The Mudmen roll into Port Perry for a CD release concert, as part of their Old Plaid Shirt Tour. The Mudmen are asking fans to show support and show up wearing a Plaid Shirt. “Shouldn't be a problem in a small town”, laughs Campbell. “My brother Sandy and I are from a small town and the small towns/cities have kept us alive, after we were dropped from our record company, and the radio tv support went away.”
They're no strangers to the Area. The Mudmen have performed at the Port Perry Fair, The Rib-Fest, and The Uxbridge Highland Games. This will be the bands third time at Town Hall 1873.
They're working on a book/documentary/CD for our 20th anniversary 2018. Says Campbell, “I'm not sure people are aware of our accomplishments. Our life and Times story should hopefully let people know what we have been up to. Nine studio CDs, six music videos on Much music, and over 2500 shows. The Band has opened for the Irish Rovers, The Chieftains, Johnny Reid, ZZ top and reached #19 on The Edge Radio Canada. There's not many more Canadiana Bands then us”,says Robby Campbell. “We have played at six Grey Cups, two Memorial Cups, three Briers, 12 Canada walk of Fame Ceremonies, the lighting of the CN tower with Colm Wilkinson, had music on the Mackenzie Brothers CBC TWO FOUR Anniversary special, Don Cherrys DVD'S /Coaches Corner. and even performed on the new CBC Hockey Night in Canada Anthem, produced by Bob Rock with Ron MacLean” said Mudmen. “We Love Em. Every time we were left for dead we have found a way to put ourselves back on the map”.
“In 2009 we performed at the Edmonton Oilers CBC Home opening ceremony. That lead to us being the opening musical act at the 84 Edmonton Oilers Stanley cup Gala re-union with full team present. Every Canadian kids dream is to meet Wayne Gretzky. Well the Mudmen got to spend a week with the Great One and he is exactly that.”
With career highlights, as meeting and performing for the Queen, Parliament Hill, music featured on NBC's the Black Donnellys, HBO's Shameless, WWE Wrestling, AE Sports Games, and The Special Olympics, the Mudmen have not forgotten their small town roots. “We enjoy meeting the fans and we encourage fans to post comments on our social media forums”, said Mudmen.
For more information on the Mudmen visit their website, www.mudmen.ca.