The REP Theatre of Seaside will welcome Callaghan at 7:30 p.m. May 27 for its Live@The REP concert series on The REP's mainstage, 216 Quincy Circle.
Fresh off of her European tour, Callaghan stops in to The REP as part of her U.S. spring tour. Originally from the UK, Callaghan moved to the states in the summer 2010 to record and tour with Grammy-nominee Shawn Mullins and has been playing live and building her audience ever since. Playing piano and guitar, she delivers a stunning vocal that earns frequent comparisons with artists like Sarah McLachlan and Emmy Lou Harris. Her songwriting chronicles the stories, experiences and emotions that are part of everyone’s lives. A long-time Mullins fan, she contacted the Atlanta singer-songwriter online and, after being knocked out by her music, he agreed to produce her debut album.
"Life in Full Colour" was tracked in and around Atlanta and released in summer 2012 to a great reaction. The Huffington Post called the album “joyful listening” and Mullins described Callaghan as "a voice the whole world needs to hear." Since then Callaghan's been on the road touring with artists including Mullins, Ed Kowalczyk, Matthew Perryman-Jones and headlining her own shows all across the country. US music magazine No Depression wrote “her extraordinary voice truly sets the music apart … nothing short of stunning.” Her second studio album, "A History of Now," was recorded in Nashville and earned praise on both sides of the pond. In the UK, BBC Radio put three singles into rotation and in the US Daytrotter and Sirius XM's Coffee House station both featured her live in session.
The latest chapter of Callaghan's US journey has taken her to LA to collaborate with producers Starr Parodi and Jeff Eden Fair, who have worked at the pinnacle of the movie soundtrack industry, and Anthony Resta who has previously produced Blondie, Duran Duran and Elton John. Together they are making three EPs. The first EP, "The Other Side," released in June 2017 and the second, "Skin on Skin," released on March 2. The new tracks and new location have continued to evolve Callaghan’s sound; taking her music in a more pop direction, while retaining the honest emotions of the singer songwriter and all delivered with Callaghan's soaring, beautiful voice.
"Breathtaking ... absolutely incredible" is how BBC London's Gaby Roslin described a recent in studio performance by Callaghan. Tickets are $25 and are on sale at LoveTheREP.com.