Local singer songwriter Jace Campbell has announced he will perform at this years ‘Black Tie and Slippers’ event on Friday 27 November.

The annual event is usually a Gala Dinner, however due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and ever-changing lockdown restrictions, ticketholders will be attending from the comfort of their own home.

Campbell, 17, said: “I think it’s an amazing thing what people are doing, I’m so glad to be a part of it and to spread awareness of the cause.

“Of course I would have preferred a live setting, but I’m still performing at the end of the day and that’s what I love doing, virtual or not, I still get to showcase my love for music.”


Campbell started learning to play the guitar when he was thirteen and soon after began performing in Salford pubs such as The Eagle Inn and Old Pint Pot.

When asked what we should expect to see from his performance, Campbell said: “people can expect an acoustic set with original songs with a touch of harmonica. Maybe the odd cover too.”

Credit: Jace Campbell

The Gala will be hosted by actress and TV personality, Denise Welch and BBC presenter Bruce Turner. Performances are expected from Rowetta of Happy Mondays and DJ Clint Boon.

It will be filmed at Impossible in Manchester city Centre 8pm until 12am.

Talking of his passion for music, Campbell said: “music is important as it brings people together, there’s no better feeling than when you’re at a gig, arms around your pals and belting out the lyrics to your favourite songs. It’s truly magical.

“Coronavirus has sadly affected my career in the sense of live gigs but in terms of writing and recording, it hasn’t.”

Campbell has written an original song called ‘History is History!’ about how Salford’s buildings are being knocked down and replaced by ones that look the same.

He believes this song expresses how he feels about Salford’s history ‘dying’.



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