RANDY DAWSON - BIOGRAPHY
When you experience the natural flow of Randy singing and playing guitar, it is obvious he has been doing it for a long time. At the time he turned pro in 1975 he had a growing reputation in the Peterborough area.
While spending the next four years touring, Randy played across Canada from Vancouver, B.C. to St. John's Newfoundland and most points in between, before settling in Toronto. Randy/s tune "COMING TO GET YA", recorded with his band DAWSON CITY was included as one of twelve tracks on the second Q-107-FM Radio Homegrown album in 1980 ( released in Toronto, Canada).
He went on to work with Steve Thomson's Backstage Productions - Toronto (former management for Ronnie Hawkins) as musical director for several acts in their roster.
In 1989 and 1990 Randy had successive wins with original material for a homegrown album by Peterborough's CKPT AM radio station with his songs "LOVE SAD EYES" and "TIME" performed by the newly formed RANDY DAWSON GROUP. Since returning to Toronto in 1990 he has performed and recorded with many of the city's finest musicians.
Randy has gone on to tour in the Middle East (Dubai U.A.E.), the Far East (Seoul, Korea)) and Costa Rica.
DAWSON regularly performs around the Toronto area as a freelance performer, solo or fronting the RANDY DAWSON GROUP.
Three CD's have been released: LOVELIFE (2001), DESERT WAYS (2002) and THE ROAD TO INCHON(2003). All three CD's FEATURE ALL ORIGINAL MATERIAL written and performed by Dawson. A fourth CD is now available called D'NILE BLUES with a surprise cover of Shaky Ground(Randy's 1st ever release of a non original song)Sorry Folks-due to licensing restrictions(internet)no sound clip is available - But who knows? Maybe someone will play it on the radio!
For more info and current events please visit: www.randydawson.com
2 Randy's Blues
3 Singing 4U
4 Benefit Blues
5 These Shoes
6 Irish Queen
7 Half A World Away
8 Standing On Shaky Ground
9 Maniac Insomniac
10 D'Nile Blues