"Emotional Drift, Cameron’s eight-song disc shows off the reason he’s signed as a songwriter. With more hooks than the sports section at Canadian Tire, the songs are naturals to get stuck on radio playlists” ” - Mary-Lynn McEwen - FFWD Weekly

THe Bobby Cameron Band / oct 22 line up

Bobby says...

It's an honor to get a chance to make music with these three passionate hearts below. They're all sawed after music makers who have played with some of the biggest acts touring the planet. To get a chance to share the stage with them and have their magic pouring over my songs is thrilling. I'm so excited to try and catch lightening in a bottle with Rob Laidlaw, Chad Melchert and Robin Pelletier on Oct 22, 2021, at Festival Place in Sherwood Park, Alberta.

Prior to this show, I'll be releasing a new single in September called " The Way it Is." This track dives deep into the well of the blues that I drew from growing up in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. A raw three piece recording of bass, drums and guitar. No bells or whistles. Just a vocal on the edge, a Fender Telecaster feeling restless with a floor pounding blues shuffle.

" Like a prayer that needs a higher place/ A sinner needs a saving grace/You can't have one without the other/ The other without the one/ That's the way it is"

Bobby Cameron Live / Festival Place

Festival Place , 100 Festival Way,, Sherwood Park

The Bobby Cameron Band will perform at the beautiful Festival Place Theatre in Sherwood Park, Alberta, on Oct 22, 2021. This show will officially ring the bell on round two for Bobby's storied career. To advance the show, Bobby will release a new single called "The Way It Is" on September 30th. This single will be fallowed by his next full length CD entitled "Every Second Counts" dropping in early 2022.

Joining Bobby on stage will be three powerhouse music globetrotters that have played and toured with some of the biggest names in the business. Say hello to Mr. Rob Laidlaw on bass / vocals, Chad Melcher on drums and Robin Pelletier on guitar / vocals.

We're hoping you can take in this special concert to help us celebrate the return of the Bobby Cameron Band to the legendary Festival Place Theatre.

"I have had the great pleasure of Bobby joining me on tour both in 2002 and again in 2004. Both tours were great successes as Bobby's guitar playing was a highlight both times. Bobby is one of Canada's great young guitarists and his talent is equal to many of the world's great guitarists"  Long John Baldry 

TICKETS: BOX OFFICE: 780-449-3378. Email: FestivalPlaceBoxOffice@strathcona.ca

OR TICKETMASTER: 780-451-8000. link: https://festivalplace.ca/events/bobby-cameron/

Rob Laidlaw

Bass / Vocals

Rob Laidlaw is well known in the music industry for his music production, vocals, bass playing and a Juno Nominee for song of the year. 

He has played in MANY Canadian bands such as:

 New Regime (1986-1988), Winter Rose (1986-1988), Figgy Duff (1988-2010), Pamela Morgan (1988-2010), Lee Aaron (1989-1992), Gypsy Rose (1990-1992, 2017-2019), Kim Mitchell (1991 - 1994), Helix (1993), Alannah Myles (1994-1997), Rik Emmett (1995), Glass Tiger (1999), Honeymoon Suite (1999-2004), Rough Trade (2000-2010), Mudmen (2001), Platinum Blonde (2001-2015), Mike Reno (Loverboy) (2003-2008), Jimi Jamison (Survivor) (2003-2008), Johnny Dee (Honeymoon Suite) (1999-2004), Toronto (2016-Present) among others like Sass JordanJeff Healey.

If all of that wasn't enough for you Rob Laidlaw has also opened for some of the GOAT Bands around the world, such as Robert PlantDeep PurpleElton JohnBilly IdolWhitesnakeStyxForeignerOzzy Osbourne and many many others to be updated here soon.

CHAD MELCHERT

DRUMS

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 , 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,

Mark PUFFER

Guitar / Vocals

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.