Six unique voices. Six top-notch instrumentalists. Three different countries. Featuring a half dozen musicians from both sides of the Atlantic, King Calaway is proof that there’s strength in numbers.
Before coming together in 2018, bandmates Caleb Miller, Chris Deaton, Simon Dumas, Jordan Harvey, Chad Michael Jervis, and Austin Luther all pursued their own solo careers, gigging across the US, the UK, and the world, all the while honing their art and expanding their musical horizons. They could all sing. They could all play. And eventually they all found their way to Nashville, drawn to the city by its rich, diverse music scene.
That diversity reaches a new peak with King Calaway. A multi-national supergroup of harmony-singing, instrument-playing musicians, the band makes anthemic country music for the modern world. Songs like “No Matter What” show the full range of their sound, mixing groove, grit and rootsy stomp in equal doses. In an age when music fans listen to everything, filling their playlists with songs from every corner of the musical spectrum, King Calaway is something new and fresh: a band that both embraces country’s roots and reaches far beyond them.
There’s no lead singer here. No singular star. Instead, Jordan, Chad and Simon all share frontman duties, backed by thick, multi-part harmonies from Chris, Caleb and Austin. The result is a layered vocal sound that nods to the band’s wide-reaching influences, including great bands such as the Eagles, country superstars like Rascal Flatts, and trendsetting currents such as Billie Eilish and the Jonas Brothers. In the tradition of the Eagles, every member of King Calaway is also an adept, well-rounded musician, from the guitar-playing Caleb — who became a professional studio musician at 13 years old — to Austin, a highly trained bassist who toured the world with multiple headlining acts before joining King Calaway. Simon first earned an audience at home in Gibraltar, with his expressive piano playing and pop-oriented songwriting, while Jordan — a Scottish multi-instrumentalist who played drums before becoming one of King Calaway’s main vocalists — played packed shows in London, Edinburgh, and beyond. Chad is a lifelong vocalist whose past includes theater productions and cross-country gigs, while Chris has played drums for television performances with artists such as Steven Tyler and Jennifer Nettles, as well as pursued his own band projects, before keeping time for King Calaway.
Together, they have an impressive 98 years of combined experience as musicians. Their debut album, Rivers, captures King Calaway’s natural sound with broad, bold strokes, emphasizing real instruments, stunning musicianship and live performances. It’s an organic approach to a dynamic sound — one that allows the band’s chemistry to shine through clearly.
Since coming together as a band, they have become brothers sharing a journey that has taken them to stages of which they could only dream around the globe. After being named one of the seven new country acts to watch out for by Billboard in 2019, King Calaway has become a consistent guest at the famed Grand Ole Opry (including an incredible performance moment with the legendary Ricky Skaggs), opened for Garth Brooks and Rascal Flatts among others, traveled the globe from Australia to Germany, rocked the UK’s Gibraltar Rising Festival as well as London. They made their late-night television performance debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and an appearance on the internationally acclaimed show Neighbours. They have also performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden, TODAY and The Kelly Clarkson Show.
Hailing from across the globe — from the small towns of the American Midwest to the southernmost tip of Europe; from the Atlantic seaboard to the Central Belt of Scotland — King Calaway brings a worldly perspective. They’re country stars for a new generation, singing songs that erase the boundaries between genres and countries. They aren’t looking to blend into the crowd. They’re not even looking to fit in. They’re in the business of standing out…and King Calaway stands tall.