Edmonton Songwriter Ross Campbell wins 3 Silver Medals at the 2018 Global Music Awards

Date: Mar 23, 2018

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