About Ron Fairbairn

Ron Fairbairn

About Ron Fairbairn

RONSeafestWPI was born in Vancouver, BC, in 1953. When I was 1 year old, our family moved to Winnipeg, MB as my dad was with the airline (TCA) and he was transferred. We eventually moved back to Vancouver when I was thirteen.

I was first introduced to an acoustic guitar in 1967, and began by playing folk and blues. Shortly after, on a friend’s advice, I became a bassist, which became the mainstay of my musical journey, playing and recording with various bands throughout western Canada.

After graduating from Richmond High in 1971, I joined a band called Ricochet, and played my first gig with them at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver. Music can be a tough way to make a living, and I was very blessed to have been able to succeed at it through the 70’s, playing the club circuits in BC and Alta. In 1975 I relocated to Edmonton with the band Gypsy, and in 1977 I joined the well-established Edmonton band “The Committee” where I gained valuable experience playing all styles of music at all types of events from large conventions to jazz lounge and show tunes, and picked up some experience in television.

In 1979, I joined the rock band Roxcity and returned to Vancouver in 1981, recording an EP on the Kara label. (CAPAC). Throughout the 80’s and 90’s I left the performance area of music and have remained a dedicated player; jamming, playing in studio bands and developing the craft of songwriting.

My wife Sherron, and I now live in White Rock, BC, where we have been since 1984. Sher is an amazing artist and when she’s not busy painting, she works at photography and graphics as seen on this site.