Just before Halloween, Cincinnati native and Funk music icon Bootsy Collins released a cover of “Monster Mash” that he recorded with experimental guitar wiz Buckethead. The track and accompanying music video also featured Jazz singer Emmaline Campbell, who studied music at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and performed regularly on the local club scene during her time in the Queen City.
Campbell — who just goes by Emmaline professionally — is now based in Chicago and recently released her debut EP, All My Sweetest Dreams, which was funded by a Kickstarter campaign and her large social media following. Last week she released a music video for the slinky, soulful EP track "Effortless."
With a mix of Jazz, R&B and Soul sounds, Campbell’s alluring voice began capturing music lovers’ attention via her online videos, including a version of Jessie J’s “Domino” — sung Billie Holiday-style — for the Postmodern Jukebox collective, which has notched nearly a million views on YouTube.
Campbell is in the beginning phase of her touring in support of Sweetest Dreams. Her first tour date was a sold-out show in early November at New York City’s Ginny’s Supper Club. The night before she opens for the legendary Chaka Khan in New Jersey, Campbell will return to Cincinnati for a show Wednesday, Nov. 13 at The Redmoor (3187 Linwood Ave., Mount Lookout, theredmoor.com).
Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. performance are $20.
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