Cam Bogle, all 22 years previous and at most 6’7″ tall (he is 6’6″), splits his time lately between breaking into his chaps as a rustic music artist and firefighter faculty on the opposite. .
That is additionally a superb factor. Her singing profession is sounding the alarm. It is too sizzling. good alarm. Like this week on the world well-known Boots & Hearts Music Competition in Barrie (August 4 to 7). He heard of Cam and invited him to be one of many eight acts featured in his Rising Artists’ Contest (he performs on Thursdays).
It is a large enhance within the saddle for younger Burlingtons (okay, sufficient with the cowboy imagery), with wealthy tonal bass voices.
With a robust social media presence (some posts of his performances at varied Burlington open mics had been picked up by a tour channel), he is already made important progress. She has almost half 1,000,000 followers on TikTok, Instagram and Twitter and has opened reveals for nation stars reminiscent of Kane Brown and Dustin Lynch.
He has an EP coming quickly and is writing his personal materials – songs like “Carry Me Once more” and “Strolling Out the Door”, for which he does some appearing.
Nonetheless, nothing fairly compares with the spot on the lineup at Boots & Hearts but.
“Boots and Hearts (on Burles Creek on Freeway 11 between Barry and Orilea) is likely one of the hottest nation music festivals not solely in Canada however on this planet,” Cam says. “It is a competition that almost each main nation artist has come via.”
He would do three numbers – a Blake Shelton cowl, a Josh Turner cowl and a music of his personal.
Cam says he has acquired lots of help from pals and town of Burlington typically. “A few of my pals have advised me that I’ve switched them to nation music,” he says with fun.
Enormous crowds are pouring in to see him in Boots and Hearts. It is type of too unhealthy that the competition is determined not by applause however, no, a panel of judges. They may select two of the eight to return on Thursday and play once more within the closing ceremony of the competition on Sunday (7 August). There’s additionally a big financial prize for rising artist winners.
“There will probably be lots of acquainted faces within the viewers and it actually annoys me greater than taking part in in entrance of strangers however I am excited for them to see how I’ve progressed.”
Progress has really been made. He started performing for the primary time on the age of 9 in a espresso home in entrance of three audiences, together with his mom.
He has carried out since, however particularly since he left hockey on the age of 14 on account of a collection. He performed at a excessive stage and along with his workforce, the Triple A Burlington Eagles, went on to win the OMHA Championship. He additionally competed as a speedskator as a result of he performed hockey which can be a part of the issue since you hold your head down in velocity skating and you must stick with it in hockey.
His hockey desires can be lived out via his cousin, Dylan Cogens, who now performs for the Buffalo Sabers, however Cam stands as tall in cowboy boots as he ever did in skates.
In Canada, Nashville and past are their locations to excel in nation music. As you possibly can see of their recording and video of “Strolling Out the Door,” they’ve all of the issues to say about ending a relationship regardless of being in love due to their differing values. It’s primarily based on his personal expertise.
Nonetheless, having not too long ago accomplished a enterprise diploma at McMaster College, he’s increasing his choices and learning and dealing laborious to graduate from the Ontario Fireplace Academy. In actual fact, he walks just a little additional north from his live performance in Barrie on Thursday to the Academy headquarters in Mono.
“The tempo is quick,” he says, “however I am doing what I really like.”
For extra details about Cam and its Boots & Hearts Music Competition performances, go to cambogle.com and/or bootandhearts.com.