Torquil Campbell (born 17 March 1972) is the co-lead singer and a songwriter for the Montreal-based indie rock band Stars. In addition to singing, he also plays the melodica, trumpet, synthesizer, and tambourine. Torquil is also involved in a solo project, called Dead Child Star, created in March 2008. The first album from Dead Child Star came out in January 2011, titled Cold Hands, Warm Heart. He also is a member of the band Memphis. They have released three albums, the latest of which, Here Comes A City, was released in 2011 by Arts and Crafts. In addition to his involvement in these projects, he records and performs with Broken Social Scene, a Canadian indie rock band and musical collective. Campbell was previously a regular contributor to the CBC radio program Q and has designed music and sound for theatre.
Torquil Campbell was born in Sheffield, England and came to Canada during childhood with his family. He is the son of actors, the late Douglas Campbell and Moira Wylie. He attended and graduated from Jarvis Collegiate Institute in Toronto. Torquil is married to actress Moya O'Connell, who gave birth to their first child, daughter Ellington Beatrice Pepper Campbell, in 2009. He and his family live in both Vancouver, and Niagara-on-the-Lake (the latter for the duration of the annual Shaw Festival, where his wife is as an ensemble member).