Kieran Campbell takes on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the many artists around. Here its the turn of folk/punk artist Kieran Campbell to tell us all about himself!

A song that made you want to make music?

Bob DylanWhen I left home

Best rider you’ve had?

Backstage room with 1 bottle of whiskey and 1 can of Monster, high end stuff you see 😉 haha, it’s dreadful I know

Craziest moment you’ve experienced as a musician?

Seeing people from different parts of society coming together to listen to me scream with an acoustic guitar for an hour, I know it’s not a TV outta window or anything but yeah 🙂

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

Pain inside your head, while trapped to a hospital bed

Easiest song you wrote?

Fire Hazard, soooo fast and easy

Favourite song in your set?

Probably be ether New Places or Fire Hazard

Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?

Justin Sane from Anti-Flag, so much knowledge, such a chilled guy, met him in Sheffield years ago. So it would be interesting to see what discussions happen in the studio

Hardest thing about being a musician?

Playing shows for free constantly, as much as we all love playing and making music, we are all still needing to live, eat etc

Interesting fact about yourself?

I have played at Nottingham arena? Does that count? No, erm, I’ve not watched an episode of Game Of Thrones, just seems like dragon porn to me

Jokes you like to tell?

I’m dreadful at jokes, soooo bad, mainly offensive, so I’m going to say pass on that haha

Key to writing a song?

Emotions and a clear schedule

Longest distance travelled to play a show?

I played a very small set in a bar in Amsterdam last year, was so good! Loved it

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

Either Anti-Flag or Billy Liar, 2 fantastic forms of music!

New band or artist you’d recommend?

Caspers Ashes, they are really good, early stages, but fantastic, from Grimsby

Opening for this band/artist would be ideal?

Opening for The Clash would of been great if I was born a lot earlier haha, but opening for Billy Liar, I would do that again.

Place you’d most like to tour?

America or Germany

Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?

Where you draw the line, will set you free

Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?

ROADTRIPS AND DISASTERS, our car broke down on the way to Manchester, whole engine blew, stuck on the motorway, having a piss waiting for the AA recovery truck, great times, only happen about 2 weeks ago haha

See me live at?

The festival I am putting on!!, I am putting on a FREE festival in August 2020 in Lincoln, to raise money for ECHO Homeless Outreach, I’ll be there!

The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?

Oh yes definitely, but, each have their pros and cons, obviously social media playing a big part in this era of music, but going back to The Clash days, no cell phones in sight

Unusual merchandise?

Boycott the Baptist, my friends band, they are selling or going to sell thongs haha

Variations you’d like to do to any of your songs?

I’d like to add Ska sounding stuff into one or 2 of my songs, would be great!

What do your fans mean to you?

Well, fans, what fans haha, nah, people who support my music and my gigs, are always welcome! It’s great to bring people together

X-rays or any treatments needed for performance related injuries?

None so far! Luckily, my hearing has gone a little bit, but that’s nothing compared to what GG Allen used to do haha, crazy guy, not a fan, but respect for being crazy on and off stage.

You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?

Bass player, even though I’m a solo artist, blame the nearest bass player

Zoo animal that best describes your personality?

Penguins, they just roam around aimlessly, it’s great!

Elizabeth Birt

December 11, 2019

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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