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- May 07May07Find ticketsThu 19:30Wedgewood Rooms - PortsmouthBC CamplightOn partner site
- Sep 23Sep23Find ticketsWed 19:00O2 Academy2 Leicester - LeicesterBC Camplight
- Sep 24Sep24Thu 19:00The Welly Club - HullBC CamplightOn partner siteFind tickets The Welly Club - HullBC CamplightSep 24 19:00Find ticketsOn partner site
- Sep 26Sep26Sat 12:00Baltic Triangle - LiverpoolLiverpool Sound City Weekend TicketOn partner siteFind tickets Baltic Triangle - LiverpoolLiverpool Sound City Weekend TicketSep 26 12:00Find ticketsOn partner site
- Sep 27Sep27Sun 12:00Baltic Triangle - LiverpoolLiverpool Sound City Sunday TicketOn partner siteFind tickets Baltic Triangle - LiverpoolLiverpool Sound City Sunday TicketSep 27 12:00Find ticketsOn partner site
- Oct 05Oct05Mon 19:30Exeter Phoenix - ExeterBC CamplightOn partner siteFind tickets Exeter Phoenix - ExeterBC CamplightOct 05 19:30Find ticketsOn partner site
- Oct 06Oct06Tue 19:00The Globe - CardiffBC CamplightOn partner siteFind tickets The Globe - CardiffBC CamplightOct 06 19:00Find ticketsOn partner site
- Nov 17Nov17Tue 19:00Trinity - BristolBC CamplightOn partner siteFind tickets Trinity - BristolBC CamplightNov 17 19:00Find ticketsOn partner site
- Nov 19Nov19Thu 19:00Newcastle University Student Union - Newcastle Upon TyneBC CamplightOn partner siteFind tickets Newcastle University Student Union - Newcastle Upon TyneBC CamplightNov 19 19:00Find ticketsOn partner site
- Nov 23Nov23Mon 19:00Saint Luke's - GlasgowBC CamplightOn partner siteFind tickets Saint Luke's - GlasgowBC CamplightNov 23 19:00Find ticketsOn partner site
- Nov 24Nov24Find ticketsTue 18:30Rescue Rooms - NottinghamBC CamplightOn partner site
- Nov 26Nov26Find ticketsThu 19:00O2 Shepherds Bush Empire - LondonBC Camplight
- Nov 27Nov27Find ticketsFri 18:30O2 Ritz Manchester - ManchesterBC 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.