Edmonton Singer/Songwriter Ross Campbell’s recent album, SuperCircuitMan, won 3 Silver Medals for Outstanding Achievement at the 2018 Global Music Awards, one for his Lyrics, one for his Alternative Music & one for his FatBand, which features the renowned New York City Pedal Steel Guitar player
Gib Wharton, among many other stellar players.
For more about SuperCircuitMan, including lyrics, bios, videos & downloads, visit www.supercircuitman.com
Ross Campbell is a multi-instrumentalist song-writer. He studied classical violin as a child and folk & blues guitar as a teenager in Calgary. Later, he played violin with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, while fronting Continuum, an early Saskatoon fusion band, then moved to Edmonton (where he currently lives) to study saxophone at the Grant MacEwan Jazz School.
During the 1980s, Ross co-founded Fat Chants, a well-loved Edmonton swing band known across Canada for it’s lush 3-part vocal harmonies, witty original material and humourous slant on life. When Fat Chants disbanded, he formed
The Ross Campbell FatBand , reflecting Ross’s transition to a rockier sound and edgier lyrics. The FatBand ’s first release, still available on vinyl LP
as well as CD, is entitled “I’m Talkin’ To You”, produced by Claire Lawrence.
More than once, Ross has reinvented The FatBand , exploring various hybrids of Reggae, Blues & Funk, playing numerous festivals & concert venues, and releasing several CDs & DVDs featuring Ross’s original material. He has
also toured through several parts of Europe & Asia, performing both with
Low Commotion, (a busking ensemble funded by the Alberta Foundation
for the Performing Arts), and also as a solo busker. His appointment as
Music Director for the Citadel Theatre’s blockbuster production of
The Wizard of Oz is the most notable of his several musical direction credits.
SuperCircuitMan is Ross Campbell & The FatBand ’s newest and most eclectic CD so far, encompassing several styles, from Funk & Reggae to Alternative, Folk & Swing. Many of Edmonton’s best-known musicians are featured on this album, as well as star players from Vancouver, Toronto & Saskatoon. Bloggers have praised the album and compared the funky music and pithy lyrics of SuperCircuitMan to Captain Beefheart, Cheap Trick & Huey Lewis.
Don’t miss the unusual “Hoedown Funk” groove of Dance On The Breeze,
track #4, featuring the distinctive Pedal Steel Guitar of NYC’s Gib Wharton.
Also of note for Francophones, track #7, Entre Chien et Loup est une chanson bilingue.
For a complete 3rd party review of SuperCircuitMan , please go to: http://thebandcampdiaries.tumblr.com/post/163911300322/ross-campbell-with-the-fatband-supercircuitman
Downloads, videos, lyrics & bios, plus mail-order CDs, vinyl LPs & DVDs
are available at: supercircuitman.com
industry role: Artist/Band