The Breakout Lights

The Breakout Lights play at Studio Bistro, Sunday 2 June at 4.30pm to 6.30pm. Purchase tickets here

Nerissa Campbell, an "enigmatic art-rock/chamber jazz singer" (New York Music daily). Nerissa will be reuniting her with her longtime friend and colleague, Daniel Susnjar (drums).

A graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, she has called New York home since 2001, performing at well known haunts such as 55 Bar, The Jazz Gallery, Fat Cat, Le Poisson Rouge, Zinc, & Rockwood Music Hall. A long term member of NY's Balinese Gamelan Dharma Swara, she has also been the feature vocalist in post-metal band, A Storm of Light, and was the recipient of an Australian Arts Council New Works grant for her album, After The Magic, a project that explores the use of Balinese Gamelan, a jazz trio, fleeting guitars and moody instrumentals.

Nerissa has performed at Basilica Soundscape (Hudson NY), Festival Centro (Bogota Colombia), Roadburn Music Festival (Tilburg, NL), Singapore Arts Festival, Stanford Jazz Festival (Stanford, USA), Perth International Arts Festival (Perth, AUS), Asymmetry Festival (Wroclaw, PO), as well as at clubs throughout Europe, USA, Canada, & Australia. Her music was featured in 'Freddy's - the Documentary' (screened at Brooklyn International Film Festival), 'Stranger Love' (original music performed as part of Eva Minemar & Tony Lepore's play). She has been a part of performative literary readings, modern dance pieces, off-Broadway plays, and a 32-piece orchestra.

Campbell has released four albums of original music under her own label, Crooked Mouth Music: Paint Me Orange (2003), Musings of a Telescopic Tree (2009), Blue Shadows (2012), and After The Magic (2016).

Daniel Susnjar is a Western Australian drummer/composer/producer recognised internationally as an expert in the field of Afro-Peruvian Jazz. He has performed and recorded with music legends including Chick Corea, Terence Blanchard, Bobby McFerrin, Dave Grusin, Steve Miller and Pharrell Williams. Daniel earned his Doctoral degree from the University of Miami Frost School of Music in 2013 and was honoured twice at the 2015 Australian Jazz Bell Awards for his debut album "Su Su Nje." His solo drumming can be heard throughout the multiple award–winning 2017 documentary film "Whiteley." Daniel has toured extensively throughout Australia, the USA, Peru and the Caribbean Islands – and exclusively endorses Pearl drums, Zildjian cymbals, Remo drumheads and Vic Firth "DSUS" custom drumsticks.