Cameron The Public
Inspired by a passion for life and the joys that it brings, Cameron The Public's music grew out his love for playing. Born in Denver, Colorado and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, Cameron The Public (aka Cameron Rafati) first began performing at the age of 13 playing guitar and singing in school talent shows and pizza parlors for fun.
Music continued to guide him while at college at USC. Although artistic endeavors were placed behind his scholastic goals, Cameron could not escape the pull of his life's passion. He started the band Vertices and quickly gained campus wide attention. After graduating and spending some time in the corporate world, Cameron knew that daily grind wasn't for him. He decided to return to his first undeniable love, music.
In 2011, he independently released his solo self-titled CD, which was produced by Scott Wiley (Bonnie Raitt, Elliot Smith, Tracey Chapman, Neon Trees). Live shows are a huge element of Cameron The Public's life. His initial tour experience started when playing residencies at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Vegas. Since then he has gone on to open for a diverse group of national acts including: Fitz and the Tantrums, Imagine Dragons, Jason Derulo, Goo Goo Dolls, Sean Kingston, Vintage Trouble and The Parlotones.
Cameron The Public's live band met in 2010 in Los Angeles, and brought a cohesive vibe to his creative vision. The group is comprised of brilliant and seasoned musicians who have played with everyone from Lionel Richie to Mariah Carey to Aloe Blacc and Van Hunt. They are: Douglas Showalter- Guitar, Bana Haffar- Bass, Peter Dyer- Keys and Emmanuel Cervantez- Drums.
Cameron The Public has recently partnered with Chad Hugo (The Neptunes), Randy Jackson (American Idol) and world famous boxer Manny Pacquiao to write and perform Manny’s new walkout theme song:“Face Your Destiny.”
Cameron The Public is currently finishing a new album to be released later this year. It features a collection of genre bending blues funk rock infused tracks with tinges of country and vintage R&B. Tracks like "Broken Door,” "Hazy on The Ground" and the down home "Apple Pie" are sure to ignite your passion for music all over again.