Love is not a picture postcard. Love is tempestuous, love is passionate, love is turbulent…’Lay It Out On Me’
Caught up in the lockdown after temporarily relocating their semi-mobile recording studio to Lower Saxony, Germany to write and record their highly anticipated new album ‘The Language of Curiosity’, European & British blues award nominees Suzy Starlite and Simon Campbell of the Starlite Campbell Band release their new single ‘Lay It Out On Me’ on Friday, July 3 2020.
With their debut album ’Blueberry Pie’ nominated for best album in the European blues awards, their second album ‘The Language of Curiosity’ set for release on October 2, 2020, continues to push the boundaries of British blues and British rock. The record also features longtime collaborators Jonny Henderson and Christian Madden who are sharing keyboard duties and drummer Steve Gibson.
Suzy explained “Lay It Out On Me’ is the second single release from ‘The Language of Curiosity’ and gives you a deeper experience of what to expect from the new album; the honest heartbeat of the changing times we now live in and how we adapt in our relationships to cope with the deepest of fears mixed with the vibrance of our passion. Once again, photographer Phil Kneen captured the spirit of the song on film for the single artwork.”
Pre-order the new album Language of Curiosity today or become a patron of the band (level two or above) to receive a download of ‘Lay It Out On Me’ and all singles released from the album before the official release date on October 2, 2020.
Thank you for supporting independent, handmade music!
European & British Blues awards nominees the Starlite Campbell Band continue their musical adventure with the release of their new single ‘Stone Cold Crazy’ on Friday 1st May, 2020.
Husband and wife team Suzy Starlite and Simon Campbell have temporarily relocated themselves and their semi-mobile recording studio to Lower Saxony, Germany in order to write and record their highly anticipated new album ‘The Language of Curiosity’, set for release on 2nd October, 2020.
With their debut album ’Blueberry Pie’ nominated for best album in the European blues awards, their second album ‘The Language of Curiosity’ continues to push the boundaries of British blues and British rock. The record also features longtime collaborators Jonny Henderson and Christian Madden who are sharing keyboard duties and drummer Steve Gibson.
Simon enthused “‘Stone Cold Crazy’ jumped out and just had to be the first single we released from the album. It’s bursting with energy and echoes the sound and vibe of the early 70’s where British blues was morphing into more song based Rock ’n’ Roll.”
The band are also *offering a special offer for all preorders of ‘The Language of Curiosity’. To thank you for supporting their work as full time musicians, you will automatically receive a digital copy of the new single ‘Stone Cold Crazy’ when it is released on 1st May, featuring artwork by world renowned photographer Phil Kneen.
*This applies to all singles released from the album prior to the official album launch on 2nd October, 2020.
The Starlite Campbell Band is steeped in British blues – think early Led Zeppelin, The Faces and Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac. With contemporary original songs inspired by real life and real people, they have a sound and vibe reminiscent of the mid 60’s to early 70’s.
Truly independent artists, Starlite & Campbell have been exciting audiences throughout the world including headline performances at the Wangaratta festival of jazz and blues in Australia and the legendary Half Moon in Putney, London.
The band will also be performing on the main stage at The Great British Blues & Rock Festival (UK) in January 2020.
Signed to the legendary Bepop agency (Netherlands) for all Benelux festival dates, late 2019 / 2020 sees the band working in Europe and touring internationally including headline performances at The Met, UK, Backstage at the Green, Scotland, Redcar R&B club,UK, The Greystones, UK, more festivals (to be announced), Club am Donnerstag, Hamburg (Germany) and the world famous Half Moon in Putney, London, where the stage has been graced by iconic bands from The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, Kate Bush to The Who.
The Starlite Campbell Band’s debut album ‘Blueberry Pie’ received rave reviews worldwide and a prestigious nomination for Best Album in the European Blues Awards.
With extensive international radio play including BBC Radio 2, 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.
“Just as the Rolling Stones are making huge waves with their 30th studio release, Blue & Lonesome, along come a couple of seasoned musicians who bring back the sound of early UK blues, to near perfection.” | JD Nash – American Blues Scene, USA
“Unquestionably Blueberry Pie is a stunning debut” | 5* – Morgan Hogarth, Rock n Reel Magazine
The art of the song is everything and Starlite and Campbell fly in the face of disposable music; writing, recording, playing and producing their work and then releasing on their independent label Supertone Records. To make this possible, they put on special fund-raiser concerts and do all their own promotion and social media: in-house = in their own house.
As true examples of the DIY musician creating hand-made music, Suzy and Simon know that is the people they meet along the road that makes everything worthwhile; where the music brings people together in a festival field, a small club or your living room to celebrate life and each other.
“Blueberry Pie is a great album” | Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 2 & 6 Music
“The Starlite Campbell Band did more than rock the blues big top, the musical interplay, communication with the audience and get off your arse dance sounds and styles ensured the blues crowd as well as the band had a fantastic experience on Saturday night. The Starlite Campbell band’s debut at Wangaratta was an absolutely overwhelming success indeed!! Frank Davidson, Co-artistic Director, Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues, Australia
“TRUE SPIRIT OF INDEPENDENT BLUES. Great night with the STARLITE CAMPBELL BAND in SW15. So refreshing to catch a high-energy, enthusiastic band with virtuoso players and fresh material.” Pete Feenstra, lifetime British blues aAward winning promoter, London.England.
The Starlite Campbell Band: a fresh taste of British Blues – best experienced LIVE!
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.
Also available on:
iTunes (downloadable as a podcast)
The show is also broadcast weekly on:
Bombshell Radio (Canada)
Rock Radio UK (UK)
Blues at Rock Radio (UK)
Radio Duivenstraat (The Netherlands)
The Red Eye Radio Network (USA)
Chestnut Radio (USA)
Affinity Radio (UK)
Chippenham FM (UK)
920 WON: The Apple (New York, USA)
Lkcb Classic Rock Radio (Canada)
Fab Radio International (Manchester, UK)
KCOR (Kansas, USA)
Radio Tatras International
CJIM, (Montreal, Canada)
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.