Jason Callear is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from the UK offering a gritty eclectic fusion of Americana music in a wonderfully retro style.
Jason is from Staffordshire, at the very industrial heart of the United Kingdom and from the age of 6 has been creating his unique sound from a myriad of influences across the musical spectrum which hark back to the 1960’s and 70’s – Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Steely Dan, Eagles, Queen, Cream, Grand Funk Railroad, Free, Humble Pie and Mike Oldfield, Glen Campbell to name a few. During the 90’s Jason was enthused by Unplugged sessions from his favourite Seattle artists, a stripped back writing style he personally adopted.
Originally a guitarist with four classical grades in the bag, for 20 years Jason played drums for many acts and toured with Michael Bruce from The Alice Cooper Group twice in the UK in 2001/2 plus a special performance at The Whiskey a Go-Go on LA’s Sunset Strip.
A solo recording artist for 10 years, working with Inspire Music, Jason meticulously assembles many of the instruments and vocal parts augmented with the very best talent from his county on all his recordings ensuring that the presentation is perfected.
A little something fresh with a vintage edge from driving tunes to chilled ballads amidst dynamic proportion.
Jason is a storyteller and has a great story to tell. Buckle up!
Following the rebranding of his artistry and the re-release of his track ‘Brother’, Jason has grabbed the attention of the country music scene and is ready to release his follow up single ‘Fortunate Sons’. There is no doubt that this track will transport you back in time, rolling along the freeway at sunset, with a new 70’s vibe! ‘The guitar and piano snap together and are complimented wonderfully by the pedal steel licks’ accompanied by a simple, but powerful story.
“I had this hook rolling around in my head and threw it together quickly. I don’t mind saying that it’s another nod to times gone by and I needed a bubbling, snappy bass line, nobody better fit the bill than local Staffs session man Chris Cliff who I’d jammed with at a Fat Pigeon live streaming gig the same year. This is the archetypal, ‘getting the band back together after a few years of sobering up’ story that most musicians will undoubtedly experience! In the a very meaningful reunion of a magical collaboration at some point in their careers, a great show and an amazing audience“