Saturday, 17 June 2017

Callaghan: Interviews, New music and UK Tour!
















Lincolnshire born and US based singer-songwriter Callaghan has just completed 5 UK Dates England and Scotland: Glee Club (Birmingham), Voodoo Rooms (Edinburgh), Centre for Contemporary Arts (Glasgow), The Basement (York) and the Tynemouth Surf Café (Tynemouth, North Shields)
She shares: “Thanks to everyone who came out to last week's shows in England and Scotland. I really appreciated you being there and I really enjoyed those shows. I'm on a songwriting retreat this week, but the touring begins again on Saturday! I hope you might be able to join me for one of these shows and festivals

Forthcoming Dates:
Sat June 17, 2017 - JOY FESTIVAL (near Tunbridge Wells UK) Groombridge Place Website
Wed July 5, 2017 - Stables Theatre, Milton Keynes (The Stables Theatre Ltd Stockwell Lane Wavendon MK17 8LU) Event
Thurs July 6, 2017 - Portland Arms, Cambridge (129 Chesterton Rd, CB4 3BA) Website
Fri July 7, 2017 - Cornbury Festival, The Great Tew Park Oxfordshire Callaghan's appearing at the final Cornbury Festival along with artists including The Pretenders, Kaiser Chiefs, Bryan Adams, Ward Thomas and more! Website
Sat, July 8, 2017 - Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury (The Bubbleclub Canterbury The Friars, CT1 2AS) Tickets £14 Doors 7.30, show 8pm Opening Act Sam Brothers

Callaghan on the Radio 

She was back on BBC Radio London this Sunday (June 18, 2017) on the Gaby Roslin show (BBC Page) between 2pm and 4pm. Callaghan performed new song "Solid Ground" and "When You Loved" (From History of Now; Amazon UK; released 12 April 2015)

"I just adore you...Callaghan Oh Wow! your voice is so beautiful, that was fabulous, I just think you're one of the best really fantastic, that voice is so pure and every sound you make touches my soul" - Gaby Roslin

There will be upcoming interviews to be announced on BBC Radio Kent and BBC Cambridge!

Listen to Callaghan interview with Country Music People reviewer Chris Smith presenter of The Country Music Show on 105 Uckfield FM (Website)
British born singer and songwriter, Callaghan, now resides in Los Angeles but found time to give Chris Smith a call to talk about her new single “The Other Hand” and its message that politics has become far too negative. She talked about the sound on her forthcoming EP THE OTHER SIDE (Amazon UK | UK iTunes | Amazon.com), where she sees her market place, on the road with "Wilson" (a red Toyota 4runner) and her House Concert US Tour. She also explained why she moved out of Nashville and talked about the tremendous support she has received from BBC Radio 2, and quite a bit more:




Listen to a recorded (Thurs June 8, 2017) Callaghan interview with Leeds based country DJ Peter Englefield (Facebook | Twitter) whose show Englefield Country Roots goes out primarily on Phoenix Country Radio (Website) and his Bluegrass Jamboree programme is broadcast on UKCountryradio.com.
They talked about her UK Tour, her Pledge Music campaign, the songwriting process, impactful songs, influences, Green Eyes and the music on her new EP:
Pick up at 1 hour 7mins from the start of the show



New Music:
Callaghan’s new 4 track EP, which she describes as Cinematic POP, THE OTHER SIDE (Amazon UK | UK iTunes | Amazon.com), comes out on June 30th. It’s the first on three planned EP releases in 2017.
CDs have been sent to those who ordered one on her crowdfunded Pledge Music page.
To get a download of the new music right away, or to order the CD visit: 
www.pledgemusic.com/callaghan 

One of the new songs is Surrender,  which you can check out via a Facebook video of an 
acoustic version of the song which has had over 180,000 views since it was shared!

Callaghan - Surrender
Callaghan - Surrender
Posted by Callaghan on Thursday, 6 April 2017


About Callaghan
British artist Callaghan (full name Georgina Callaghan) 
Genre: Singer-songwriter/ Pop
Born: 28 November 1986 | Origin: Boston, England

Callaghan is a wonderful artist. She is beautiful, warm and hugely talented. The reaction to her music on my radio programmes has been fantastic.” - BBC Radio 2 DJ Bob Harris (OBE)
FLASHBACK Callaghan Live Royal National Theatre 5 September 2008
























When Callaghan moved from London to Atlanta during the summer of 2010, she was still a relatively unknown name in the States. A singer/songwriter whose music blurred the edges between pop, adult contemporary and Americana, she had been drawn to Atlanta by one of her biggest influences - Shawn Mullins - after he had agreed (via Myspace) to produce her first album. It was a classic story of taking risks, of willingly throwing your life into upheaval in order to chase your dreams.

Just a few years later, Callaghan’s writing a second chapter of that success story. On her second album, A HISTORY OF NOW, she draws upon four years of touring, recording and growing appreciation in the U.S. She's transformed herself from a burgeoning indie songwriter — playing to 20 people at her first US show — to a full-fledged headliner who's toured across 46 states, played the Cayamo Cruise, performed at packed venues around the country and logged more than 50,000 highway miles per year. Along the way, she's developed a close connection with her fans, even booking a series of cross-country tours consisting of nothing but shows in people’s homes.
Callaghan - Music Fan Montage
























It was her very first House Show tour — which stretched from coast-to-coast in 2013, a year after the release of her widely-acclaimed 12 track debut album, LIFE IN FULL COLOUR (May 1, 2012 Amazon UK | UK iTunes), that earned Callaghan a four-page spread in Billboard Magazine.
Playing her fans' living rooms has allowed Callaghan to put herself in direct contact with her audience, erasing the boundaries that often exist between musicians and their fans — and allowing her to compete on the same level as bands backed by major labels.
In 2014, while raising money to record the 12 track A HISTORY OF NOW produced by Dennis Matkosky (released April 12, 2015; Amazon UK | UK iTunes) she turned to her own fans for help. They responded with overwhelming support, sending in more than 300 donations via a wildly successful PledgeMusic crowd fund campaign (170% raised of goal; Pledge Music - Callaghan

Callaghan “Who Would I Be” Official Video taken from Callaghan's second album A History of Now



In 2015 Callaghan completed her annual Callaghan Across America House Show Tour, covering 13,000 miles, 20 states and 36 shows. Over 3 years the Callaghan Across America house show tour covered over 30,000 miles and more than 80 shows.


Callaghan has played the Country To Country (C2C) Festival twice playing two Pop Up Stages in 2015 (Sat 7th March 2015; 14:50-15:20 Music Mile Stage)/ Sun 8th March 2015; 15:40-16:10 Big Entrance Stage) and in 2016 invited back to perform twice (Sunday 13 March 2016; 15:10-15:50: Big Entrance Stage) and played Bob Harris’ Under The Apple Tree Sessions, which returned to much larger venue within The O2 in Building Six (Sat 12 March 2016; 14:00-14:40).

(8 Aug 2015) Callaghan Interview by: David Spencer......But the Nashville residency is a little misleading. Although Callaghan has been backed by the likes of Bob Harris and appeared at the Country 2 Country festival, her music is not really country. There is a Celtic tinge to her folky pop, which has a smiley sheen, where no problem in the world seems too big to deal with. This uplifting music matches her personality. With a broad smile and genuine delight, she shares her experiences from the US and looks back at how it all started.....Read More Music-news.com

In Oct 2015, following her hugely successful summer tour, a run of house shows, headline slots and festival appearances including Secret Garden Party and Cambridge Folk Festival – Callaghan confirmed she would return to the UK to promote her stunning touching single, ‘When You Loved Me’ and for another string of UK shows.
Changing pace from previous upbeat singles, ‘When You Loved Me’ was the first ballad to be taken from the album. Inspired by an 85-year old friend’s story, Callaghan tackled 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.”

On her autumn trip, long-time fan Bob Harris (OBE) broadcast a recorded ‘Live in Session’ on his BBC Radio 2 show (BBC Page; 3-6am on Sunday Oct 4, 2015)
She talked about working with Shawn Mullins, relocating to America. She was joined by Adam Wakeman (keyboards) who she first met London some 15 years ago (when they were still in school). Set List: Crazy Beautiful Life, When You Loved Me, Parachute
"Congratulations on this record, it's a wonderful album" said Bob.
Callaghan (C) with Jeremy Vine (R) & Bob Harris (OBE)(L) March 2015






























BBC Radio 2 have playlisted 3 singles:
(week commencing March 7, 2015) Callaghan with "Best Year" 2015 added to the “C” playlist, removed week commencing 4th April 2015
(week commencing Aug 8, 2015) Callaghan with “We Don’t Have to Change the World” added to the “C” playlist, removed week commencing 29th August 2015 
(week commencing Aug 10, 2016) Callaghan with "Last Song" added to the "C" Playlist, removed week commencing 7th September 2016

On Feb 28, 2016 Callaghan joined Clare Balding on BBC Radio 2 to perform live on Good Morning Sunday (BBC Page).
She talked about her American adventure and played her former Radio 2 single "Best Year" (experiencing life as much as possible) joined by guitarist Pete Rinaldi which drew: "Wow, Oh such a privilege to hear that live, it's so positive, I just love that you're very upbeat with your music" from Clare. Callaghan spoke about playing the House Concert scene in America and her first similar UK event in what she dubbed as a "Stately Home" gig! Before playing the song "When You Loved Me" Callaghan (Georgina) told the story inspired by an 85-year old lady Carol who had grown up in New York, her life in the 40s and the feeling of first falling in love with a boy at 17, to then go in different directions but never forgetting that special feeling". Afterwards Clare said - "Oh that is so lovely, honestly I just closed my eyes and listened to that. To have that, you have so much talent and a beautiful skill. To be able to sing like that so purely at this time of the morning you have the utmost respect, thank you so much, we have loved having you"
Callaghan pictured with BBC London Gaby Roslin's guests




















Later in the day the "Crazy Beautiful Life" singer-songwriter joined guests Kerry Howard (BAFTA nominated writer), Anna-Jane Casey (actress), Hemsley + Hemsley (cooking authors, The Good + Simple Book Tour!), Sally Bee (Resident healthy cook on ITV Lorraine) on Gaby Roslin's Sunday lunchtime BBC Radio London show (BBC Page). She performed "Best Year" - Oh, That's wonderful, that makes me feel so good, I can see daffodils everywhere when you sang that..it's really beautiful" said Gaby. Georgina also performed Gaby's favourite "When You Loved Me" reducing 2 of the guests to tears and prompting Gaby to say "Your brilliant, so incredible, honestly you're just so talented, your voice is so special, it's so pure. I think you're fantastic"
Later in the show she played the upbeat happy number "Crazy Beautiful Life" to loud cheers in the studio. "Everyone was just beaming" said Gaby. "Your voice is like sunbeams" shared an excited Kerry Howard.

Callaghan’s 10 track ACOUSTIC COFFEE HOUSE (Live) dropped on July 1, 2016 (Amazon UK | UK iTunes | Amazon.com) primarily as merch for her tour dates.
Callaghan's 2016 - A Look Back in Pictures >> YouTube


On March 9, 2017 Callaghan played the notable St Pancras Old Church the first of two London headline shows - Having spent a number of years playing gigs in people's homes across the United States, the cozy surroundings of St Pancras Old Church shouldn't be too intimidating for Georgina Callaghan as she plays the first of two nights at this lovely venue. 
In fact the singer seems slightly in awe; "to think this church is hundreds of years older than America" she explains to an attentive audience that probably know this already. Callaghan has the look and sound of Sarah McLachlan and her whimsical, country tinged music is ideal for these ethereal surroundings…. Read More at Music News.com

TEAM CALLAGHAN
In March 2017 Callaghan announced exciting plans to make a whole year of new music and launched a new Pledge Music Campaign. She planned to record and release 3 new EPs over the coming year.
She's already recorded one 4-track EP called ‘The Other Side’ in LA (with producers Anthony Resta, Jeff Fair and Starr Parodi) and throughout the year she'll be writing in Nashville and London. The four track The Other Side (EP; 4 new songs; The Other Side, Surrender, Solid Ground and I Don’t Know How to Lose You) releases in June 2017, the next in the Autumn, and another in early 2018.

Everyone who pledged as part of Team Callaghan got: Her brand new song 'Solid Ground', a download of her first EP, downloads of the next two EPs before anyone else, updates, behind the scenes info and exclusive content throughout the whole year. There were all kinds of pledge levels starting from a simple download of the new music ($15/ £12) to a One Off Piece of Art ($250), LA Bike Ride & House Show ($1.500), Extra Special House Concert ($2,000), Chef Callaghan Cooks ($2,500!), In studio with Callaghan - Sing on Her Album ($3,000!!) to A Song Written For You (a mouth-watering $5,000!!!).
The Pledge campaign has been successful with so far, oversubscribed, 117% raised of an undisclosed goal reach by 372 Pledgers.
THE OTHER SIDE out June 30, 2017 is available for pre-order Amazon UK | UK iTunes | Amazon.com,

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