Callaghan releases ‘Best Year’

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Following on from her Stateside success the undeniably talented Callaghan makes her UK debut with ‘Best Year’, taken from her forthcoming album release ‘A History Of Now’.

‘It’s about me taking a leap of faith,’ says Callaghan. ‘Tearing up the rule book and moving a thousand miles from home. Everyone at some point in their life makes a momentous decision and ventures into the unknown, getting on that plane to Atlanta was mine.’

Written about Callaghan’s arrival in the US, ‘Best Year’ is brimming with optimism, perfectly capturing Callaghan’s wide-eyed excitement at following her dream. Showcasing effortless vocals, and skilful song writing, ‘Best Year’ is a great introduction to Callaghan’s sound, which has already won her a legion of fans in America, where she’s sold over 10, 000 records.

‘Best Year’ has become such an anthem for me, of determination, of hope, of joy, and of belief that anything is possible. It’s been with me on this journey for 4 years and I wanted to keep it by my side’ she says.

Originally from Lincolnshire, Callaghan moved to the US in summer 2010 to record her debut album with Grammy nominated US artist Shawn Mullins. After she reached out to him online, Mullins was blown away by her voice and song writing and agreed to a rare collaboration.  Callaghan has never looked back. US fans have taken her to their hearts and welcomed her into their homes. In May 2013 her pioneering coast-to-coast house show tour ‘Callaghan Across America’ secured a multi-page feature in Billboard Magazine. She repeated the feat in May 2014 undertaking 25 house shows between Key West and Seattle for the ‘Callaghan Corner-to-Corner’ tour.

 Now established as part of the Nashville singer-songwriter community, Callaghan has gone on to independently sell over 10,000 albums, tour with artists such as Shawn Mullins, Griffin House, EdKowalczyk, and Jake Shimabukuro, showcase at SXSW and headline in multiple US markets.

 It’s now time to bring her music to the UK, where she’s already been getting attention, thanks to strong support from the BBC’s Bob Harris. Describing Callaghan as ‘A wonderful artist, beautiful, warm and hugely talented’ Bob has regularly played Callaghan’s music on both his Radio 2 shows, and even invited her to appear in his recent BBC Four documentary – Bob Harris My Nashville, alongside Beth Nielsen Chapman, Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires. With her live performance of her track ‘When You Loved Me’ featuring in the red button special Back to Beth’s: A Nashville House concert.

 Following on from successful UK tour dates in October 2014, Callaghan will be back on UK shores for live dates in 2015 with her new album ‘A History of Now’ scheduled for full release in late spring. The first single, ‘Best Year’ is out February 15.

 

http://www.callaghansongs.com

Christina Martin’s latest record ‘It’ll Be Alright’ set for a spring 2015 release

Christina_Martin_High_Res-4We’re really pleased to be working with the lovely Christina Martin again this year. Following a UK tour in 2014, she’s back this April, with a brand new album, and new UK dates! Full details below:

CHRISTINA MARTIN

‘IT’LL BE ALRIGHT’

OUT APRIL 20

Fifth album by the Halifax-based singer-songwriter marks a major artistic breakthrough.

“Martin mixes her intense and intimate character writing with her toughest and strongest music to date.  Always handy with pop melodies and arrangements, now she has more edge, and lots of blistering guitar moments to go with it.” - Bob Mersereau, CBC/Author The Top 100 Canadian Albums

Experimentation is the lifeblood of any artist. But occasionally they experience moments when everything comes into focus, and suddenly they have opened a door to a limitless creative future.

Christina Martin has reached that point on her fifth album, ‘It’ll Be Alright,’ released April 20 on her own Come Undone Records, in partnership with ToneToaster (Germany). The 10-song collection finds the Halifax-based singer-songwriter attaining what her music has always suggested, a place where the ghosts of her musical heroes freely mingle with pop-rock’s modern architects.

Born in Florida and raised in Canada’s Maritimes, Martin’s musical journey since her first release in 2002 has led to extended stays in Austin, Texas, as well as Germany, from where she has cultivated a substantial following across mainland Europe. Along the way, she has earned numerous East Coast and Music Nova Scotia Award nominations, and had songs placed in multiple television programmes.

“With this album, I am able to say a lot more with my music than I ever have before,” Martin says. “There is growth because we are all reaching for something bigger for ourselves and the audience.” Working closely with her husband Dale Murray (Cuff The Duke, The Guthries), Martin made a conscious effort not to be bound by the expectations of those who have categorized her in the past as an alt-country artist. Although she will never shed those influences, ‘It’ll Be Alright’ utilizes far more sonic textures, allowing Martin to explore the many sides of her musical personality.

The album’s brilliance is its seamless blend of the past and present. The bridge between them is Martin’s voice, an instrument both haunting and immediate, traits that could also best describe ‘It’ll Be Alrights’ lyrical content. To say the album is Martin’s most accomplished effort to date is stating the obvious; what is remarkable is how her maturity has translated into her most accessible album to date as well.

Christina will be touring the UK with her full band, this April/May:

Tuesday

28 April

London – Half Moon (TBC)

Wednesday

29 April

Milton Keynes – The Stables

Thursday

30 April

Bury – The Met

Friday

1 May

Chester – Telfords Warehouse

Saturday

2 May

Stowmarket – John Peel Centre

Available on CD, Vinyl and Digital formats April 20 2015

Award-winning Year for UK DJ/producer Josh Butler!

JOSH BUTLER

2014 has been an outstanding year for British House DJ/producer Josh Butler. He has achieved success with a number of releases on acclaimed labels such as MadTech, MTA Records, Roush, Definition Music and Cajual Records, win a Beatport Award for his 2013 breakthrough hit ‘Got A Feeling’ (which is now Beatport’s 2nd highest selling track EVER) and, more recently, grabbed a DJ Mag ‘Best of British’ Award for ‘Best Breakthrough Producer,’ read here: http://www.djmag.com/content/josh-butler-breakthrough-producer

2015 sees Josh continue his rise to prominence with forthcoming releasing on labels including Noir, Kerri Chandler’s MadTech, and Sante’s Berlin based Avotre plus embark on a side project with production buddy Bontan called ‘Be True‘ where they will be releasing music together plus doing some special extended b2b sets around the UK. Roll on 2015!

Follow Josh Butler online:

https://www.facebook.com/joshbutlermusic

https://twitter.com/joshbutlermusic

https://soundcloud.com/joshbutler

http://www.beatport.com/artist/josh-butler/123709

http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/joshbutler