Fergus Hambleton – Guitar, Sax, & Vocals
A fixture on the Canadian music scene for the last four decades, Fergus Hambleton is a versatile singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist. During his illustrious career Fergus has been a leading performer and songwriter in the folk, pop and reggae music arenas. Fronting the Juno Award winning reggae outfit The Sattalites and forging a successful solo career are among his many musical achievements. Fergus began his career playing in a number of bands and went on to record two solo albums for Capitol Canada produced by Hambleton’s older brother and noted songwriter/producer Greg Hambleton.
A chance meeting with legendary Jamaican musician, Jo Jo Bennett began a life long musical partnership that has earned them a unique place in Canada’s rich musical tapestry as the core of the popular reggae band The Sattalites. The band has gone on to have a 25-year musical career peppered with numerous high-profile concert events, 6 albums, two Juno Awards and a host of national and international awards and accolades.
Widely known for his captivating baritone, Fergus honed his singing style while studying with the noted Canadian voice teacher, Charles Jordan who shared Fergus’ love of traditional folk music. He went on to study composition with one of Canada’s most celebrated composers, San Dolin. Dolin’s tutelage helped Fergus to fine- tune his insights in arranging and songwriting, an expertise that Fergus now brings to his many teaching and producing projects, as well as the countless writing projects he undertakes with a variety of fellow songwriters. These days Fergus is in high demand as a session player and arranger offering expertise ranging from playing saxophone, clarinet, guitar and vocals.
Upcoming live performances include THE TWO BOBS a re-imagining of Bob Marley and Bob Dylan songs; regular appearances with the Sattalites, The Tuesday Night Club, and a number of other groups including his own jazz
ensemble The Jazz Lovers Society whose performances are dedicated to the swing era and classic jazz standards. Also available is the new single by Fergus “She’s Gone Away” In September 2013The Sattalites released “Sattalites-The Best Of Canadian Reggae” a greatest hits package on Solid Gold Records.