Following its release in October 2014, Simon Campbell's second album has won widespread critical acclaim. The tracks are now available for veiwing on YouTube.
Enjoy, and of course if you like the music, it's is all available on iTunes, Amazon and of course direct from Supertone Records!
The heart and soul of any serious studio is the console and since moving to Estivella in November 2014, we have been looking for a large, vintage example. This is part two of the story and talks about why we bought it, collecting and installing the rascal by our very own Simon Campbell
Looking forward to welcoming celebrated saxophonist Javier Vercher and multi instrumentalist Jorge Rossy to the Supertone Studio to mix their album in July...
These guys are very serious jazz musicians / composers indeed and tracked the sessions in NYC.
We are delighted to announce that Simon, with special guest Suzy Starlite, will be returning to his hometown on Sunday September 20th as part of their UK tour.
He will be performing on the main festival stage songs from his first two albums, plus previews of material from the next album being recorded with Suzy and set for release in October.
Simon and Suzy are joined by ace Valencian drummer Danilo Adriano Argenti Gener and the enigmatic Christian Madden on keyboards of The Earlies and Jimi Goodwin fame.
Headlining the Sunday evening are the The Proclaimers and the line-up will be finalised soon!
It's one of our favorite festivals; friendly and relaxed.
Well, our 40 channel Trident Vector console is in place, wiring complete and we are ready to roll!!!
Here are some of the artists that have recorded through this wonderful machine!!!
Björk, Alvin Lee, Scotty Moore, Rammstein, Sade, Manic Street Preachers, INXS, Neneh Cherry, Ash, Celtas Cortos, The Cardigans, Compay Segundo, Reise, Roxette, Los Rodriguez, Diego Vasallo, Tahúres Zurdos, Najwa, Frente, Susheela Raman, dEUS, Peter Murphy, Drugstore and Fury In The Slaughterhouse, plus a good handful of exceptionally famous, but pretty uncool artists :)
Supertone have probably the best selection of guitars, fx and amplifiers in Europe plus a very large selection of world class microphones, converters and industry standard ProTools HD 11.x.
Thanks to Ken at Hi-Fi News and Record Review for this cool review of the 180g vinyl edition of The Knife in the June 2015 edition. Really lovely to share the page with Bob, Eric and the '5' Royales!
Today on the 'Saltamontes' radio show, Angel Lobo played 'Broken Man' and 'Dreamer' from Simon Campbell's new album The Knife on Radio 3 RNE (Radio Nacional de España).
The show, features international blues, country and Americana artists. If you missed it, why not listen again then share the love...
The heart and soul of any serious studio is the console and since setting up our studio to Estivella in November 2014, we have been looking for 'the one'. This is part one of the story detailing the factors that influenced our decision and what we eventually bought. Enjoy!
People often ask how the great records were made from the 60's and 70's. Well, it's easy, the producers and engineers focussed on the performance, rather than to create a totally perfect recording.
In our opinion you can achieve a truly magical performance if the band is playing together in the same room and therefore our studio specialises in recording artists this way.
Listen to George Harrison, The Band, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Neil Young, CSNY and you will get the idea. We also love more ambitious and progressive projects in the style of Mike Oldfield / Pink Floyd and have the ability to record as many overdubs as is necessary to realise your vision as the artist, but they all start in the same place - together.
Lovely considered review here from Liz Aiken at Bluesdoodles.
"With the quality of vocals on every track, it is not surprising that Simon gained a nomination as a Male vocalist in the 2011 British Blues awards; always restrained, full of emotional intelligence as he gently delivers the lyrics."
Through her blog, she encourages people of all ages to go out and enjoy live music in pubs, clubs, small and large venues. Ace...
Artist and in-house producer Simon Campbell, talks about his time recording with the legendary guitar player...
Lovely review of Simon Campbell's latest release by Becky at Music and Manxies.
"It's really hard hitting, deep stuff - 5/5."
In January, William McCarthy (aka Owl), editor of Valencia's premier English speaking magazine conducted an in depth article about Simon's new album The Knife.
OK, our residential recording studio is almost ready and open for business. Repairs to the pool almost complete and acoustic treatment just being finished! More photographs to follow.
Supertone have probably the best selection of guitars, fx and amplifiers in Europe plus a very large selection of world class microphones, converters and industry standard ProTools HD 11.x. The centrepiece 40 channel Trident Vector Console sounds fantastic!!
We are only open commercially for 16 weeks per year so email us for booking details!!
Simon started to write this record three years ago. The seven tracks reflect the way he viewed the world at the moment they were written. Tales of murder and betrayal, hopelessness and isolation, joy and realisation and blokes in pubs; a social rollercoaster. Read his article!
Lovely honest review of Simon Campbell's latest album by the presenter of 'Blues Is The Truth', a super cool radio show broadcast on 'Jazz and Bossa' every Monday at 2100 (United Kingdom time). 'The Knife' is due for release on October 31st, 2014
Simon Campbell, with special guest Suzy Starlite, will be performing his new album, The Knife on October 19th at Ubik Café. The record will be on pre release sale in CD, digital download and vinyl at the concert and will be the only opportunity to buy the record in advance of its release anywhere in the world!
Simon and Suzy are joined by Danilo Adriano Argenti Gener on drums and Diego Barbera on electric and upright bass.
They are also playing a number of intimate duo shows throughout the month in Communidad Valencia!
Following mastering by Jon Astley at Close to the Edge, this week Simon's new album 'The Knife' is being cut by Miles at the legendary Abbey Road.
Supertone wanted a premium product and the half speed, deep cut facilities at Abbey Road were the only answer. The first single will be available in September with the, high quality digital download, CD and vinyl released on October 31st, 2014.
British Blues Awards nominee Simon Campbell's first solo album contained two acoustic tracks. They proved to be the most played which inspired him to continue on the acoustic path. This is the last track on the album, "All I Have Left" featured here on YouTube.
Supertone Records flew out to Nashville Tennessee in 2013 to visit old friends, check out the music scene and look for potential places to relocate. Walking around East Nashville we stumbled upon the fantastic Fat Bottom Brewery. Real friendly people and a great place! They even gave us these beer koozies/coosies as a gift! Needless to say, we will be going back... for more beer of course!