David Campbell

By Admin May 16, 2012

David Campbell helps listeners to spend time relaxing on their Saturday and Sunday afternoons on smoothfm.

You can email David: david [at] smoothfm [dot] com [dot] au

David is one of Australia’s most popular all-round entertainers. As well as being a multi-platinum selling recording artist, he boasts an extraordinary career in TV, theatre, cabaret and concert.

David and Sonia Kruger are the popular hosts of the national Today Extra show for the Nine Network. Also for Nine, David co-hosts the beloved Carols by Candlelight telecast with Lisa Wilkinson. In print, David is a regular featured columnist in Stellar, News Corp’s popular Sunday magazine. Last year in Sydney, David was honoured to play the title role in the World Premiere production of ‘Dream Lover the Bobby Darin Musical,’ and is thrilled to be reprising the role when it opens in Melbourne in December 2017

Early in David’s career, he was performing at the STC and Sydney Opera House and in 1997 starred in a major revival of ‘Les Miserables’ in Sydney. Shortly after, David moved to New York, where his downtown cabaret show attracted major crowds and he became the youngest performer ever to headline the iconic cabaret room Rainbow & Stars.

With this success, David was soon in demand from Broadway’s most prestigious writers and directors. In 2001 he was tempted back to the Australian stage and since then he has performed in a range of shows, from ‘Pirates of Penzance’ to ‘Sunset Boulevard’, with a career defining role as Johnny O’Keefe in ‘Shout’.

David has firmly established himself as one of Australia’s biggest-selling recording artists. His albums The Swing Sessions (2006), The Swing Sessions 2 (2007), and Good Lovin’ (2008) all hit the Top Ten and achieved platinum sales. He has mounted five sell-out concert tours, for which he has received a further two Helpmann Awards. In 2009, his live concert DVD ‘Good Lovin’ Live’ hit number one on the ARIA chart.

In recent years David’s position in the Australian entertainment industry has extended beyond his role as a performer. He was appointed Artistic Director of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival (the largest cabaret festival in the world). With Luckiest Productions, the production company he runs with his wife Lisa Campbell, David now produces national concert tours and live theatre productions, their most recent venture being the critically acclaimed revival of Little Shop of Horrors. This follows on from the highly lauded national tour of Sweet Charity, which received numerous Helpmann and Sydney Theatre Awards, including Best Musical.

David is a founding member of Independent Music Theatre, the group of producers behind the Hayes Theatre Co., a venue in Potts Point devoted to musicals and cabaret. It opened in January 2014 and has quickly established itself as a venue of productions of exceptional quality, winning a recent poll as Australia’s favourite theatre

Despite having such a fascinating and varied career, David’s favourite role by far is being father to his three adorable and adored children Leo, Billy and Betty.