This episode of the Supertone Show features the work of the world’s greatest unknown guitarist – the humbler, Danny Gatton.
Known as the man who came ‘closer than anyone else to being the best guitar player that ever lived,’ we talk about Danny’s life, the people he met, his incredible skills and experiences in the music industry, including being nominated for a prestigious Grammy Award.
The show also features news about The Humbler – Danny Gatton Movie – the first in-depth exploration of the life, music and legacy of a troubled genius – plus great music from his many albums.
The Supertone Show – a weekly one hour must-listen music and chat show for musicians, non-musicians and music lovers, presented by Suzy Starlite and Simon Campbell of the Starlite Campbell Band.
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Musicians Suzy Starlite and Simon Campbell of the Starlite Campbell Band have recently launched their new vinyl-loving playlist on Spotify – Vinyl Vavoom!
Like hunting through a record store for vinyl record gems, discover Neil Young hanging out with the Faces, David Bowie sitting next to Joni Mitchell, Laura Marling chatting with The Byrds and Led Zeppelin jammin’ with Hamish Imlach… anything is possible
Updated every week, Vinyl Vavoom! is inspired by a deep love and respect for vinyl records and great songs being the soundtrack to your life!
Please follow the playlist, share with your friends and feel free to add onto your own personal playlist!
Vinyl Vavoom! The vinyl playlist soundtrack to your life – where anything is possible!
I am thrilled to announce that Supertone artists and European Blues Awards nominees the Starlite Campbell Band have recently signed to the very prestigious and legendary Bepop Agency in the Netherlands who will be handling all our BENELUX festival and venue engagements.
It’s not every day you get a private message telling you that your band is #20 in the number one independent music chart in the WORLD!!!… but that’s exactly what happened this morning as I was sipping on my morning coffee.
When I looked into it, the Roots Music Report charts compile radio airplay data from radio stations around the globe that play all forms of roots music, so that each week you can see which independent artists are being played the most & by what stations are playing them.
Unlike some charts out there, the Roots Music Report charts are not subjected to radio promoter, special interest groups or record label input and they do not alter, accept payment for, or manipulate the airplay data to give special rankings on their charts.
All I can say is a huge THANK YOU to all the presenters, radio stations and listeners for your fantastic support!!
Starlite Campbell Band on tour in AUSTRALIA!
If you are in Australia, the Starlite Campbell Band are headlining the Saturday night at the prestigious Wangaratta Festival of jazz & blues on Saturday 3rd November in our Australian debut, featuring special guest Clayton Doley on Hammond organ and Wurlitzer electric piano.
The festival is internationally renowned attracting over 25,000 people and tickets are available here.
Starlite Campbell Band – UK Tour
We will be playing various dates in the UK featuring Jonny Henderson on Hammond organ and Wurlitzer electric piano and Steve Gibson on drums.
Tuesday 11th December – Tuesday Night Music Club, Coulsden, London – Buy tickets
Thursday 13th December – The Iron Road, Pershore **Please note: operating from new venue: 57 High Street, Pershore, Worcester WR10 3EU – Buy tickets
Friday 14th December – The Met,Bury – support from The Mighty Revelators – Buy tickets
Wednesday 19th December – Bannerman’s,Edinburgh – Buy tickets
Thursday 20th December – The Cluny, Newcastle – support from Auld Man’s Baccie – Buy tickets
Saturday 22nd December – Saltburn Blues Club – Buy tickets
I’m thrilled and totally stoked to be featured in the September edition of Bass Guitar Magazine with a front page name check and in-depth interview article inside.
I had fun chatting about our forthcoming Starlite Campbell Band’s headline gig at the prestigious Wangaratta festival of jazz & blues for our Australian debut, my guitars & rig, musical inspirations, the band’s December UK tour and all things bass!
This month’s edition also features the mighty Guy Pratt, the peerless Marcus Miller, boss-level rockers Mike Inez, Mark Menghi, Mia Wallace and Dylan Desmond and many other splendid bassists, plus gear reviews to die for.
Suzy Starlite and British blues awards nominee Simon Campbell, who were recently nominated for ‘best album’ in the European blues awards with their debut album Blueberry Pie, will make their Australian debut at the Merriwa Park blues marquee on Saturday night with their fresh taste of British blues.
The Wangaratta festival is one of Australia’s most highly regarded music events, acclaimed by both fans and musicians for its world class programme of Australian and international jazz and blues artists, attracting over 25,000 visitors across the festival weekend.
The Starlite Campbell Band are a four piece steeped in British blues; think Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and early Led Zeppelin. With contemporary songs inspired by real life and real people, the band have a sound and vibe reminiscent of the mid 60’s to early 70’s – the halcyon days of music.
From bassist Starlite’s addictive, fun-loving groove and thunderous tone to Campbell’s explosive vocals and guitar fretwork, the couple are joined by top UK session drummer Steve Gibson (Chris Farlowe / Larry Garner) plus very special guest and Australian maestro Clayton Doley on Hammond & Wurlitzer electric piano.
Starlite and Campbell, who married after a whirlwind musical romance, released their debut album ‘Blueberry Pie’ to rave reviews worldwide and a prestigious nomination for ‘best album’ in the European blues awards.
With extensive international radio play charting top 10 in the UK, Australia, The Netherlands and American blues charts and over 40 four and five star reviews worldwide, the Starlite Campbell Band leave an indelible impression on audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds.
The art of the song is everything and Starlite and Campbell fly in the face of disposable music – writing, recording and producing their work, releasing on their independent label Supertone Records.
They will be performing two shows on Saturday 3rd November – an ‘unplugged’ trio session at St. Patrick’s Church: 2:00 – 3:00PM and then headlining the Merriwa Park blues marquee with the full quartet: 10:30 – 11:45PM.
The Starlite Campbell Band will be playing an eclectic mix of songs taken from their critically acclaimed album ‘Blueberry Pie ‘ and Campbell’s two previous solo albums ThirtySix and The Knife.
The night promises to be extra special as it also features new material from their much anticipated second studio album ‘The Language of Curiosity’ set for release in 2019 – a world premiere!
Starlite said “We are full-time musicians and it’s been a real whirlwind since we decided to write and record an album together, even more so since we released ‘Blueberry Pie.
“We have received such incredible support from hundreds of radio stations across the world and the reviews have been absolutely fantastic! Then the phone started ringing (old school) and our tour diary is now steadily filling up with dates booked at festivals and venues throughout the UK and Europe.”
She added “We have a real affinity with our Aussie music-loving audience and their support has been ace! We were stoked when we got a call from Frank Davidson, Joint Creative Director of the Wangaratta Festival, offering us the opportunity to play – it was meant to be!”
The 2018 Wangaratta festival of jazz & blues offers an eclectic mix of national and international jazz and blues artists promising to be a fantastic weekend of live music in and around the wonderful cathedral city of Wangaratta and runs from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th November, 2018.
Jonny Henderson – Wurlitzer electric piano and Hammond Organ.
The Starlite Campbell Band are playing the festival on Saturday 7th July and are joined by a great line-up of artists across the weekend including Dr Feelgood, Big Country, Sari Schorr, Kyla Brox, Deborah Bonham, Pat McManus, Babajack (feat. Troy Redfern), Catfish, Davy Knowles, La Vendore Rogue, Travelling Redwing, Think Floyd and The Malone Sibun Band.
The Linton Festival was started in 2001 when some of the regulars of The Alma Inn, Linton, (near Ross-on-Wye) in the outstanding beautiful countryside of Herefordshire, realised it would be cheaper to get a band to come play at their place rather than hire a mini bus and drive all the way to Dorset. So instead of having one band, they thought “what the hell?” and so booked the whole weekend and got the beer in.
This festival is particularly special to the band as Starlite was born in Ross-on-Wye – a wonderful homecoming where the band will be playing music from their worldwide critically acclaimed debut album ‘Blueberry Pie’ plus music from Campbell’s first two solo albums and new material.
Tickets for Linton Festival are available to buy here.
Following multiple warm up gigs on the Isle of Man, the Starlite Campbell Band will also be touring Australia which includes a major International Festival (details to be announced) followed by a two week UK tour which includes dates at the Tuesday Night Music Club – London, Saltburn Blues Club – Saltburn, The Iron Road – Evesham, The Cluny – Newcastle and The Met – Bury with more dates to be confirmed.
With a background in commercial radio and a love for stories and all things music, it was only a matter of time before the duo started The Supertone Show which began as a series of specialist shows playing music and and chatting about the inspirational people who make it.
Glyn Johns (Led Zeppelin, The Who, Neil Young, The Faces)
From Led Zeppelin to Laura Marling, The Black Keys to Rory Gallagher, First Aid Kit to Lou Reed, Donna Summer to Al Green and the drumming inspiration of the inimitable James Gadson. The Supertone Show makes music personal and exciting where Suzy & Simon have fun exchanging stories chatting about all things music and the people who make it!
‘The Supertone Show is broadcast weekly every Thursday on Rock Radio UK at 1600 (GMT/UT), repeated again on Friday at 0900 (GMT/UT) and available to stream and download every Sunday at 2000 (GMT/UT) on Mixcloud, Spotify, iTunes, iHeartRadio and most streaming services.