Catherine McGrath will be spending a lot of time in London over the next few months.
The singer-songwriter from the outskirts of Belfast is playing a series of shows in the capital in May and July. On 11 May she supports Kelsea Ballerini at Under The Bridge, on 15 May she supports Una Healy at Bush Hall, and on 18 May she’s at Electric Ballroom, supporting Picture This.
The country musician, who’s been compared to the likes of Kacey Musgraves, is also on the bill for British Summer Time in Hyde Park on 9 July, headlined by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
Ahead of her busy live schedule, McGrath has released ‘When I’m Older’, the new single from her upcoming EP, ‘Starting From Now’, which will be released on 9 June.
The song showcases a love of country she’s had from an early age.
“That music wasn’t played where I was from, so you had to go and discover yourself,” she remembers. “The reason I love country so much is because there’s such of range of things you can sing about. It’s so honest – the songs start as just a story or an emotion and the music follows on from there,” the musicians explains.
“If there was more awareness of what country music really is compared to what people think it is, lots more people would love it. I’m writing music that I genuinely love and I care about the message that I’m sending out.”