Ross Campbell Bio/The FatBand/ SuperCircuitMan
Global Music Awards Silver Medal Winner
W. Ross Campbell is an Edmonton singer-songwriter whose latest CD, SuperCircuitMan, was awarded 3 Silver Medals for Outstanding Achievement at the 2018 Global Music Awards: one for his Lyrics, one for Alternative Music, and one for The Ross Campbell Fatband.
SuperCircuitMan is Ross Campbell & The FatBand ’s 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 unique “Hoedown Funk” groove of Dance On The Breeze, track #4, featuring the stellar Pedal Steel Guitar of NYC’s Gib Wharton.
Ross is a multi-instrumentalist who 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 Grant MacEwan Jazz School.
During the 1980s, Ross co-founded Fat Chants, a well-loved Edmonton swing band known across Canada, then 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 at Vancouver’s Pinewood Studio 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.
Read a complete 3rd party review of SuperCircuitMan.
Downloads, videos, lyrics, plus mail-order CDs, vinyl LPs & DVDs are available at supercircuitman.com