IVW: BC CAMPLIGHT
The Boileroom, Guildford.
With support from Temples of Youth
This event is for 16 and over - No refunds will be issued for under 16s.
BC Camplight is the moniker of maverick songsmith Brian Christinzio. The Philadelphian turned The result was the recording of 2015’s ode to The album has since been revered by critics, become a stalwart on the BBC Radio 6 Music playlist Temples of Youth
Mancunian is considered one of indie music’s most forward-thinking artists with a discography which acts as a
soundtrack to a life rife with bad fortune, mental illness, running afoul of the law, and ultimately absolute
redemption. Whilst living in Philadelphia Christinzio performed live with The War On Drugs in between
releasing 2 critically successful yet commercially ignored records. He was also a coveted session pianist lending
his talents to scores of albums, perhaps most notably Sharon Van Etten’s ‘Epic’. After a period of homelessness
and running on fumes creatively Christinzio made a move across the Atlantic to Manchester, UK in an effort
take control of his life and reshuffle his musical deck.
Manchester and baroque pop tour de force “How To Die In The North”. The recordings resulted in a record
deal with Bella Union Records and placed Christinzio on a path towards artistic fulfilment. However, a severe
leg injury landed Christinzio in the hospital where he was forced to remain whilst his UK work visa expired.
Despite pleas to the Home Office to allow the ailing artist to apply for an extension a decision was made that
would forever alter Brian personally and artistically. The day after his record was released Christinzio was
Deported from the UK and banned from returning. "How To Die In The North" was essentially shelved.
After 16 months of separation from the UK the resilient Christinzio was reunited with his beloved
Manchester, gaining entry through newly acquired Italian citizenship. His most recent, and most lauded album
"Deportation Blues" is an exhilarating dynamic document of calamity and stress, relayed through richly
melodic arrangements spanning songwriter classicism, gnarled synth pop, 50’s filth-rock, and various odd
junctions in between mirroring the creators fractured mindset. It is an immensely powerful diary chronicling
an impossible set of life circumstances whilst shining a white-hot spotlight on the composer’s off-kilter
(BBC 6 Music 2018 album of the year as voted by Marc Riley), and put BC Camplight back on the stage where
he belongs. With a slew of tours and festivals on the horizon Christinzio, a remarkably relentless entertainer,
will bring his immense new live show to the UK and Europe. “It’s no fun giving an audience a standard show
that they can get elsewhere” explains Christinzio. “Sometimes it’s intense, sometimes it’s emotional,
sometimes it’s basically a fucking stand-up routine. I always like to involve the audience and make it
memorable for everyone involved. I think we are one of the best live bands in the world and it’s an odd feeling
finally getting an opportunity to get in front of loads of ears and eyes. In a perfect world I’d be able to organise
a concert on the roof of the Home Office one day”.
BC Camplight is the moniker of maverick songsmith Brian Christinzio. The Philadelphian turned
The result was the recording of 2015’s ode to
The album has since been revered by critics, become a stalwart on the BBC Radio 6 Music playlist
Temples of Youth