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Crooked Mouth is the recording project of guitarist/songwriter Ken Campbell.
Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, Crooked Mouth has, somehow, managed to keep a pulse since 2001 and over 3 albums. In that time a core of musicians and vocalists have conspired to produce a distinctive, if hard to classify, sound. Joining Campbell (guitar) are regular contributors Tony Hodge (drums), Ali Mitchell (keyboards), Leen (bass), Mike McCann (bass), Kenny Haig (lead vocals) and Lynne Campbell & Eilidh Maclean (both backing vocals).
Earlier recordings also featured Simon Ellis (keyboards), and Chris Stenhouse (bass). Guest slots have been taken by Mike Warren (cello on the 2007 release, Hold in the Sun) and, fresh from working with the Steve Hackett band, Rob Townsend (sax) on One Bright Midnight.
With a fourth album in mind, 2019 saw Lewis Moore join the ranks on lead vocals. The first offering from that album - Angels Once - was released in December of that year.
Check out the playlists, below, for some of the music alongside artists who have inspired the CM sound.
Crooked Mouth (2003)
'...shines with sincerity, originality and a genuine inspiration'
Vitaly Menshikov, Progressor
Hold in the Sun (2007)
'Each song absolutely sparkles with a myriad of ideas...a highly recommended release for those who like the energy and innovation of more modern bands, mixed with a symphonic progressive sensibility.'
Brian G., Progressive Ears
One Bright Midnight (2015)
'..the standard of production and craft that has gone into this release is first rate...every selfrespecting modern day prog fan should take a chance with it...'
Eric Perry, Dutch Progressive Rock Pages