Wednesday (Jan 23.), New York Country Swag filled the room at Bowery Electric to max capacity with our followers and lucky winners to experience a brand new band out of Nashville Tennesse, King Calaway. The group, which is made up of six men from all over the world came together to record a unique brand of country music. In our interview prior to the set, Chad Michael Jervis told our Managing Editor, Christina, that they want to bring the authenticity of The Beatles, The Eagles, The Doobie Brothers, and some of their favorite country artists like Ricky Skaggs and Keith Urban to their sound.
The doors of the downtown venue opened at 6 PM and fans had already piled into the upstairs bar, awaiting their chance to head downstairs and grab their spot for the exclusive showcase. After just a few minutes, Chad, Simon, Austin, Jordan, Caleb, and Chris took the stage ready to wow the packed venue.
Right from the first notes of their opening song “Driver’s Seat” you could instantly hear the magic that was being created up on the stage. Each member of the band playing an instrument and lending their voices to build on a united harmony. King Calaway announced that their EP will be released this Friday (Jan 25.) and that the next song they were about to sing was the debut single called “World For Two”. The track was written by hitmaker songwriters Ross Copperman, Josh Osborne, and James Abrahart. The band played all five tracks from their self-titled EP including their fresh version of “Love The One You’re With”. Check out a recap of the special night in the exclusive NYCountry Swag video above.
The performance culminated at the end of their set when they performed “Rivers” an instant fan favorite, with its catchy beat and EDM vibes similar to the recent sensation cross-over hit “The Middle” or Zac Brown Band’s “Tomorrow Never Comes”. After the 45 minute set, each of the band members made their way into the crowd, introducing themselves, hugging the fans, and posing for selfies. It was the perfect way for our followers to understand why we are so excited about King Calaway and we look forward to seeing the absolute superstardom that is sure to follow.
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