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Nerissa Campbell is a singer, songwriter, & multi-instrumentalist. She grew up in towns along the coast of Western Australia and on the island of Bali. Her family settled in the capital city of Perth, Australia where she attended the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), earning a degree in Music: Jazz composition & performance. Currently based in Brooklyn, New York, she has released four albums under her own label, Crooked Mouth Music: Paint Me Orange (2003), Musings of a Telescopic Tree (2009), Blue Shadows (2012), and After The Magic (2016). She has also appeared on several albums by post-metal band A Storm of Light, and is a performing member of New York's Balinese gamelan, Dharma Swara.


“…melancholic, Cat Power-like lyrics, a Billie Holiday-esque timbre and a touch of Norah Jones in her swooping croon, tumultuous emotions characterize Nerissa Campbell’s [music]” -xpress magazine

“Nerissa Campbell explores a tricky, dark emotional landscape, lit with fleeting flashes of joy... You can get caught up in the late night jazz club ambience, but there’s always some hint of lost love and loneliness lurking around the corner; the New York City streets she sings about are deserted and poorly lit” - little village

“Moving. [Musings of a Telescopic Tree] is a personal, interesting and intimate album.” -audio magazyn

“[Nerissa] is in that Billie Holiday mold

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Primary Instrument

Voice / vocals


New York City

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced


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Album After The Magic by Nerissa Campbell

After The Magic

Crooked Mouth Music

Album Blue Shadows by Nerissa Campbell

Blue Shadows

Crooked Mouth Music

Album Musings of a Telescopic Tree by Nerissa Campbell

Musings of a...

Unknown label




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