Cameron Potts, born November 10th, 1971 in Subiaco, Western Australia, is a rock and roll musician based in Melbourne, Australia. He is originally from Perth, and from a hip hop background, prior to playing drums in 1988. He played in many bands in Perth before re-locating to Melbourne in 1992. He played in the band Sandro from 1994 to 1998 prior to joining Ninetynine, with whom he has played since then. On his third trip to Egypt in 2001, he acquired his first violin and began to collect ideas that would eventually form the basis of Baseball, a band which, more than anything, fuses his loves for the aesthetics of Middle Eastern antiquity and storytelling through the medium of the violin. He is also a painter, writer and photographer, and has exhibited and sold photographs from his extensive travels throughout the world. His published books are a children's book "In Fitzroy, The Flowers Grew So High" (1993) and a small collection of poems called "A Headache Of Happiness" (1996).
Notable album releases he has been involved with are:
Peachfuzz: V8 (EP). 1993. Peachfuzz: Watermelon Man. (EP) 1994. Peachfuzz: E.Coli. (Album) 1995. Baseball/Ricaine: 7" single 1995. Sandro: Live By Rivers (Album) 1996. Sandro: Hate Songs (Album) 1997. Ninetynine: 767 (album) 1998. Ninetynine: 180 Degrees. (album) 2000. Ninetynine: Anatomy Of Distance (Compilation Album) 2001. Ninetynine: The Process. (Album) 2002. Baseball: Gods And Stars, Priests And Kings (mini-album) 2003. Baseball: Taiwan/Japan Tour EP. 2005. Baseball: Animal Kingdom. (Album) 2008.
Since 1999, he has toured regularly to the U.S, Canada, Europe, Japan and Taiwan with both Ninetynine and Baseball. Notable acts he has played with are The Dirty Three, Bonnie Prince Billy, Vincent Gallo, The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Rage Against The Machine, Stereolab, The Breeders, Tortoise, Sleater Kinney, Catpower, Art Brut, Saul Williams, Smog, Black Heart Procession, Erase Erata, No Means No.
He is currently writing a soundtrack in conceptual form to the Arctic Franklin Disaster of 1845 under the name 'Cuba Is Japan'. He also played in Melbourne bands Peachfuzz, Trippin Phil's All Ska's, Sea Haggs, Manic Pizza, Crank and notorious Perth group Thou Gideon. . He is a graduate of Claremont School Of Art, majoring in painting.