When BM&G’s Warren McCallum’s reflects on his youth, his memories are accompanied by a soundtrack of hits from The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Fleetwood Mac. His parents loved music and instilled in him an appreciation for it growing up. Not content to just listen, Warren wanted to make music, and his parents encouraged him to play an instrument starting with the French horn in his middle school marching band. Warren’s love of making music grew, and he picked up the piano and bass guitar before he graduated from high school.
“I feel fortunate that I was raised in a musical family,” Warren shares. “My father played bass, and my brother played the piano. But our family’s passion for music was actually sparked by a generation before us. My grandparents formed a family band to supplement their income, so I guess you could say music is in my blood. It’s a creative outlet to my Technical Support role here at BM&G.”
After college at UNT, Warren joined a band, but soon after they broke up, he helped form a new band called Autumn’s Amber. Warren says he’s come to terms with the reality that music is a great pastime, but a challenging way to make a living. In his technical support role at BM&G, Warren calls himself a jack of all trades where he and the IT team divide up work based on what’s needed each day. A typical workday might include help desk support, software vetting and everything in between.
Thank you, Warren, for bringing your talents to work each day in our IT department. We hope to make it up to Denton soon to see Autumn’s Amber!
In the meantime, you can click on the link to stream tracks from their first album here free of charge.