Isobel Campbell Biography

Isobel Campbell (born on 27 April 1976 in Glasgow) is a Scottish singer, cellist and composer in the indie and rock genres.

Campbell was a member of Belle & Sebastian from their formation in Glasgow in 1996 until 2002, when she departed the band for personal reasons. She played cello and keyboards with the band, and sang backing vocals. She also took lead vocals on a few songs from the band, and co-wrote their top-20 UK single "Legal Man".

Her band The Gentle Waves released its first album on Jeepster Records, titled The Green Fields of Foreverland, in 1999. The second Gentle Waves record, Swansong For You came out one year later. In 2002, she collaborated with Scottish jazz musician Bill Wells on a collection of Billie Holiday songs, released by Creeping Bent.

In 2003, Campbell released Amorino, her first solo album under her own name, to very good reviews. Bill Wells was featured here again, along with other jazz musicians.

Her next LP, Ballad of the Broken Seas, a collaborative album with former Screaming Trees and Queens of the Stone Age singer Mark Lanegan, was released in March 2006. For this record she received a Mercury Music Prize nomination. She toured the UK, United States and Canada to promote the album. Her third solo album, Milkwhite Sheets, was released in November 2006 and continued the folk-based approach of Ballad of the Broken Seas.

A follow-up to Ballad of the Broken Seas with Mark Lanegan entitled Sunday at Devil Dirt was released on 13 May 2008.

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Watch Isobel Campbell and Willy Mason duet together – video

The pair performed four songs at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles

  • Aug 5, 2011

Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan announce debut North American tour details

Pair will begin the 14-date trek on October 13

  • Jul 30, 2010

Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan announce new album and one-off London show details

'Hawk' will be released on August 16

  • Jun 1, 2010

Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan US tour postponed

Shows have been pushed back until September

  • May 14, 2009

Isobel Campbell and Mark Langean for debut US live shows

They will perform three US cities next month

  • Apr 13, 2009

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