CALLAGHAN

CALLAGHAN at Chapel Arts Cheltenham Wed 18 April 2018 from 7pm

 

"Breathtaking...absolutely incredible" is how BBC London's Gaby Roslin described a recent live performance by Callaghan. Originally from Lincolnshire Callaghan moved to the USA in summer 2010 to record and tour with Grammy-Nominee Shawn Mullins, since then she's been performing and winning fans all across the USA.  

 

Back home in the UK the BBC's Bob Harris has been a strong supporter regularly playing her music and describing her as "a wonderful artist...hugely talented". BBC Radio 2 have also given strong support play listing three singles Best Year, We Don't Have to Change The World and Last Song, from her most recent studio album A History of Now.   

 

Callaghan plays piano and guitar and delivers a stunning vocal which earns frequent comparisons with artists like Sarah McLachlan and Emmy Lou Harris.  Her songwriting chronicles the stories, experiences and emotions which are part of everyone’s lives.   

 

A long-time Shawn Mullins fan, she contacted the Atlanta singer-songwriter through MySpace and, after being knocked out by her music, he agreed to produce her debut album. Callaghan jumped on a plane headed for Atlanta.  

 

Since then she's been constantly on the road touring across 47 states and headlining in multiple US cities. The US music magazine No Depression says of her live show "Callaghan's voice truly sets her music apart...nothing short of stunning".

 

Over the last two years she’s played live on Clare Balding's Good Morning Sunday on Radio 2, with Gaby Roslin and Robert Elms on BBC London, and on regional radio across the UK. She's also appeared at festivals including the Secret Garden Party, SummerTyne, Celtic Connections, Cornbury and the Cambridge Folk Fest.

 

The latest chapter of Callaghan's US journey has taken her to LA to collaborate with Jeff Fair & Starr Parodi, producers who have worked at the pinnacle of the movie soundtrack industry on Mission Impossible and Bond Movies, and Anthony Resta who has previously produced Blondie, Duran Duran and Elton John.

 

Her latest EP The Other Side released in June offering listeners a blend of soaring vocals, epic production and emotional lyrics. Two further EPs are being written and recorded in LA and will release between now and Callaghan’s April tour.

 

Quotes

 

" a wonderful artist, beautiful warm and hugely talented. The reaction to her music on my shows has been fantastic" Bob Harris BBC Radio 2

" a one woman British invasion!" Cam Dilley WMNF Tampa

"her extraordinary voice truly sets the music apart...nothing short of stunning" No Depression 

"breathtaking... absolutely incredible...every hair on my body is standing up"

                                                                       Gabby Roslin, BBC London

"tunes guaranteed to make even the most jaded pop fan grin" Creative Loafing Atlanta

Notes: 14+
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Tickets: £15.00   Sorry, we're sold out

 

Chapel Arts Cheltenham is an exciting new venue, located in the thriving area of St James’. The former Baptist chapel has been modernised and restored to create a fantastic, flexible arts space which will allow for an array of events.

Founded by Ian James, formerly of Martins Gallery in Montpellier Parade, Chapel Arts will continue to bring exciting, contemporary paintings in a range of media along side interesting sculpture in wood, steel, glass and bronze.

In addition the venue can seat in excess of 100 people, allowing us to include music, concerts, poetry and guest speakers. The space has been created with flexibility in mind, therefore providing a range of options from large full-height spaces through to small intimate meeting rooms.

And of course, no good venue would be complete without a coffee break, so we hope you will stop by and visit us and stay for a cup and a tempting slice of freshly made cake at Coffee n Cake @ The Chapel.

 

Address: Chapel Arts, Knapp Road, Cheltenham GL50 3QQ * Click on the address to launch google maps.