Blueprint Blue are from South London and in October will be recording tracks at Supertone Records' brand new studio in Valencia, Spain.
The band is the brainchild of guitarist and songwriter, Elliot Hayward, who is joined by ex S.C.U.M. members, Huw Webb (bass) and Melissa Rigby (drums). James Cartwright and Ed Parkinson will also feature on backing vocals.
Produced by Mazzi Star founder David Roback, they chose the Supertone Studio due to the selection of mostly vintage guitars, amps and recording equipment, plus Simon's "less mics, give more" philosophy.
Owned by husband and wife team Simon Campbell and Suzy Starlite, the studio was built primarily for their ongoing recording projects.
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!
It's been a full on weekend of writing for Simon Campbell and Suzy Starlite as they continue their musical collaboration. Thank you for all the fantastic mails of support about their recent gigs in Valencia; they had a great time and met some beautiful people! Sign up on Simon's website for news on gigs, gear, life and forthcoming album 'The Knife'.
The weather is hotting up and so are the gigs. Simon will be playing with a full band line-up on Saturday 31st May, 11:30pm at The Green Espai, Puerto de Sagunto and Sunday 1st June, 7pm at Bigornia Café Bar, Calle Museo, Valencia.
British Blues Awards nominee Simon Campbell is an artist on our label. He is an ace guitar player and also happens to be the house producer. His new album, 'The Knife' will be released digitally in September 2014 and will be available on 180g vinyl and CD soon after.
Vocalist, bass / keys player and song-writer, Suzy is an artist on the Supertone label. Having worked with Simon Campbell on his latest album and playing live gigs in his band, she is currently writing new material embracing many different musical genres.
Award winning Isle of Man based Photographer, Phil Kneen, is on his way to Valencia, Spain to shoot the album cover and sleeve artwork for Simon Campbell's second solo album, 'The Knife'.
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