Brad Callow

Brad Callow

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

High energy acoustic pop/rock

Biography

A new musical phenomenon has hit the Boston music scene and fans are starting to pay attention to his music.

24 year old Brad Callow has been headlining major clubs in the Northeast for the past few years generating a rapidly increasing college-aged fan base. His songs have been compared to artists such as John Mayer, Maroon5 and even Switchfoot.

“Callow is a fresh sounding artist that can hold his own in today’s pop radio through his honest songwriting and catchy melodies” – Ed McMann, Radio Personality – WXKS Kiss108FM Boston.

Callow began his musical journey 10 years ago at age 14 by stumbling upon an old drum set in his parents’ garage. He picked up a pair of sticks and taught himself a few beats. After generating more of an interest in music, he began teaching himself more complex drum patterns and poly-rhythms. Within a month of learning how to play drums, Callow started his first band ever – Low Profile. It was mainly a cover band, with a few occasional originals. As Low Profile went on, Callow’s musical interest grew and he decided to teach himself how to play piano and guitar. Eventually, Callow’s interest in guitar and singing took over and he decided to put the drum sticks away. By the time Callow was 19, he had started to front his different college bands a lead singer and guitarist. Callow’s biggest college success story came from his band called The Residence, a 5-piece acoustic rock group consisting of vocals/acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, drums and saxophone. The group headlined major venues across the Northeast at colleges, bars, and clubs while gaining a massive college appeal. They released their debut CD “Rush Over” on Stellar Music Productions – a 7 song EP that sold out at every show. By the spring of 2005, The group went their separate ways decided to move forward independently.

Now, Callow is completing his 3rd independent album. The album will be released through Boston based independent record label, Stellar Music Productions in June 2006. “This will be the greatest musical project I have ever worked on, and I am confident that my fans will see that in both the writing material and the production of the CD.” says Callow. Stay tuned, as it is going to be a very exciting 2006 for this upcoming artist.

Stations to request BC:

WMFO - 91.5FM
WQAQ - 98.1FM
WBMX - 98.5FM
WBRS - 100.7FM
WFNX - 101.7FM
WXLO - 104.5FM
WXKS - 107.9FM
http://www.radiocrystalblue.com
http://bandradiolive.com

CD's are available @:
www.NewburyComics.com
www.TowerRecords.com
www.CDBaby.com

Lyrics

Summer Girl

Written By: Brad Callow

I cant hold on, I cant let go
I don’t even know her name
I cant tell her, I cant say no
Cause then it wont be the same

I tried to save you

She’s my summer girl
I’ll write you when the night falls
She’s the one for me
But she’s so out of my reach

And she can let go
Whenever she wants
Cause she doesn’t even see my face
But I cant say no
Where ever she walks
Doesn’t matter where the place

And she won’t hold on
Whatever I do
I really wanna make this one last
And every second
I spend with her
Time just goes way to fast

But she shines on
Through the break of dawn
From the stormy days
To the hurricanes

She’s my summer girl
I’ll write you when the night falls
She’s the one for me
But she’s so out of my reach

From her purple tank top
To her pony tail
Down to vineyard haven
And the south beach sail
From the flying horses
And the sand within my toes
I’ll wait for you, yea nobody knows

She’s my summer girl
I’ll write you when the night falls
She’s the one for me
But she’s so out of my reach

Back to Where we Started

Written By: Brad Callow

I can’t help myself
I’ve fallen in again
And this time you’re right by my side

I can’t stop you now
You’ve taken over me
And this is where our worlds collide

I pretend you're the one that can save me

Every time you come back around
I want to take it back to where started
But you leave me lying on the ground
Cause we can’t take it back to where we started

And i tell myself, that it's different
but i'm only lying to myself
You were once the prettiest face that I ever knew
But now you keep it all to yourself

I pretend you're the one that can save me

Everytime you come back around
I want to take it back to where started
But you leave me lying on the ground
Cause we can’t take it back to where we started

All i want is to hold you
and tell you everything's alright
but if you wont ever let me show you
i can never ever make things right

Everytime you come back around
I want to take it back to where started
But you leave me lying on the ground
Cause we can’t take it back to where we started

Best Kept Secret

Written By: Brad Callow

You dont know what you do to me
someday you'll find out
you dont know what you do to me and i'm not gonna let it out

you dont know what you do to me and i'm not gonna tell you yet
i dont wanna give away everything cause you're my best kept secret

I see all of you

Maybe it's love, i dont know yet
it's not so clear to me
how can i tell the truth from any fantasy with you?
It all seems so real, then it all comes down to me
How can i tell the truth?

you dont know what you do to me and you dont want to let me in
you dont know what i'll do to you once i get beneath your skin

i know it started out way too fast and i cant slow it down from here
you give me control of everything but i still cant seem to steer

I see all of you

Maybe it's love, i dont know yet
it's not so clear to me
how can i tell the truth from any fantasy with you?
It all seems so real, then it all comes down to me
How can i tell the truth?

Cause you're my best kept secret
i dont want to lose it now
youre my best kept secret somehow
Cause you're my best kept secret
i dont want to lose it now
youre my best kept secret somehow

Hold on to Me

Written By: Brad Callow

Open your eyes
And see what's right in front of you
Dont say goodbye
To all that you once knew

Why are you so scared to even Shed a tear when all that you seek Is inside you?

Look inside yourself to find youre More than you believe cause i Believe you wont give up on me

Hold on to me
Dont let it fall beneath you
Why can't you see you're so much More than you believe?

Hold on to me
Dont let it fall beneath you
Why can't you see it's all worth Fighting for?

Try one more time
You won't fall back and lose your Hope

Dont start to cry
It's all within your reach

Why do you run away to find There's no one there to catch you When all that you seek is behind You?

Look inside yourself to find youre More than you believe cause i Believe you wont give up on me

Hold on to me
Dont let it fall beneath you
Why can't you see you're so much More than you believe?

Hold on to me
Dont let it fall beneath you
Why can't you see it's all worth Fighting for?

And i dream that i can save you
But the only one who can is yourself
Now i see that all i am is someone For you to hold on to

Hold on to me
Dont let it fall beneath you
Why can't you see you're so much More than you believe?

Hold on to me
Dont let it fall beneath you
Why can't you see it's all worth Fighting for?

Something Inside of you

Written By: Brad Callow

I've never been so stuck in the Middle
Between what I want and knowing What I should do
Everything was so much easier
Before I opened up myself to you

I've never been so stuck in the Middle
And it's right where I don't want to Be

There's something inside of you That keeps me coming back again
Why can't I ever walk away?

There's something inside of me That lets you creep back in again
And when you leave I still feel the Same

It's dark when I wake up
It's still raining outside
And there's something to be said About Boston in October but I'm Still empty inside

I wanted so badly for my holes to Be filled
By every single ounce of your love
Now I can see you're not the one For me
I'm not the one that you dream of

There's something inside of you That keeps me coming back again
Why can't I ever walk away?

There's something inside of me That lets you creep back in again
And when you leave I still feel the Same

And you call me on a sunday Afternoon wondering what I'm up To and who I'm seeing again
And I can't tell if it's to talk or just Cause you're lonely, just cause You're lonely, but what were you Expecting from me?
And I pretend I wanna' talk so I Pick up the phone but the only Thing I feel is that I'm all alone
What were you expecting from me?
And you can take what you want, Take what you need, but you can't Take what's inside of me, you try to But you can never take what's Inside of me

What's Real and What's Gone

Written By: Brad Callow

It's never too much
It's never enough
To keep you right in front of me

I'm harder to touch
Than I wanted to be
But I'd still give you everything you Need to be free

But it's all inside of you
And I'd put it all on me if I could

Why won't you ever see the light?
All I want to do is show you
Why can't I ever get it right?
All I want to do is show you

What's real and what's gone

And these waters are rough
And I can't see enough
So breathe in what you want to Breathe

But it's only within that you can find What you're looking for
You can't go far when you're Standing still

And I'd put it all on me if I could

Why won't you ever see the light?
All I want to do is show you
Why can't I ever get it right?
All I want to do is show you

What's real and what's gone
What's real and what's gone
Cause you're here, now I'm gone
What's real and what's gone

Discography

Maverick - Maverick (Spring 2006)
Rush Over - The Residence (Spring 2004)
Tufts Daily - Best On-Campus band - The Residence (Spring 2004)
Jumbo Audio Project Compillation - w/The Residence - "The Ocean's Edge" (Spring 2004)
Someday - Brad Callow Solo Release (Fall 2003)
Jumbo Audio Project Compillation - solo - "Quiet" (Spring 2003)
Jumbo Audio Project Compillation - w/JD Project - "Someday" (Spring 2003)
Jumbo Audio Project Compillation - w/Stellar - "Come to you" (Spring 2002)
I'll be Waiting - Stellar (Spring 2001)

Set List

BC will typically play 70/30 originals vs. covers - depending on the crowd. If requested, he'll play more of anything. On recent gigs, here's what he has been playing from:

Big n’ Rich - Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy
Black Crowes - Hard to Handle
Bon Jovi - Livin on a Prayer
Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead or Alive
Brian Adams - Summer of 69
Bush - Machinehead
Cascada - Everytime we touch
Chuck Berry - Johnny Be Good
Counting Crows - Mr. Jones
Counting Crows - Round Here
Counting Crows - Round Here
Dave Matthews Band - #41
Dave Matthews Band - What would you say
DHT - Listen to Your Heart
Dispatch - Hey Hey
Dispatch - The General
Don Henley - Boys of Summer
Eddie Money - Take me Home Tonight
Foo Fighters - My Hero
Greenday - Basketcase
Guns and Roses - Sweet Child of Mine
Howie Day - Collide
Jack Johnson - Flake
John Mayer - Back to You
John Mayer - Your body is a wonderland
John Mellencamp - Jack and Diane
Kelly Clarkson - Behind These Hazel Eyes
Lynrd Skynrd - Swee