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Kym Campbell – ‘Preview’ National EP Launch Tour

Kym CampbellWith a surfboard under one arm and a guitar under the other, Kym Campbell is making waves with the surf music culture of Australia and is about to break out into the wider community with her second release, Preview, produced by the renowned Michael Stangel. (Veronicas/Shannon Noll)

Often described as the female Jack Johnson, Kym writes and performs earthy, stripped back music which can best be described as roots, folk and reggae, peppered with acoustic guitar, ukulele, harmonica and a tight rhythm section.

It wasn’t until hearing Ben Harper play at her university in California at age 20 that Campbell was inspired to learn to play music. Shortly after picking up the guitar, Campbell moved from Seattle to Australia, where she discovered and embraced the coastal culture of surf, sun and music. As an Australian, a surfer and as a musician, Campbell was a late starter, but this combination was such a natural ft that she progressed rapidly.

By 2008, Kym was beginning to turn heads including becoming a fnalist in the Top 10 Music Oz Awards for BestSinger/Songwriter; as well as being Highly Commended by judges for three songs from her debut EP, So Alive.

Recently signing with an independent Melbourne based record label, Kym Campbell, is about to head on a national tour to celebrate the release of her new EP titled ‘Preview’, produced by world renowned producer, Michael Stangel (The Veronicas, Shannon Noll), at Medici Studios in Melbourne.

The highlight track, ‘Preview’, from the EP, will be released as a single exclusively to radio stations, prior to the tour to promote the new EP and Campbell’s tour dates. Kym’s music spans an array of genres from acoustic reggae to folk, roots flowing to easy surf-rock, with her tunes reflecting a lifestyle of travel, sun, ocean, surf and song.

The national tour will take place over three months and will go through all major cities across Australia. Campbell will be playing in Newcastle at The View Factory on May 19th, starting at 9pm.

  • What: Kym Campbell – ‘Preview’ Tour
  • Where: The View Factory
  • When: May 19, 2010 – From 9pm

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Posted on May 1st, 2010 in Events

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