Nerissa Campbell returns to Australia as part of a multi-city tour that explores a musical shift that introduces guitar heavy elements with layered effects, and will include both new music and songs from her acclaimed past four albums.
Campbell’s music weaves its way through somber pop-ballads, bluesy folk songs, moody instrumentals, and a lyricism full of thought and space that creates 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.
Nerissa has performed at Basilica Soundscape (Hudson NY), Festival Centro (Bogota Colombia), Roadburn Music Festival (Tilburg, NL), Singapore Arts Festival, Stanford Jazz Festival (Stanford, USA), Perth International Arts Festival (Perth, AUS), Asymmetry Festival (Wroclaw, PO), as well as at clubs throughout Europe, USA, Canada, & Australia. Her music was featured in ‘Freddy’s - the Documentary’ (screened at Brooklyn International Film Festival), ‘Stranger Love’ (original music performed as part of Eva Minemar & Tony Lepore’s play). She has been a part of performative literary readings, modern dance pieces, off-Broadway plays, and a 32-piece orchestra.
Nerissa 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