WILLIE CAMPBELL

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WILLIE CAMPBELL IS A SCOTTISH SINGER- SONGWRITER BASED ON THE ISLE OF LEWIS IN THE OUTER HEBRIDES. REGARDED BY A BROAD CROSS-REACH OF RESPECTED VOICES AS AMONG THE FINEST SONGWRITERS IN THE COUNTRY, CAMPBELL CAME TO WIDESPREAD ATTENTION CO-FRONTING ASTRID, AND ALSO AS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF GARY LIGHTBODY’S REINDEER SECTION. THE OPEN DAY ROTATION, HAVE RELEASED TWO CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ALBUMS- 2008 DEBUT, DOWN BY THE HEAD, AND , TOXIC GOOD TOXIC BAD (2012), THE LATTER PRODUCED BY TONY DOOGAN (MOGWAI, BELLE AND SEBASTIAN). CAMPBELL RELEASED AN ALBUM OF ORIGINAL GAELIC SONGS COWRITTEN WITH TRADITIONAL MUSIC VETERAN CALUM MARTIN ENTITLED “DALMA” IN 2014. AFTER SIGNING TO CRAIG WISEMAN’S BIG LOUD SHIRT PUBLISHING IN 2008, WILLIE WENT TO NASHVILLE TO EXPERIENCE SONG WRITING ON MUSIC ROW. THE APPROACH AND EXPERIENCE SEEPED INTO HIS SONGWRITING AND IS PARTICULARLY EVIDENT ON THIS NEW COLLECTION OF SONGS PRODUCED BY TONY DOOGAN. NEW CLOUDS IN MOTION IS AN ALBUM OF AMERICANA INFLUENCED SONGS FROM THE WESTERN ISLES OF SCOTLAND. WILLIE CAMPBELL & THE OPEN DAY ROTATION ARE HAPPY TO SHARE THEIR THIRD ALBUM WITH YOU. THE SOUND HAS DEVELOPED AND GROWN AS HAS THE SONGWRITING. THEY ARE CAMPBELL’S PERSONAL ACCOUNTS OF GROWING UP LATE INTO AN ADULT LIFE FROM THE CITY AND BACK TO THE BEAUTY OF THE BAND'S HOME ON THE ISLE OF LEWIS. “CAMPELL RISES ABOVE ALL OTHER REFERENCES AND STAKES HIS CLAIM TO BEING ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S TRULY GREAT POP SONGWRITERS”. THE HERALD

June 29, 2019

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