Mykal Gambull

Mykal Gambull

 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CAN
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2009 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Award Nominee for Best Blues Album. A great entertainer, check out The Mykal Gambull Band.
"Set the bar high. Approach each performance as though it may be your last."

Biography

Mykal Gambull Volume 1 is the title of the debut album. With this album Mykal wanted to show his diversity as an artist. Tracks on the album consist of Blues, Pop, Rock, R&B;, Soul, Funk and Gospel.

June 21st, 2008 had seen the official release of Mykal Gambull Volume 1, Mykals first and only studio album to date to the public. Volume 1 was released in advance to radio 6 months prior in January 2008. The album was a received with admiration through native radio in Canada. Recorded in Saskatoon over a 3 month period, the album contained two number singles. Forget About You, and R&B; tinged song of love and trust, was the first single released. The single quickly received airplay on Saskatchewans only native radio station, MBC Radio. It was long before the song was being requested which in turn led to the debut on the top 5 music charts. After 6 weeks of hanging on to the top spot the song finally crawled back down the chart. But it did not go slowly. The single remained for 5 more weeks. The second single, Im Your Man, entered the Aboriginal Top 30 Countdown on Winnipegs largest native radio broadcaster, NCI on March 5th, 2008 at number 29. From that point on it was a slow and steady climb as it ascended toward the number one position. A position that was held for 2 weeks. Im Your Man enjoy a 23 week stay on the NCI music chart.

A strong leader and a an engaging entertainer. Great stage presence. These are some of the key qualities to Mykal Gambull. Mykal has performed for many years is no stranger to any venue. The Mykal Gambull has performed at many local festivals including the Sasktel Jazz Festival. Charities also benefit from his talents.

TESTIMONIALS:
"From playing to youth at a drop in centre to taking charge of a full house at the Mid Winter Blues Festival, Mykal has shown the poise and repertoire of a true pro. The Mykal Gambull Band will soon be welcomed back on our blues stage.
Jeff Montgomery Artistic Director
Saskatoon Blues Society

"It is Mykals interaction with the crowd that makes him a great entertainer!"
Marla Morrison Innovation Place Saskatoon

"I am writing to offer my sincere appreciation for the wonderful performances The Mykal Gambull Band have put forward at our events. I would have no reservations about inviting The Mykal Gambull Band to play at other functions and I highly recommend Mykal to anyone looking for a professional, consistent level of entertainment for their corporate function or event."
Kelly Lendsay, President & CEO Aboriginal Human Resource Council

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
2009 APCMA Nominee for BEST BLUES ALBUM
Sasktel Jazz Festival 2005 - 2009
Saskatoon Fireworks Festival 2009
Saskatoon Fringe Festival 2009
Saskatoon Aboriginal Music Festival 2005 2009
Prince Albert Aboriginal Music and Arts Festival - 2009
Saskatoon Mid Winter Blues Festival 2007 Performing Artist
Saskatoon Mid Winter Blues Festival 2008 Workshop Artist
Saskatoon Mid Winter Blues Festival 2009 Performing Artist & Workshop Artist
Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company Main Stage Act 2004 - 2008
Concert Under The Stars ~ Tom Jackson & Andrea Menard by SNTC - 2007
CTV Indigenous Circle 2006, 2008 & 2009 (television)
CTV live broadcast of TELEMIRACLE 33 2009 (television)
APTN Daytime National News 2006 (television)
Number 1 single on NCI FM ~ I'm Your Man
Number 1 single on MBC Radio Prince Albert ~ Forget About You
Many charitable events
Many School Workshops

Lyrics

You Say

Written By: Michael K. Gamble

You love me with all of your heart you say
I want you beside me everyday
My trust won’t ever die
The best thing to ever come my way

I believe there comes a day
When the heavens part
And they shine true love our way
I love you you say

Everyday my love is stronger
Deep as the ocean and bright as the sky
Hand in hand night and day
Wild horses couldn’t drag me away

There comes a time in our lives
When things aren’t quite
Just like they should be
We, kick and scream

Feel Alright

Written By: Michael K. Gamble

Come here my baby sit by my side
When you are with me I feel alright.
When you are with me and your by my side
Nothing else matters and I feel alright

You showed me light when I couldn’t see
And you gave me life when I could not breath
You are the sweetest thing that I’ve ever seen
An angel who loves me, has set me free

Lay down beside me
Tell me your dreams
I’ll be the one to make them true you see
We’ll spend our lives
Together always
Forever beside me, everyday.

Slow down my darling don’t shed no tears
Together we’ll make it all of our years
Sharing our laughter, fighting our fears
Always forever I will be right here

Lay down beside me
Tell me your dreams
I’ll be the one to make them true you see
We’ll spend our lives
Together always
Forever, beside me, everyday.

Forget About You

Written By: Michael K. Gamble

Well I don’t need you no more
You’ve told me your lies,heard ‘em all before.
Tell me you’ve changed or show me the door

And I will walk right out on you
Yes I will walk right out on you
Close my eyes and find somebody new
And forget about you.

I’ve seen you cry baby please don’t try
You always fake it, girl I can’t take it
Show me some truth, some honesty.

Discography

Mykal Gambull ~ Volume 1
Pot Hole Records 1457
(2008)

Mykal Gambull ~ life [ep]
Pot Hole Records 1457
(2010)

Set List

Originals:
1. All Night Long
2. Blues Of Red (the RCMP Song) tribute
3. You Say
4. Hurt So Bad
5. Feel Alright
6. Forget About You
7. I’m Your Man
8. Sneaky Sneaky
9. Souled Out
10. I am Blessed
11. Walk In The Park
12. Jonny'z Blue
13. Without You
14. Never Blue

Covers:
Sisst Strut – The Funky Meters
Who Do You Love – Bo Didley
Suzie Q/Roadhouse Blues medley – CCR & The Doors
Steal My Kisses - Ben Harper (Fretless Bass)
Give Me One Reason – Tracy Chapman
11 Months 29 Days – The C-Weed Band
My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble – David Wilcox
Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Love Struck Baby – SRV
Hard to handle – The Black Crowes
Some Kind Of Wonderful – Joss Stone
Drinking Again - Murray Porter
Nightmare Blues – Billy Joe Green Band (12 String Acoustic Guitar/Fretless Bass)
Key To The Highway – Robben Ford (Acoustic)
Layla – Eric Clapton (Acoustic)
Am I Wrong – Keb Mo (Dobro)
Stop Breaking Down Blues – Jeff Healy (D