MDIIO Spotlight for December 5th, 2018:

Fergus Hambleton

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Fergus Hambleton, a versatile singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist from Toronto, Canada has been a leading member in the folk, pop and reggae fields since the early 1960’s. Fergus was a member of many different local bands and orchestras including A Passing Fancy, a popular Yorkville band of the 60’s. During this time Fergus signed a deal with Capitol Records Canada and released two folk-rock albums under the label.

In the 70’s Fergus began doing sessions as a sax player with the Jamaican community in Toronto. A stint as a guitarist in Leroy Sibbles band and countless sessions led to a meeting with the legendary Jamaican musician Jo Jo Bennett. Since then, they’ve had a 35 year musical partnership that has earned them a unique place in Canada’s rich musical tapestry as the core of the popular reggae band The Sattalites. The Sattalites have gone on to have a successful musical career peppered with numerous high-profile performances, 6 studio albums, two Juno Awards and a host of national and international awards and accolades.

In 2015 Fergus released an album of original songs, “Written On The Wind” recorded at Number 9 Studio in Toronto, with George Koller and Gary Craig. In July 2018, Fergus released a new single titled ‘Slow Fade Into Black’ which has captured attention from new fans worldwide. Recorded at Kensington Sound in the iconic Kensington Market, ‘Slow Fade Into Black’ comes accompanied with a live-off-the-floor in-studio video performance of the song. The song is available for download on all major streaming platforms. On November 2, 2018 Fergus released his latest single ‘A Good Place To Be’ with a lyric video…also available on all streaming platforms.  Fergus has no plans of slowing down. He’s currently back in the studio working on an LP which will be released in January 2019!

Catch Fergus live at one of his local shows with his side acts The Sattalites, The Jazz Lovers Society and Wood and Water.


 

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@fergushambleton