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December 5, 2010

DAVID CAMPBELL LIGHTS UP THE RRAZZ ROOM


David Campbell at the Rrazz Room.  Photo by Pat Johnson

LEE HARTGRAVE TONIGHT


TALENTED SINGER DAVID CAMPBELL IS ALSO VERY FUNNY

 David Campbell is utterly entertaining and compelling.  the Rrazz Room was he perfect place to see his high energy show.  His music set at the Rrazz will keep you mesmerized as he wrings every word of some of the most famous musical numbers in the world.

Campbell has an extensive Theatre Career (Best Actor in ‘Sunset Boulevard). He also got the award for Male Artist in a leading role in (Carousel. It would take all afternoon to list all the Awards that he has won or been nominated for.  In addition to his recording career – Campbell has been in many T.V. shows (a contestant on ‘Dancing With the Stars). He has even performed with his father on numerous occasions – including an episode of “Dancing With Stars”. 


On his New C.D – David Campbell On Broadway never sounded more assured and magnetic. I was especially overwhelmed with everything on the C.D.  Songs like “When I Get My Name in Lights” is wonderful. Here’s a lyric “I’d do anything To Get My name In Lights.”  And you know what? – I think he’s already done that.

Also on the Broadway C.D. is the beautiful “Bring Him Home” from Les Miz. Oh, My God – is that ever touching.  His voice on this one is like a Four Lane Highway. Dazzling and Gripping musical pipes.

The old Chestnut from Oklahoma “Oh, What Å Beautiful Mornin’” is always good to hear – but Campbell turns it into a masterpiece. Hayride anyone? I had an Uncle Frank that sang that song on every corner in the neighborhood to anyone that would listen. 

“Some Other Time” is another tearjerker. Here’s a goodbye lyric: Oh well – we’ll catch up some other time.” If this doesn’t break your heart – then nothing will. 

Campbell is one of those magnetic performers. His music and stunning good looks – will certainly keep you on the edge of your seats.  And hey, at the Rrazz Room they are very comfortable. The Audience demanded more -- but the piano player didn't have the charts. "I'll be be back" Campbell beamed out to the audience. They went wild and gave him a standing ovation. One Audience member said to me: "Not a wrong note in the whole show." And you know what? He was right.


RATING FOR THE C.D.
FOUR GLASSES OF CHAMPAGNE!!!!
(highest rating) – trademarked


(((Lee Hartgrave has contributed many articles to the San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Datebook and produced and hosted a long-running Arts Segment on PBS KQED)))
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