KING TUT CAMACHO
IT WASN'T UNTIL LATER IN LIFE THAT DON DISCOVERED HIS VOCAL ABILITIES AND WAS URGED TO BEGIN SINGING ON STAGE IN A PUBLIC FORMAT. AS DON'S AUDIENCES APPLAUDED HIS VOCALS THEIR ENCOURAGEMENT ENERGIZED HIS LOVE AND PASSION FOR MUSIC AS A VOCALIST AND THAT, HAS LED HIM TO SING ON THE STAGES OF MANY VENUES AND BEFORE MANY AUDIENCES, BRINGING THEM LOVE, JOY , AND THE BEAUTIFUL GIFT OF MUSIC!! DON'S SUCCESSES HAVE INSPIRED HIM TO LAUNCH HIS NEW MUSIC GIVES LIFE TOUR WHICH BRINGS MUSIC OF ALL TYPES TO ALL SENIOR'S IN EVERY SENIOR LIVING SITUATION, ENABLING THEM TO RECEIVE AND FEEL GOD'S LOVE FOR THEM AND GOD'S LIFE GIVING GIFT OF MUSIC.. DON SAYS IT IS AN HONOR AND PRIVILEGE TO BEGIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE ALL GOD'S GIFTS WITH THOSE WHO ATTEND HIS MUSICAL SHOW'S; AND THANKS THE LORD ABOVE FOR LEADING AND ENABLING HIM TO DELIVER THESE GIFTS.
DON CAMACHO BIO PROFESSIONAL DRUMMER
Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the son of a musically talented Entertainer, Performer, and Drummer;( KING TUT CAMACHO); Don began to learn and master the techniques of Rhythm...
At the age of four....as he grew so did his exposure to great musicians. Sitting in front of the family radio (floor model with record player!!) daily listening to the likes of all the Big Bands as well as the talented vocalists that were broadcast live. His DAD also exposed him to his vast collection of 78 rpm"s feeding him a gourmet diet of super talent that emerged from the thirty's and forty's music
As the KING raised the bar, he worked with Don on sticking technique and all those Rudiments that help a drummer to develop his style! Along with his Dad, Don would play copycat rhythms: the King called it follow me. As Don's skills developed the game turned to talk back, where he and his Dad would talk back and forth from separate drums each playing measures of rhythm swithching back and forth. These excercises while fun; allowed Don to develop not only sticking
techniques necessary to become a great drummer, but also sharply developed his ability to hear audiotonal changes in music and in rhythm patterns.
While all this was important the KING knew there was an element even more significant. So he took Don along on a gig. Don recalls his Dad asking"DO YOU REALLY WANT TO BECOME A DRUMMER" AND OF COURSE DON'S REPLY WAS OOOHHH YEAHHHH!!!... So the KING let him LUG, CARRY, SET UP AND TEAR DOWN, LOAD AND UNLOAD THE VERY INSTRUMENT HE ERNESTLY DESIRED TO PLAY. This endeavor did afford Don the opportunity to sit back stage and observe Professional Musicianship while he watched the KING fascinate every crowd in every venue where he appeared!!
Of course this all eventually led to the coveted sitting in with the Band, so getting to play with Really Great Musicians became a regular event ..As time has passed Don's musical encounters have taken him to many Geographic areas and many different Venues Both Hear and Abroad; Performing before a vast array of Audiences in all music genres....
SINCE HE BEGAN PLAYING AT AGE FOUR/ DON HAS PERFORMED WITH SMALL GROUPS AS WELL AS LARGE BANDS. AREAS OF PLAY HAVE BEEN IN BIG BAND, SWING, JUMP/JIVE, JAZZ, ROCK, POP, DOO WOP, ROCKABILLY ,. RHYTHM/ BLUES; COUNTRY AND GOSPEL MUSIC.. AFTER PERFORMING IN THE NORTH EAST FOR SOME TWENTY ODD YEARS DON HEADED SOUTH TO FLORIDA.. SINCE 1982 DON HAS BEEN TOURING ON THE RESORT CIRCUIT IN FLORIDA ;AND HAS BACKED UP CELEBRITIES FROM THE FIFTIES AND SIXTIES MUSIC ERA'S... HE HAS PERFORMED IN MANY OF
FLORIDAS TOP RESORT VENUES ENTERTAINING A MULTITUDE
OF CORPORATE CLIENTS, AND CROWDS LARGE AND SMALL!
Don thanks with Great Love the LORD ABOVE and his DAD KING TUT CAMACHO for all he has and all he has Mastered!!!! WE LOVE YOU DAD, You really were a KING to us all" and WE THANK THE LORD FOR YOU!!!!!GOD BLESS!!!!!!!!!!!
BEGAN PLAYING AT AGE FOUR/ HAVE PERFORMED WITH SMALL GROUPS AS WELL AS LARGE BANDS. AREAS OF PLAY HAVE BEEN IN BIG BAND, SWING, JUMP/JIVE, JAZZ, ROCK, POP, DOOWOP, ROCKABILLY ,. RHYTHM/ BLUES; COUNTRY AND GOSPEL MUSIC.. TOURING ON THE RESORT CIRCUIT IN FLORIDA SINCE 1982. I HAVE BACKED UP CELEBRITIES FROM THE FIFTIES AND SIXTIES MUSIC ERA'S.
TYPICAL VENUES : INNISBROOK RESORT, SADDLEBROOK
RESORT, GREENLEAF RESORT, RITZ CARLTON-NAPLES.
HARBORSIDE CIVIC CENTER, FT. MYERS.. FLORIDA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL , THE VILLAGES, ARMED FORCES HISTORY MUSEUM, LARGO FL.
CIVIC CENTERS,CONVENTION CENTERS,RESORTS,HOTELS
,FESTIVALS AND FAIRS.
PLAY IN SHOW PERFORMANCES AND DANCE SITUATIONS ; CORPORATE PARTY CIRCUIT...
HAVE EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE PLAYING WITH CLICK TRACKS, SOUND TRACKS AND TRACK ENHANCEMENTS FOLLOW WELL ADLIBING AND EMBELISHING VOCALISTS AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS
WORK IN GROUPS AS WELL AS INDIVIDUAL SITUATIONS.
BACK UP INDIVIDUAL VOCALISTS AND WORK WELL WITH
TRACKS" LIVE ON STAGE "AS WELL AS IN THE STUDIO. WILLING TO COMMIT TO ANY PROFESSIONAL OR SERIOUSLY COMITTED SITUATION. WILLING TO TRAVEL............