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.
Australian Arts Council New Works Grant for 'After The Magic' (2016)
“…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
Willing to teach
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