Canadian band
Saga has found their new vocalist.

 

 

Rob Moratti
from Toronto is the veteran group's new lead singer after holding live
auditions and Internet auditions.

 

Moratti, who
was Final Frontier's frontman, is replacing Michael Sadler, who departed late
last year to spend more time with his family.

"I feel great about Rob joining
the band,” said guitarist Ian Crichton. “We're planning Canadian shows and
looking at going back to South America, hopefully in September. A new CD is in
the works and with Rob Moratti on board


it
will be great. That should be followed up with an extensive tour in


Europe
in March 2009."

The progressive rock quintet, formed in Oakville in 1977,
used YouTube to audition some singers by recording two of their biggest hits —
On Th
e
Loose and Wind Him Up — as instrumentals
. They then asked candidates to download them, and videotape
themselves and then post them on YouTube.

It was reported more than 20 singers submitted demos from across the
Atlantic and Caribbean.