Malcolm Camsell

Music – Calgary, ALB

Hailing from Hay River, Northwest Territories, Malcolm Camsell's love of music began with his parents and their passion for old country music. Being taken to concerts and listening to his Uncle Tommy play "Pretty Woman" on guitar, Malcolm was inspired to pick up his mom's guitar at age 14. Malcolm's earliest musical influences were Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and the alternative bands of the 1990's. In the period of 2001-2008 he became known for his presence at Northern Talent Shows, always thrilling the crowd with his rendition of Leroy Van Dyke's "The Auctioneer". Malcolm attended Columbia Academy, receiving a diploma in Digital and Analog Recording Arts in 2003. It was there he recorded/engineered/produced his first songs, including "Mahsi Cho", incorporating his mother's Native language, and "Go Home and Lie Down", reflecting on his northern, small town upbringing. Malcolm continued to cultivate his unique sound, and reached to artists such as Weird Al, Primus, Fishbone, and Frank Zappa, in honing his unique and memorable lyrical style. Malcolm did further recording in 2005, and co-founded his first band Psychedelogic in 2007, based in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Driven by groovy saxophone, pounding percussion, and a powerful female lead singer, it was Malcolm's songwriting that provided the structure of Psychedelogic's alternative funk sound. For 5 years they played various venues, functions, and battle of the bands in Grande Prairie. From Psychedelogic, Malcolm would continue on to form Firewater & Fish, a more stripped down rock quartet that featured all of Malcolm's original music. Since moving to Calgary in 2012, Malcolm has played shows in various venues and released his first album "Malcolm Camsell" in 2017. Malcolm's catalog boasts an impressive 80+ original songs, and 200+ covers, ranging from old country to classic rock to contemporary pop. Currently performing as a solo/acoustic act, Malcolm has just released his second album "Convenience King", and hopes to increase his presence at venues and festivals around Alberta. If you are yearning for a unique sound and a memorable artist, look for Malcolm on a stage near you! ...more

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Showcasing in Calgary, ALB
IMPACT at Marquee – 18 Apr 2019 @7:00PM