Robert Maciag at Crosscurrents Cafe June 17

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 by david henman

Singer/songwrieter Robert Maciag performed to a large and appreciative audience at CrossCurrents Café in Bolton on June 17th.
Robert has over 25 years of experience in the music industry. As a background vocalist on “The Ronnie Prophet Show” CFTO-TV, he worked with such artists as Chet Atkins, Don Everly, Brenda Lee, George Jones and countless others. His live performances are punctuated by a casual conversational manner, dry sense of humour and solid fingerstyle guitar.
If you were to spend an afternoon working with Robert Maciag in some way 
related to music, one of the first things you would quickly identify is that you are in the presence of a very talented and creative individual. With over 25 years of experience in the industry you would find that he conducts himself with the utmost professionalism and is a perfectionist when it comes to detail, be it performing, recording or song writing, he is passionate about his craft.
As a vocalist Robert has great pitch and enhances any melody with a rich and warm baritone voice that is very easy on the ears. He has sung on numerous albums and jingles, done commercial voice-overs and of course his own song demos. His most successful radio jingle "People Come First At IGA" aired on radio for over six years. Two seasons as a background vocalist on "The Ronnie Prophet Show" CFTO- TV not only broadened his scope of experience working with such artists as Chet Atkins, Don Everly, Brenda Lee, George Jones and countless others, but additionally introduced him, to some of this country's finest studio musicians with whom he has worked with and been influenced by over the years. To see one of his live performances you would be thoroughly entertained by his casual off hand conversational manner, unique sense of dry humour and captivated by his acoustic guitar work which punctuates the show. He has successfully released three singles for airplay which have led to a string of appearances as guest artist on a variety of TV shows from Edmonton to Toronto to Nashville.
Singing opened a door to the world of musical theatre in 1984 when Robert 
took on the lead role of "Jim" in the original Canadian production of "Pump 
Boys and Dinettes" an off Broadway smash hit that garnered the cast and 
crew no less than 4 Dora Awards! After one year at the Toronto Variety
Dinner Theatre the production toured eastern Canada winding up with a 
three month stay at the Charlottetown Festival. Robert in total notched 
over 500 performances to his credit.
Acting in musical theatre went hand in hand with acting for television and 
film. Through the eighties Robert appeared as an SOC or lead character in 
an array of commercials including Labatt, Kraft, Canon, Eatons and Nissan as well as appearing as the 'mystery man' for Maria Christina wine. Film work as an extra included working in the company of actors Charles Bronson and Wilfred Brimley.
Additionally he cites the following as highlights in his career:
Teaching guitar to young Inuit children at a music camp for two 
seasons, Iqaluit Music Society, Nunavut, Baffin Island.
Taking on the role of songwriter, music and tour director for a 
children's show, "Sandra Beech in Concert", touring Alberta, Ontario, 
Newfoundland and Labrador.
Putting on benefit and Christmas concerts at various hospitals 
including Sick Kids in Calgary, St. Michaels, Markham and the 
Lyndhurst facility for para and quadriplegics.
• Showcasing at the infamous 'Bluebird Cafe' and 'Legends Lounge' in Nashville.
Receiving three Guinness World Record certificates for his 
participation in the Canadian Musicians for Liberty marathon, a 
continuous 181 hour performance held in October 2001, which raised 
over $35,000 for the Red Cross relief fund post 9-11 and set three 
world records. Other participants included Downchild Blues Band, 
Jeff Healy, Five Man Electrical Band and Ronnie Hawkins to name a 
few. Robert was given the honour of performing as a finale his own 
composition called "Angels in Heaven".
Brian Linehan once said of Robert after seeing him perform at a Toronto 
club, "he is a gem yet to be discovered". Currently Robert is pursuing being discovered as a songwriter, writing songs for the commercial Nashville market. Trips to Nashville have taught him that the bar of excellence is very high and with the years of experience that he has under his belt, Robert Maciag is up to the challenqe.

Local posts

Img 20170914 201451

Successful CARP Etobicoke Travel Show

Posted on Sep 16, 2017
Very successful CARP Etobicoke Travel Show Markland Wood Golf Club with over 110 people attending and wait list of 40...
Etobicoke Read more
20786524 10154572077867811 1692925024 n

PANTHERS AND MOTHER NATURE END HAMILTON’S SEASON

Posted on Aug 12, 2017
The Hamilton Cardinals returned to Bernie Arbour Stadium for game six in their quarter finals series with Kitchener looking to...
Hamilton Read more
20750513 10154564908002811 1390548186 n

CARDINALS BLANKED BY KITCHENER

Posted on Aug 10, 2017
Just two days after the Cardinals and Panthers dueled in a slugfest, they returned to the field on Tuesday night...
Hamilton Read more
20668331 10154557557592811 877893572 n

HAMILTON DOUBLED UP BY PANTHERS

Posted on Aug 7, 2017
Game two of the best of seven quarter-final series between the Kitchener Panthers and Hamilton Cardinals was played Saturday night...
Hamilton Read more
20597026 10154543110267811 9167576912329796852 n

LAZAR NAMED IBL PITCHER OF THE WEEK

Posted on Aug 1, 2017
The Intercounty Baseball League announced today that Hamilton Cardinals Chris Lazar has been named the IBL’s Pitcher of the Week...
Hamilton Read more
2017 ibl playoffs 2nd

HAMILTON CARDINALS ANNOUNCE FIRST ROUND SCHEDULE

Posted on Aug 1, 2017
The Hamilton Cardinals in conjunction with the Intercounty Baseball League and Kitchener Panthers today announced the dates and times for...
Hamilton Read more
20561769 10154542851717811 903072201 n

CARDINALS SPLIT DOUBLEHEADER WITH BARRIE

Posted on Jul 31, 2017
Hamilton finished off their 2017 IBL regular season on Sunday afternoon with a doubleheader against this season’s regular season pennant...
Hamilton Read more
20496275 10154538416512811 805568540 n

HAMILTON BLANKED BY RED SOX

Posted on Jul 29, 2017
Hamilton hosted the Brantford Red Sox in IBL action on Friday night at Bernie Arbour Stadium. Chris Beer led the...
Hamilton Read more
20371125 10154530109907811 472049129 n

EARLY ERRORS COST CARDINALS

Posted on Jul 26, 2017
Hamilton finished off their regular season series with the Burlington Herd on Tuesday night in IBL action at Bernie Arbour...
Hamilton Read more
20217002 10154517836607811 666241307 n

CARDINALS HAVE AN EPIC COMEBACK AGAINST LEAFS

Posted on Jul 22, 2017
The final score on the scoreboard read 19-13 on Friday night in Hamilton but it wasn’t an Argos-Ticats game, it...
Hamilton Read more
20206038 10154511770657811 1120903086 n

BAYCATS BASH BIRDS

Posted on Jul 20, 2017
Hamilton took on the league leading Barrie Baycats on Wednesday night in IBL action at Bernie Arbour Stadium. However, the...
Hamilton Read more
20206023 10154508955452811 1259605670 n

CARDINALS COME UP SHORT AGAINST BRANTFORD

Posted on Jul 19, 2017
Hamilton hosted the Brantford Red Sox in IBL action on Tuesday night to make up a rained-out game from earlier...
Hamilton Read more
20121039 10154495806657811 2113845667 n

CARDINALS-HERD DUEL IN SLUGFEST

Posted on Jul 15, 2017
Hamilton and Burlington met for the third time in the last nine days as they took to the field at...
Hamilton Read more
19883806 10154480305827811 952914277 n

CARDINALS RALLY BUT CAN’T CATCH PANTHERS

Posted on Jul 10, 2017
For the second straight home game, the Hamilton Cardinals hosted the Kitchener Panthers at Bernie Arbour Stadium in IBL action...
Hamilton Read more
19873837 10154474830447811 1822046253 n

HAMILTON STOPPED BY MOTHER NATURE AND THE PANTHERS

Posted on Jul 8, 2017
Hamilton and Kitchener met up at Bernie Arbour Stadium in IBL action on Friday night. Unfortunately, Mother Nature also showed...
Hamilton Read more