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.

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