Talk Of The Town - Catherine McGrath
One of our top tips for 2018 is our next LCM featured artist Catherine McGrath, who is a very talented young singer-songwriter originally from Northern Ireland but now based in London. Last year saw Catherine play some great supporting sets including those for US Country artists Cam & Dan + Shay. Our LCM #SongOfTheDay is the wonderful 'Talk Of The Town'. If you would like to see Catherine live in London, she is headlining at the Camden Assembly on the 5th March followed by Bush Hall on the 2nd May.
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 voice. 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. “Interestingly, Catherine McGrath is a name that is familiar to me as she was a special guest for The Sisterhood’s first headline London show at The Lexington. With just her voice and an acoustic guitar, she captivated the audience with her own compositions such as ‘Cinderella’ as they were full of tone and reminded me of early Taylor Swift e.g. ‘Love Story’. With songs as lyrically strong as this, 2018 is set to secure Catherine McGrath is set to secure a new legion of fans.” Catherine explains, “fit all of the different parts of my personality… I’m writing music that I genuinely love and I care about the message that I’m sending out.”