'Master guitarist McCallum's music is heaven sent. Beautifully crafted, warm blooded, folk and jazz inspired magical stuff....' Written in Music
A guitarist of considerable facility and creativity, Stuart McCallum rose to prominence playing with the Cinematic Orchestra on Ma Fleur and Live at the Albert Hall, but it is with his own music that confirms his reputation as one of the most vital, creative and soulful guitarists of his generation. His new EP, Solitude, explores the subtleties and emotive nuances of the acoustic guitar in a breathtakingly beautiful way.
With 2 albums on Naim Recordings, Distilled  and City , Stuart McCallum embraced a wide range of influences blending instrumental soundscapes and glorious melodies with hooky drum beats. In 2015 he teamed up with fellow guitarist Mike Walker to release Beholden, a set or serence and elegant reinterpretations of the guitarists’ compositions and jazz standards. This led to signing to Edition Records to release this second duo album, The Space Between, a critically acclaimed release that was describe by MOJO as ‘haunting & evocative’.
In June 2017, Stuart McCallum digitally releases CITY LIVE, a 5 track EP recorded in 2016 at RNCM Opera. Bringing together his long term collaborators drummer Richard Spaven, Bassist Robin Mullarkey and Ivo Neame on keyboards as well as special guest singers JP Cooper and Sharlene Hector, City Live marks an exciting new era for Stuart McCallum with a new wave of digital singles and EP’s coming in 2017 and 2018. Focussing on collaborations, live recordings and remixes, as well as new music created with a wide variety of acoustic and electric guitars, fans can look forward to a period of increased output. The digital domain will allow him the freedom and opportunity to experiment and explore with new ideas, with the ultimate view of releasing new albums in 2018.
Stuart McCallum / Guitar