Cameron Simms had the experience of a lifetime in Vancouver this week.
The 15-year-old aspiring musician from Raleigh recently attended a Hobo Johnson and the Lovemakers concert in Vancouver, all thanks to his help spotting an accidental leak of some of the group’s music.
Back in May, Cameron discovered instrumentals from the band’s upcoming album had been shared inadvertently on the Warner label’s website.
He promptly contacted the band to let them know.
Cameron went with his father Terrance. For his efforts, Warner Records rewarded Cameron free tickets to a Hobo Johnson and the Lovemakers concert at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, B.C. on Oct 10.
Along with the tickets, they were provided a free flight, free accommodations, a free limousine ride to the theatre, and Cameron was allowed take home free merchandise.
Cameron called the concert “insane”.
“They have an awesome energy on stage,” he told The Northern Pen. “It was one of the best experiences of my life.”
After the show he and his dad got to go backstage and chat with the band.He says it’s the first concert he has seen.
He took it as an opportunity to share his talents with them.
Cameron, who is a multi-instrumentalist and records his own music, provided the band with one of his CD demos.
“He (frontman Hobo Johnson) said he’d check it out so that’s pretty cool,” he said.
In exchange, he was given two CDs signed by the group as well as the drummer’s drumsticks.
Now back from the trip, Cameron will get to keep in touch with the band as Hobo Johnson gave him his email address.
All expenses for the trip were covered by Warner Records and Cameron says he's grateful to the company for the experience.