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Friday, May 24, 2024

ByWater Call say As If

 


Canadian Roots, Rock, and Soul band Bywater Call release the super-charged “As If”, their third single of 2024, and the fifth song released from their upcoming studio album Shepherd. Stream the single HERE

Driven by Mike Meusel on bass and Bruce McCarthy on drums, "As If" is a dynamic funk, rock n’ soul inspired number featuring soaring, emotion-filled vocals and ripping guitar, all expertly coloured in with an undeniable groove from the keys and horns. The bursting energy in "As If" has made it an immediate hit with audiences from the moment it was first played in a live setting in mid-2023. Watch the music video for “As If” HERE.

“This song embodies the awareness, anger, acceptance and breaking free from toxic energy in one’s life” says lead singer Meghan Parnell, who drew inspiration from former relationships.

As If” was partially filmed and recorded at friend, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Kevin Howley’s beautiful barn studio in the country of Ontario, Canada where he acted as engineer.  Bass (Mike Meusel), drums (Bruce McCarthy), horns (Julian Nalli, sax and Stephen Dyte, trumpet) and keys (John Kervin) were captured live-off-the-floor.  Additional recording, including lead vocals (Meghan Parnell) and Guitars (Dave Barnes), was captured by Bywater drummer Bruce McCarthy (The BeatFarm in Toronto), who also acted as mixing engineer.
As If” follows the April release of “Roll” and the March release of “Holler” - which saw extensive A-list radio play on UK’s Planet Rock Radio. It also follows the 2023 releases of singles “Sweet Maria” and “For All We Know”, which received rave reviews from UK, Europe, and North America. All four tunes will be included on the new album.

Set to come out August 9th, 2024Shepherd features a captivating mix of 10 original songs, showcasing the bands continual exploration, experimentation, and reach beyond the boundaries of their genre, further developing their own unique voice. The new music shows their growth, while still paying tribute to their historical and contemporary influences.

“Bywater Call cross and blend multiple genres into a sound that is distinctly their own. they are talented both individually and as a group, they have a chemistry that is palpable, and they play a blend of music and musical styles that is impossible to not connect with.” 
– Rick Witt, Denver Entertainment Hub

Often transcending genres, Bywater Call is known for their dynamic, emotional live shows, featuring powerful vocals and exciting interplay between all band members.  

The band was UK Blues Award nominated for the 2024 International Blues Artist of the Year. They have toured extensively in Europe where shows have been praised by Dutch, German and UK media, with references to Meghan as one of the best female voices in blues and roots today. 

Bywater has been busy. In 2023 alone, they played a total of 96 shows in 10 countries, 89 cities, 19 US states and 3 Canadian provinces, including Joe Bonamassa’s third Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean Cruise.  

In October 2024, they headline their second UK tour. Dates & details at www.bywatercall.com.
 
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NEWCASTLE, THE CLUNY
TUESDAY 22 OCTOBER 2024

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SHEFFIELD, CORPORATION
WEDNESDAY 23 OCTOBER 2024

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NORWICH, WATERFRONT STUDIOS
THURSDAY 24 OCTOBER 2024

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FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER 2024

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NEWBURY, ARLINGTON ARTS
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SITTINGBOURNE, BOURNE MUSIC CLUB
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SPRING/ SUMMER USA/CANADA/ROMANIA TOUR 2024

6-June - Denver, CO, Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox
7-June - Montrose, CO, Montrose Summer Music Series
13-June - Syracuse, NY, New York State Blues Festival
14-June - Somers Point, NJ, Somer’s Point Beach Concerts
16-June - Franklin, PA, Franklin Blues & BBQ
18-June - Lima, NY, Fanatics
19-June - Sellersville, PA, Sellersville Theatre
20-June - Tuckerton, NJ, Lizzie Rose Music Room
21-June - Hagerstown, MD, HubCity Vinyl
22-June - Hughesville, PA, Billtown Blues Festival

5-July - Ottawa, Ontario, Ottawa Blues Fest
12-July - Omaha, NB, Playing with Fire
13-July - Kansas City, MO, Knuckleheads
19-July - Brezoi, Romania, Brezoi Open Air Festival
23-July - Syracuse, NY, Club 443
24-July - Syracuse, NY, Club 443
25-July - Athens, NY, Summer Music Series
28-July - Norwood, MA, Fallout Shelter

2-August - Pomeroy, OH, Big Bend Blues Bash
3-August - Nashville, TN, City Winery
4-August - Knoxville, TN, Tennessee Riverboat
9-August - Nanaimo, BC, Nanaimo Blues Festival
11-August - Wheeling, WV, Heritage Music Blues Fest
16-August - Norwich, NY, Chenango Blues Fest
17-August - Thornton, NH, White Mountain Boogie N’ Blues Fest
24-August - Ontonagon, MI, Porcupine Mountains Music Festival
29-August - Pelham, ON, Fonhtill Bandshell Concerts

6-September - Port Credit, ON, Southside Shuffle
7-September - Drumheller, AB, Canada Badlands Roots, Blues and BBQ

EUROPE FALL TOUR 2024

2-October Verviers, Belgium Spirit of 66
3-October Heilbronn, Germany Waldhaus
4-October Zaandam, Netherlands De Flux
5-October Enschede, Netherlands Mystiek Theatre
6-October Weert, Netherlands De Bosuil 8-October Fulda, Germany Kulturkeller
9-October Utrecht, Netherlands Tivoli (Cloud 9)
10-October Herent, Belgium GC De Wildeman
11-October Isernhagen, Germany Blues Garage
12-October Assen, Netherlands New Blues Festival
13-October Bonn, Germany Harmonie

For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.bywatercall.com

ABOUT BYWATER CALL
Bywater Call, is a powerhouse seven-piece Southern soul, roots rock band from Toronto, Canada.  The band is completed by Meghan Parnell (vocals), Dave Barnes (guitar), Bruce McCarthy on drums, Mike Meusel on Bass, newest member, John Kervin on Keys, Stephen Dyte on trumpet and Julian Nalli on tenor sax.

Bywater is currently UK Blues Award nominated for International Blues Artist of the year.  They have toured extensively in Europe where shows have been praised by Dutch, German and UK media, with references to Meghan as one of the best female voices in blues and roots today.  

In August 2023, the band participated in Joe Bonamassa’s third Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean Cruise alongside headliners Blackberry Smoke and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram and were invited to perform at the All-Star Jam on the mainstage with Bonamassa himself. Guitarist Dave Barnes was also asked to join legendary blues artist Jimmy Vivino (Conan O’Brien’s Basic Cable Band) on stage.

Bywater Call have commanded festival stages in Canada and around the world, often referred to as the “find of the fest”. In May of 2023, they opened for Canadian award-winning band Whitehorse at the inaugural Smokestack Music Festival in Hamilton, Ontario.  In July, Meghan joined renowned pedal-steel guitarist Robert Randolph on stage at his request, at the Briggs Farm Festival in Nescopeck, PA.  

On October 24, 2023, Bywater performed a live stream performance for the famed German TV show and festival Rockpalast.

In 2023 alone, the band played a total of 96 shows in 10 countries, 89 Cities, 19 US States and three Canadian provinces.  This is not including a month-long duo tour in Europe and the UK where Meghan and Dave opened for Southern California rockers Robert Jon & The Wreck, who have recently partnered with Joe Bonamassa’s Journeyman Records.

The band’s music is an exploration of life’s highs and lows. From intimate ballads that lay bare the complexities of human emotion to electrifying anthems that demand to be played at full volume, their catalogue is a journey through the human experience, incorporating influences from the likes of The Band, The Wood Brothers, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Otis Redding, Little Feat, Sly and the Family Stone, among others.


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