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Rebecca Campbell


Country of origin:

Canada

Type of music generally:

Evocative/eclectic, somewhat ethereal, jazzy/folky alternative pop

Status:

Most recent release, The Sweetest Noise (2002)

See also:

Maple Music's Rebecca Campbell bio

The Ectophiles' Guide's entries for her other projects, Fat Man Waving and Three Sheets To The Wind

She appears to currently be in a band called The Special Interest Group

Comparisons:

Like her more jazzy work with Jane Siberry

Covers/own material:

Own, co-written

General comments:

Rebecca Campbell has a strong and lovely voice, which can range from hushed to swinging to torchy. All these appear in this work. The music is somewhat jazzy with folky touches, but it's mostly unusual pop. (Neile)

Recommended first album:

Tug is the only one we've heard

Recordings:

  • Tug (1999)
  • The Sweetest Noise (2002)

Tug

Release info:

1999—self-released—CD RCJH 01

Availability:

See Rebecca Campbell's site for info

Ecto priority:

Recommended for fans of abstract, jazzy pop songs

Group members:

Rebecca Campbell—vocals, silvertone electric guitar, acoustic guitar, tambourine

Guest artists:

Justin Haynes—electric guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, prepared piano, string arrangement, drum machine, loops, organ, electric bass, banjo, rhodes, lap steel
Andrew Downing—double bass
Marie Berrard—vilin
Jayne Maddison—violin
Douglas Perry—viola
Roman Bory—cello
Jean Martin—drums, drum loop, percussion
Anne Bourne—cello
David Travers-Smith—piano preparation, string treatment
Draig Harley—Hammond B3, wurlitzer
Paul MacLeod—lullaby, backing vocals
Ross Murray—drums
Oliver Schroer—fiddle

Produced by:

David Travers-Smith and Justin Haynes

Comments:

It's an odd collection—very abstract and more like her work with Jane Siberry (though not as mainstream jazzy) than her previous more folky work with Three Sheets To The Wind or her more jazzy work Fat Man Waving. It takes a while to come into hazy focus, but is worth exploring. (Neile)

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