Category Archives: About Brian

Upcoming events

Tuesdays 2 pm – 3 pm I play songs for the afternoon crowd — originals and covers. Free. Next date: Jan. 29. Le Dépanneur Café, 206 Rue Bernard O, Montréal 

Thurs. Jan. 17, Feb. 21, Mar. 21, Apr. 11, May 16, Jun. 20, 2019: Lawn chair soirée. I cohost this literary series which features four readers and a musician + open mike. Art Lounge, 160 St-Viateur W. #108.

Sat., Mar. 2, 2019 Brian Campbell, JB Demouy & friends. I’ll be featured with fellow singer-songwriter JB Demouy. My own acccompanists include Phil Peters (bass) and Cathy Watt (vocalist).  Mariposa… le Cafe, 5434 Côte St-Luc, Montreal 7pm – 10 pm. $10 cover.

Fri., Mar. 8, 2019 Side Door Cafe. I’ll be featured as a singer-songwriter in a 25-minute set,  accompanied by Phil Peters (bass) and Cathy Watt (vocalist), along with two other feature acts. 12450 rue Gascon, Pierrefonds, Quebec. 8pm-10 pm. $10 cover.

Late March/Early April 2019 (date to be confirmed) Montreal Serai Writers’ and Artists’ Evening: I’m one of ten writers invited to read their work on this evening commemorating 32 years of the online review Montreal Serai. Espace Knox, 6215 Avenue Godfrey, Montréal, QC

Fri., Apr. 19, 2019 Tilted Steeple Coffee House. I’m featured as a singer-songwriter in a 25-minute set, along with two other feature acts. St. James Anglican Church, 20 High Street, Morrisburg, Ont. 7:30 pm.

Tues., May 14, 2019: Visual Arts Centre Reading Series.  I’m a featured reader along with five or six other writers and a musician. Visual Arts Centre, 350 Victoria Ave., Montreal, QC $6

June 10, 2019: Logos reading series, Montreal; featured reader.

Wed.,Sept. 23 – Tues., Sept. 29, 2020: Brian Campbell Photos/Jocelyne Dubois Paintings, Galerie Espace. Vernissage: Sat., Sept. 26, 2020 2-5pm.


Pics: Mariposa Cafe concert with Ronney Abramson

Some pics from my show with Ronney Abramson at Mariposa Cafe last Saturday night. It was an honour to share the stage with Ronney — and her set was immensely enjoyable. It was also lovely to be accompanied by Phil Peters’ fine bass playing and Cathy Watt’s excellent vocal harmonies. It was a comfortably full house — about 30-odd in attendance, and I think the pictures convey that a good time was had by all. Photos: Jacques Bernier.

 

 


Depannage

Most Mondays these days I play music at the Depanneur Cafe, which happens to be close to where I live in Montreal’s Mile End. It’s a homey place with a couple of decent mikes and sound system, and musicians play there throughout the day. Most of the patrons are laptop nomads or there to meet friends, write, doodle, read books — so it’s like public practice, as it were. But more often than not I earn attentive listeners, and often sell CD’s or interest them in an upcoming event. The other week a photo enthusiast named Thomas Colin took pictures with his fine Sony camera; the following week, an artist named Sophie Jama did some watercolours in her sketch pad. I gave them free CD’s. If you want to drop in and see me play, I’m there Mondays between noon and 1pm.

 


“Slick” in “Weather Watching”

The other artistic spinoff from the anthology “Refugium”, my poem “Slick” was among those incorporated into “Weather Watching”, an exhibit of sculptural coracles by artist Erika Grimm that hung from the rafters of the White Rock Museum and Archives in White Rock, BC. in February and March of 2018.


For the record

I’ve been ignoring this web site for a while — spreading most of my news and events on Facebook — but updating it recently, I thought, well, this news page could be a useful record. So that’s what I’ll use it for, while my blog, Out of the Woodwork, which years ago was extremely active, will serve for entries of occasional reflections.


VASE, a video poem

VASE from Brian Campbell on Vimeo.

A video montage of “Vase”, a poem from Shimmer Report.


SHIMMER REPORT Toronto Launch

Friday, June 17, 2016, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, 1 Harbour Square, Toronto. Chartroom Bar and Lounge, just off the main lobby.

An informal reading and launch of Shimmer Report; open mike.  Event taking place alongside the Canadian Writers’ Summit.  Hope to see you there!


Resonance Cafe Reading Feb 2, 2015

Resonance Reading


Ekstasis Editions multi-launch/reading

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Shimmer Report book launch @ The Word Bookstore

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Early in the evening; people (J-P Pelletier & Hugh Hazelton) still coming in the door

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Adrian King-Edwards, owner of the Word & Moi

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Cathy Watt, Hope Diario, John Markle — friends, fans, fellow bodhisattvas of the earth!

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Adrian & Wanda Potrykus

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Jean-Pierre Pelletier & moi

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Jan Jorgenson & her husband, Ted

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Maxianne Berger & J-P Pelletier

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Cora Siré & Moi

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About forty guests came to this launch at The Word, a storied, steadfast brick-and-mortar bookstore in the McGill Ghetto.  Thanks Adrian and Donna for your enthusiasm in hosting the event and arranging the food & drinks, to all of you who attended! It was a great evening!