The Mac Band

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The Mac Band
OriginFlint, Michigan
Years active1988–1991
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".


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 and reached the Top 10 in the UK Singles Chart. Several additional singles were released from this album, with a couple of them becoming minor R&B hits.

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

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[1]
  • Kelvin McCampbell - vocals
  • Ray Flippen - bass
  • Rodney Frazier - keyboards
  • Mark Harper - guitar
  • Sly Fuller - drums




Year Single U.S. R&B[3] UK[4]
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
1992 "Everythang" 73