One of Australia’s foremost entertainers, David Campbell has four platinum albums, an ARIA award and three Helpmann Awards. He has taken a break from recording over the last couple of years, whilst he has been hosting Nine Network’s Mornings with Sonia Kruger, but is heading back to the studio to create an album with John Bucchino – back to his roots of Broadway. This is the first recording that David will have undertaken in three years.
Campbell made his name in New York in the mid Nineties. It was then that he discovered the work of Broadway composer John Bucchino, and he and John began a friendship that has lasted decades. Together they performed across the globe and recorded soundtracks for Hollywood movies.
The album will be released in conjunction with a tour which will see David and John perform the songs in a deeply personal and intimate show. Campbell and Bucchino return to the stage to talk about their lives, careers and the songs that have bound them together.
John Bucchino is one of New York’s most beloved composers. His work has been recorded by artists such as Art Garfunkel, Liza Minelli and Kristin Chenoweth and performed at venues across the world – from the Sydney Opera House to the White House. His work with Harvey Fierstein ‘A Catered Affair’ opened on Broadway in 2008. Most recently, he was commissioned by Danish producer Soren Moller to compose music and lyrics for ‘Esaura’.