Corrin Campbell

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Corrin Campbell
CorrinCampbellWarpedTour2016.jpg
Background information
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Genres alternative rock, Rock
Instruments Vocals, Bass, Piano, Cello
Years active 2008–present
Labels unsigned
Associated acts Dash Ten, Corrin Campbell & the Election
Website http://www.corrincampbell.com/

Corrin Campbell (born October 12, 1988) is a vocalist, bassist, songwriter, and pianist. Corrin is also an active-duty soldier in the United States Army, is currently stationed with United States Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, KY and is also a student of Full Sail University.[1] Her job is considered one-of-a-kind - she is the only original music artist to be endorsed by a branch of the military. She now lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Biography[edit]

Hailing from Duluth, Minnesota, Corrin Campbell, upon graduating high school, joined the United States Army and served as a bass guitar player and vocalist in the Army Band Field.

In addition to regular bandsman duties, she also participated in the 2003 U.S. Army Soldier Show: a 90-minute live musical review showcasing active duty soldiers. The show assembled in six weeks and then toured for 7 months in the continental United States, Cuba, and portions of Korea. Crowds would range from 100 to 13,000 people. During this time she was featured in promotional TV and radio interviews while on tour, and also performed behind Wynonna Judd at the 2003 Army Birthday Ball.[2]

From 2004 to 2005, she deployed with the 1st Cavalry Division to Baghdad in Operation Iraqi Freedom II. As a lead singer of the rock group, band leader of the jazz como, and bass player of the Latin band, nearly every day contained a musical mission. Most days consisted of travel by Blackhawk to entertain soldiers across Iraq. She was featured at many high-profile shows, including the farewell parties of General Ricardo Sanchez and Ambassador Paul Bremer. She also met and opened for Robin Williams, Ted Nugent and Toby Keith when their USO tours came through Baghdad.

Campbell served three years with the Maryland National Guard Band before returning to active duty in November 2009. She then served with the Army Materiel Command Band at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. It was while stationed here that Campbell was selected to play at Lilith Fair in Columbia, Maryland.[3]

Campbell relocated to the Nashville, Tennessee area when the Army Materiel Command Band moved to Redstone Arsenal, Alabama in November 2010 [4] and is now employed as the featured artist with the U.S. Army Musical Outreach Team.[5]

On January 7, 2017, Campbell announced to her fans, the Campbell Corps, that her band, Dash|Ten, is breaking up, and that she is leaving the Army.

"First, Dash|Ten has come to an end. I (Corrin) am leaving the Army in just a couple months. I've had an incredible career and so many amazing opportunities. It is what brought me to you! However, Steve and Pete are staying in the Army to continue on, and that means we have to part ways." -Campbell[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Corrin has been connected to Paramore lead vocalist Hayley Williams. In 2003, they met through a shared vocal coach[6] and Hayley's Twitter account as also identified her as a friend.[7]

On August 14, 2012 "Thanks Corrin" trended worldwide on Twitter when she attended and updated fans on the Paramore show at the Pomona Fox Theater in Pomona, California.[8]

Dash|Ten (2016 - 2017)[edit]

The band came together in early 2016, and their first public performance was the Warped Tour kick-off at Full Sail University in March 2016. All current members of the band are combat veterans of the U.S. Army, and the band is the only group officially backed by a branch of the military, touring and performing exclusively original music.[6] The band's name comes from an Army term for a basic operating manual for equipment. "We consider our musical sound as the basics of rock – just a power trio with no AutoTune, very little edits, not a lot of support tracks. We’re rock at it's basic level."[9]

Current members[edit]

[10]
Corrin Campbell (Vocals, Bass)

Steve Ebert (Guitars)

Pete Greenberg (Drums)

On January 7, 2017, Campbell announced in her fan email list, Campbell Corps, that she is leaving the Army in 2017, and because Ebert and Greenberg are still in, they will be parting ways.

Corrin Campbell & The Election (2008-2014)[edit]

Former members[edit]

Corrin Campbell (Vocals, Bass, Piano)

Tony Corbett (Drums, Mixing/Mastering) [11]

Jim Boyer (Guitar)

DH Lee (Guitar)

Sam Yoo (Piano)

Live Performances [12][edit]

Dash|Ten was forced to drop off of the line-up of Warped Tour 2016 for uncited reasons. Corrin provided a quote to Rara's Farm, "Unfortunately we had to leave the tour unexpectedly after the Darien Center, NY show. We’re broken up about it, and hoping it's something that can be remedied. Kevin has been super supportive of us and let us know that we’re welcome to come back if and when the Army works it all out."[13]

In 2014, Campbell appeared at select high schools, such as Cedar Cliff High School in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, and its sister school, Red Land High School, in Lewisberry, Pennsylvania.

Quotes[edit]

"The Army's been great and I would never try to subtract this chapter from my life, and it's been a really great chapter, but I just want my hair to be purple."[13]

"Though the Army supports us by putting us on tour, we are otherwise completely DIY. We do all of our own recording, booking, tour management, social media stuff, graphic and web design…"[21]

"We’re unsigned and independent currently, and it gives us a lot of freedom to manage our tours, our music, our online presence the way we like it."[22]

"We don’t do a lot of editing of performances in the studio. Our vocals have no pitch correction and a lot of the recorded parts were accomplished in just a few takes. We try to keep it as raw and honest as possible."[23]

"The album is made up from my feelings, both positive and negative. It was reflecting on where I would go and how long it might take me to get there."[24]

"There's a power in being a woman in this industry, even with all the struggles that come with it. With great power comes great responsibility, as one superhero's uncle once said, and I live by that mantra as a woman in the music industry."[25]

"...we recorded "Exhibit A" and "Game Night" and did all the production ourselves with just a home studio. We're pretty proud of it!"[26]

Reviews[edit]

"Dash|Ten certainly show promise on their debut. Simply by merit of intentionally avoiding the "Paramore sound," they have a head start on the vast majority of their contemporary female-fronted acts." - Randy Shatkowski of AntiHero Magazine.[27]

"The ten track album is a full bodied music work of art that highlights their raw energy and passion for their music." - Marisol of Music Junkie Press.[28]

"Finding an original sound in the female pop/rock world is a hard task, but it doesn’t seem that way for Corrin Campbell. Her music displays many sides of her natural talent as Campbell shifts from harder electric guitar rock to the softer side of piano ballads. She has successfully found her footing and one step at a time, is sure to reach to top of the mountain of musical success."
- Lisa Perron of Target Audience Magazine [29]

"'Exhibit A' is a CD with memorable tunes combined with appealing lyrics that you want to learn right away so you can sing along!"
- Alicia and the RadioIndy Review Team [30]

"If her eight-song EP, Exhibit A, is any indication, we’ll be hearing a lot more of Ms. Campbell in the coming years. Sweetly seductive vocals combine with girl-next-door good looks giver her an instant appeal for fans of the current crop of twenty-something female hitmakers. But it is her ability to turn of a phrase that lifts her above the crowd."
-Mike Parker of buddyhollywood.com [31]

Discography[edit]

Campbell announced the band is heading back into the studio at the beginning of 2017 and will be releasing a new album in late Spring.[32]

Campbell recorded the first portion of "Gilded" at Dark Horse Recording Studio in March 2012.[33] Shae Padilla of KSM (band) was featured as a guitarist.[34]

On April 2, via the band's official blog, Corrin also announced that the band would be recording more songs to complete "Gilded" for release May 21, 2013. It was also stated that the album would be released under "Corrin Campbell & the Election" instead of as a solo-artist record. The band released a single in the meantime entitled "Not for Sale" on June 5, 2012.[35]

Dash | Ten - May 21, 2016[edit]

The Dash|Ten album contains a good deal of Corrin's previously released material from her 2013 album "Gilded". This album was licensed free to the U.S. Army and the band has operated as a non-profit in support of the Army.[32]

  1. What You Wanted
  2. The Scene
  3. Where I Stand
  4. Not for Sale
  5. Pieces
  6. Sunbeam
  7. Truth
  8. Truly Untitled
  9. Heavy
  10. Equations

Gilded - May 21, 2013[edit]

  1. You Guys Ready?
  2. Just Around the Bend
  3. Not for Sale
  4. Ready, Set... (feat. Pete Stewart)
  5. The Scene
  6. Truth
  7. Pieces
  8. Truly Untitled
  9. Heavy
  10. Equations
  11. The Call (feat. Pete Stewart)

Where I Stand (SP) - Nov 6, 2012[edit]

  1. Where I Stand
  2. Remember Me (Punk Remix feat. Ethan Luck)

Game Night (Remixed/Remastered) - November 24, 2010[edit]

  1. Sunbeam
  2. Blink of an Eye
  3. Find Your Way
  4. Always Be
  5. Drone
  6. Done With You
  7. Remember Me
  8. Apologize [a cover of OneRepublic's Apologize (song)]
  9. Colors of You
  10. Time to Let Go
  11. Keep Movin'
  12. A New Page

Game Night (Original) - November 24, 2009[edit]

  1. Find Your Way
  2. Time to Let Go
  3. Always Be
  4. Drone
  5. Done with You
  6. Remember Me
  7. Colors of You
  8. Bounce
  9. Apologize [a cover of OneRepublic's Apologize (song)]
  10. Sunbeam
  11. Blink of an Eye
  12. Keep Movin'
  13. Cast it Off
  14. A New Page

Exhibit A (EP)[edit]

  1. Colors of You
  2. Friend in D
  3. Cast It Off
  4. Through Your Eyes
  5. Shame
  6. Keep Movin'

Exhibit A - Limited Edition (EP)[edit]

  1. Colors of You
  2. Friend in D
  3. Cast It Off
  4. Through Your Eyes
  5. Shame
  6. Keep Movin'
  7. When It Rains [Piano cover of Paramore's "When it Rains"]
  8. Snow (Acoustic)

Singles[edit]

  1. Our Time Now - Released Jun 2016
  2. What You Wanted - Released Jun 2015
  3. Where I Stand - Released Nov 2012
  4. Not for Sale (Single Version) - Released Jun 2012
  5. Sunbeam (Single Version) - Released Nov 2008

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