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Ross Damude

Guitarist Producer Songwriter from Victoria BC


Ross Damude

Instruments: Guitar, Composition/Songwriting details
I've been playing guitar for some 40 years. My professional career began in Victoria, BC, during the 1970's, a very fruitful period in that city’s music scene, playing with Jacob, Slam, Cold Sweat (with current Uriah Heep singer Bernie Shaw), and the now legendary Holy Smoke. I then spent many years in Vancouver as a band member, (Handley Page, Broken Hearts), sideman and session player, working closely in the studio with the late Brian McLeod, (Headpins, Chilliwack, Edward Bear), and Rick Livingstone, Broken Hearts singer and Emmy nominated sound editor. After 2 years in Los Angeles I returned to Canada in the early ‘90’s, settling in St. Albert, (to raise my son), and began playing and recording with Carson Cole, (“Stop It I Like It”), Marshall Tully, and Mike Plume, (“Song and Dance, Man”). Then I spent 8 years in a true labor of love, co managing Wide Mouth Mason and co producing their 2005 cd “Shot Down Satellites”.(Recorded with Barry Allen at Homestead Studios in Edmonton). During this period WMM garnered international acclaim and toured with the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, ZZ Top (to name a few), and twice played in the prestigious Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, an event which provided me a tremendous honor in meeting and playing with some of the best musicians in the world at the festival's Jazz Cafe. I'm excited not only to share my experience via teaching and artist development but also to be more active as a player, both live and studio, as well as writing and recording both my own songs and collaborations with my very talented friends both old and new! I'm pleased to offer my services to bands... everything from simply providing feedback at rehearsals or live shows, to co-producing.

"A Montreux Memoir"
Just a little over 20 years ago I again had the honor of attending the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival after having been there for a week in '97. I have so many amazing memories of this visit including having a "little lunch" at Claude Nobs chalet with my partner Norm to discuss Wide Mouth Mason. Sitting across the table from me was Ahmet Ertegun. I cannot adequately express the feeling of being in the presence of this giant of a man. No pix sadly but a cherished memory nonetheless. I also was again invited to play at the Montreux Jazz Cafe as I did with WMM in '97. This pic below is me sitting in with Jordan Cook and SJ Kardash, these fine young gentlemen are now 2 thirds of the powerhouse known as Reignwolf who are presently touring the US doing festivals and...oh yes...a few dates with the Who! So proud of these guys! So many Montreux memories that have become highlights of my life. Big love and thanks to WMM and Jordan, SJ and Danny for having me along for the unforgettable ride! Written by Ross Damude July 27, 2019

Here's a rudeological list of my projects:

Jacob 1972
Slam 1973
Cold Sweat 1974
Riff Slinger 1975
Holy Smoke 1975-1976
Handley Page 1976-1978
Slingshot 1978-1979
Broken Hearts 1981-1983
Army 1983-1984
Renegade 1984-1985
Ricky Ricardo 1985
Driscoll/Livingstone Productions
(Ocean Sound) 1986-1989
Montana 1987-1989
Section 8 1990
Carson Cole 1991-1993 & 1995-1996
Tomcat/Trama 1993-1994
Thrillbillys 1994-1995
Marshall Tully 1996
Mike Plume(recording) 1997
Wide Mouth Mason
co-management/producer 1996-2005
Foxy Dog 2007
Freelance Present
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Community Events

Current Projects

Don Peterson & The Push Band
2013 - present

Past Projects

Tomcats 1993
1993 - 1994
Wild West
Ricky Ricardo
Renegade Band
1984 - 1985
1983 - 1984
Broken Hearts
1981 - 1983
Slingshot Victoria
1978 - 1979
Handley Page Group
1976 - 1980
Holy Smoke
1975 - 1976
Riff Slinger
Cold Sweat

Musician Articles

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Let me preface this review by saying I’ve known Summer since she was barely out of her teens and coming out to sit in or jam at various venues I was playing at around Victoria BC. I’ve watched her career with great interest and she has ...
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Author: Dave Harris

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