Ivan Campo
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Ivan Campo

Preston, England, United Kingdom | SELF

Preston, England, United Kingdom | SELF
Band Pop Acoustic


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"they are pretty good in a refined, literary kind of way". - Simon Hattenstone

"Daily Music Guide"

"Lock the A-Team in a barn full of farming equipment and everyone knows they'll emerge with a tank, but lock Ivan Campo in the same barn and they'll most likely emerge with an orchestra of bizarre instruments and enough material for an anthology". - Joel Sacca


"they are pretty good in a refined, literary kind of way". - Simon Hattenstone


2004 - Clippings 2
2005 - C-Sides 2
2006 - Sleep In Your Eyes
2007 - Loadmatic
2009 - Super 7
2010 - A Holiday With The Sun
2011 - What Went Wrong?
2013 - Seven Ancient Wonders



Ivan Campo have been actively writing and recording for over seven years, producing several seven track EPs. Their EP 'Super 7' was released in 2009 and features the song 'The Great Procrastinator' used in Series 4 of E4's 'Skins'.

Their latest creation is a concept album about the Seven Ancient Wonders of the world and was released through their website in August 2013.

2014 marks the 10th Anniversary for the band and plan a string of releases throughout the year to celebrate!

Press Release -

Whilst studying a music degree in Preston, three unusual characters formed a bond. Three degree's later, not sure of the next step in life, three unusual characters formed a band. Folk/pop trio Ivan Campo borrow inspiration from majesty to malady via reality, and every now and then have been known to wander into the realms of make-believe.

Live Review -

There is a gentle ease to the way Ivan Campo play. Their folk-acoustic sound seems to float through the crowd as the trio harmonize over poignant lyrics.

Citing Hitchcock and Wes Anderson, Ivan Campo conjure up vivid images with their songs, which unfold like intricate stories. Finger-picked guitar rifts and piano melodies act as the stage for these tales to play out. Emphasized with simple percussion instruments that they flit between effortlessly, they are captivating. No two songs sound the same – Seamstress of Song is flamenco – tinged, while Bleakest of Darkness, has a dejected, Nick Drake quality to it, with a surprising emotional intensity. Matt Longworth -www.thedoublenegative.co.uk 

Playing live regularly, Ivan Campo have shared stages with Shack, The Pale Fountains, Jeffrey Lewis, Jason Lytle, Nick Harper, Roddy Woomble, Goldheart Assembly, Sea of Bees, Stealing Sheep, and Nice Peter.