Bortko ~ Lead Guitar
* Ryan "Ryco" Collins ~ Bass, Vocals
* Mark Fenton ~ Drums, Vocals
* Jan Gregor* ~ Rhythm Guitar, Lead Vocals
* Rick "Wayo" Hogan ~ Keyboards, Vocals
Frank Holman ~ Keyboards, Vocals
* Greg Morlan ~ Lead Guitar
Frank Holman replaced Rick Hogan and Tony Bortko replaced Greg Morlan
In Memory of
b: 1953 - d: 4 December 2006
The Pacific Northwest rock scene of the 1980s was a hotbed of creativity, with a multitude of bands developing uncommon sounds in relative geographic isolation. Living was cheap and a band had the time to play and grow, unconstrained by any set musical standards of conformity. A rock generation preceding the grunge groups that put the Pacific Northwest on the rock map, Variant Cause was an odd combination of disparate personalities who came together to create a brand new sound.
Any given week throughout the 80s you could find them performing their neoteric rock somewhere: at an armory dance, a DIY loft party or an intimate rock club. In Seattle; Spokane; Bellingham; Salem; Portland; Moscow; Tacoma and all points in between. They were the local opening act for Iggy Pop, Nico, Ian Hunter, the Godfathers and the Blasters.
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Some of the other Pacific Northwest music groups represented in members of this group include: X-Static, The Numatics, Mojo Hand, TKO, Northern Lite, The Life, The Magnetics, 8 Feet Standing, Hot Stuff, Chaser, Sweet Madness, Next Exit and many other NW bands.
Update: 8 November 2011
Credits: Ryan Collins, Jan Gregor