David Campbell

David Campbell is one of Australia’s leading musical performers. In addition to releasing four Top 10 albums and an ARIA number one live DVD, he has won three Helpmann Awards for his theatre work and live concerts – as well as many other awards both in Australia and internationally. Joe has been David’s Musical Director since 2002 and appeared on numerous albums and recently arranged and produced The Saturday Sessions debuting at #7 on the ARIA physical charts and #3 on the ARIA Australian Album charts.

Produced & Arranged by Joe Accaria for Repercussions Productions
Recorded & Mixed by Adrian Breakspear @ Sony Sydney
Additional mixing @ Bear and Paris Avenue Studios

Mastered by Ben Feggans @ Studios 301 Sydney

Guitars/Vocals – Kara Grainger
Bass – James Haselwood
Keys – Clayton Doley
Drums – Joe Accaria

Album Notes

The first time I met DC was 2002 in a dingy rehearsal room in Ultimo, Sydney I thought, who is this guy and what is this voice that inhabits him? An instrument of mass detection, of singers spanning the history of modern music. And a brain that knows that history. Almost 20 years later my first recollections have been reforged into new musings. Now after countless tours and albums we are here recording another historical memoir of DC’s vast tapestry of knowledge and musical wisdom. A dedicated fan that respects their origin.

When DC shared with me the playlist that was to become this album, I took it in my stride all along knowing we both should try something a little new (for us) and texturally challenging, using fewer instruments than usual and highlighting that voice as one of those instruments. A story telling mechanism that is entrenched in his daily life as a father, presenter, performer, actor, writer and musician.

So, we did just that, took some songs and broke them down to their bare bones, deciding early on a small ensemble of authentically talented and likeminded friends would help steer the songs toward their destination. All brilliant musical voices in their own right, Clayton Doley (Keys), Kara Grainger (Guitars) and James Haselwood (Bass) came together with DC & I and provided musical solutions. We set some rules – just the 5 of us, in a room together, live with no strings, no horns, no synths (this time) just our instruments. We’re especially fortunate to have Kara on this record all the way from Nashville in Covid times. Some timeless songs sung by an unparalleled modern interpreter of verse, paired with recording and mix engineer Adrian Breakspear’s connection with us both and you have a collective consciousness after the same feeling. We hope you can sit back and enjoy our work whilst having a cuppa or preparing dinner or even a nice Rosè, and hearing these important stories performed by passionate musicians and THAT voice.