Welcome to Indie Spotlight! This month we’re showcasing 19-year-old country-pop singer/songwriter Cam Bogle.
The Portland-born, Toronto-raised newcomer began his singing career after he was forced to end his hockey career, due to multiple concussions. Quickly realizing he had a passion for music, Bogle took to pursuing his new dream and hasn’t stopped working since. Growing up in a big city, he says he struggled with the confidence to transition into country-pop. His early work started in the EDM-pop realm before transitioning, something he is thrilled to say his fans have embraced wholeheartedly and gives him the confidence to pursue it further.
Bogle co-writes all of his songs, and he says working with seasoned songwriters has really helped his development; recently he’s looked to co-writers Alexander
When asked about his musical influences, Bogle counts some of the biggest names in modern country music for inspiration; like Thomas Rhett who he says is “such a great lyricist” and Luke Bryan’s ability to entertain his fans, both qualities he hopes to emulate in his career. He also looks to John Mayer as a songwriter and guitarist. Not to be left out, he counts his Mother as his number one non-musical influence, raving “She has devoted so much time to driving me to lessons and small gigs earlier in my career. I probably would have given up a couple years ago if it weren’t for her pep talks.”
When he thinks about the year ahead, Bogle says he hopes to really breakout and earn the opportunity to open for a few big players and festivals. With big dreams ahead, keep your eyes and ears open for more from Cam Bogle. You can find his music on Spotify, Apple Music, and iTunes.
Rebecca here- a Niagara native now living and breathing music in Toronto. As a Ryerson journalism graduate and a self-proclaimed music junkie, I’ve been fortunate enough to write for brands like Andpop and Really Records, and now Canadian Beats. My tastes in music are all over the map- Stevie Wonder to Fall Out Boy; Miranda Lambert to One Direction – which is why I spend almost as much money on concerts as I do on rent. But I have no regrets. If you like my ramblings you can also find me on Twitter (RMattina5) & Instagram (rmattina93).