Richard Campbell's Official Music Site

Welcome to the official artist website for Richard Campbell, a multi-instrumentalist with a passion for progressive rock and metal.


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Digital Downloads

All of Richard's music is available in the iTunes and Amazon MP3 stores, and you will find links dotted all over this website. Just click to be taken straight to the relevant page in the store.

Rock Band Network

Several of Richard's songs are also available as downloadable content for the Rock Band™ games via Rock Band Network. The links below will take you to the Xbox Marketplace.

A Christmas Rock Medley
England Rock Anthems
Frankenstein Teaser Trailer
Rock The Halls

Richard Campbell's Frankenstein (2012)

Preview video

Based on Mary Shelley's classic gothic novel, Frankenstein is Richard's second full length rock opera. Available on CD as well as in the iTunes and Amazon MP3 stores, and for streaming on Spotify.

Featuring:


Tamás Csemez as Victor Frankenstein
 
J T Eaton as the creature
 
Alexandra Martin as Elizabeth Lavenza
 
Tom Boon as Walton
 

Lyrics by Richard Campbell and Carol Pestridge
Cover art by Carl Beu
Photography by George Fairbairn

Richard Campbell's Orpheus: A Rock Opera (2010)

Preview video

Orpheus: A Rock Opera is Richard's first full-length solo album, a concept album based on the story of Orpheus and Eurydice. It is available to buy in the iTunes Store and Amazon MP3 stores (and many others), and for streaming on Spotify.

With lyrics by James Grainger, and the characters' voices performed by:

Tom Boon - Orpheus
Heather Loxston - Eurydice
Laura Boon - The Thracian Maidens
Alex Broad - The Narrator
Lefteris Ioannidis - The Lonely Shepherd
James Eaton - Pluto

Cover art by Carl Beu

A Christmas Rock Medley
 

A medley of popular Christmas carols which Richard arranged and recorded in the winter of 2009. It has been popular on YouTube, and is even available for the Rock Band™ games through Rock Band Network!
Featuring: Ding Dong Merrily on High, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Joy to the World, While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks (fugue), We Three Kings, Silent Night and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.

England Rock Anthems
 

In the summer of 2010, Richard recorded this medley of popular English themes, in support of England's World Cup campaign.
Featuring: God Save the Queen, Rule Britannia, Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory.
It is also available for the Rock Band™ games through Rock Band Network

Frankenstein Teaser Trailer
 

An advance preview of Frankenstein created in 2011, comprising various themes and ideas from the early stages of the writing process. Richard had begun experimenting with themes and motifs at the piano in order to establish a general tone for the album, and decided to arrange and record his ideas into a full-blown progressive instrumental. This track is the result, and served as an appetising taster of things to come!
It is also available for the Rock Band™ games through Rock Band Network

About Richard

Richard Campbell is a multi-instrumentalist from London, UK, with a passion for progressive rock and metal. His musical dream would be to create a perfect blend of Dream Theater, Queen, Spock's Beard, Symphony X, Pantera, Elton John, Tool, and ELO...

Richard's musical journey began with piano lessons as a child, and over the years he picked up numerous instruments, developing his skills through playing with a variety of bands. He played drums with a rock/metal band (Hunger For The Crash), bass in a pop/blues band (Jamthreads), keyboards with a Dream Theater covers band, guitar for an Ugly Kid Joe covers band, bass/programming for a Mr Bungle tribute band (Bungle Junior), and drums for a Tool covers band.

After many years studying the art of recording, Richard finally opened his own studio in 2009. Alongside running this business, Richard is now concentrating on his own 'solo' material, enlisting the help of singers he has met over the years. In 2010 he released his first album - Orpheus: A Rock Opera, a concept album which tells the story of Orpheus and Eurydice. His second rock opera, based on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, was released in December 2012.

Richard's studio - Orpheus Studio - is situated in the heart of east London, and is where he records and produces all of his material. As well as managing the business, he is also the engineer, so anyone hiring the studio also gets the opportunity to collaborate with a 'patient, musically sensitive, technologically adroit, efficient, gifted and versatile musician', who can 'really help bring your musical ideas to life' (to quote previous clients)!

For more about the studio, and/or information about booking, visit the official site at www.orpheusstudio.co.uk, or email info@orpheusstudio.co.uk.

Contact Details

Email (regarding Richard's music):

info@richardcampbellmusic.co.uk

Email (Orpheus Studio related enquiries):

info@orpheusstudio.co.uk

Phone (Orpheus Studio):

+447545 024227

YouTube Channel:

www.youtube.com/orpheusstudio

Orpheus Studio Facebook page:

www.facebook.com/orpheusstudio.co.uk