David Campbell (singer)

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David Campbell
OAM
Campbell in the recording studio
Campbell in the recording studio
Background information
Birth nameDavid Joseph Campbell
Born (1973-08-06) 6 August 1973 (age 47)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
OriginSydney, New South Wales, Australia
GenresSwing, musical theatre, pop, rock Jazz
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • stage performer
  • TV presenter
  • artistic director
Years active1997-present
LabelsSony, Social Family Records
Associated acts
Websitehttp://www.davidcampbell.com

David Joseph Campbell OAM (born 6 August 1973 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia) is an Australian singer, stage performer and television presenter. He is the son of singer Jimmy Barnes.[1]

Theatre career[edit]

In 1997, Campbell travelled to New York to perform in cabaret.[2].[3]

Campbell appeared in Les Misérables,[4] South Pacific, and Guys and Dolls – and in Hey, Mr. Producer!. In 2000, he provided the singing voice for the character Joseph in DreamWorks' animated film Joseph: King of Dreams.

In 2001, Campbell appeared in the Australian musical Shout! The Legend of The Wild One, the story of rocker Johnny O'Keefe.[4].[5] Since 2001 he has made occasional stage appearances in Australia, in musicals such as Carousel,[6] Sunset Boulevard,[7] and Company.[8] His performance in Sunset Boulevard earned Campbell the award for Best Male Actor in a Musical at the 6th Helpmann Awards.[9]

In 2016, Campbell appeared in Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical. A cast recording was released in September 2016 by Sony Music Australia, featuring Campbell. It debuted at number 9 on the ARIA Charts.[10][11][12] For Dream Lover, Campbell received his second Helpmann Award for Best Male Actor in a Musical.[13]

Recording career[edit]

Campbell released his debut album in 1996, Yesterday is Now. In 1997, his second album was released, Taking the Wheel.

In 2006, Campbell released The Swing Sessions[4].[14]

In 2008, David released Good Lovin',[14] an album of songs from the 1960s.[4] A live DVD of the accompanying Good Lovin' Live tour hit number one on the Australian DVD chart.[15]

Campbell's album, On Broadway was released in January 2010. On Broadway was released in Australia on 2 April 2010, with a tie-in television documentary David Campbell On Broadway airing on arts channel STVDIO the following day.[16]

On 18 November 2011, an album of early 1980s music called Let's Go was released in Australia.[17]

In June 2014, David released David Campbell Sings John Bucchino, recorded in Australia in May 2014 featuring John Bucchino playing piano.[18]

In the Australian and New Zealand version of Disney's 2016 animated film Zootopia, Campbell voices a Koala news anchor.

In September 2016, had a role in Dream Lover: The Bobby Darin Musical in Sydney.[19]

In April 2019, Campbell released Back in the Swing.

Television[edit]

Campbell was a contestant on the third season of Dancing with the Stars. He has also featured on two series of the celebrity singing competition It Takes Two. He won the second series in 2007, with celebrity partner Jolene Anderson.

Campbell appeared on Hey Hey It's Saturday, and co-hosted The Morning Show with Kylie Gillies occasionally when Larry Emdur was away.

Campbell is currently co-host of Today Extra with Sylvia Jefferys on the Nine Network.

In 2013, Campbell was announced as co-host of Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight with Sonia Kruger.[20][21]

In January 2019, Campbell was appointed co-host of Weekend Today replacing Peter Stefanovic. He remained in the position until December 2019, it was announced that in 2020 Campbell will host Today Extra full time with Richard Wilkins replacing him on Weekend Today.

In April 2020, Campbell hosted Music from the Home Front, a music concert recorded from musicians homes and broadcast on network 9 during the COVID-19 pandemic.[22]

Radio career[edit]

Campbell started on smoothfm in May 2012.[23] He is currently the host of weekend Afternoons (1pm - 4pm) on smoothfm 91.5 in Melbourne and smoothfm 95.3 in Sydney.[24]

Adelaide Cabaret Festival[edit]

Campbell was appointed Artistic Director of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2008,[4] and his programming began with the June 2009 festival.[25][26] The 2011 Cabaret Festival was his last as Artistic Director.[27]

Personal life[edit]

David Campbell is the son of Australian singer Jimmy Barnes. He was raised by his maternal grandmother and believed, until he was about ten years old, that his grandmother was his mother and his actual mother was his sister.[11][12]

After reuniting with his father Jimmy Barnes, the two performed together on numerous occasions, including on an episode of Dancing with the Stars[4] and at Carols by Candlelight.[28] Both father and son have recorded duets for each other's studio albums.[29][30]

Campbell married British producer Lisa Hewitt in 2008 and they have three children together.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
(thresholds)
AUS
[31]
Yesterday is Now
Taking the Wheel
  • Released: 1997
  • Label: Polydor
  • Format: CD
The Swing Sessions 7 AUS: Platinum[32]
The Swing Sessions 2
  • Released: 3 November 2007
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD, digital download
8 AUS: Platinum[33]
Good Lovin'
  • Released: 15 November 2008
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD, digital download
10 AUS: Platinum[34]
On Broadway
  • Released: 2 April 2010
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD, digital download
7 AUS: Gold[35]
Let's Go
  • Released: 18 November 2011
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD, digital download
23
David Campbell Sings John Bucchino 37
Baby It's Christmas
  • Released: 26 October 2018
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD, digital download, streaming
  • First Christmas album
12
Back in the Swing[36]
  • Released: 26 April 2019
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD, digital download, streaming
10
[37]

Soundtrack albums[edit]

Album title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(thresholds)
AUS
[31]
Shout! The Legend of The Wild One
(Australian Cast recording featuring David Campbell)
  • Released: March 2001
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Format: CD
19 AUS: Gold[38]
Dream Lover: The Bobby Darin Musical
(Australian Cast recording featuring David Campbell)
  • Released: 23 September 2016
  • Label: Dream Lover Records
  • Format: CD, digital download
9[39]

Compilation albums[edit]

Album title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(thresholds)
AUS
[31]
First and Foremost
The Essential David Campbell
  • Released: 21 August 2015
  • Label: Sony Music Australia
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • First greatest hits album

Other cast album contributions[edit]

Singles[edit]

DVDs[edit]

  • Good Lovin' Live (24 April 2009) AUS Music DVD No. 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Campbell duets with dad Jimmy Barnes, and marries news.com.au, 30 November 2008.
  2. ^ Lim, Anne (3 October 2008). "David Campbell, singer". The Australian. Archived from the original on 4 October 2009.
  3. ^ Patterson, George (4–17 September 1998). "David Campbell, New Singing Sensation". Ambush Magazine. 16 (18). Archived from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Transcripts: David Campbell". Talking Heads. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 3 November 2008. Archived from the original on 4 April 2011. Retrieved 29 November 2010.
  5. ^ "2001 Helpmann Awards – Nominees and Winners (Musicals)". Helpmann Awards. 2001. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  6. ^ Sachwald, Henry (22 August 2004). "CAROUSEL has a new Billy Bigelow – David Campbell". Sachwald's World – Henry's Diary at Musicals Australia (musicalsaustralia.com). Archived from the original on 27 November 2004. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Contributor – David Campbell". The Australian Live Performance Database. AusStage. 2018. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  8. ^ "David Campbell to star in new musical". davidcampbell.com. David Campbell. 9 May 2007. Archived from the original on 12 September 2009. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  9. ^ "2006 Helpmann Awards – Nominees and Winners (Musicals)". Helpmann Awards. 2006. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  10. ^ Starr, Michael Seth (2004). Bobby Darin: A Life. Taylor Trade Publications. p. 167. ISBN 9781589795983.
  11. ^ a b Domjen, Briana (3 April 2016). "Singer David Campbell to channel 50s crooner Bobby Darin in new musical". The Daily Telegrapgh. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  12. ^ a b Robinson, Lesley; Wearring, Myles (5 October 2016). "David Campbell's family secret makes him perfect to play Bobby Darin, says Darin's son". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  13. ^ "2018 Helpmann Awards – Nominees and Winners (Musicals)". Helpmann Awards. 2018. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  14. ^ a b New jack swing, cairns.com.au, 2 April 2009.
  15. ^ Good Lovin' Live DVD hits number one! Archived 12 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine David Campbell official website, 6 May 2009
  16. ^ David Knox (2010) STVDIO: April highlights, 9 March 2010, www.tvtonight.com.au
  17. ^ [1] David Campbell official Facebook page 18 October 2011
  18. ^ [2] David Campbell official Facebook page 15 May 2014
  19. ^ "DREAM LOVER THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL · MUST CLOSE 27 NOV". Sydney Lyric. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  20. ^ Byrnes, Holly (3 November 2013). "Let the brekkie wars begin". The Daily Telegraph. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |1= (help)
  21. ^ "Performers and ambassadors". Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight. Vision Australia. Archived from the original on 17 December 2014. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  22. ^ "An Anzac Day Concert for the Fight Against COVID-19". amnplify. 26 April 2020. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  23. ^ "DMG Radio Australia launches smoothfm". Archived from the original on 27 December 2012.
  24. ^ "smoothfm Website". Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  25. ^ "Adelaide Cabaret Festival's David Campbell set for a classy cabaret line-up", news.com.au, 8 April 2009.
  26. ^ A show, a laugh and a smile at the 2009 Adelaide Cabaret Festival!, Adelaide Cabaret Festival website; accessed 31 May 2015.
  27. ^ Ceberano takes over Cabaret festival
  28. ^ Carols by Candlelight
  29. ^ Double Happiness, track by track Archived 20 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine, music.ninemsn.com.au; accessed 31 May 2015.
  30. ^ New Song Obsession: "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" by David Campbell and Jimmy Barnes Archived 8 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine Ozmusicscene.com, 21 November 2008.
  31. ^ a b c "Discography David Campbell". Australian-charts.com. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  32. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2006 Albums". ARIA. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  33. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2007 Albums". ARIA. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  34. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2009 Albums". ARIA. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  35. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2010 Albums". ARIA. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  36. ^ "Back in the Swing". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  37. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 20 May 2019. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  38. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2001 Albums". ARIA. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  39. ^ "ARIA Albums Chart - week commencing 14 November 2016" (PDF). ARIA Charts. Australian Recording Industry Association. 13 November 2016. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  40. ^ "Falling Slowly single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 12 March 2015.

External links[edit]

External video
video icon One Plus One: David Campbell, One Plus One, ABC News
Preceded by
Originator
Today Extra Co-host
with Sylvia Jeffreys

February 2012 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Peter Stefanovic
Weekend Today Co-host
with Allison Langdon

January 2019 - December 2019
Succeeded by
Richard Wilkins