Hailing from Sudbury, Ontario, Aaron Space was formed in the late 1960s by guitarist Jake Thomas (originally from North Bay, Ontario, and ex of Bucstone Hardware) Yarmouth, NS native Dave Moulaison, Gene Falbo (originally from Digigriano Cosenza Calabria, Italy) on bass, and local native drummer Bob DiSalle.
While they played the area’s circuit as a covers band, they slowly started writing their own material and inserting it into their playlists. By 1970, they’d relocated to Toronto to take advantage of the bigger crowds. Soon after, Warner Brothers rep John Pozer caught their act and signed them to a deal.
They released their first single, “Keep On Movin’,” which featured Lisa Garber on bg vocals, b/w “The Visitor” in the fall of ’71 to mixed reviews. It eeked its way up to #83 on some strong support from Toronto radio, where it stayed for three weeks. Recorded at Eastern Sound in Toronto and produced by John Stewart, their eponymous debut album followed early the next year, with the single, “Marsha” b/w “She Smiles” close behind.
Despite a heavy ad campaign being launched, it failed to make a dent in the chart, yet still many critics later praised the album as a whole. Entirely self-written with Moulaison and DiSalle sharing lead vocals, other songs like “Silly Ceilings,” North Country Rock n Roll,” and “Man In A Yellow Car” were full of heavy riffs and fuzz guitar, and indicative of the acid rock scene of the day.
After a series of short tours around central Canada, plans were being made for a follow-up album, some songs had been written, and some time in the studios had been spent. But with their deal with Warner on the brink of ending, the band imploded, and everyone went on to individual projects. Falbo, now going by his real name, joined Jackson Hawke a few years later.