A Southampton singer-songwriter is set for a doubleheader this weekend, releasing his debut album and headlining his biggest show so far.

Calum Lintott is releasing Sunshine Moonlight, a record which he says took three years to write but has been “ten years in the making,” before appearing at The 1865 on Saturday.

And along with his own full band, he will be joined by three support acts all made up of former music students at Itchen College, where he used to work.

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The gig is promoted by Southampton’s The Joiners where Calum has performed many gigs in his own right and by supporting up and coming touring bands.

"The joiners have helped me so much, it is nice to continue my journey with them," he said.

Calum is joined in his band by fellow local musicians, bassist Robbie Spencer, drummer George Walters, and Josh Betteridge, the ex-Wild Front guitarist who also helped the Sholing  singer record his debut record over the course of a year.

“We took about 50 tracks into the studio and ended up with the best ten and they are all brand new songs,” explained Calum.

“It has been an all-consuming process, so I am happy it is almost done, it feels a good end to a first chapter and means we can look forward to other things, including a tour next year.”

Daily Echo: Calum Lintott

Music and football fans may also have seen Calum performing at Victorious Festival in August and at St Mary’s, singing Fairy Tale of New York with Saints Brass, last December.

Calum hit the headlines in 2017 when he filled in at the last minute on the main stage at Common People on Southampton Common after rapper Nadia Rose was held-up in traffic. He also played at the opening of Southampton venue The Loft in 2018 and has appeared at Isle of Wight Festival.

Sunshine Moonshine will be available on all digital platforms, vinyl and CD from Friday. Calum Lintott, with support from Southampton’s Sugar Bang, Five Lines and Jamie Norton, headlines The 1865 on Saturday.

Tickets from joiners.vticket.co.uk