Kirby @ Ramparts ENT
“Bobby’s back and he’s bringing it. Today he gives one of the best tunes he has ever written, and given his back catalog that is no small accomplishment. It’s been a while, but no matter, for it was worth the wait. This fine new song could function as a textbook example of how to write a well-crafted song, all the while putting your heart into it. Much as the “Hearts Collide” in the tune, Bob’s passion collides with his prowess and gives us this fabulous first single ”
THE BOBBY CAMERON BAND
After obtaining a Bachelor of Education in Music and English from U of A, and many years fronting bands, Mark realized he was much better suited to the role of sideman and musical director. Over the years he has aided many artists in the production of their recordings, adding guitar and vocals, and has had the opportunity to tour across Canada and around the world. Apart from his work with Bobby Cameron, Mark spent 12 years as band leader for Adam Gregory. After a stint in Nashville, Mark returned to Edmonton, and since 2012 has led Gord Bamford’s band. He continues to substitute teach high school when not on tour.ext
Chad Melchert is one of Canada’s most sought after live and session drummers. Also in demand for his teaching techniques and knowledge. While calling the Edmonton area home he has toured all over the world and played with artists of all genres. Chad was crowned CCMA Drummer Of The Year at the CCMA awards in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and is up for the honour again in 2017. With grooves being his specialty Korg international hired Chad to do loops for the Stageman 80 Performace Partner. A top call session musician Chad currently also fills his schedule drumming for 2015 winner CCMA Country Male Vocalist of the Year Gord Bamford.
Chad believes in teaching how to be a functional drummer in a band setting. Focusing on the tools the student needs to have success and in turn find the passion to make music part of one’s life is his goal.
Chad Proudly endorses, Gretsch drums , Roland Drums, Tama Harware, Remo Drum Heads, Beier Drums Snares, Paiste Cymbals, Porter & Davies Monitoring System, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Protection Racket Cases and Rhythm Tech Percussion, Pitch Slap Cajons, Snareweight,
Born and raised in Niagara Region. Jeff has played in almost all genres of music ranging from rock, country, punk/new wave, pop, funk, blues and rock fusion. He toured with several recording acts before entering into the production end of the industry building up a successful sound and lighting company. He has mixed FOH for bands including Streetheart, Honeymoon suite, Prism, Dennis Deyoung of Styx, Johnny Reid and many others.
Since switching focus back to performing Jeff has most recently toured with famous Chicago blues master Studebaker John.
Being his band mate while Bobby was crowned Canadian Guitar Wars champion he is all too familiar with the magic Bobby can bring to the stage and how he can raise the performance levels of the misicians that are privileges to share the stage with him.
Jeff is extremely excited about returning to the stage and recreating the musical magic that Bobby can always bring out in his follow band mates.