Isobel Campbell / Mark Lanegan
27 April 1976, Glasgow, Scotland. Indie pop singer-songwriter and cellist Campbell made her name in the late 90s with the celebrated Scottish twee pop band Belle And Sebastian, before embarking on a solo career in the early 00s. Campbell worked with Belle And Sebastian from 1996 until 2002, playing cello and providing lead and backing vocals, in addition to composing a number of the bands songs. During her time with Belle And Sebastian she also recorded two albums of mournful chamber pop with her own project, the Gentle Waves.
Campbells left Belle And Sebastian in 2002 for unexplained personal reasons, and with Gentle Waves on indefinite hold her first new project was to record a number of Billie Holiday songs with Scottish jazz musician Bill Wells. Ghost Of Yesterday, was released to muted applause later in the year by the Creeping Bent label. Wells was also present on Campbells solo debut proper, Amorino. The album proved...