yes, a real band that toured, recorded albums, was awarded a gold record, and even to this day has an official website.
The band – eventually called Queen City Kids – was formed by Jeff and three friends in Regina in 1968 and got its break in 1976 when they opened for Rush on a tour of Saskatchewan. Over the next few years they released two albums and toured with acts such as April Wine, Ozzy Osbourne, Streetheart, Joan Jett and Blue Oyster Cult. The band officially called it quits in 1983, but they still occasionally get together for special events (including the Grand Opening of the Beltone Hearing Experience Centre on Saanich Road!). You can find out more at the Queen City Kids website.
It may seem slightly ironic that a rock drummer became a hearing specialist. It’s even more ironic that one of the reasons the band doesn’t perform much anymore is that one of the other members now suffers from some serious hearing problems.
So if you think that all that loud music you listened to in your youth may have caused some damage, you can be sure that Jeff will understand – and that he has the expertise and commitment to give you the best possible hearing available to you now.
The Queen City Kids had a triumphant return to the Winnipeg stage in November 2015 at Grey Cup Party, appearing alongside Loverboy and 54-40. They played a 45-minute set for a sellout crowd of 7,000 fans – including superfan Kevin White, who drove all the way from Iowa to hear them play!
After the show, Jeff and his bandmates John Donnelly, Kevin Fyhn and Alex Chuaqui spent over an hour signing autographs and chatting with fans.
This appearance coincided with the release of QCK’s new album “1981 Live.” Find out more at the official Queen City Kids website: www.queencitykids.com.