Friday, 8 June 2007

Brent Titcomb

Singer-songwriter, guitarist, percussionist, actor, born Vancouver Canada 10th August 1940. He began his career in Vancouver in 1963, combining traditional folk material with the flair for comedy that has remained an integral element of his performances. He was a founder member of Three's A Crowd, then pursued a solo career as a folk singer, appearing in clubs and at festivals in Canada the USA.

His early songs, which date from the late 1960s, include 'Sing High, Sing Low' and 'I Wish the Very Best for You,' both recorded by Anne Murray, the former a country music hit in 1971. His songs have also been recorded by Murray with Glen Campbell 'Bring Back the Love', Ed Bruce, Lyn Dee, Tommy Graham, Bill Hughes, and Karen Jones. Titcomb himself has made the contemporary folk LP May All Beings Be Happy (1977, Manohar MR 100) and the pop album Time Traveller (1982, Stony Plain 1039) and has sung and/or played (percussion, harmonica, guitar) on albums by Murray , John Allan Cameron, Bruce Cockburn, George Hamilton IV, Noel Harrison, and Gene MacLellan.

Titcomb began work in the mid-1970s as an actor in radio and TV dramas and commercials, and has also recorded voice-overs for commercials and 'The Care Bears'. In 1989 he invented the character Bumble Bill for a children's concert series at Roy Thomson Hall. His interest in the voice has led him, as of the early 1980s, to offer workshops in 'toning' [the therapeutic use of the voice for the purpose of self-healing].
Brent Titcomb Biography

1 comment:

Peter Copping said...

May All Beings Be Happy is a wonderful record: absolutely original, perfectly realized, and full of beauty and wisdom.

I owned this LP 30 years ago, and loved it but misplaced it. I just found a replacement copy and played it, and I'm amazed at how clearly I remember all the songs. They can be linked to a certain era and yet are timeless.

Does anyone know if this recording is or will be made available digitally? I for one will certainly buy it. Brent, your masterpiece deserves the full re-mastering treatment. I am sure it will be recognized and more widely appreciated in time.