Tim Campbell is one of Australia’s most loved performers, with a career spanning television, musical theatre and more … We are excited to have Tim back in Port Macquarie entertaining our community at Westport Club’s annual Christmas under the Stars.
It’s been two years since we last chatted with you. What have been some of the highlights over the past couple of years?
Look at us; we haven’t aged a bit! Certainly a big highlight was releasing my album ELECTRIFYING 80s earlier this year and how incredibly well it’s been received – especially since this was my first release through my new record label. Top 20 ARIA and No.1 on the Aus Independent charts was AMAZING!
Can’t wait to play some of these tunes along with the Christmas classics for everyone this year.
What can people look forward to at the Tim Campbell Band performance at The Christmas Under the Stars event in December?
Everyone can look forward to an immense amount of FUN! Like last time, we will be raising the candles and lights, raising our voices and keeping the “neighbours” in Coffs up from our loud singing! Plus like last time, we will have everyone on their feet dancing to some Christmas and other classic tunes … Yes, there will be a children’s mosh pitt at the stage once again!
What do you love about entertaining a live audience?
For me, there is nothing better than live performance. With the band and I, it’s all about giving audiences an experience where they can forget everything else in their world and just immerse themselves in the fun and excitement of classic and popular live songs! My full band and I play around the country all year long and haven’t had an empty dance floor yet; it’s such a joy to share.
Your favourite Christmas carol, and why?
SO MANY! This is the drama we face each year at Carols By Candlelight on Christmas Eve – who will get in first for the best Christmas songs … I do love Santa Claus is Coming to Town, may have done that a few times before – it just brings such joy and EVERYONE loves to join in. Oh Holy Night is always a beautiful ballad – I’ll leave that one for Anthony Callea!
What’s on your wish list for Santa this year?
Can I say a pony? OK, perhaps that’s the dream of the nine year old girls instead! I’ll leave Santa for the younger ones; I just can’t wait to catch up with loved ones this Christmas and New Year break. It’s been a busy year, and I’ve been a bad friend. The martini shaker is on standby!
How are you spending Christmas?
This will be my 10th year on Carols By Candlelight on Christmas Eve, and let’s just say the after party back at our place tends to go quite late – I swear I have seen Santa a few times in the wee hours of the morning – but that could be the champagne!
So Christmas Day is a little low key for us. My family live all over the country, so it tends to be a casual dinner with the Calleas, once I finally get out of bed!