In 2007, Kevin recorded and released a three-song CD in recognition of the town of Wallaceburg and the annual Wallaceburg Antique Motor and Boat Outing (“WAMBO”). The project marked his return to music after seven years.
Kevin has deep family roots in Wallaceburg. His great-grandfather, Edward Hystead, was a worker in the early years at the glass factory. His photo and profile are on display at the Glass Gallery exhibit at the local museum. Kevin’s father, John Bulmer, is in the sports Hall of Fame with two different teams while his grandfather, Murray Newkirk – a one-time Executive of the Wallaceburg Kiltie Band – lived in the town until he passed away at age 95.
“I think it would be fair to say that my Grandpa Newkirk started all this without really intending to,” Bulmer said. “He loves this community. Being an enthusiast of all the river traffic, he was intensely proud of WAMBO. And for me, it (WAMBO) is the best current example I’ve seen of why he loves this place so much, as it tells us a great deal about the way the town once was, what it still is and what it can be again.”
TRACK LISTING (click on the song title for lyrics and more on each track):
Produced by Kevin Gorman and Kevin Bulmer
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Kevin Gorman at KG Records in London, Ontario CANADA
All songs by Kevin Bulmer (SOCAN)
Musicians: Kevin Bulmer, Dave Cook Kevin Gorman
Cover photos (front and back): Al Mann, Mann Historical Files
Design by Jeff Graham, CPT Entertainment Inc.and Kevin Bulmer
Photo credits: Al Mann