2019 Strings Attached guitar festival | Dunsborough musician SOL.Jaz to launch single

Dunsborough musician SOL.Jaz will be performing at Blues in the Mill at the Strings Attached guitar festival in Margaret River on Friday October 11.
Dunsborough musician SOL.Jaz will be performing at Blues in the Mill at the Strings Attached guitar festival in Margaret River on Friday October 11.

Dunsborough musician SOL.jaz is gearing up for a big year and is about kick start it with the release of her new single at the Strings Attached guitar festival next month.

Jaz Campbell has covered Sam Cooke's A Change is Gonna Come, an old civil rights song, which she will launch at Blues in the Mill.

"It is a really, really beautiful and soulful song," she said.

SOL.jaz will be performing with Margaret River blues band Howling Onshore and Danny Loong and Alex Hooi, runner up of the 2018 World's Best Young Guitarist.

"They are really good guitarists, it will be really fun," she said.

"It will be a night of blues and good jamming."

Campbell has just started her own personal musical journey in the South-West and said while she has played with other bands it was exciting to be doing her own thing.

"Hooking up with the blues bands down south takes me back to my roots, and the blues is all about feeling, it is in the gut," she said.

"I have also hooked up with a DJ and will hopefully play a few festivals, it will have a bit dance vibe.

"Next year I will put together a band and put together my own music."

A few years ago, Campbell teamed up with Perth-based hip hop producer Rob Shaker and the pair have collaborated on an alternative-soul electro sound.

"We released an EP last year and we will be releasing a couple of tracks off that and making a music video," she said.

"The cover single will be released in October, another original will be released at the end of the year and an EP early next year.

"It is pretty cool and like any journey it is slowly taking its direction, it takes time to find your voice in life."

Campbell's musical journey started when a friend took their own life at 14 years old.

"It was really heavy," she said.

"There was a stream of things that happened as teenagers, we lost a lot of mates growing up.

"For me, there is a fusion between mental health and creativity, it has always been something I have wanted to promote.

"Music is amazing and I never want to stop playing music, but there is something else in that whole relationship that is even more important to promote.

"I believe it is really import to nurture the creativity in everybody because I feel it is being squished out now.

"Anything creative we pursue in life, in whatever capacity we do it in, we only ever do it really well when we are connected.

"What we are connected to is a mystery, and it is also a feeling, and it is a feeling every single person holds no mater where they are."

Blues in the Mill takes place during the Strings Attached guitar festival from 7pm on Friday, October 11 at the RAC Margaret River Nature Park.