Nashville Meets London presents

Noah Guthrie (US)+Callaghan (UK)+The Southern Companion (UK)+Brittany Brodie (Canada)

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Last Show: Thursday 25 th July 2019

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

As part of the 'Nashville Meets London 2019' festival week, we are promoting two special country music nights at PizzaExpress, Holborn to highlight both established and emerging acts from the USA, Canada and the UK with four acts performing per night. Come and join the party!

Noah Guthrie

You know it when you hear it. It’s that first time you hear a new artist and you just know it’s something special. The voice is fresh, yet familiar. It’s rich with emotion and texture that makes each lyric resonate. It’s a voice that sings the song “to” you, not just “at” you.

Noah writes songs about real life. Songs about the joys and sorrows of love, loss and everything in between.

The South Carolina based, singer/songwriter built a name for himself when, at the age of 15, he began recording covers of popular songs on YouTube. He began touring at 16, performing over 200 shows by the age of 18. All the while, Noah continued writing his own music. In 2013, Noah released his first original album, Among The Wildest Things. The album features songs co-written with Nashville friends, Gabe Dixon, Amy Stroup, Ben Rector and Matt Wertz.


“A wonderful artist, hugely talented” is how BBC Radio’s Bob Harris describes singer-songwriter Callaghan. Originally from the UK she moved to the USA in summer 2010 to record and tour with US singer- songwriter Shawn Mullins after he agreed to produce her debut album.

Since then Callaghan's been constantly on the road building her audience and headlining shows in towns and cities across the USA. Reviewing her live show US Magazine No Depression says “her extraordinary voice truly sets the music apart…nothing short of stunning”.

In 2015 she recorded her second album A History of Now in Nashville and, returned to Britain to tour. Since then her profile has built substantially in the UK with three singles playlisted on BBC Radio 2, multiple headline tour dates and festival appearances at Cornbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, British Summer Time and more.

In Fall 2018 Callaghan released her self-titled third studio album. Maverick Magazine describes it as “a euphoric collection of piano led songs, from a singer-songwriter of a seriously high standard”, while BBC London’s Gaby Roslin describes hearing Callaghan live as “breathtaking…absolutely incredible”.

Southern Companion

They've spent much of the last 2 years touring the UK, supporting soulful songstress Rumer and 60's legend Lulu, as well as playing to festival audiences up and down the country.  Individually they have played with everyone from Lulu and Tom Jones to Mel C and Take That, and their third album  debuted at Number One on the iTunes Country chart on  25th January. 

Fronted by singer/songwriter Darren Hodson, the band recorded an "Under The Apple Tree" session for broadcasting legend "Whispering Bob Harris" in 2016 and soon after performed at the Country 2 Country (C2C) festival at the O2 in London.  Their second album "1000 Days of Rain" went on to win them Album of the Year and Horizon Act at the 2016 British Country Music Awards, while 2017 saw them scoop the Band of the Year award.  Now they return with a stunning UK twist on Americana and Country in the form of their third album "Shine A Little Light".  Featuring the Country Chart  number one single "Songbird" the album is a warm, and in some places epic, lesson in song writing and production.  

“Americana blend that delivers a lot of impressive moments” – Maverick Magazine

“A Mid-Atlantic Sonic Whirlpool where the US & UK currents meet” – AmericanaUK

“In a different place and time Darren’s voice would have made him a 90’s “modern rock” god and that’s a wonderful thing as far as I’m concerned” – Baylen Leonard / Bluegrass Situation

Brittany Brodie

Brittany Brodie is a singer-songwriter who admires almost every genre of music. From a young age she’s always known she would have a career in the music business and her strong work ethic, talent and positive attitude has made her the artist she is today.
Brittany grew up on traditional country music from Vern Gosdin and Dottie West to Johnny Horton and George Strait. In later years she was listening to LeAnn Rimes, The Dixie Chicks, Lee Ann Womack and Martina McBride.  She found inspiration from The Spice Girls. They were what got her through her formative years, being bullied throughout her childhood. “One day I will thank them in person!”