It has been said of many artists that one of the main distinctions between stardom and mediocrity is the “IT” factor.
Allan John Cameron certainly has “IT”.
During his eclectic career to date, many of his peers have also seen this in his performances and song writing. From his work as lead guitarist and backing vocalist for Keith Urban (amongst other signed acts), the awards and acclaim he has earned, through to his previous publishing deal with Pacific Rim Music, Allan has exhibited his shining style and musical gift.
Born in Tamworth, Allan’s career began in the gospel/rock band, “Cornerstone Rock ‘, later, performing with the likes of Keith Urban and Lee and Tania Kernaghan. He also reached the finals in the coveted Toyota Starmaker Quest. However, Allan’s musical forays did not end there, as he went on to perform at many of the major venues around the nation as front man to a variety of Rock and MOR bands, including; ‘ Rusty and the Ayres Rockettes and Three Magic Words.
In addition, Allan has independently released two albums of original material – the last of which won him a Queensland Recording Association Sunnie Award for Best MOR Album, and was signed to a publishing deal (the term of which is now complete). In 2001 he also won the 96.5 FM Creative Challenge Award for Best Vocal Performance.
When listening to Allan’s live show, it is obvious that it represents the culmination of this vast experience and the development of his signature style. Allan’s influences are diverse, ranging from classic artists such as The Eagles, The Beatles and Cold Chisel to great singers such as Steve Perry, Lou Gramm and James Taylor. Allan’s own song writing is all about the honesty of music in his everyday life rather than the ‘ best road to success ‘ while his live show also features all the great songs ranging from country through rock up to modern chart songs.
As evidenced by his track record, Allan John Cameron is a man with the talent, drive and desire to make every performance a special occasion.
ALLAN’S SAMPLE REPERTOIRE
Aint No Sunshine- Bill Withers | Harley and Rose- The Black Sorrows | Lay Down Sally- Eric Clapton | Blue Suede Shoes- Elvis Presley | Black Velvet- Alannah Miles | Have You Ever Seen the Rain- CCR | Take It Easy- The Eagles | Dreams- Fleetwood Mac | Two Strong Hearts- John Farnham | Cracklin’ Rose-Neil Diamond | You Maybe Right- Billy Joel | Anything You Want- Roy Orbison\Bonnie Raitt | Hurts So Good- John Cougar Mellencamp | Down On the Corner- CCR | Bad Moon Rising- CCR | Heartache Tonight- The Eagles | Summer Of ‘69- Brian Adams | Nutbush City Limits- Tina Turner | My Sharona- The Knack | Ironic- Alanis Morrisset | Wonderwall- Oasis | Saw Her Standing There- The Beatles | Treat Her Right- George Thoroughgood\The Commitments | Smoke on the Water- Deep Purple | Copperhead Road- Steve Earle | Walk Right In- Dr Hook | Browneyed Girl- Van Morrison | Don’t Stop- Fleetwood Mac | Rebel Yell- Billy Idol | Stuck In The Middle- Stealer’s Wheel\JeffHealey | Let It Be- The Beatles | Heard It Through The Grapevine-Marvin Gaye and many more.