Ariane Campbell is a creative artist from Sydney, Australia. A long term resident of New York City, Ariane is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Art.
Ariane has written songs for Bondi Ink TV, Fremantle Media/ Channel 11, ABC (Australia), ABC (USA), BBC America and played cool venues all over the East Coast of Australia and New York.
Campbell has just finished recording an album with Co-Writer/ Producer Sarah McLeod and Mick Skelton (The Baby Animals) on drums. Mixed by Tony Wall at A Sharp Studios and Mastered by Matthew Grey, the 10 tracks are guitar driven and melodic, the songs are infused with the rock n roll stride, sound and spirit of influences Joan Jett, Chrissy Hyde, Hole, Garbage, Melissa Etheridge, Blondie and the Divinyls.
The album, titled “ONCE BROKE”, will be released in 2019. Meanwhile, Ariane is currently touring and promoting singles she is releasing from the up-coming album. Out now are “If Love Was a Four Letter Word” and “Someone Like Me”. The third single, “3AM” will be released in Sydney at Frankie’s on 17 November 2018. All tracks from this album are being released under Campbell’s artist name TH/EF.
Ariane has also recorded and produced songs with Kortini (Bad Reputation/ France) and Jeff Martin (The Tea Party) amongst others.
Ariane was the front woman, vocalist and guitarist for Sydney rock outfit Roses For Jack, established by Campbell in 2016. In their first year, Roses For Jack successfully toured the East Coast of Australia, received good press in The Brag, The Music and LOTL Magazines, were nominated for two Australian Independent Music Awards at the Enmore Theatre for songs written by Campbell; "STOLEN HEARTS" and "IF LOVE WAS A FOUR LETTER WORD". Roses For Jack also released their first single "LIQUOR AND LACE" at Sydney's kicking rock venue Frankie's Pizza. Whilst Roses For Jack was fun, Campbell is now focusing her energy and attention into her new project TH/EF.
As a solo artist, Ariane has held several residencies, including: The Divine Cafe (NYC), The Basement (Sydney), The Exchange Hotel (Sydney) and The Oxford Circus (supporting Steve Balbi of Noiseworks in his new band Moon).
Campbell has released four songs independently: "UNTRUE" and "CRASH AND BURN" Produced by Koritni and Mastered at Sterling Sound in New York by Ryan Smith (Paul Simon, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi), and "SHOT TO THE HEART" and "BLACK MARKET MISTRESS" Produced by Campbell/ Recorded at Damien Gerard Studios, Sydney.
Ariane was nominated for Song of The Year for a song she wrote with Sarah McLeod: "SUGAR COATED MISERY" and was a finalist for Singer/ Songwriter of the Year at the Australian Independent Music Awards, 2016.
Also in 2016, Ariane supported The Troggs on their "Wild Thing" 50th Anniversary Tour.
Ariane has also appeared as an artist in "VEEP" (HBO), "WITNESS" (Channel 7, Australia) and "PRANKED" (MTV USA), as well as being a thrice produced playwright and member of the Australian Writers Guild.
Campbell penned "DEFENCES" which enjoyed an extended season Off Broadway at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre (NYC) and was also performed at The Old Fitzroy Theatre and The Griffin Theatres in Sydney.
"DEFENCES" won Campbell an Australian Writer's Guild Mentorship Award and was selected by Artistic Director David Berthold as one of six plays in the Griffin Searchlight Program, before being developed into the screenplay "PROVOCATIONS" and attracting actors John Jarratt (Wolf Creek, Django Unchained) and Kylie Watson (Home and Away, Lightswitch) who are set to star.
Campbell's sardonic comedic play "WELCOME TO CENTRELINK HELL" was performed at the Newtown Theatre (Sydney) and her urban romantic play "DEEP IN IT" was produced Off Broadway at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre (NYC).
Ariane is currently touring and booking projects for 2019.
Her songs are available at gigs and through all major online retailers through Fox Whiskey Records.
Photographer: Carlo Fernandes
Musician: Ariane Campbell
Location: Zen Studios, Sydney, Australia.