"Bruce Campbell and his various ensembles have been the mainstay of the mid-week market entertainment program from 2018 to 2023. Their lively, upbeat, engaging act gave the market a great atmosphere and some of their songs (like Zombie Heart!) became must-play crowd favourites. We will definitely have them back as the entertainment anchor next season." - JULIE EAGLES, Market Coordinator, Community Garden Wednesday Market
"Bruce Campbell and The CommonGround wowed us at the Mozart Hall on Saturday night with two hours of Bruce's original songs and stories on everything from our rich indigenous history and Dreamtime stories, convicts, climate change, our vast outback land, refugees, lovers, the sea and its mysteries, the hope for the future we have in our young people, and so much more. Their love of our country, its land and seas, and of life itself lived to the fullest, were on rich display, staged on a simple but charmingly lit stage.
Well done! We loved it!"
- Philip Liebelt, Director, 2021 and 2022 Warrnambool Storytelling Festival
BRUCE CAMPBELL & The CommonGround brings together Bruce Campbell (lead singer, songwriter and acoustic guitarist), Owen Ellemor (electric and lap steel guitars), Barney Hurrell (mandolin, electric guitar) and Tonia Wilcox (vocals, percussion). Upbeat and danceable or gentle and contemplative contemporary ballads about love, loss, power, the natural environment and zombies! will make you feel, think and tap your toes.
The band's contemporary folk sound and great vocals combine with danceable and toe tapping rhythms. BC & The CG have played a wide range of events and venues from festivals, major performing arts venues, shopping plazas, social and environmental action events and in their own successfully staged concerts.