David Campbell, Conductor

Beck’s sold out September 20 show at the Hollywood Bowl will mark yet another milestone in the multi-platinum Grammy winner’s long and storied career. In addition to being Beck’s biggest ever hometown headline engagement, the show will now commemorate the first time he and his father arranger-conductor David Campbell have performed on stage together, when Campbell conducts the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Strings as they accompany Beck’s performance.

David Campbell’s work appears on more than 400 gold and platinum albums. Over the course of his career, his work has received no less than 50 Grammys and two Oscars. As a performer, he has played on historic sessions with the likes of Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers and Carole King, while his arrangements can be heard on music by everyone from Paul McCartney, James Taylor, Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond and the Rolling Stones to Cat Power, The Mars Volta and of course on several of Beck’s albums.
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Arranger-conductor DAVID CAMPBELL’S work appears on more than 425 Gold or Platinum albums. During his long recording career, albums David worked on have received 50 Grammy awards and film scores have earned 2 Oscars. After studying with viola maestro William Primrose, Campbell attended Manhattan School of Music and played several seasons with the American Symphony under Leopold Stokowski.

In his early LA studio musician days, he was fortunate to play on historic sessions, such as Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get it On”, Bill Withers’ “Lean on Me,” and Carole King’s “Tapestry”. As an arranger, Campbell began a string of successes from the seventies that has continued to present day, with number one albums and songs including: “Your Smiling Face” (James Taylor), “The Pretender” (Jackson Browne), “The Rose” (Bette Midler), “Don’t Know Much” (Linda Ronstadt), “Iris” (Goo Goo Dolls), “Uninvited” (Alanis Morissette), “Time of Your Life” (Green Day), “Tal Vez” (Ricky Martin), “Jaded” (Aerosmith), Under My Skin (Avril Lavigne), “100 Years” (Five for Fighting), “Bring Me to Life” (Evanescence), “I Hope You Dance” (Lee Ann Womack), “Not Ready to Make Nice” (Dixie Chicks), “Breaking the Habit” (Linkin Park), The Black Parade (My Chemical Romance) and “Because of You” (Kelly Clarkson). The list of artists continues with Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Air, Cat Power, Leonard Cohen, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Cat Stevens, Diana Ross, Neil Diamond, Rolling Stones, Tim McGraw, Johnny Cash, Faith Hill, Macy Gray, Beyonce, Will Smith, The Mars Volta, Jewel, Garth Brooks and more.

David has composed music for many films, and for commercials for George Lucas, Panasonic, Sony and others. He orchestrated scores for Dead Man Walking, Friday Night Lights, and the Oscar-winning score for Brokeback Mountain. As arranger/conductor for motion picture songs, Campbell worked on Armageddon, Dreamgirls, City of Angels, Daredevil, The Grinch, Men in Black II, The Land Before Time, Spiderman 2, Ladder 49, the Oscar-nominated song from Pearl Harbor, and the Oscar-winning song “You’ll Be in My Heart” from Tarzan. He has guest conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic, and Melbourne Symphony, and at the opening ceremonies of the 2000 Olympics. In jazz, Campbell has arranged and conducted orchestrations for Manhattan Transfer, Gabor Szabo, Stanley Clarke, and Medeski, Martin & Wood, among others. In recent years, he conducted on the Hollywood Bowl stage for Sheryl Crow and Willie Nelson. Although David has written string arrangements on most of Beck’s albums, tonight will be the first time Beck and David have performed together.