Al Campos

Al Campos

 Copenhagen, Capital Region, DNK
BandR&BFunk

Soul music is hardly a genre anymore. It is now! I’m bringing soul music back to it’s new glory. Well written songs, played by great musicians, strong lyrics with smooth vocals. We’re putting soul back into soul music.

Biography

“Al, you may not know what you got, but I do. What you have here is a SMASH HIT record.”
“The torch has been passed to you. I love your music. You’ve got something for everyone.” These are the words of Mr. Willie Mitchell, legendary producer and songwriter at Royal Recording Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. Best known for his long time partnership with soul singing legend, Al Green. It seems that another Al has come out of Willie’s stables.

We present to you, Al Campos. A native of Los Angeles, CA, moved to Hawaii in his youth, San Francisco as a young adult, met and married his Danish wife and relocated to Europe where he is a current resident of Copenhagen Denmark.

Al Campos is a singer & trombone player, songwriter and producer. He was born into a gospel singing family. His mother, a recording artist herself in the 1950’s & 60’s with “The Messengers,” introduced him to music at the very early age of 1 year old. He began to play music at age 8. Throughout his childhood, Al has had the incredible good fortune to have learned “everything” he knows about great song writing and singing by his uncle, 9 time Grammy award winning gospel artist, Andraé Crouch.
Al Campos writes, “When you have someone like Andraé Crouch in your life, the temptation is great to ask for connections, names, contact people in the industry, etc… But, I chose NOT to ever ask him for any “special” favors. It was enough for me to just watch, listen and learn.” However, in March 2006, Andraé heard the new recording by Al Campos, entitled, “This Love of Mine,” and said this, “You are bad! I hear CD’s all the time from people who send them to me. I listen to all of them. Yours is the baddest I’ve heard yet. You sing your face off and I didn’t even know you can play the trombone like that! This will be a huge record for you.”

With these kinds of words of encouragement from such legends as Willie Mitchell, Andraé Crouch and other important people in the industry, Al Campos is taking this entire CD project to the hoop. This time he’s playing for the rest of his life! Al Campos has a great sense of humor but make no mistake, he is no joke.

Al Campos has lived and played music in Los Angeles, Oahu, Hawaii, San Francisco and now is currently based out of Copenhagen, Denmark. He and his Danish wife have lived in Copenhagen since 1990. Since then Al has worked as a session vocalist with many top recording artists in Denmark, Sweden and Norway. He’s recorded on over 30 CD’s as a backing vocalist and arranger and have toured with many of these top names.

But today is a new day. No longer singing on other artists CD’s, Al is focusing on his own music and career. Some might say he’s a late bloomer, since he is not a 23 year old artist. However others say, in time, this music must and shall be heard by the world.

Al has put together this new CD with the help of his good friends, all hand picked to step up and play some serious soul music. These 4 musicians, together with Al are all top seasoned and respected musicians in Denmark.
Daniel Fridell, Keyboards. Thomas Risell, Bass. Martin Finding, Guitar. Michael Finding, Drums.

Influences include: Bill Withers, Billy Paul, Marvin Gaye, Andraé Crouch, Bobby Caldwell, Stevie Wonder, Burt Bacharach, The Crusaders, Earth Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, J.J. Johnson, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and 37.5 more...

Lyrics

New York Feeling

Written By: Al Campos

Look at the children playing
I hear some people laughing, having fun
A lazy Sunday in the city park, you & I.

I’m gonna show my baby fun in the city
Steppin’ through Manhattan hand in hand
Everybody takes a second glance

I got that New York Feeling
Got that New York feeling

I hear the music, music in the air
I feel that rhythm, rhythm everywhere

There’s no place else that I would rather be, than New York
New York baby,
There’s no place else that I would rather be, than New York
New York with you.

Too many years have gone by
Since I’ve been down to Brooklyn
The river flowing just before my eyes
And I can’t wait to share this love of mine

I got that New York Feeling
Got that New York feeling

I hear the music, music in the air
I feel that rhythm, rhythm everywhere

There’s no place else that I would rather be, than New York
New York baby,
There’s no place else that I would rather be, than New York
New York with you.

Ol' School Loving

Written By: Al Campos

Ol’ school loving – I want that ol’ school loving

Everybody needs good loving
Someone you can call your own
So you search til you find it, a perfect remedy for being alone.

You think that you’ve found someone special
You write each other constantly online
Scan your picture and send it, yeah.
Well I prefer my love that ol’ school style.

Ol’ school loving
Trust and dedication
Building each day that goes by
Well I’m an ol’ school playa
Nothing can compare to my lady
My baby’s ol’ school style

Just imagine a future together
Traveling towards a world unknown
New ideas & visions
The mother of invention in control

Like the sun bows down to moonlight
And the old makes way for the new
As the future unfolds and the truth shall be told
Well I prefer ol’ school loving with you

Ol’ school loving
Trust and dedication
Building each day that goes by
Well I’m an ol’ school playa
Nothing can compare to my lady
My lady’s ol’ school style
Ol’ school loving
DJ playing our song
sitting real close in my ride
Ol’ school loving
Holding one another
Let me see your smile

This world was made for you and me
We got a new destiny and a new state of mind
Our love will last – through history.

Discography

"Queen of my Soul" released in Copenhagen, Denmark by positiveSOUL productions.
Given as a gift for the wedding of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Princess Mary Donaldson.

Set List

1. New York Feeling
2. Ol' School Loving
3. I Know What Love Is
4. I'm The One
5. Music Is My Life
6. Dream A Little Dream
7. Can't Hide Love
8. Take This Love Of Mine
9. Have You Ever Wondered
10. Queen Of My Soul
11. One People - One Love

Cover songs we sometimes do live

1. Lovely Day (Bill Withers)
2. Use Me ( Bill Withers)
3. What's Going On (Marvin Gaye)
4. Love Will Bring Us Back Together (Roy Ayers)
5. What You Won't Do (Bobby Caldwell)