Session for Campbell Austin

It was a true pleasure this week to take part in Campbell Austin’s recording session, held in Newhaven and Brighton.

Campbell began the project around 5 years ago with a staggering 82 demos! He has held 6 recording sessions over the last few years, after this one is mixed and mastered, the project will be complete. (Actually he did mention there might be one more..)

I was involved in this year’s session along with maybe 20 other musicians and multi-instrumentalists ranging from harpists to bass harmonica, an ensemble of recorder players, brass (gotta love a baritone saxophone!), strings, a highly innovative lap steel player called Fred Kinbom (who also played ukulele and guitar), members of The Moulettes playing all sorts of instruments.

The way they all worked together was inspiring! I think most have been involved in some part in Campbell’s previous sessions, but the speed of communication and exchange of ideas was a joy to behold!

I am very much looking forward to hearing how this opus magnum turns out!

Thank you Campbell for inviting me down!