One late fall evening in 1981, Jorge West and Justy Cords were riding their mopeds when they saw a horse. The horse jumped a fence and breathed horse breath on them, but Jorge mistook the horse breathings for whispers. And the name Stallion Whisper was born.
Shortly after the creation of their band name, they decided to try and form a band. The two men, together with Peter Pillynap, formed a three piece consisting of three guitarists. It wasn’t until they met Carl Samjack (The Dirge) that they added drums. Tom Tant and Brett Prince came onboard as co-bass players rounding out the original group’s fresh rock sound. But they still needed a lead singer.
One fateful night, Brett and Ned were hanging out as his
grandma’s house when Canadian, Nicky Stamphouse could be heard wailing on a sax
next door. Between blasts of sax, Nicky sang what would end up becoming the
band’s first song, “Warrior Blanket.” Brett described Nicky’s voice as a
volcanic mix of “pain and fun.” At first, they didn’t want a Canadian in their
all-American band, but decided to let him join after they heard “Warrior
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Hiatus The band took a hiatus in 1985 after their album “Glue” was met with harsh criticism and Brett Prince quit the band to become a hairstylist. Reunion In 1996, West reached out to the members of Stallion Whisper and it wasn’t long before the group was back in the studio cranking out their unique brand of soft/hard rock.