Former King Calaway member signs deal
Monday, February 15, 2021
– Singer/songwriter Jordan Harvey, a former member of King Calaway, has signed a deal with BMG.
Already signed to BMG as a songwriter, the multi-instrumentalist (piano, drums and guitar) now joins the roster as an artist.
Growing up in Edinburgh, Scotland, Jordan began working in a local recording studio at 16 years old. After moving to London and studying music at Tech Music School, Jordan headed back home to Edinburgh, where he opened for Simple Minds as a member of the OK Social Club. By 2016, he was playing his own shows as a solo act, and by 2017, he was singing on BBC One — the UK's most-watched TV channel — as a contestant on the singing competition Let It Shine.
"We've known Jordan for years and there has always been a special magic about him that lights up a room," said Jon Loba, President, BMG Nashville. "We're excited to see his creativity flourish and where his talent leads him."
Seeing his talent, Harvey's father encouraged his son to follow his passion across the pond and chase his dreams in Music City. A mere days later Jordan found himself couch surfing in Nashville and eventually landing himself a gig cutting his teeth playing the graveyard shift at some of the city's most popular honky tonks before joining King Calaway's roster where he's gained experience opening for Garth Brooks.
"I couldn't ask for a better birthday present. Since day one, the people at BMG have become family and I can't imagine entering this next chapter with any other team," said Harvey. "I am so grateful for their relentless support and especially Loba for believing in me."
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