The Mac Band

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The Mac Band
OriginFlint, Michigan
Years active1987–1991
LabelsMCA Records
Associated actsBabyface
Atlantic Starr
Past membersRay McCampbell
Charles McCampbell
Derrick McCampbell
Kelvin McCampbell
Ray Flippin
Rodney Frazier
Mark Harper
Sly Fuller

The Mac Band was an American R&B group from Flint, Michigan, formed by four brothers as the primary vocalists. They are best remembered for their 1988 hit "Roses Are Red".[1]


The group's first album, The Mac Band featuring the McCampbell Brothers included production by Babyface and members of Atlantic Starr, and one of the tracks from the album, "Roses Are Red" reached #1 on the U.S. R&B chart[1] and reached the Top 10 in the UK Singles Chart.[2] Several additional singles were released from this album, with a couple of them becoming minor R&B hits.[3]

Their second album, mostly written by Gary Taylor, was not as successful.[1]

Charles McCampbell now runs a music studio in Duncanville, Texas.

Derrick McCampbell (D-Mac) now is the Worship Leader for "The Bridge" service at Stonebridge United Methodist Church in McKinney, Texas. He also follows his basketball passion by leading his signature D-Mac Hoops Basketball camps across the Dallas metro area. The camps are focused on team building, basketball skills, and Christian values.


  • Ray McCampbell - vocals, saxophone
  • Derrick McCampbell - vocals, flute
  • Charles McCampbell - vocals, guitar
  • Kelvin McCampbell - vocals
  • Ray Flippen - bass
  • Rodney Frazier - keyboards
  • Mark Harper - guitar
  • Sly Fuller - drums


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Label Peak chart positions
1988 Mac Band featuring the McCampbell Brothers MCA Records 109 22 81
1990 Love U 2 the Limit
1991 The Real Deal Unidisc 78
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.


Year Single Peak chart positions
1988 "Jealous" 90
"Stuck" 25
"Roses Are Red" 1 8
"Stalemate" 40
"That's the Way I Look at Love" 70
1989 "Got to Get Over You"
1990 "Love U 2 the Limit" 52
"Someone to Love" 27
1991 "I Could Never Say Goodbye"
"Everythang" 73
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.


  1. ^ a b c Wynn, Ron. "Artist Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "MAC BAND FEAT. THE MCCAMPBELL BROTHERS - full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "The Mac Band Top Songs / Chart Singles Discography". Music VF. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Mac Band - Awards". AllMusic. Archived from the original on July 30, 2015. Retrieved September 16, 2007.

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