The other Dad and Dave Show
DAVID Campbell’s on an all-time high. Not only is Campbell, 35, celebrating his recent marriage to British actor Lisa Hewitt, he’s had a great year in his career.
He’s proud of his album which features a duet with his dad, Aussie rock icon Jimmy Barnes. And Campbell’s excited about the prospect of hitting the stage with Barnes for another duet, this time at tonight’s
Campbell was raised by his maternal grandmother and, until the age of 10, was told she was his mother. His ‘‘sister’’ was his birth mother. Campbell was in his teens when he discovered Barnes was his father.
Campbell and Barnes might have missed out on a conventional father-son relationship, but in recent years have become great mates.
‘‘We’ve gotten closer and closer,’’ Campbell says. ‘‘There is a chemistry when we perform together. I’m not a fan of singing with other people, but there’s this genetic thing that’s comforting. There are few others I could sing with and have that sense of abandon. Dad is one of the best singers in the country, for crying out loud.’’