Linsey Aitken and Ken Campnell's story weaves together their many creative musical threads and influences from Celtic traditional roots, classical, baroque, orchestral and contemporary Scots music, where historically all genres were interlinked to form Scotland's musical identity.
Linsey, a highly-regarded cellist, singer, pianist and composer, crosses the genres of classical to traditional, using her cello very much up front - unusual as a lead instrument - with a deeply lyrical and sensual tone. Her distinct, warm vocals bring a round balance that compliments Ken's own distinctive voice. Linsey studied at the RSAMD and has performed professionally all over the UK, from the Royal Albert Hall to Calgary Bay, Mull and overseas, and established The Loch Lomond Ukulele Orchestra in 2014.
Ken is a Scottish singer/songwriter and instrumentalist with five albums to date and a well-established pedigree of over 30 years. Starting with the Glasgow band Molendiner, and then a much-commended duo with Chris Miller, he later established the highly successful Ideal Band. He subsequently toured as a solo artist and with Cauld Wind piper Hamish Moore, cellist/singer Wendy Weatherby, and Blair Cowan (Lloyd Cole & the Commotions), before reforming the Ideal Band.
Linsey joined The Ideal Band and in 2010 she and Ken commenced touring as a duo. For more information please visit their website here.
Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students with ID. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).
The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!