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Catherine McGrath releases new single ‘Starting From Now’

13/03/17

After thrilling crowds at the weekend with two outstanding performances at C2C Festival in London’s The O2, country-pop’s newest rising star Catherine McGrath has released her new single ‘Starting From Now’ via Warner Bros. Records.

Showcasing a more upbeat side to her music, following her acclaimed acoustic-only debut EP One at the end of 2016, the new single features Catherine with a full production including electro-acoustic guitars, stomping beats, ukuleles and a huge pop chorus. It perfectly demonstrates the huge crossover potential she has alongside her much-loved country flair.

On its release last Friday, ‘Starting From Now’ was added straight onto Spotify’s UK New Music Friday playlist as well as seeing her picked as Apple Music’s ‘New Artist Of The Week’ this week and tipped her as “A new heiress to the Taylor throne”.

Catherine has come a long way since moving to London from her hometown in Northern Ireland to pursue her musical dream. Last week she was dubbed as “one of the brightest emerging talents in country music” by Music Week. She has also delved into the live music scene playing numerous shows in the capital including support for Una Healy from The Saturdays for two special shows in London and Dublin and will joining her again on May 14th for a show at London’s Bush Hall.

Catherine is supporting CAM at London’s Bush Hall before heading out on tour with US singer/songwriter Canaan Smith which sees her play a number shows across the country before returning for more London dates and her debut appearance at this year’s Great Escape Festival on May 18th.

Now writing with top class songsmiths in the UK and Nashville, Catherine’s beautiful sound is capturing the hearts of young country and pop fans across the country.

LIVE SHOWS

March

Tue 14th – Bush Hall, London (supporting CAM)

Wed 15th – O2 Institute 2, Birmingham (supporting Canaan Smith)

Thu 16th – Deaf Institute, Manchester (supporting Canaan Smith)

Sat 18th – Thekla, Bristol (supporting Canaan Smith)

Sun 19th – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth (supporting Canaan Smith)

Mon 20th – Concorde 2, Brighton (supporting Canaan Smith)

Tue 21st – Bush Hall, London (supporting Canaan Smith)

Wed 22nd – The Cavern, Liverpool (Under The Apple Tree Presents: New Country)

Mon 27th – The Social, London

April

Wed 19th – The Bedford, London

May

Mon 14th – Bush Hall, London (supporting Una Healy)

Thu 18th – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton

…& MORE TBA

Listen to the One EP HERE

Check out Catherine’s YouTube channel here -

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD_eikGiIlfRtTiyR6YfekQ

NOTE TO EDITORS

Hailing from the rural outskirts of Belfast the 19-year-old singer-songwriter began her musical path when she picked up a guitar and began teaching herself to play music, to accompany her love of singing. With musical parents by her side and the traditional Irish folk scene around her she delved into the world of music playing regularly at her parents’ Fiddler’s Green Festival.

Although thousands of miles from the country music epicentre Nashville, Catherine first discovered her adoration for the sound after being won over by Taylor Swift’s self-titled pre-pop album. Her desire to learn more saw her explore deeper into the genre’s new era of talent in the shape of Kacey Musgraves, Dan + Shay and Maddie & Tae.

Equally inspired by UK popstars such as Ed Sheeran, she began uploading videos of herself covering pop hits with a country twist onto YouTube and was amazed by the reaction she received from fans of the genre.

Soon spotted by the London and NYC based company Instrumental, who specialise in discovering and developing music talent emerging on social media, Catherine moved to London to start her career in earnest. Six months later she found herself living her dream by writing songs in Nashville and is now releasing her own music.

At the end of 2016 Catherine revealed her first wave of original music with the release of the One EP, which has now clocked-up over 1million streams on Spotify and saw her named in Amazon Music’s ‘Ones To Watch 2017’.

All four tracks on EP have been added to numerous Spotify playlists including the UK and Global New Music Friday Playlists and lead track ‘Hell Would Have To Freeze Over’ reached #1 on the Very Nearly Nashville Playlist – with Catherine as the cover star – and #9 on the Spotify Viral Chart.