Titcomb, Brent

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Origin: Vancouver, British Columbia

Brent's early work helped forge the sound of legendary folk/rock group Three's a Crowd. The group recorded a few singles and one album, Christopher's Movie Matinee, produced by Cass Elliott of the Mamas and Papas and Steve Barry on ABC/Dunhill Records. Brent worked with Anne Murray in the studio and on the road, and gave her a successful hit when she recorded his composition, Sing High, Sing Low. His material was also performed and recorded by Glen Campbell, Andy Williams and the Osmonds. He's furnished backup for the likes of Bruce Cockburn, Don Ross, Oliver Schroer and Daisy Debolt,

Whether it's a soulful acoustic set, an upbeat, full band electric gig, or an evening with the Edmonton Symphony, Brent's voice becomes integral to the musical landscape. His rich baritone flows with, never pushes, the musical river.

Hamilton Spectator ranks Brent "among the country's most talented artists," calling his work "inspirational." SEE Magazine, Edmonton commented "The soulful sound of Brent Titcomb was a real crowd pleaser. Armed with his acoustic guitar and the voice of an angel..." A London, Ontario critic said he "seized the stage and quite literally mesmerized the audience." He creates an atmosphere so comfortable, so cohesive, so loving, that the audience sometimes hesitates to applaud for fear of breaking the spell.

His first solo album, Brent Titcomb, showcased many of his original compositions and was a critical success at home, in Europe and Japan. A second, Time Traveller, followed, then Healing of her Heart and his considerable talent comes again to the fore in his current CD, Beyond Appearances.

What keeps the flame alive and bright? Well, Brent's figured out something that most of us sorely need to know, "You're either on the dying side of life or on the living side of life - and I'm definitely on the living side."
-Bob Tremble

(Arthur) Brent Titcomb. Singer-songwriter, guitarist, percussionist, actor, b Vancouver 10 Aug 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 and, 1964-8, member of Three's A Crowd, then pursued a solo career as a folk singer, appearing over the next 20 years in clubs and at festivals in Canada (including the Festival of Friends, Hamilton, Ont, annually beginning in 1976), the USA and, in 1983, Mexico. He also performed thrice in the 1970s with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

Titcomb's early songs, which date to the late 1960s, included '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 (as a member of her touring band, Richard), John Allan Cameron, Bruce Cockburn, George Hamilton IV, Noel Harrison, Gene MacLellan, and others.

Titcomb began working occasionally in the mid-1970s as an actor in radio and TV dramas and commercials, and has also done 'voice-overs' for commercials and for such Canadian children's animated TV series in the 1980s as 'Clifford the Dog' 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' - ie, the therapeutic use of the voice for the purpose of self-healing




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