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Carol C

Carol C, the Singer:

With a musical style the Los Angeles Times described as “edgier than Sade, but more accessible than Everything But The Girl”, Carol C helped her band Si*Sé gain the attention of David Byrne of Talking Heads back in 2001. He quickly signed them to his Luaka Bop label and took them along as his opener on the Look Into The Eyeball world tour.

Already established in NYC’s music scene as a globetrotting drum & bass DJ and party promoter since before the band’s inception, the success of Si*Sé made Carol C’s vocals, songwriting, and impeccable ear for production high in demand. Collaborations with David Byrne, Thievery Corporation, The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Federico Aubele, and The Jungle Brothers, soon followed. Her work with Nickodemus of the popular Turntables On The Hudson parties yielded “Cleopatra In New York”, a huge favorite of chill out, lounge, and world music compilations worldwide.

 

Though her work with Si*Sé continues, Carol’s solo performance gives audiences a chance to experience something different. A collection of brand new originals, reworked favorites from her diverse body of work, and a few covers will be brought to life in Carol C’s own unique vocal style. Her debut solo album produced by Justin Filmer, mixed by Mario Mcnulty (one of David Bowie's right hand men), and mastered by Bob Power, was released summer of 2019. In 2020 she released the tuareg blues influenced single "De La" as well as "Footsteps"with artist Gitkin on Wonderwheel Recordings. She most recently released "Paradise" with Pimps of Joytime and a new single "Tesoro" with Gitkin in 2023.

 

She currently resides in New Orleans and tours as a DJ and one of the lead singers of Brooklyn born band, Pimps of Joytime on Regime Records and Gitkin on Antifragile Music. With Pimps of Joytime she had the honor of touring with George Clinton and Parliament Funk in summer of 2022 and with Gitkin she had the great opportunity to open for Steel Pulse at House of Blues New Orleans, earlier this year.

 

“Carol C is like a modern-day Elysian goddess, wooing and wailing over atmospheric electronic vibes.” — CMJ

 

“Her combination of passion and softness and her tranquil poetry—which flows as if heated by an internal, inquisitive burning—make[s] the heart melt.” — XLR8R

Carol C, the DJ:

As a little girl Carol C spent many hours playing with her portable record player. She loved watching records spin. She also loved making mixtapes of her favorite music that played on the radio. Introduced to the world of DJ’ing by her older brother, she spent years admiring his record collection and staring at his Technics 1200’s. After college she went on to become a Drum & Bass DJ and later became a resident DJ at Direct Drive as well as Turntables on the Hudson.

 

She held a five-year residency at both the Soho and Tribeca Grand Hotels in NYC. She also held a one-year residency at Millesime in the Carlton Hotel (NY) and a one-year residency at the W Hotel Downtown.

 

She has DJ’ed special events for clients such as Calvin Klein, Ann Taylor, Diane Von Furstenberg, Levi’s, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora, Rimmel London, Conde Nast, Trace Magazine, BIG Magazine, and NY Festivals.

 

Carol has played at places such as Lotus, Boulevard, Highline Ballroom, Irving Plaza, Bowery Ballroom, Water Taxi Beach, The Frying Pan, S.O.B's, Bar 13, Cielo, Marquee, Bed, Paradou, APT, The Delano Hotel (Miami), The Standard Hotel (SF), Hotel Vitale (SF), Zanzibar (LA), The Conga Room (LA), and The House of Blues (LA) to name a few.

 

She has DJ’ed for crowds all over the U.S. as well as in London, Vienna, Reykjavik, Copenhagen, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Venezuela, Brazil, Toronto, and Montreal.

She currently resides in New Orleans and tours as a DJ and one of the singers of Brooklyn band, Pimps of Joytime on Regime Records. They had the honor of touring with George Clinton and Parliament Funk in summer of 2022.

 

“Singer/DJ Carol C’s voice evokes a sophisticated sensuality.” — Giant Step   

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