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CD Launch: Neil Campbell

The music of multi-instrumentalist and composer Neil Campbell draws on elements of contemporary classical, progressive, jazz and other musical styles. His output includes pieces for solo guitar, guitar and cello, songs, instrumental ensemble pieces and choral music.

He has performed and recorded around 20 albums solo and in collaboration with his bands Neil Campbell Collective, Bulbs, Perri and Neil, After the Flood and others. Following a longstanding collaborative process of sharing musical ideas across the internet, he, and other members of his band Bulbs, contributed as co-writers to significant sections of Yes vocalist Jon Anderson and Roine Stolt’s album The Invention of Knowledge (Inside Out 2016). He continues to collaborate with Anderson on new music.

Neil’s solo performances often involve him using loops and other technology to expand the sound and scope of what one performer can do with the classical guitar. As a soloist he has performed in the UK and Europe and has been a regular performer at the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain. He particularly enjoys playing in ‘special’ venues and has performed solo concerts in spaces such as Union Chapel (London), Sheffield Cathedral and Liverpool’s St George’s Hall. In October 2013 took part in the legendary Irish Sea Sessions at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.

Across the period of the pandemic in 2020, Neil focussed on recording his new album for Klee Music, The Great Escape. The album includes twelve original compositions exuding the atmosphere of a travelogue with airy arrangements and jazzy chord progressions. Very much a collaboration with producer / engineer Jon Lawton of Liverpool’s Crosstown Studios, Neil performs nearly all of the significant instrumental parts himself, with Norwegian drummer Viktor Nordberg on percussive duties.



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