Date: Sat Jul 31st
Calum has played the cello from age nine and never looked back. He’s developed a unique approach to the cello intertwining his strings. He draws influences from Peter Gabriel, Jimi Hendrix, John Mayer, Jack White, and John Martyn.
In 2013 Calum wrote and performed music for the off-Broadway Show Division Avenue and won the award for Best Sound Design as part of The Midtown International Theatre Festival, New York City. Later that year, he released his debut album “Making It Possible.”
In 2015, he headlined the acoustic main stage at The Wicker Man Festival in Scotland, followed by the release of his “Turn Around” live EP. Shortly after his return, he signed a publishing deal with 23rd Precinct/Nottinghill Music.
Calum has toured America, Europe, and the UK. In 2016, he performed a special concert celebrating the life of the legendary Cream bassist, Jack Bruce, alongside Mick Taylor, Steve Hackett, Bernie Marsden Lulu, and Eddi Reader.
In 2017, Calum was featured in the Sky Arts TV series, Tony Visconti’s “Unsigned Heroes” which saw him performing a duet with Stewart Copeland (The Police) as part of Visconti’s 50 Years in Music celebratory concert. Calum’s debut album was nominated for Best Album and for the Kevin Thorpe Award at the British Blues Awards in 2014.
In 2019, Calum performed at the Blues Autour Du Zinc Festival in France, followed by extensive touring.
2020 is shaping up to be a significant year for Calum as he releases his first 7” inch vinyl double A-side summer single “Dancing In The Moonlight” and “Demon Eyes.” He is currently recording his next studio album.
Calum has collaborated with musicians including Vieux Farka Toure, the Ronstadt Brothers, Jasmine Rodgers and has sup- ported Jack Bruce and American reggae superstars, Soja.
“Music is a powerful thing that can heal and bring people together lifting their spirits,” says Calum. I’ve seen this first-hand while working with “Musicians in Exile,” a group that helps asylum seekers and refugees. It is great to give back.”
Musically, Calum’s contributed to various charitable organizations. He has headlined Oxfam’s Glasgow Oxfam Festival and appeared in a video performing John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Imagine” that showcased John Lennon’s social media platforms to help raise awareness for five charities.