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Owen’s latest outing on Australia’s Got Talent

By johnboy - 25 May 2012 16

Canberra’s ace busker Owen Campbell had another run Australia’s Got Talent last night in the semi-finals.

How did you rate it?

On another note amazing to see a Canberra artist sitting at Number 4 on the national iTunes charts (overall, not the blues ghetto).

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16 Responses to
Owen’s latest outing on Australia’s Got Talent
Slice 8:21 pm 25 May 12

Does he do that cartoon voice as a joke? He should be ashamed that his years of street-wise music making have amounted to a caricature of the blues, to a back beat. John Mayer was bad enough the first time, and he could play.

G.R.R 6:30 pm 25 May 12

He was busking yesterday in civic…iTunes ain’t paying his bills just yet

Brindabella 6:23 pm 25 May 12

schmeah said :

I love it how the AGT idiots make it look like Own is playing those ripping guitar solos .. when it’s probably another, more qualified member of Canberra’s talent pool

Ah, I see you don’t play guitar yourself. Too bad. As for ripping blues solos, try Joe Bonamassa…

geetee 2:50 pm 25 May 12

Refuse to watch any more ‘talent’ shows on TV (even the ads are painful) but I remember seeing Owen play at the Irish Club on Sunday arvos a couple of times and he was pretty darn good.

Hope he achieves what he wants from this show.

ginganinja 2:40 pm 25 May 12

I can tell you now that Owen was most certainly playing those ripping solos. I was on the bass behind him. If you need convincing, he’s playing at the Phoenix on Monday night.

http://www.facebook.com/events/448541081838089/

P.S. they had to comb the beard. No trimming was required thank god 🙂

Overheard 2:10 pm 25 May 12

Endrey said :

schmeah said :

I love it how the AGT idiots make it look like Own is playing those ripping guitar solos .. when it’s probably another, more qualified member of Canberra’s talent pool

Ouch. There’s no way that’s right, it’s definitely him, that’s Owen’s bread and butter.
Thrilled to see other Canberrans on stage too.

It’s some sort of surrealism and I don’t know what any of it means.

I know. I clicked on just towards the end of the number and went, ‘Oh my God, that’s Matt Nightingale back there — did he trim that rather impressive beard for TV, or was there some sort of fire restrictions under those studio lights?’

I’m paraphrasing.

fun size 1:52 pm 25 May 12

#2 on the charts now! Good on him. He was one of my classmates at the CIT music school about ten years ago, it’s cool to see him getting some recognition.

Holden Caulfield 1:35 pm 25 May 12

Good luck to him. The advice to take it up a notch commercially will test him I expect. I thought the comments from the dickhead on the end (no, the other one) with the backhanded compliment about Campbell’s support of the little kiddies were bordering on vile. Zero sincerity from him; should that be a surprise?

Endrey 12:46 pm 25 May 12

schmeah said :

I love it how the AGT idiots make it look like Own is playing those ripping guitar solos .. when it’s probably another, more qualified member of Canberra’s talent pool

Ouch. There’s no way that’s right, it’s definitely him, that’s Owen’s bread and butter.
Thrilled to see other Canberrans on stage too.

It’s some sort of surrealism and I don’t know what any of it means.

schmeah 12:14 pm 25 May 12

I love it how the AGT idiots make it look like Own is playing those ripping guitar solos .. when it’s probably another, more qualified member of Canberra’s talent pool

Erg0 12:13 pm 25 May 12

Given that Seasick Steve was number 1 on the Blues chart last at the time of your last article, its description as a “ghetto” seems particularly apt.

Thumper 11:37 am 25 May 12

johnboy said :

More like 70 cents in the dollar:

http://www.quora.com/Singers-and-Musicians/How-much-does-an-independent-artist-make-on-a-0-99-iTunes-track-sale

Yep, it’s roughly that per track.

KB1971 11:35 am 25 May 12

Loved his song, great act but he looked like he was swallowing razor blades every time the judges talked & he kept his mouth shut (not surprising as they are not judges bumholes….)

Discalimer: I did not actively watch AGT last night (cant stand it), it was on before another show that my wife wanted to watch & irritatingly ran over 15 minutes so we managed to see Owens act.

johnboy 11:34 am 25 May 12
XO_VSOP 11:27 am 25 May 12

the dude will go no further and he gets 2 cents in the dollar for Itunes sales so let not get so excited!

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