Multi-national six piece King Calaway have teamed up with UK country hit-makers, The Shires, to perform Miley Cyrus’ brooding power-ballad ‘The Climb.’ The song is released as part of King Calaway’s ‘Nashville House Band Series,’ in which the group have teamed up with top musical acts across the globe to release collaboration video performances recorded and filmed independently of one another.
Each week the band and collaborator selects topical or lighthearted songs in hopes of bringing inspiration and levity across the world. With no consistent musical theme, the series covers a variety of genres and decades appealing to virtually all ages and almost any musical preference. In the past few weeks, King Calaway has quickly grown a reputation as Nashville’s ‘House Band’ despite the fact that they have been quarantined separately in different countries (Gibraltar, Scotland, United States) and across multiple states.
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Speaking on the collaboration, Simon Dumas of King Calaway commented that, “It’s so awesome getting to do a virtual collaboration with The Shires. I’ve been a fan of theirs for a few years now and being able to throw in our harmonies on top of their incredible voices is really cool. I also think they do wonders bridging the gap and bringing Country Music across the pond.”
Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes of The Shires shared the sentiments, saying they were, “so excited when the boys asked us to do a virtual collaboration as we love their voices and their fresh new sound. “’The Climb’ is also genuinely one of our all-time favourite songs, so it really felt like the stars had aligned when they suggested it. We’re so proud of how this has turned out and think message of this song is so right for this challenging time we’re all in.”