About The Gnomes
The Gnomes originally began as an acoustic duo featuring Amy Campbell and Brad McIsaac. Their first performance was at the Erin Fall Fair talent show, which garnered them the coveted first prize ribbon. With such a notable achievement under their belts, The Gnomes knew they were destined for greatness.
In the spring of 2009 the duo picked up a hitch hiker on Highway 11 one afternoon. Not being the kind of folk who usually pick up hitch hikers, Amy and Brad were intrigued by the man and all his drums, who was hiding under the overpass. This chance meeting would change the course of The Gnomes future for ever. No longer an acoustic duo, The Gnomes grew to a three-piece folk/rock band with the addition of Ron Hill, drummer extra-ordinaire.
The Gnomes played shows steadily over the following months. Audiences everywhere could not get enough of this great little band that no one had ever heard of.
One evening at rehearsal, Ron discussed the idea of bringing in a 4th band member to shred some face-melting solos and to kick The Gnomes into high-gear. Amy and Brad were giddy with excitement, but sadly did not know any face-melting guitar players.
It would seem that fate had intervened, as at that moment there was a knock at the door. Upon answering, the three band members were face-to-face with a slender, long-haired man wearing flip-up glasses. He explained that his van had broken down and was in need of a telephone. Being the trusting, small-town folk that they are, Ron showed him to the telephone. While waiting for the tow truck, the man introduced himself as Bob Hawkins. Coincidentally in the back of Bob’s van was a 1976 Fender Telecaster. Even more so coincidentally, sitting next to the guitar was an amplifier. The rest is history.
The Gnomes are:
Amy Campbell, Brad McIsaac, Ron Hill and Bob Hawkins