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Country-pop singer Catherine McGrath announces UK tour & festival dates

07/02/17

Following last night’s sensational performance at London’s Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, country-pop’s newest rising star Catherine McGrath has announced a number of UK shows including support for US country singer/songwriter Canaan Smith on his March UK tour.

Catherine has also just announced a third date with The Saturdays’ Una Healy and will now be playing at Bush Hall on the 15th May in addition to the February shows at London’s St Pancras Old Church on 15th and Dublin’s Sugar Club the following day.

You can also catch Catherine performing at this year’s Country 2 Country festival at London’s O2 Arena on the 11th and 12th of March and The Great Escape in Brighton on the 18th of May with many more to come. Full live dates below.

Following a series of live in-session videos, Catherine has just revealed ‘Say You Love Me’ filmed live from Firepit Studios, showcasing her stunning voice which is winning the hearts of young fans across the country.

This comes after the release of her debut EP One, which came out just before Christmas via Warner Bros. Records and saw Catherine dubbed as ‘Ones To Watch 2017’ by Amazon Music. The EP has so far clocked up almost 1 million streams on Spotify and features the three original tracks ‘Hell Would Have To Freeze Over’, ‘Cinderella’ and ‘She’ll Never Love You’ as well as her beautiful version of Jessie Ware’s hit single ‘Say You Love Me’.

All four tracks 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.

Embracing her love for Nashville and country music while conserving her Irish folk roots and pop influence, Catherine’s songwriting talent is going from strength to strength. Writing of love, loss and life, her youthful touch relates to her audience and is as engaging as it is beautiful.

LIVE SHOWS

February

Wed 15th – St. Pancras Old Church, London (supporting Una Healy)

Thu 16th – The Sugar Club, Dublin (supporting Una Healy)

March

Sat 11th – C2C Festival, London

Sun 12th – C2C Festival, London

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)

Thu 23rd - The Cavern, Liverpool (Under The Apple Tree Presents: New Country)

Mon 27th – The Social, London

April

Wed 19th April – The Bedford, London

May

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

Thu 18th – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton


Check out Catherine’s YouTube channel here -

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

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.