“I miss you. I love you. I wish I was with you and not dreaming alone tonight.” Caleb Lovely
“Those are the exact words from a text I sent my girlfriend who was away at college. Later when I saw the text I thought they would make good lyrics, so I put them in a new song called Together.”
They’re not the type of lyrics you would expect to hear from an artist in a blue collar town like Pittsburgh... Pa, but that’s how Caleb Lovely writes songs. They come from his heart, spontaneously and fueled by emotion. Instead of keeping his thoughts to himself or writing them in a journal, he picks up his guitar and writes songs for all to hear. They connect with his audience because they are sincere and believable, honest and true, relatable and intimate and incredibly catchy. His songs break down the barrier between artist and audience.
From birth it was clear music would be a huge part of Caleb’s life. He grew up in a musical household, both of his parents were singers who met while performing with Tops In Blue in the Air Force. His father later became a back up singer for Natalie Cole. But singing wasn’t enough for Caleb, not after he saw a Gibson Les Paul Gold Top being played magnificently in a music video. He knew at that moment that he was destined to be a guitar player and share his songs with the world. The next day was Caleb’s 12th birthday and there among his other presents was a gift from his father...his first electric guitar.
Caleb quickly began to teach himself how to play guitar and spent his high school years in Pittsburgh dedicated to becoming a better player, writing songs and learning to play bass, drums and piano. After graduation he focussed on music full time, playing live shows as an acoustic solo act and with his trio that he formed with high school friend Cameron Marburger on bass. They quickly developed a strong fan base and began headlining regularly around the Pittsburgh area and at other venues in the region. They’ve also opened for artists like Marc Broussard, Edwin McCain, Dashboard Confessional, Tyrone Wells, Rooney and Hanson.
During the 2010 summer Caleb was invited to play acoustic solo shows on the Van’s Warped Tour. While on tour he was writing new songs that would be included on his solo E.P. a few months later. He also released official music videos for two songs from the E.P. “Stay” and Call Me” with each garnering over 65,000 views on his YouTube channel. The videos on his channel have been viewed over 975,000 times already and have led to Caleb developing a national and international fan base with fans as far away as Australia.
In April 2011 Caleb, Cam and new drummer Pete Wilson entered the recording studio with producer Rick Beato (NeedtoBreathe, Shinedown, Jump Little Children) to begin work on new songs that will become the band’s first full length release.