Callum Easter - 29th November
“Perfect pop music.” – Marc Riley, BBC 6 Music
“Raw, ragged songwriting... Vital.” – Clash
“The sound of an artist constantly reinventing himself.” ★★★★★ – The Skinny
“Rich, varied and profoundly resonant.” ★★★★ – The Scotsman
"An intoxicating otherworldy mix.” ★★★★ – The Big Issue
“Inventively sparse and jagged mutant blues.” – The Herald
On the 29th of November, we bring three of our favourite and most-listened-to artists of 2019 to Stirling’s Creative Hub at 44 King Street. The Creative Hub has been a great success over its first year, supporting a variety of cultural and other artist led events and projects for and with our community (we’ve been working with Creative Stirling on a project that could facilitate more Golden Hums in the future – more info on that soon!), so it really is our pleasure to present this Golden Hum as part of their 1st birthday celebrations.
We’ve got three incredible artists that we think you’re going to love. Callum Easter makes his first trip to Stirling. Marc Riley of BBC 6 Music said he makes “Perfect Pop music”. There certainly is an element of perfect-pop fun in there, but the Scotsman hit the nail on the head saying his music is “rich, varied, and profoundly resonant”. This it most certainly is, but the fact that it's varied makes it a hard one to do justice in words – he really is a wonder live. Give his new album 'Here or Nowhere' (Lost Map) a spin and you'll get an idea what we mean.
Callum will be joined by Annie Booth who's 'Spectral' EP on Scottish Fiction was one of our most listened to records of 2019.
“There’s raw emotion here … Booth takes on the big issues of existence and meaning with intelligence and vulnerability” - The National
"A gorgeous, expressive voice ... her sound is fleshed-out and fully-formed" - The List ★★★★
“Equally adept at wading into the contemplative waters of artists such as Laura Marling and Rachel Sermanni, or a sense of barbed cynicism...of Julia Jacklin or Courtney Barnett” – Tenement TV
And opening the night, we're so excited to introduce you to Jared Celosse. He came to our attention after winning the inaugural Stewart Cruickshank Bursary with his incredible song New Orleans (Esca) (which you can hear below). Awareness is growing of his wonderful songwriting and we expect to hear his name a lot through the next months. It's a real pleasure to introduce you to his music.