This Santa Barbara-born singer moved to Las Vegas when he was 5 years old. Listening to the sounds of his parent’s generation, Cameron Dettman absorbed musical tastes from the eras of bell bottoms, floral patterns, wah pedals & an abundance of male falsetto. His eclectic musical influences make for a truly unique style all his own. Taking the smooth sounds of 70’s soul legends and magically combining them with modern pop sounds like Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars, Dettman creates a beautiful representation of “old school meets new school”. Dettman also mines from influences of Classic Rock, Country & Blues.
Dettman’s musical career began during the glory days of early 2000’s pop-punk. This scene hit the Las Vegas venues by storm and Dettman dove right in with his first band Water Street. Although an amateur group, Water Street shared the stage with many acts who would become staples in the music industry such as The Cab & Meg & Dia. After a 3-year run, Water Street would eventually rebrand and evolve into the longstanding Vegas group Play For Keeps. PFK would create quite a buzz in Las Vegas, headlining venues like House of Blues & Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip. PFK would end up sharing the stage with major label acts like Imagine Dragons, Sick Puppies, Jack’s Mannequin, Sheppard, Relient K, Motion City Soundtrack, 3Oh3 & more. After 6 years of grinding, Play For Keeps, unfortunately, split up.
Dettman would take a year off performing to truly find his sound. Writing daily for a year, Dettman experimented with many influences to finally create his special blend of Funk, Soul, Blues, Pop & Country. Dettman has since released his single “Change”, an upbeat declaration of individuality despite the pressures of society. Next, he released his latest single “So Much Time”, an old-school R&B song recorded with the same Nashville session players who share the stage with Olivia Newton-John. “So Much Time” is an introspective look into the unfortunate abundance of free time after a relationship ends tragically.
Dettman also looks to songwriting as a strong aspect of his career. Writing every day to exercise this figurative muscle, Dettman has his eyes set on writing for famous acts, TV, Movies & more. Dettman likes to think that in the ever-changing climate of the new music industry, anything is possible.