Singing guitarist

Callow Cal

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About Callow Cal

An enthusiastic young performer with the desire to entertain. Guaranteed to wow you with his covers and originals!
Singing guitarist
Glasgow

Calum's first taste of a wedding performance was when his brother and sister-in-law asked him to play at their ceremony. Due to his indecision on what to play, he decided to write his own Scottish folk-inspired wedding song, 'From the Banks,' dedicated to the couple. When Calum began busking in the streets of Glasgow, he had a request from a stranger to perform at their wedding too. This required learning lots of cover songs within a deadline so as to entertain guests for two hours on the day. It wasn't long before Calum was playing 2-3 hour sets at several private events and public venues every week. Private events include weddings, funerals, birthdays, and hen parties. He takes a lot of pride in having been in demand prior to even choosing his career path, and endeavors to provide entertainment of the highest quality. Calum continues to work on his own music under the name Callow Cal as he has done for long before performing live professionally. He has a BA in Commercial Music and an HNC in Sound Production. It may have taken some time for Calum to build his confidence in live performance, however, the late bloomer's talent is fairly flourishing.

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Musicianship
Genres:
Acoustic, Folk, Country, Folk rock, Pop, Covers, Alternative rock, Pop rock, Indie
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Event types:
Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Audio engineer, Composer, Lyricist, Sound technician, Songwriter, Producer, Ableton Live, Accompanist
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Song list

Pop/Rock:
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
The Chain - Fleetwood Mac
Black Magic Woman - Fleetwood Mac
Love Me Do - The Beatles
Twist & Shout - The Beatles
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
Gimme Gimme Gimme - ABBA
You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Take It Easy - Eagles
Free Falling - Tom Petty
Ooh La La - The Faces
Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Wanted (Dead or Alive) - Bon Jovi
Paradise City - Guns n Roses
Believe - Cher
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Forever Young - Alphaville / Youth Group
Grease Lightning (from Grease)
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For - U2
Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
All I Wanna Do - Sheryl Crow
Home - Michael Buble / Westlife
She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
Sugar We’re Going Down - Fall Out Boy
Complicated - Avril Lavigne
Good Riddance - Green Day
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Riptide - Vance Joy
Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
Maybe Tomorrow - Stereophonics
Take Your Mama - Scissor Sisters
Hold Back The River - James Bay
Budapest - George Ezra
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Shivers - Ed Sheeran
A Million Reasons - Lady Gaga
Shallow (from A Star Is Born) - Lady Gaga
Always Remember Us This Way (from A Star Is Born) - Lady Gaga
Yellow - Coldplay
Times Like These - Foo Fighters
Best Of You - Foo Fighters
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Cold Day In The Sun - Foo Fighters
America - Razorlight
Tribute - Tenacious D
Have You Ever Seen The Rain? - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Mmmbop - Hanson
How To Save a Life - The Fray
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepson / Ben Howard
Hey Ya - Outkast
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and The Waves
Because of You - Kelly Clarkson
The Only Exception - Paramore
Born & Raised - John Mayer
Your Body is a Wonderland - John Mayer
Country:
Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker
Take Me Home Country Roads - John Denver
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Simple Man - Lynard Skynard
Tuesday's Gone - Lynard Skynard
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Skynard
Blowin’ In The Wind - Bob Dylan
Mr. Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan
You're Still The One - Shania Twain *
Half Of My Hometown - Kelsea Ballerini
Scottish Artists
This Is The Life - Amy McDonald
Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealers Wheel
Last Request - Paolo Nutini
Candy - Paolo Nutini
Coming Up Easy - Paolo Nutini
New Shoes - Paolo Nutini
These Streets - Paolo Nutini
Acid Eyes - Paolo Nutini
500 Miles - The Proclaimers
Walking On The Waves - Skipinnish
Touch The Sky (from Brave) - Julie Fowlis
Dignity - Deacon Blue
Scottish Classics
Caledonia - Dougie MacLean
Loch Lomond - Runrig
Auld Lang Syne
Flower Of Scotland
Blues
Honky Tonk Woman - The Rolling Stones
San Francisco Bay Blues - Eric Clapton / Jesse Fuller
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out - Eric Clapton / Jimmie Cox
Motown
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
The Tracks Of My Tears - Smokey Robinson
Personal Favourites
Girls - The 1975
Robbers - The 1975
Somebody Else - The 1975
Paris - The 1975
It’s Not Living - The 1975
Be My Mistake - The 1975
Tonight - The 1975
Happiness - The 1975
I’m In Love With You - The 1975
Part Of The Band - The 1975
All I Need To Hear - The 1975
About You - The 1975
When We Are Together - The 1975
102 - The 1975
Now I’m In It - Haim *
Home - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Closure - Maroon 5
Can't Stop - Red Hot Chilli Peppers *
Maybe It's Time (from A Star Is Born) - Bradley Cooper
Christmas Songs
Driving Home for Christmas - Chris Rea
Fairytale of New York - The Pogues
Feliz Navidad
Frosty The Snowman
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Here Comes Santa Claus
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Last Christmas
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
White Christmas
Callow Cal Originals
From The Banks (Wedding Song)
Good Old Days
California
Where She Goes
Vacate
She Loves You
Out Of The Scene
NOW
Tomorrow?
Front Door
Feather
Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
It's Been A Year
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My clients tend to admire my variation of styles and genres as it pleases the greatest number of guests. Since I became a full-time musician I continue to ask friends, family, and clients to suggest songs for me to learn. I like to alternate the songs through my set between old and new as well as between genres.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed several shows of my original music at venues such as: King Tut's The Classic Grand Room2 I regularly perform 2-3 hour sets of popular covers at the following venues: Waxy O'Connor's Redhurst Hotel Piper Whisky Bar The Granary Lauders Monteith's Bar Festival Village Wedding venues include Lochside and Parklands Hotel

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

The 1975 Paolo Nutini Fall Out Boy Fleetwood Mac Foo Fighters Mumford & Sons

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

I would have to say my show at Room2. Three other buskers and I sold over a hundred tickets and performed to a very attentive crowd.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I understand that there can often be delays at big functions such as weddings. I will do my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run-up to the event just let me know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

DJing is not one of my services however I would be happy to play recorded music through my PA during any breaks required.

How much time do you need to set up?

It doesn't usually take me any more than 15 minutes to set up, although I like to arrive at least 30 minutes before I am due to start performing.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Yes! You can request as many songs as you like from my setlist to be played within the time available.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Absolutely. I bring all the equipment required to accommodate my performance.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Provided I have plenty of notice I offer 1 free additional song request. from out with my setlist at no extra charge. Further additional song requests are £15 each or 3 for £40.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£60
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£280
Up to 3 hours£400
Packages
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£300
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. Price negotiable based on timings.
£300
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served. Price negotiable based on timings.
£700
NEW!Virtual services
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
£15
Zoom Call Performance/Interview
For £100 per hour, I will join a zoom call to perform my originals or cover songs upon request as well as answer questions. (Bear in mind that sound quality will not be great)
£100

Add-ons

Song Requests
+£20
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Reviews

From customers:

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Laura H
8 months ago, for a Wedding in New Cumnock KA18 4PN
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5 out of 5

Calum played during our wedding drinks reception at Lochside House Hotel and was absolutely fantastic. He did a two hour set and played a mixture of modern and old-school classics, making sure that there was something for everyone’s taste. So many of our guests commented on how excellent Calum was, and how it added such a personal touch to our day. He was very friendly to guests and extremely professional. During the lead up to our wedding, he kept in regular contact and went over and above to learn songs that we wanted and make our day even more special. I can’t recommend Calum enough, and my friends and family are all lining up to book him for their weddings! Great entertainer and lovely guy :) Laura and Kris

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Kay M
9 months ago, for a Private event in Thornhill DG3 5DW
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5 out of 5

I booked Calum to play at my friends hen night in Dumfries-shire in June, after I came across some videos of him singing on Facebook. We were organising a festival themed hen for our bride and his voice and style was exactly what we were looking for, so we were delighted when he said he was available! Calum was super friendly and helpful from the get-go…When I told him the bride was a big Fleetwood Mac fan he said he’d only be too happy to learn some more of their tracks and asked which ones we’d prefer. Calum was such a good sport on the night, and everyone had such a great time! Without a doubt he definitely made the night what it was, created a fun and lively atmosphere, and even shared his microphone with one of our party! Everyone we spoke to afterwards commented on how brilliant he was ☺️ Most importantly our bride had a brilliant and memorable night and we are very grateful for the massive part Calum played in that.