Third Matinee (or 3rd Matinee) was an American rock band formed by vocalist and bassist Richard Page with keyboardist Patrick Leonard. The group formed after the breakup of Page’s band, Mr. Mister, and the demise of Leonard’s band, Toy Matinee. Leonard and Page were writing partners whose efforts included the Madonna hit “I’ll Remember.”

The rest of the band were: Brian MacLeod (drums), Tim Pierce (guitar), and Guy Pratt (bass), Marc Bonilla (guitar) and was completed by keyboard player and Toto member Steve Porcaro.


Third Matinee released only one album, Meanwhile, which was released in 1994. It features artwork by Mark Ryden, who is also known as “the godfather of pop surrealism” and mastered the Lowbrow style. He previously designed artwork for Aerosmith’s Love In An Elevator, Michael Jackson’s Dangerous, and One Hot Minute by Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Meanwhile is available on vinyl for the first time as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on translucent red coloured vinyl. It comes in a gatefold sleeve and includes an insert.

Side A

1. I Don’t Care
2. Freedom Road
3. Holiday For Sweet Louise
4. She Dreams
5. Ordinary Day

Side B

1. Family Tree
2. Echo Hill
3. All The Way Home
4. Silver Cage
5. Trust Somebody
6. Meanwhile

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve with artwork by Mark Ryden
  • Includes insert
  • Band members included Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Patrick Leonard (Toy Matinee) & Steve Porcaro (Toto)
  • Available on vinyl for the first time
  • Limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on translucent red coloured vinyl

By Published On: oktober 13, 2023Categories: Artist News, In Focus, New Releases

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