Biography All Music Guide
All Music Guide:
Raised on a diet of Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Elliott Smith, Neil Young, and the Rolling Stones, Scottish singer/songwriter Phil Campbell burst onto the Glaswegian scene in the mid-'90s after signing a development deal with WEA at the age of 18. Two years later he signed to EMI and released his debut, Fresh New Life. A series of stops and starts followed and found the young artist enduring the roller coaster ride that is substance abuse, but in its wake he managed to build an arsenal of material that would eventually appear on 2007's Joy and 2008's After the Garden.