Branden Campbell

Branden Campbell

Neon Trees @ EDGEfest 21 in Frisco, Texas (Pizza Hut Park)
(cc) 1996 – 2011 Giovanni Gallucci

Branden Campbell is the bassist with the American alternative rock band Neon Trees.

Campbell grew up in Las Vegas. He played with the band Attaboy Skip before joining Neon Trees. Tyler Glenn, lead singer of Neon Trees, named the band after the lighted trees on the In-N-Out Burger signs. Campbell didn’t join the band until after the name was selected, but ironically Campbell’s father installed the exact Neon Trees in the Las Vegas In-N-Out that was Glenn’s inspiration.

Campbell served a mission to the Detroit, Michigan, area. He had corrective open-heart surgery in December 2013. He and his wife, Emilie, both grew up in Las Vegas and dated since high school. She is a classically trained pianist and shares his passion for rock music. They live in Cedar Hills, Utah, with their two children, Katie and Conner. Conner has catastrophic epilepsy and is on the autism spectrum. Emilie and Branden are active with organizations like Hope 4 Children with Epilepsy and other organizations.

About touring, Emilie says,

“It’s a job….It’s hard work. It’s boring. It’s lonely. And things go wrong. The only time it’s really awesome is when the band is playing in front of thousands of people who are singing the words to all the songs — that makes up for the rest of the time … like when the tour bus breaks down, or equipment isn’t working, or the four hours they wait to do 20 minutes of promo at a radio station.”

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