• West Coast Music

    As the name indicates West Coast Music has its origin on the American West Coast. The music emphasizes melody, harmonies and arrangements, and the vocal and instrumental performances are always with great skill and of high quality. The music is often performed by pop/rock artists from the American West Coast, but is in no way limited to any geografical area.

Claudia Campagnol: I was born in 1987 in Budapest, Hungary, to parents who are both professional musicians. I sang before I could talk, and started playing the piano when I was 4.

The whole family moved to Sweden, and by the age of 12 I could be seen “guesting” on my parents’ gigs in venues all around the country. After discovering my dad’s fusion albums with Chick Corea, John Patitucci, Mezzoforte, and others, I more or less stopped listening to vocalists.

One night before I went to sleep, I listened to Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, and woke up abruptly a few hours later with a song in my head. I quickly had to play it and write it down.

Rainbow Dreams was born. I was 12, and I remember my dad came in to my room and said: “Girl, it’s three in the morning. Stop playing or you’ll be late for school tomorrow. Again”.

After graduating from the University of Music in Malmoe, I – then appearing as Claudia Dancs – rapidly established myself as one of the leading singers of my generation. 

In 2009, I had the honor of singing backing vocals with a gospel choir at one of Stevie Wonder’s shows. Working with Stevie inspired me a lot, and when I arrived back home early in the morning, after having had conversations with him about God and music, I sat down by the piano, and the song All Through You just burst out of my head, all at once.

After several years of working in Sweden and around Europe, I settled in Copenhagen, Denmark, where I met the Swedish-Italian drummer, Niclas Campagnol. I love to be in the spotlight, but this one man, who treated me like a queen for several years, couldn’t bear me ignoring his feelings and stopped calling me. That’s when I realized how much I loved him. I recorded Do You Love Me and sent it to him, and after that, Niclas and I were inseparable. 



After taking time out following the birth of our son, I’m back on stage, and in 2017, I reached the final in Danish “Young Jazz” competition. I also guest starred on Antonio Faraò’s latest album ‘Eklektik’ (with Marcus Miller), on two tracks.

In 2019 – after many years of preparation – I’m proudly releasing my debut album I’m Strong with A-list musicians Jimmy Haslip, Vinnie Colaiuta, Gerard Presencer, and Eliel Lazo guest starring on selected tracks.

Discography

I´m Strong

Giant Sheep Music 2019

Tracks: All Through You, I’m Strong, Do You Love Me, For Her, Conquer The World, Rainbow Dreams, Z-Song, Don’t Let It Die, It Makes Me Glad & Smile.

Musicians to the I´m Strong album: Claudia Campagnol, Niclas Campagnol, Jimmy Haslip, Vinnie Colaiuta, Gerard Presencer, Eliel Lazo, Gábor Bolla, Zacharias Celinder & Carl Mörner Ringström.

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