BBC Radio 2 playlisted artist Callaghan has announced she’ll be returning this March for a new UK tour, playing 12 shows across the country.
Kicking off in Derby on March 3, the tours includes headline dates in London, Manchester, Birmingham, and her first ever Scottish show, in Edinburgh on March 9. Plus Callaghan returns to the massive C2C, following her triumphant debut at the festival last year. This time round she’ll be playing 3 shows across the weekend, including a coveted spot on Bob Harris’ Under The Appletree stage
The Nashville based singer songwriter will be playing songs from her recent album, ‘A History of Now’ including the acclaimed BBC Radio 2 playlisted singles ‘Best Year’ and ‘We Don’t Have Change The World’ and her most recent release – ‘When You Loved Me.’
Originally from Lincolnshire Callaghan moved to the USA in 2010 to tour and record with Atlanta based Grammy nominee Shawn Mullins. Since then she’s remained a completely independent artist with her own label, one who puts every penny she makes back into her career – and it’s working. After five years in the U.S, Callaghan now tours pretty much solidly, mixing headline gigs with her hugely successful house tours – a simple idea which she’s taken to a whole new level,delivering three multi-date, coast-to coast house show tours in the US since 2013.
House shows have helped her sell over 10, 000 albums in the States, and built a solid and loyal fan base who support her headline shows in multiple US markets and also helped crowd fund ‘A History of Now’. Marking the progress of her house show tour Billboard concluded Callaghan has “Perfected a model that few artists would dare endeavour, or possess the will, and skills, to pull off” (Billboard Magazine, April 2015)
Over the last 12 months she’s brought this entrepreneurial fighting spirit back to the UK. Already familiar to fans of Bob Harris who describes her as “a wonderful artist…hugely talented”, Callaghan has seen her profile build substantially in the UK since early 2015. Her album won critical acclaim on release, she had two appearances at the C2C festival at London’s O2 arena followed by a sellout headline show in London. She toured across the UK in April with multiple sold out dates and last summer was invited to play at festivals including SummerTyne Festival, The Secret Garden Party and Cambridge Folk Festival.
Add to this the double BBC 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.
CATCH HER LIVE:
THU MARCH 3 DERBY THE VENUE
SAT MARCH 5 YORK BASEMENT
WED MARCH 9 EDINBURGH THE BALLROOM @ VOODOO ROOMS
THU MARCH 10 MANCHESTER FALLOW CAFE
FRI MARCH 11 TOTNES S DEVON ARTS
SAT MARCH 12 LONDON – C2C TOWN SQUARE 17:15
SUN MARCH 13 LONDON – C2C BIG ENTRANCE 15:10
SUN MARCH 13 LONDON – C2C UNDER APPLE TREE (time TBC)
MON MARCH 14 BIRMINGHAM SUNFLOWER LOUNGE
WED MARCH 16 LONDON THE FORGE
FRI MARCH 18 RAMSGATE MUSIC HALL
SAT MARCH 19 KIRTON -IN-LINDSEY TOWN HALL