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Nerissa Campbell Band (USA/AUS)
Sunday 06 May 6.00pm
Nerissa Campbell’s music weaves its way through somber pop-ballads, bluesy folk songs, moody instrumentals, and a lyricism full of thought and space. The blues plays hide and seek with space and sound in her wistful and melancholy voice, creating a depth of feeling beyond the obvious; she creates a fine blend of styles dipped in a smoky batter of late night living.
A graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Nerissa has called New York home since 2001. She brings her show to her home shores in April & May 2018, touring her worldly & atmospheric songs.
“Smoky voiced songs of good bourbon and bad love affairs” – Time Out London
“….melancholic, Cat Power-like lyrics, a Billie Holiday-esque timbre and a touch of Norah Jones in her swooping croon, tumultuous emotions characterize Nerissa Campbell’s [music]”. – Xpress Magazine
“Brooklyn-based singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, Nerissa Campbell has released four records as a leader, showcasing her distinct and worldly musical personality. Her 2016 album After the Magic (Crooked Mouth Music) is a beautifully ethereal affair, featuring original compositions performed by a mixed ensemble of jazz improvisers and members of the New York gamelan ensemble Dharma Swara.” – JazzSpeaks
“[Nerissa Campbell] explores a tricky, dark emotional landscape, lit with fleeting flashes of joy. You can get caught up in the late night jazz club ambience, but there’s always some hint of lost love and loneliness lurking around the corner; the New York City streets she sings about are deserted and poorly lit.” – Little Village Magazine