May 31, 2024

Canadian Roots, Rock, and Soul band Bywater Call release the super-charged “As If”, their third single of 2024, and the fifth song released from their upcoming studio album Shepherd. Stream the single HERE.

Driven by Mike Meusel on bass and Bruce McCarthy on drums, “As If”is a dynamic funk, rock n’ soul inspired number featuring soaring, emotion-filled vocals and ripping guitar, all expertly coloured in with an undeniable groove from the keys and horns.  The bursting energy in As If has made it an immediate hit with audiences from the moment it was first played in a live setting in mid-2023. Watch the music video for “As If” below.

“This song embodies the awareness, anger, acceptance and breaking free from toxic energy in one’s life” says lead singer Meghan Parnell, who drew inspiration from former relationships.

As If” was partially filmed and recorded at friend, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Kevin Howley’s beautiful barn studio in the country of Ontario, Canada where he acted as engineer.  Bass (Mike Meusel), drums (Bruce McCarthy), horns (Julian Nalli, sax and Stephen Dyte, trumpet) and keys (John Kervin) were captured live-off-the-floor.  Additional recording, including lead vocals (Meghan Parnell) and Guitars (Dave Barnes), was captured by Bywater drummer Bruce McCarthy (The BeatFarm in Toronto), who also acted as mixing engineer.

“As If” follows the April release of Rolland the March release of Holler” – which saw extensive A-list radio play on UK’s Planet Rock Radio. It also follows the 2023 releases of singles “Sweet Mariaand “For All We Know, which received rave reviews from UK, Europe, and North America. All four tunes will be included on the new album.

The new single follows the May 15th opening of pre-sales for the band’s highly anticipated third studio album Shepherd which is set to come out on August 9th. Pre-order links can be found via www.bywatercall.com.

Set to come out August 9th, 2024, Shepherd features a captivating mix of 10 original songs, showcasing the bands continual exploration, experimentation, and reach beyond the boundaries of their genre, further developing their own unique voice. The new music shows their growth, while still paying tribute to their historical and contemporary influences.

“Bywater Call cross and blend multiple genres into a sound that is distinctly their own. They are talented both individually and as a group, they have a chemistry that is palpable, and they play a blend of music and musical styles that is impossible to not connect with.” – Rick Witt, Denver Entertainment Hub

Often transcending genres, Bywater Call is known for their dynamic, emotional live shows, featuring powerful vocals and exciting interplay between all band members. 

The band was UK Blues Award nominated for the 2024 International Blues Artist of the Year. They have toured extensively in Europe where shows have been praised by Dutch, German and UK media, with references to Meghan as one of the best female voices in blues and roots today. 

Bywater has been busy. In 2023 alone, they played a total of 96 shows in 10 countries, 89 cities, 19 US states and 3 Canadian provinces, including Joe Bonamassa’s third Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean Cruise

In October 2024, they headline their second UK tour. Dates and details at www.bywatercall.com

BYWATER CALL
OCTOBER 2024 UK TOUR

TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM 
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MANCHESTER, ACADEMY 3
WEDNESDAY 16 OCTOBER 2024
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OXFORD ROAD, MANCHESTER, M13 9PR
https://www.manchesteracademy.net

CARDIFF, GLOBE
THURSDAY 17 OCTOBER 2024
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125 Albany Road, Cardiff, Wales, CF24 3NSA
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LEEK, FOXLOWE ARTS
FRIDAY 18 OCTOBER 2024
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University of Manchester Students Union
Market Place, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 6AD

https://foxloweartscentre.org.uk

LEEDS, BRUDENELL
SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER 2024
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33 Queen’s Road, Leeds, LS6 1NY
http://www.brudenellsocialclub.co.uk

GLASGOW, ORAN MOR
SUNDAY 20 OCTOBER 2024
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Top of Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8QX
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NEWCASTLE, THE CLUNY
TUESDAY 22 OCTOBER 2024
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36 Lim e Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ
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SHEFFIELD, GREYSTONES
WEDNESDAY 23 OCTOBER 2024
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Greystones Road, Sheffield, S11 7BS
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NORWICH, WATERFRONT STUDIOS
THURSDAY 24 OCTOBER 2024
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139-141 King Street, Norwich, NR1 1QH
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LONDON, DINGWALLS
FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER 2024
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Middle Yard, Camden Lock, London, NW1 8AB
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NEWBURY, ARLINGTON ARTS
SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER 2024
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Mary Hare, Snelsmore Common, Newbury, RG14 3BQ
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SITTINGBOURNE, BOURNE MUSIC CLUB
SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER 2024
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The Appleyard, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4DE
 
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SPRING/ SUMMER USA/CANADA/ROMANIA TOUR 2024

6-June                   Denver, CO                          Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox
7-June                   Montrose, CO                      Montrose Summer Music Series
9-June                   Colorado Springs, CO          Black Sheep
13-June                 Syracuse, NY                        New York State Blues Festival
14-June                 Somers Point, NJ  Somer’s Point Beach Concerts
15-June                 Columbia, MD                     Lakefest
16-June                 Franklin, PA                         Franklin Blues & BBQ
18-June                 Lima, NY                Fanatics
19-June                 Sellersville, PA                     Sellersville Theatre
20-June                 Tuckerton, NJ                      Lizzie Rose Music Room
21-June                 Hagerstown, MD                 HubCity Vinyl
22-June                 Hughesville, PA                   Billtown Blues Festival

5-July                    Ottawa, Ontario                 Ottawa Blues Fest
12-July                  Omaha, NB                          Playing with Fire
13-July                  Kansas City, MO                  Knuckleheads
19-July                  Brezoi, Romania                  Brezoi Open Air Festival
23-July                  Syracuse, NY                        Club 443
24-July                  Syracuse, NY                        Club 443
25-July                   Saranac Lake, NY  Waterhole
26-July                  Athens, NY                           Summer Music Series
27-July                  New Rochelle, NY Summer Sizzle
28-July                  Norwood, MA                     Fallout Shelter

2-August Pomeroy, OH                       Big Bend Blues Bash
3-August Nashville, TN                       City Winery
4-August Knoxville, TN                       Tennessee Riverboat
9-August Nanaimo, BC                       Nanaimo Blues Festival
11-August             Wheeling, WV                     Heritage Music Blues Fest
16-August             Norwich, NY                        Chenango Blues Fest
17-August             Thornton, NH                      White Mountain Boogie N’ Blues Fest
24-August             Ontonagon, MI                    Porcupine Mountains Music Festival
29-August             Pelham, ON                         Fonhtill Bandshell Concerts

6-September        Port Credit, ON                   Southside Shuffle
7-September        Drumheller, AB, Canada     Badlands Roots, Blues and BBQ

EUROPE FALL TOUR 2024

2-October             Verviers, Belgium Spirit of 66
3-October             Heilbronn, Germany           Waldhaus
4-October             Zaandam, Netherlands       De Flux
5-October             Enschede, Netherlands       Mystiek Theatre
6-October             Weert, Netherlands            De Bosuil
8-October             Fulda, Germany                   Kulturkeller
9-October             Utrecht, Netherlands          Tivoli (Cloud 9)
10-October           Herent, Belgium                  GC De Wildeman
11-October           Isernhagen, Germany         Blues Garage
12-October           Assen, Netherlands             New Blues Festival
13-October           Bonn, Germany                   Harmonie