Randy was born in St. Nicolas, PEI into a very musical family. His mother won the “Golden Fiddle Award” in 2004 for her musical talents and life time achievements and has been a positive influence on Randy’s music.
Randy moved to Alberta in 1981 and settled in Calgary in 1985. He started his solo singing career in 1986. He began performing week-ends in most of the Legions in Calgary and also in Legions and Hotels in rural Southern Alberta. He continues to do so today.
Randy has played—and continues to play—many private functions such as:
- Birthday parties and BBQs for Mr. Cam Clark of Cam Clark Ford
- Regularly entertained audiences at the Simon’s Valley BBQ Ranch
- In 2002 he was invited to perform for the guests at the G8 Summit
- Plays throughout the year at the famous Boundary Ranch in Kananaskis Country
- Played many times at the Innisfail Pro Rodeo, with Jack Daines as rodeo announcer
In 1989 he entered a singing contest with Q91 AM Radio in Drumheller and won recording time. That’s when he recorded his first original song “Can’t See Through the Window for the Pain.” This song was well received and played on the radio.
In 1990 he performed at the Craven Jamboree in Saskatchewan.
In 1991 Randy was given the opportunity to sing with John Conlee – singing “Rose Colored Glasses” at Frank Sisson’s Silver Dollar Action Center in Calgary. Mr. Conlee gave Randy his own personal rose colored glasses as a gift, which Randy still wears when he sings this song.
In 1992 Randy entered another singing contest through Q91 AM in Drumheller and won a trip to Nashville. While there he was introduced to Del Reeves, who took him back stage at the Grand Ol’e Opry. Randy was introduced to Roy Acuff and had his picture taken with him.
In 1993 he opened for Del Reeves in Payton, Saskatchewan with a television crew on hand.
In 2003 Randy released his first CD “Blue Moon.” This CD contains 8 of his original songs.
2011 – He recorded his newest and best song-to-date “Far Away Kisses.”
In 2011 Randy moved to Woodstock Ontario. While there he performed as a Brooks and Dunn tribute artist.
He also sang with a back up band at a dinner show at Purple Hill Country Hall in Thorndale, Ontario. This show is performed in a 150+ year old barn that has been converted into a venue for country music shows, weddings, corporate parties, etc.
In 2014 Randy moved back to Calgary and as soon as the word got out, his bookings started to fill up. Randy is once again busy performing at Legions, Hotels, Pubs, Senior’s Homes and Boundary Ranch.
In the Fall of 2014 Randy went to New Jersey to record his new CD “Far Away Kisses.”
Randy’s CD was released Monday,June 1st, 2015.