KING CALAWAY ANNOUNCE THREE C2C PERFORMANCES
+ RELEASE VIDEO FOR ‘NO MATTER WHAT’
Nashville 6-piece King Calaway release their new single ‘No Matter What’, taken from their forthcoming album ‘Rivers’ (March 6th 2020), alongside a video available to watch now via YouTube. The song is released amidst the announcement of 3 performances at this year’s London Country to Country, including the Radio 2 stage, the Town Square Stage and the Big Entrance Stage. ‘No Matter What’ follows on from album title track ‘Rivers’ which was playlisted throughout January on BBC Radio 2, and precedes their upcoming live performance on BBC Radio 2’s The Michael Ball Show on February 16th 2020.
“…more hooks than a fisherman’s bag”
– Daily Express
Outrageously catchy, ‘No Matter What’ is an exemplary showcase for the individual and combined talents of these 6 musicians who have been capturing the eyes and ears of American audiences. It’s easy to feel their chemistry as all the pieces come together in the sing-along-ready chorus and, whilst each member is given their moment to shine, it’s their superbly orchestrated vocal arrangements and instrumental hooks that impress the most, especially when you consider the track was recorded in a single take with the whole band playing live.
Given a suitably epic video treatment, King Calaway were taken into the El Mirage region of the Mojave Desert, California by director Robert Deaton. It’s plain to see how much the band relished performing, and their camaraderie is palpable.
Written with a team of top Nashville talent, including Andy Albert (Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood), Jordan Schmidt (Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean), Paul DiGiovanni (Boys Like Girls, Dan + Shay), Mitchell Tenpenny and Devin Dawson, the lyrics are an expression of commitment and love, saying that no matter what the circumstances, it’s always worth working hard for a relationship you believe in.
In America the band has been lauded by Rolling Stone for bringing an “exuberance to the stage…each taking solo parts between lushly harmonized chorus parts.” They have already had success most Nashville acts could dream of; Supporting Garth Brooks stadium tour, performing at the Grand Ole Opry, performing on The Jimmy Kimmel Show, Late Late Show With James Corden, and US primetime TV The Today Show, they were VIP guests at Elton John’s book launch, had a Billboard in Times Square, and even appeared on Neighbours. Now, after stunning audiences at their debut European live at Gibraltar Calling alongside Take That, Tom Walker and Rick Astley and their debut UK show at London’s Gibson Show Rooms, King Calaway are being hotly tipped this side of the pond.
”Impeccable six-part harmonies, triumphant production, standout falsettos and impressive musicianship.”
Before coming together in 2018, bandmates Caleb Miller, Chris Deaton, Simon Dumas, Jordan Harvey, Chad Michael Jervis and Austin Luther all pursued their own solo careers, racking up a long list of milestones — including CMA Awards performances, international tours, session gigs, and BBC TV appearances — along the way. They could all sing. They could all play. And one by one, they all found their way to Nashville, drawn to the city by its rich, diverse music scene.
There’s no lead singer here. No singular star. Instead, Jordan, Chad and Simon all share frontman duties, backed by rich, multi-part harmonies from Chris, Caleb and Austin. The result is a layered vocal sound that nods to the band’s influences, including the Eagles, Keith Urban, and Ed Sheeran. And just like the Eagles, every member of King Calaway is also an adept, well-rounded musician, from the guitar-playing Caleb — who became a professional studio musician at 13 years old — to Austin, a highly trained bassist who toured the world with multiple acts before joining King Calaway. Simon first earned an audience at home in Gibraltar, with his expressive piano playing and pop-oriented songwriting, while Jordan — a Scottish multi-instrumentalist who played drums before becoming one of King Calaway’s main vocalists — played packed shows in London, Edinburgh, and beyond. And then there’s Chad, a lifelong vocalist whose past includes theatre productions and cross-country gigs, as well as Chris, who played drums for performances on the CMA Awards with artists such as Steven Tyler and Jennifer Nettles before keeping time for King Calaway.
“King Calaway will be enjoyed by anyone who enjoys memorable and melodic country flavoured pop/rock.” ****
Working alongside co-producers Robert Deaton and Ross Copperman, the band has recorded an album that allows their musicianship and personalities to shine through. They expressed their excitement about the album stating, “Rivers is a milestone in all of our lives and a new chapter in our journey as a band. We could not be more proud of what we have created.”
Video Director: Robert Deaton
Video Producer: Mark Kalbfeld