NEW UK SHOWS ANNOUNCED
‘Infused with pop, rock and country influences and, above all, immediate hooks’ – Billboard
“Amazing…She has a guitar, she has a voice, and she writes…no more needs to be said.” Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2
“Callaghan is a wonderful artist…beautiful, warm and hugely talented.”
Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
Following her hugely successful summer tour, a run of house shows, headline slots and festival appearances includingSecret Garden Party and Cambridge Folk Festival – Nashville based singer songwriter Callaghan confirms she’ll be returning to the UK this month to promote her stunning new single, ‘When You Loved Me’ and for another string of UK shows.
‘When You Loved Me’ is the latest single taken from her recent album, ‘History of Now’ released earlier this year, following the BBC Radio 2 Playlisted ‘Best Year’ and ‘We Don’t Have Change The World.’
Changing pace from the upbeat singles released so far, ‘When You Loved Me’ is the first ballad to be taken from the album. Inspired by an 85 year old friend’s story, Callaghan tackles the universal theme of first love, and the ‘what if’ questions that remain long after a relationship ends.
Callaghan: “One night over dinner she told me about the first man she ever fell in love with. Although the romance didn’t last, she often thought about him during the decades that passed. She’s held onto to that feeling, wondering how things might have been if life had taken a slightly different direction or they had stayed together. I think everyone can relate to that feeling of falling in love for the first time and no matter where life takes you or how old you are, it’s something you never forget.”
Originally from Lincolnshire Callaghan moved to the USA in 2010 to tour and record with Atlanta based Grammy nomineeShawn Mullins. In 2015, after five years of building her audience in the US, (where she’s since sold over 10,000 albums) – she returned to the UK with her new album ‘A History of Now.’ Already familiar to fans of Bob Harris who describes her as “a wonderful artist…hugely talented”, Callaghan’s profile has been growing rapidly. Two appearances at the massive C2Cfestival at London’s O2 arena in March were followed by a sellout show in London, a tour in April with multiple sold out dates and appearances at SummerTyne Fest, The Secret Garden Party, Cambridge Folk Fest and more.
Add to this the two Radio 2 Playlists, and a ton of other radio and press acclaim and it’s clear Callaghan is well on her way to becoming one of the UK’s brightest new talents.
Back in the US Callaghan continues to headline iconic venues in the likes of Nashville, Atlanta, Chicago, Portland, Washington, Philadelphia, Seattle and more. She recently earned a second major feature in Billboard magazine for her pioneering house show tour, recorded a sought after session for Daytrotter and had her track ‘Crazy Beautiful Life’ added to Sirius XM’s influential Coffee House.
As Callaghan returns to the UK for her autumn trip, longtime fan Bob Harris broadcasts her ‘Live in Session’ on his Radio 2 show. She’s also appearing as a judge at a BBC Radio Lincolnshire songwriters’ event in October before kicking off her tour on 2nd November in Bristol, followed by dates in London (with Ward Thomas) Manchester, Preston and Birmingham.
Thurs 15 Boston Lincs Blackfriars Theatre, BBC Song for Lincolnshire event.
Fri 23 Bramham Village Hall – Fundraiser for Arthritis Research UK
Mon 2 Bristol Old Bookshop
Tue 3 London Folk & Roots Festival (with Ward Thomas)
Wed 4 Manchester Lock 91
Sat 7 Preston Blitz
Sun 8 Birmingham Hare and Hound