This is the story behind my first album “Primavera Verrà”.
In 2003 I recorded an Ep in London with my uncle Ian Campbell.
He had heard me sing my songs when I went to see my mother in Scotland. Since that day he wanted to help me with my career.
My uncle had bought a Hotel in Dunoon but after a few years he got fed up and he sold it. He wasn’t made for retirement. To settle in a small little town as Gerry Rafferty sang on the song was not his nature.
After selling the hotel and he called me. I went to Southend on Sea where we would’ve recorded my album.
It was February 2006 and I was kind of intimidated because I was not used to playing in a recording studio. But things went well. But I didn’t have the time to do my vocals and my guitars again.
Great musicians were in the studio with me. My uncle, Jerry Bloom on Fiddle, Pete Wilshere on Pedal Steel Guitar, Tom Huskisson on Piano and Clarinet, Phil Aldridge on drums and even my cousin Siobhan Campbell on back vocals.
We recorded 11 songs. I was so impressed by the talent of Tom Huskisson. He was amazing, truly special. The ease of his playing was stunning. He had worked with some huge musicians like James Taylor Quartet and many others.
I still remember the feeling of being in studio listening to my music. Knowing that that was the only thing I wanted to do in my life was the key.
The joy of writing songs. Recording and performing them is something that you can’t explain by words. I’ve always loved my music and I believe that’s just the way it should be.
If I listen to it now I can tell that it wasn’t perfect. But there’s a lot of heart and soul. I will never forget those ten days. Being there with my uncle, going around with him and his friends was such an incredible experience.
Every night the moon was always shining bright. I was quite young and full of dreams and visions at the time. I’m still that boy trying his best to live the best life possible.
We are here only once and I’m always pushing forward towards my dreams. I hope I never loose that passion because there’s nothing worse than growing old without it.
This was the story behind my first album “Primavera Verrà”.
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