“A voice the whole world needs to hear” is how grammy nominee Shawn Mullins describes Callaghan.
Originally from the UK Callaghan moved to the USA in summer 2010 to record and tour with Shawn.
Playing piano and guitar Callaghan offers a stunning voice which earns frequent comparisons with artists like Sarah McLachlan and Eva Cassidy. Her songwriting chronicles the stories, experiences and emotions which 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 with the Huffington Post calling it “joyful listening”.
Since then Callaghan’s been constantly on the road building her audience and headlining shows across the USA. Reviewing Callaghan live No Depression says “her extraordinary voice truly sets the music apart…nothing short of stunning”.
Callaghan’s 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.
Her journey west has continued with her third studio album, simply called Callaghan, produced in LA. The record features a vocal collaboration with Louis Price, formerly of the Temptations, and two tracks with a full orchestra. Reviewing the album Maverick Magazine described it as “a euphoric collection of piano led songs…from a singer-songwriter of a seriously high standard” .
Her latest project Callaghan’s Acoustic Coffee House Volume 2 will release in January 2020. The album was recorded as a live session in Nashville. Featuring a mix of Callaghan’s own songs and some of her favourite songs by other artists it includes Callaghan’s versions of James Taylor’s Fire & Rain and Buddy Holly’s Raining in My Heart.
BBC Radio London’s Gaby Roslin describes hearing Callaghan live as “breathtaking…absolutely incredible”.