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Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura


Years Active: 1996 to present

Genre: Pop

Country: United Kingdom


Nigel Baillie (trumpet, percussion)
Tracyanne Campbell (guitar, vocals)
Gavin Dunbar (bass)
Carey Lander (piano, organ, vocals)
Kenny McKeeve (guitar, mandolin, harmonica, vocals)
Lee Thomson (drums)
John Henderson (vocals, percussion), former member
Richard Colburn (drums), former member
David Skirving (vocals, guitar), former member

Artist Bio:

From their official website - Gavin Dunbar had a shop, a record shop. Actually, it was more of a room with some shelves in it. On these shelves sat Gavin's music collection - records, tapes, CD's, videos. On the walls you'd see big posters - New Order, Peter Cook, Partick Thistle, Jesus Jones - we're going back a bit, I should point out. I always thought the shop was too big for Gavin's collection, but he wasn't having any of it. (Gavin also had a T.A.R.D.I.S., but I don't have much space here.) Gavin would sit in this shop for hours everyday listening to music, drinking tea or Irn Bru and reading old copies of Melody Maker. Friends would drop by for a chat sometimes, or he'd nip out at lunchtime to meet them for a fly half, and get the bloke in the shop next door to look after things for a bit. (This bloke was an ex-copper who quit to sell bongs and dream catchers. He lived in a freezing hut with no running water in the middle of rainy nowhere, so I imaginehe's have a lot of use for a bong.) Sometimes......[Read More]