Kym Campbell

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Kym Campbell
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Kym Campbell performing at the Sounds Australia 2010 showcase in Kobe, Japan.
Background information
Birth name Kimberly Campbell
Born (1981-08-04) 4 August 1981 (age 35)
Denver, Colorado
Origin Seattle, Washington, United States
Genres Acoustic, Pop, Surf, Reggae
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocal, guitar, ukulele, harmonica
Years active 2008–present
Labels Medici Studios
Associated acts The Beautiful Girls, Ash Grunwald

Kym Campbell is an Australian singer-songwriter, originally from Seattle, Washington USA.[1] Campbell writes and performs earthy, stripped back music incorporating roots, folk and reggae. Her music is influenced by Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz and Bob Marley, among other artists.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Kym Campbell was born in Denver, Colorado and grew up in Seattle, Washington. She attended Santa Clara University, where she studied economics.[3]

While in university, Campbell traveled to Australia in a study abroad program.[3] Soon after graduating, she moved permanently to Australia, where she started surfing, songwriting, and playing guitar while traveling the country.

Music career[edit]

Campbell was inspired to learn to play music at age 20, after attending a Ben Harper concert in Berkeley, California.[4] Shortly after picking up the guitar, Campbell moved from Seattle to Australia.[5] She released her debut EP, So Alive in 2008. So Alive was soon selected as the soundtrack for a number of surfing DVDs and events, including the Quiksilver Pro France in 2009.[4]

In 2010, Campbell released her sophomore EP, Preview. She toured in support of Preview across Australia and Japan, playing at the 2010 Sounds Australia showcase in Kobe, Japan.[6]

Recording of her first full-length album commenced December 2010, in Melbourne, Australia. The album is anticipated to be released in Japan early 2011, with a single release planned for mid-2011 in Australia.[7]

On 8 April 2011 the Greenroom Festival announced that Kym would be joining the festival's 2011 lineup in Yokohama, Japan.[8]



  • Real Life (2011/2012)[9]




  • 2008: So Alive (EP) Australian East Coast Tour
  • Early 2009: Preview (Single) Australian East Coast Tour
  • Late 2009: Preview (Single) Australian East Coast Tour
  • Early 2010: Preview (EP) Australian National Tour
  • Late 2010: Preview (EP) Australia/Japan Tour
  • 2011: Real Life (Debut Album) Japan Tour
  • 2012: Real Life (Debut Album) Australian National Tour[3][7]


  • Finalist, Top 10 Music Oz Awards (2008)[10]
  • Selected for Sounds Australia showcase, Kobe, Japan (2010)[6]


  1. ^ – Kym Campbell, Preview EP
  2. ^ – Kym Campbell
  3. ^ a b c d Bennett, Rod (5 November 2010). "Laid back Kym's double life". Manly Daily. 
  4. ^ a b Official Biography – Kym Campbell Biography
  5. ^ Bodkin, Peter (22 January 2010). "Music mirrors her lifestyle". Manly Daily. 
  6. ^ a b Wiki Bio – Kym Campbell
  7. ^ a b c Official Recording announcement – Recording, music videos, and more tours
  8. ^ Greenroom Festival -
  9. ^ Pony Canyon -
  10. ^ – Top 10 Finalists MusicOz Awards 2008

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