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Bywater Call

Get ready to embark on a soul-stirring journey with Bywater Call, the electrifying 7-piece Southern Soul, Roots Rock sensation hailing from the vibrant music scene of Toronto, Canada! Led by the dynamic duo Meghan Parnell and Dave Barnes, Bywater Call is set to ignite stages across the UK on an adrenaline-fueled tour presented by none other than the legendary Planet Rock Radio. They are also bringing along some incredible company - the sensational Lauren Housley & The Northern Cowboys, lauded by none other than the iconic presenter Bob Harris as "A wonderful emerging Americana act, I really love her music".
Since their inception in 2017, Bywater Call has been a force to be reckoned with, earning accolades such as Independent Blues and Maple Blues Award nominations, including nods for Entertainer of the Year and Best Female Vocalist. Their magnetic performances have captivated audiences worldwide, with unforgettable sets at Europe's prestigious blues festivals, including a show-stopping appearance at the revered MOULIN BLUES festival in the Netherlands, where Meghan's vocals were hailed as among the finest in blues and roots music today.
But Bywater Call doesn't stop there – they're no strangers to thrilling crowds on both sides of the Atlantic. From headlining festival stages across Europe and North America to sharing the spotlight with legends like Joe Bonamassa and Blackberry Smoke, this band knows how to command a stage with unparalleled energy and passion.
In 2023, Bywater Call took the UK by storm, supporting the acclaimed Robert Jon and the Wreck, leaving audiences hungry for more. Now, they're back and ready to unleash their full blues rock force with a tour that promises to be nothing short of unforgettable.
With their highly anticipated sophomore album earning rave reviews, Bywater Call continues to push boundaries and redefine the sound of modern blues and roots music. Complete with an all-star lineup featuring Bruce McCarthy on drums, Mike Meusel on bass, and the newest addition, John Kervin on keys, along with the powerhouse brass section of Stephen Dyte on trumpet and Julian Nalli on tenor saxophone, Bywater Call is primed to deliver an experience that will leave you breathless and begging for more. Get ready to surrender to the irresistible groove of Bywater Call – this is one tour you won't want to miss!

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