nerissa campbell - Playing LIVE at your place!
Mar - May
Nerissa Campbell’s music, its roots in jazz, 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 voic, 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, she has called New York home since 2001. A long term member of NY’s Balinese Gamelan Dharma Swara, she has also been the feature vocalist in post-metal band, A Storm of Light. She brings her solo show to her home shores in April & May 2018, touring a stripped down set of her worldly 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