Adrienne Camp

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Adrienne Camp
Birth name Adrienne Liesching
Also known as Adie
Born (1981-07-12) 12 July 1981 (age 36)
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Genres Contemporary Christian, pop, pop-rock
Years active 2001–present
Labels BEC Recordings
Associated acts The Benjamin Gate
Website www.myspace.com/adiecamp/

Adrienne "Adie" Camp (née Liesching; born 12 July 1981) is a South African singer and songwriter, who is known as the lead singer of the Christian pop-rock band The Benjamin Gate before the group disbanded in 2003. She briefly contributed to other artist's albums, namely her duet with rapper John Reuben featured on his album Professional Rapper and her background vocals on husband Jeremy Camp's albums Restored and Live Unplugged, after The Benjamin Gate disbanded.

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She now works under the name "Adie" and released her debut solo album Don't Wait on 26 September 2006. The album was co-produced by her husband Jeremy Camp. Her song "Your Way" climbed into the Top 15 on R&R Magazine's Christian chart in May 2007. [1] Her second release, titled "Just You and Me", was released in March 2010.

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Personal life

In December, 2003, Liesching married Jeremy Camp. The couple met on a three-month-long tour in 2002. [2] They have two daughters and one son: Isabella 'Bella' Rose Camp (born 25 September 2004), Arianne 'Arie' Mae Camp (born 5 April 2006), [3] and Egan Thomas Camp (born 17 August 2011).

Voice

Todd Hertz of Christianity Today described Camp's voice as "lovely and ferocious," a "strange combination of Bjork's quavering and the power of Shirley Manson." [4] A reviewer writing for the Daily Herald of Arlington Heights, Illinois described Camp's voice as evocative of Gwen Stefani, Aimee Echo, Christina Aguilera, and Shakira, all the while "remaining very unique and distinctive." [5]

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Discography

With The Benjamin Gate
Solo

Don't Wait is the first solo studio album released by Adie on September 26, 2006.

Just You and Me is the second solo studio album released by Adie on 9 March 2010.

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References

  1. As played on the Weekend 22 countdown on 24 May 2007, Retrieved 1 June 2007
  2. Adie Camp 'Once Upon a Time' Real Life Love Story, InTheTimes.com, retrieved 2 February 2009
  3. "Jeremy Camp: Author of I Still Believe". Christian Book Previews. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
  4. Hertz, Todd (12 November 2001). "Power Punch Praise". Christianity Today . Retrieved 23 June 2012.
  5. Thorne, Evan (22 November 2002). "Benjamin Gate make catchy, fun pop on 'Contact'". Daily Herald . Retrieved 23 June 2012.