The story behind my first album “Primavera Verrà”!

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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.

He was well known by a lot of big stars of the music scene like Gerry Rafferty (who dedicated the massive hit “Baker Street” to him), Graham Lyle, George Young, Tony Sheridan and many others.

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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Leave a comment and let me know what you think about this story and thanks for reading.

Talk soon,

-Niki

3 Comments

  • Erik Wriedt says:

    I love to Read your story. I love your music and wish only the best for you. Just stay being your self and keep on follow your Dreams. Peace~Love and Respect to you from Erik in Denmark. PS Sorry for my bad writing.

    • Erik Wriedt says:

      I love to read your story.I love your Music and wish only the best for you.Just stay being your self and keep on follow your dreams. Peace-Love and Respect to you from Erik in Denmark. PS Sorry for my bad English.

      • Niki La Rosa says:

        Hi Erik,

        Thanks for reading and for your kind words. Yes, I’m trying my best to do so no matter what, even though it’s not easy. But who said in the end that it was easy? maybe that is the beauty of it!
        Thanks again for reading and for your words, really!

        I wish you too all the best,

        Niki

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