Simon Campbell

Since strapping on his first guitar at the age of 16, Simon has spent his life immersed in music, a passion which has given him a wealth of experience across decades, countries and genres.

He has always written his own material and following bands Whitefire and Roadrunner, signed a major record deal with Polydor Germany in 1989 with his band 'Little Brother'.

2011 saw the release of Simon's first solo album, ThirtySix. The perfect showcase for Simon's versatility and profound musical understanding, the album harnesses a wide variety of guitar styles while being grounded in a deep-seated love of Rock and Blues.

On the strength of the record, he was nominated for a prestigious British Blues Award.

Simon spent time in Valencia, Spain in 2013 to complete work on his next album, The Knife, which was released on October 31st, 2014. The record, which was released digitally, on CD and 180g vinyl, reflects his increasing love of acoustic music from both sides of the Atlantic and featured Suzy Starlite, attracting great reviews.

It was supported financially by the Isle of Man Arts Council and Culture Vannin.

In May 2014 Simon married bass player, singer-songwriter and musician Suzy Starlite in Inveraray, Scotland and together have written over 40 new songs!

Together, they formed the Starlite-Campbell Band in 2015, releasing their debut album, 'Blueberry Pie' in February 2017 to massive critical acclaim.

As a guitar player, producer and engineer

Simon has been a full time musician for 40 years. He is hugely experienced in production and recording, specialising in vintage techniques with everyone playing together in one room.

He has played session guitar on many albums and live shows and it was at these sessions (mainly in the 70's) that he learnt the old school engineering and production techniques that that keeps him very much in demand.

Always keen to keep up to date with the technical aspects of sound recording he has been a member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) since 1988.

During his period with 'Little Brother' he worked with the legendary Big Jim Sullivan and Derek Lawrence, a fabulous experience!

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