Singer-songwriter Lori Campbell was lucky enough to grow up in Sidmouth, a beautiful town on the South coast of Devonshire where the salty sea air is crisp. Home for now is Bristol, but she doesn’t like to be far from a good tall hill or a crashing wave. The more precarious the staging and unusual the location for a gig, the more fun everyone involved has. She once ran an open mic night in a bar in the French Alps where no one else owned a guitar or wanted to play one, so she had to play for three hours every Friday. Which everyone enjoyed a lot.
Last year Lori was lucky enough to play a few support shows for the lovely Ben Howard and to share stages with such amazingly talented people as Seasick Steve and Benjamin Francis Leftwich. She has taken her guitar and her songs about pigeons, rainbows, the English Riviera and suchlike everywhere from the cake counter at Larmertree Festival to the historical stages at Glastonbury.
If you would like to know more about Lori you will have to ask her specific questions after the show, as she is very friendly and approachable. But in brief, she likes buttered crumpets, handmade clothes, and growing edible things. She is a little forgetful, but she sings real nice and plucks at her guitar strings with passion. And if you’re lucky, she may play the frumpet, which will definitely make you smile.
Some nice things people said when they saw Lori play:
‘Girl, I like what you do..’ – Seasick Steve at Goldcoast Oceanfest 2011
‘What truly stands out about the South Devon artist is how natural it all seems’ … Crack Magazine, Bristol.
‘She doesn't seem to be manufactured like so many solo singer-songwriters nowadays - she is modest, humble yet confident.’ Listomania, Bath