The Deli Magazine has listed Caleb Caming & The Heat as one of the top indie rock bands in the New York area. Even before its official release, Caleb Caming & The Heat’s debut EP Trashy has already been played internationally on both terrestrial and satellite radio, including several SiriusXM stations. The band has shared bills with Gary Clark Jr, Sheryl Crow and Suzanne Vega. Red Rock Magazine writes, "The band sounds great live, and that’s what sets this music apart from many." In late 2019, Caleb Caming & The Heat was selected to perform at Tarrytown Music Hall's Rock The Hall, a showcase for noteworthy up-and-coming bands in the New York tri-state area.
In 2019, after several years of performing blues, country and rock around NYC, Caleb decided to cultivate an edgier, more modern and aggressive sound, and towards that end bassist Devlin McDermott and drummer Bryan Framhein were asked to join Caleb and create Caleb Caming & The Heat. The band then posted a few demos of their new sound online and very soon was fielding unsolicited requests to perform at various venues in New York City.