Artist Bio

DSC_1319Bruce Mack – Bass Guitar

Bruce ” Heart Attack Mack” McGillivray’s first band was at the University of Western Ontario’s Huron College. After moving back to Toronto he met up with legendary B3 player C.J. Feeny and toured southern Ontario in his rock blues quartet. This band led to a stint with the Hock of Flip Flop and Fly fame. In 1978 a trip with a fellow guitar player to Jamaica exposed Bruce to the North Coast singers Reggae which opened up a new window of musical interest. Realizing that the infectious “one drop” hypnotic rhythms could be applied to all types of Motown / Rock and Blues this music peaked his interest. It was during this time Bruce was playing in a band with Fergus Hambleton. Further collaborations with Mr.

Hambleton led to Bruce being asked to play with an emerging new sound with Jo Jo Bennett and the Sattalites. With more than 30 years of touring and recording the Sattalites have won Two Juno awards a CASBY and two Juno
nominations and many other awards for their ground breaking sound. Bruce was also honoured as being the first Canadian Bass Player to work two Jamaican Sunsplash concerts.

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