The Mods - Image courtesy of Barry Walker
Ron Dyer, Dan Yard, John Murray, Des Bosa
The UNFORSCENE -  Aboard the old Steam Engine train at Kitsilano Beach
AKA: The Mods
Vancouver, British Columbia
1966 - 1969


Des Bosa ~ Keyboard
Ron Dyer ~ Drums, Vocals
Jerry Matheson ~ Bass, Vocals
John Murray ~ Lead Guitar, Vocals
Phil Smeltzer ~ Bass, Vocals
Dan Yard ~ Rhythm Guitar, Lead Vocals

The original members who started the MODS were Ron Dyer and Jerry Matheson.  Before I joined the band they were together for about two years.  Dan Yard joined the band before me, and then I joined, and John Murray joined after me.

We changed our name to the UNFORSCENE which was the band that got the LA recording contract.  Our song These Are the Words did make it to #1 on the Canadian charts.

The members in the train picture are from left to right: (Ron Dyer drums) - (Dan Yard lead vocals and guitar) - (John Murray  lead guitar) - (Des Bosa keyboard). We all participated in harmony vocals.

Des Bosa, December 2007

The Mods - Image courtesy of Barry Walker
The Mods
John, Ron, Jerry
Des, Dan
The Mods got a recording contract in LA and changed the name to The Unforscene. They recorded the single "These are the words".  This Canadian band had a British flavour with a lot of concentration on full Harmony.

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Last Update:  4 April 2011
Credits: Barry Walker, Des Bosa
Band #  2312