Following the release of her recent self-titled album, acclaimed singer songwriter and BBC Radio 2 favourite Callaghan is heading back to the UK for a new headline tour.
Kicking off on October 30 in York, the 8-date tour takes in Edinburgh, Leeds, Preston, Birmingham, London (for London Roots Festival) and Bristol before the final show on November 9 in the Wirral. Callaghan will be supported by Americana Music Association double award nominee Danni Nichols.
Moving further towards pop than ever before, whilst maintaining the honest emotion which has already won the singer-songwriter an army of fans, the recent album Callaghan is the culmination of Callaghan’s three EP project – which she’s been recording in LA and releasing over the last year.
Since the release of her last studio album, A History of Now, Callaghan has been developing her sound in California working with producers like Anthony Resta (Elton John, Duran Duran and Blondie) and Starr Parodi and Jeff Fair, who have made music for some of Hollywood’s biggest films including Harry Potter, Mission Impossible and James Bond. “Working in LA has allowed me to embrace elements of modern pop and cinematic sounds into my song writing,” says Callaghan. “Working with these producers encouraged me to dig deeper as a performer and artist and as a result, this album reflects me more than anything else I’ve ever recorded.”
Originally from Lincolnshire, Callaghan moved to the USA in 2010 to tour and record with Atlanta based Grammy nominee Shawn Mullins. In 2015 she recorded her second album A History of Now in Nashville and, after five years of building her audience across the USA, returned to Britain to tour. Since then she’s seen her profile build substantially in the UK. Highlights include three singles playlisted on BBC Radio 2, and two appearances at the massive C2C festival, multiple headline tour dates and festival appearances at Cornbury, The Secret Garden Party and the Cambridge Folk Festival. She’s also played live sessions for BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris and Good Morning Sunday and BBC London’s Gaby Roslin and Robert Elms. She recently finished her biggest UK tour to date, including a show at London’s prestigious Bush Hall, where she was introduced by Bob Harris. Callaghan returned to the UK in July to play in Hyde Park as part of Barclaycard British Summer Time, where she played alongside the likes of Paul Simon, James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt.
Callaghan performs at the National Centre For Early Music in York on October 30th, and the Thorner Victory Hall in Leeds on November 2nd.