Owen Campbell is an Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist who has cemented himself as one of Australia’s premier alternative blues/rock exports with 3 best-selling studio albums, 2 EPs, and over 12 years of national and international touring.
Owen has built a successful career as a touring musician, wowing audiences in all corners of the world from the USA, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Netherlands, Japan, Hong Kong, India, and even performing at the highest blues festival in the world, The Himalayan Blues Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal.
With his smouldering guitar work, gritty caramel vocals, and sublime rhythm section, Owen’s sound is best described as alternative blues and soulful cosmic rock.
Owen’s debut album, “Sunshine Road,” was released in late 2013, reaching Number 1 on the overall charts (Australia), knocking Adele off the top spot in 2014.
Soon after Owen released “The Pilgrim” in 2014, “Breathing Bullets” in 2016, and “Rolling Thunder” in 2019, each showcasing his evolving song writing and musical style.
Owen’s international success came with his second album, “The Pilgrim,”. The album charted in several countries, including France, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, and earned him critical acclaim in Europe.
Every one of Owen’s albums has hit the Top 10 on iTunes Blues Charts in over 10 countries.
Beyond his chart success, Owen is also known for his powerful live performances, where he showcases his virtuosic guitar playing, including his impressive slide guitar skills, and emotive vocals. He has toured extensively in Australia and overseas, including in the United States, where he has built a dedicated following.
In 2020, Owen released his 5th studio album, “Rolling Thunder of Love,” which debuted at number 2 on the independent music charts.
In 2021, he released “Owen Campbell and the Cosmic People LIVE” and toured extensively throughout the year.
In 2023, Owen is set to tour nationally as well as head back to the studio to record his 7th album, due to be released later in the year.
REVIEWS / TESTIMONIALS
“A well-honed, ageless style, one that never seems to lose its conjuring powers.”
“By the 4th album he proves while we should still be listening.”
“He propels with explosive anguish and undeniable charm!”
Owen Campbell brings us a sound born and bred in American southern country blues all the way from the Land of Oz.”
Blues Blast Magazine
“One of the best performers to come out of Australia for quite some time.”
Argus News Ireland
“Campbell possesses an exceptional musical personality. You wholeheartedly believe every note he plays and sings.”