On Mon 26th February, Neil's new CD 'The Outsider - News from Nowhere' will be released. The album is a fresh departure for Neil, unlike anything he has produced before. It is a concept album based on William Morris's 'News from Nowhere'. On it Neil plays classical and acoustic guitars, bass, harpsichord, harmonium and all sorts of percussion, along with guests Laurence Cocchiara (violins) and Helen Maher (accordion). You can pre-order it via the link at the Discography page… (read more)
As part of WOW, Seán Street, Neil Campbell and Perri Alleyne-Hughes will launch their new Estuary CD, a 50-minute album combining spoken poetry, fluid classical guitar textures, atmospheric soundscapes, and beguiling vocals. The special launch performance will include the presentation of an immersive quadrophonic mix of the new album specially created for the event along with projected visuals by artist Peter Dover and live contemporary dance by choreographer Rachel Sweeney. Estuary (CD) will be available for purchase on the… (read more)
In 2015, Writing on the Wall (WoW) premiered Estuary, a performance based on Seán Street's poetry of tides, rivers and harbours, with musical settings by Neil Campbell and featuring vocalist Perri Alleyne-Hughes. Two years on, WoW presents a completely new interpretation of the work in collaboration with acclaimed choreographer and dancer, Rachel Sweeney, and with visual realisations by photographer/filmmaker/fine artist Peter Dover. Full details at: http://www.thecapstonetheatre.com/whatson/wowpresentsestuary.html
After the Flood Trio perform at the closing event of legendary artist Jamie Reid's exhibition at The Florence Institute, 377 Mill Street, Liverpool L8 4RF. Event starts at 6pm. Performance time c. 7pm. Free Admission. Details at: http://www.liverpoolexpress.co.uk/jamie-reids-casting-seeds-exhibition-set-thrill-liverpool/
eMErgence (released Mon 9th March) is Neil Campbell’s 16th album. It features nine new compositions which meld elements of progressive rock, jazz fusion and minimalism. This new music is performed by a band that includes long time collaborators vocalists Perri Alleyne-Hughes (Perri and Neil, Sense of Sound) and Anne Taft (Neil Campbell Collective, Ghost Stories), electronics and production maestro Marty Snape (Zeb, Bulbs, Babadub), bassist Roger Gardiner (Dead Poppies, Perri and Neil Quartet) and Norwegian session drummer Viktor Nordberg… (read more)
Classic minimalism meets electronica and experimental rock in this collaboration between three Liverpool (UK) based musicians, Neil Campbell, Carlo Bowry and Gordon Ross, who will be performing concerts later in November (details at the Live section of this site). Alongside solo sets using delays and loop machines, the concert programmes will feature a collaborative composition for classical guitar and electronics, a new arrangement of Philip Glass's beautiful Metamorphosis suite for guitar duet, and an innovative original version… (read more)
Bulbs launches its eagerly awaited debut album at The Capstone Theatre (17 Shaw Street, Liverpool L6 1HP) with an hour long performance (+ support) which will feature the projection of an entrancing new film specially created by artist Sonny Phillips to accompany the album. Over a year in the making Bulbs new album On is a 12 track tour de force of cyclical time signatures, electronic textures, dark conceptual speech samples and prog melodic-ism. The album will be performed… (read more)
Neil is delighted to be appearing as part of a star studded line up for Liverpool Irish Festival's Irish Sea Sessions 2013, taking place on Friday 18th October at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. The sessions will bring together 14 hand-picked multi-instrumentalists and singers from traditional and contemporary music backgrounds, and from both sides of the Irish Sea, to explore the special musical bond between Liverpool and Ireland. Full details can be found at the event page
At 3pm on Sunday 2nd June Neil will perform a solo set, with special guest Perri Alleyne-Hughes as part of the Guitar Feast series of The ACOUSTIC FESTIVAL of BRITAIN, in Uttoxeter, Staffs MAY 31 – JUNE 2. For details of the Festival visit www.acousticfestival.co.uk or call 0333 9000 919.
Bulbs have just launched their new web site which features band photos, videos and biog and also is the place to go for details of their latest adventures and upcoming performances. The new site is www.bulbsmusic.com.