"Breathtaking...absolutely incredible" is how BBC London's Gaby Roslin described a recent live performance by Callaghan.
Originally from the UK Callaghan moved to the USA in 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 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. She left her London digs and boarded a plane headed for the American South. Life in Full Colour was tracked in and around Atlanta and released in summer 2012 to a great reaction. The Huffington Post described it as “joyful listening”, while InLiveMusic says “Callaghan’s voice is stunning, clear and perfect for the story telling of her songs”
Since then Callaghan has been on the road touring with artists including Shawn Mullins, Ed Kowalczyk, Matthew Perryman-Jones and headlining her own shows all across the USA.
Her latest studio album, A History of Now, was entirely fan funded via Pledge Music and produced in Nashville by Dennis Matkosky. Since its release in April 2015 it's earned praise on both sides of the pond. BBC Radio 2 have playlisted three singles from the record and Daytrotter and Sirius XM's Coffee House station have featured her live in session.
Summer 2016 sees the release of the live album Callaghan's Acoustic Coffee House featuring guitarist Mike Gallagher and cellist Okorie Johnson in a live Nashville session. Reviewing her live Nashville show US magazine No Depression said "her extraordinary voice truly sets the music apart...nothing short of stunning".
" 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
"Callaghan is amazing...she has a voice, she sings, she writes and she plays...and there is no more that needs to be said!" Jeremy Vine BBC Radio 2
"her extraordinary voice truly sets the music apart...nothing short of stunning" No Depression
"Callaghan's voice is stunning and perfect for the story telling of her songs" inLiveMusic
"breathtaking... absolutely incredible...every hair on my body is standing up" Gabby Roslin, BBC London
"one of those performers whose genuine sweetness is transparent in her voice and it shines through her writing...Life in Full Colour is joyful listening" Huffington Post