Known for his work as a session guitarist, online educator and best-selling author, Ross Campbell - based out of Edinburgh, Scotland - has released his first offering of original music with “Novi Sad”. Released independently, the single is now available across all major streaming platforms and the official video is available to watch on Ross Campbell’s YouTube channel.
2023 has already been a successful year for Ross - in April, his first instructional guitar book “Beyond Pentatonic Blues Guitar” was published by GuitarVivo and within 24 hours it had earned him multiple #1 international bestseller spots on amazon’s book charts. Now, as he continues to make moves in various areas of the music industry including guitar instruction, performing and recording, “Novi Sad” sees him venturing into the world of releasing original music as a solo artist.
The track was recorded in May of 2022, at Chamber Studio, Edinburgh. It features Glasgow-based session musicians Martin Barnaby on bass guitar and Gavin Lamont on drums. Producer Graeme Young engineered and mixed the recording. Photographer and videographer John Mackie shot the music video and images used for artwork.
Speaking on the recording process, Ross had this to say - “I wanted to make sure we captured the mood of the music in a natural and authentic way. All three of us were playing together live, in the same room. There are no overdubs on the track and we didn’t use a click. What you hear on the record is the last of 12 full takes that we recorded that day. The official video is the actual footage of us recording that final take”.
Having already performed and recorded with a number of established artists including Annie Booth (Last Night From Glasgow/Scottish Fiction), Ali & The Parade and Jordan Harvey (BBR Music Group), looking towards the future, Ross has his sights set on pursuing further work as a session guitar player, publishing more educational content as an author and online instructor and releasing more music as an original artist.
Watch the official video for “Novi Sad” here - https://youtu.be/Y1hmFn58Fo8
Stream “Novi Sad” - https://artists.landr.com/055120647789