Local area country rock band Jamie Campbell & The Redneck Romeos is taking off with audiences as their unique style and stage presence offers fans one of the best performances from an up-and-coming band.
Jamie Campbell himself started off on Country Music Television’s Nashville Star where he was able to compete with other artists. I was able to find an old article on the Internet that described his first experiences trying out for Nashville Star. Jamie ‘aced’ the interview with judges by answering: “If your life was a country song what would it be called?”
‘Jamie responded “I’m a lucky, lucky man,” because of his wife, Susan, and daughters Katreina, Brooke and Britnie.’ – Beloit Man Auditions for Nasville Star TV Show
Our very own local area is where his stardom began and he took his talents to a whole new level by getting together 4 other great musicians to form Jamie Campbell & The Redneck Romeos. Read band member bios from the band’s website below:
Jamie Campbell – Vocals
Mike Armato – Drums
Chris Puckett – Lead Guitar
Mike Hysmith – Bass
Jacob Addis - Rhythm Guitar
Growing up in a Christian household where the sounds of the piano were prominent he learned to love music at an early age. When he was 14 one of my good friends dad let him borrow his expensive acoustic guitar. He took it home and played it until my fingers were numb. Jake taught himself chords and songs all by ear. Learning to read not only sheet music, but also guitar tabs excelled him as a guitar player. He then studied with Pistol Pete to sharpen his skills more. Jake then ventured into several local cover bands before finding his true fit with Jamie Campbell and The Redneck Romeos.
Jamie Campbell & The Redneck Romeos are a premiere country rock band in our local area. On August 8th, their new single, called “Miss Communication”, will be released to radio stations. They will be headlining the Illinois State Fair this year and have already been rockin’ out at Country Thunder!
It is very important to note that The Redneck Romeos have been signed by the popular country music label Nashville Record Label SMG Music Group – Spindoctors. Their first album, which is self-titled, will be released September 1st. Local fans should help push Jamie Campbell & The Redneck Romeos to the top of the charts by supporting their fan page on Facebook and following them on Twitter @JamieCampbellRR. Also, get out to see one of their shows!
If you have a business or event coming up and would like to have them perform, contact Shelly Harper at email@example.com or call 815-978-6506 to schedule a performance.