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- 26/10/2021Find ticketsExeter Phoenix - Exeter BC Camplight Oct 26 19:30 On partner siteTuesday 19:30Exeter Phoenix - ExeterBC CamplightOn partner site
- 27/10/2021Find ticketsThe Globe - Cardiff BC Camplight Oct 27 19:00 On partner siteWednesday 19:00The Globe - CardiffBC CamplightOn partner site
- 28/10/2021Find ticketsWedgewood Rooms - Portsmouth Katy J Pearson Oct 28 19:30 On partner siteThursday 19:30Wedgewood Rooms - PortsmouthKaty J PearsonOn partner site
- 18/11/2021Find ticketsRescue Rooms - Nottingham BC Camplight Nov 18 18:30 On partner siteThursday 18:30Rescue Rooms - NottinghamBC CamplightOn partner site
- 08/12/2021Find ticketsO2 Ritz Manchester - Manchester BC Camplight Dec 08 19:00Wednesday 19:00O2 Ritz Manchester - ManchesterBC Camplight
- 29/03/2022Find ticketsTrinity - Bristol BC Camplight Mar 29 2022 19:00 On partner siteTuesday 19:00Trinity - BristolBC CamplightOn partner site
- 31/03/2022Thursday 19:00Newcastle University Student Union - Newcastle Upon TyneBC CamplightOn partner siteFind ticketsNewcastle University Student Union - Newcastle Upon Tyne BC Camplight Mar 31 2022 19:00Find ticketsNewcastle University Student Union - Newcastle Upon Tyne BC Camplight Mar 31 2022 19:00 On partner siteOn partner site
- 01/04/2022Find ticketsSaint Luke's - Glasgow BC Camplight Apr 01 2022 19:00 On partner siteFriday 19:00Saint Luke's - GlasgowBC CamplightOn partner site
- 06/04/2022Find ticketsO2 Shepherds Bush Empire - London BC Camplight Apr 06 2022 19:00Wednesday 19:00O2 Shepherds Bush Empire - LondonBC Camplight
- 06/10/2021Find ticketsSocial, Hull - Hull BC Camplight Oct 06 19:30 On partner siteWednesday 19:30Social, Hull - HullBC CamplightOn partner site
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- 15/01/2022Find ticketsThe Grand Social - Dublin, Ireland BC Camplight Jan 15 2022 19:30Saturday 19:30The Grand Social - Dublin, IrelandBC Camplight
About BC Camplight
Lost treasure needn’t be found in the distant past; the 21st century hides many artists who disappeared into the great wide yonder. BC Camplight is one such example. The alter-ego of American songwriter Brian Christinzio released albums in 2005 and 2007, both gems of a certain psych-pop vintage, combining eloquent songwriting with a self-destructive bent. Christinzio certainly knew it – he’s described himself as, “the guy who blew it.”
But this sublime talent with the keening vocal and fearless approach to lyrical introspection has another chance. His new album 'How To Die In The North', recorded in his newly adopted home of Manchester, England, is a fantastically rich, stylistically diverse trip. From dramatic, layered pop to a haunted take on Sixties sunshine-pop, from blue-eyed soul to speedy surf-pop, from sparser piano balladry to psychedelic showstoppers and a grand finale that’s part Nilsson and part Broadway showtune.
Originally from New Jersey, Christinzio started playing piano aged just four, inspired by his mum’s Jerry Lee Lewis and Nilsson records and his Dad’s classical collection. Depression and crippling hypochondria clashed with captaining the football team and a penchant for boxing. Post-school, he fell in with people, “willing to go through shit to be a musician,” which saw him relocate to Philadelphia where he occasionally played live with Philly faves The War On Drugs and guested on Sharon Van Etten's album 'Epic'.
He’s already done two sessions for long-term fan Marc Riley at BBC 6 Music, which featured Christinzio’s band of Mancunians who he met at The Castle Hotel pub, a watering hole in the city centre particularly popular with musicians. Christinzio also heard John Grant’s album on the jukebox there, which encouraged him to approach Bella Union. Grant’s cocktail of depression and self-sabotage thwarted an outrageous talent, but he took his second chance. The same deserves to happen to Christinzio, a similarly outsize, sharp and funny personality with a non-conformist streak. Far from dying, BC Camplight has been reborn in the North.