"England enjoys a great new voice; Carly is worth the four Beatles all by herself. She composes sentimental ballads, music and words, that she sings with a great refinement of nuances, subtle vocal variations and an exquisite sensitivity, accompanying herself with the piano or guitar. Carly is cheerful and smiley, if her charm remains demure, her poignant voice, with little husky accents, is fascinating with emotional intensity, locating her between Barbara and Diana Krall. It immediately takes your heart and won't let you go. The most endearing is an evidence, a modesty and a sincerity that are joined to an immense but delicate tenderness. Carly promises "A pocketful of rye" (title of her CD) but gives a harvest of love. Here no stereotypes; Carly seems to improvise, but no, everything is skilfully composed. Nevertheless, Carly is friendly, simple, open, fresh with her great youth." Le Post
Ani Difranco, Ben Taylor, Joan as PoliceWomen and Tinarewen have all been mesmerized by Carly as she worked the crowd in her support slot for them; her natural ability to captivate an audience and relentless gigging experience ensure she is first port of call with top venue promoters.
The last 12 months have seen Carly placed on iTunes essential albums, turn down two label offers, join forces with a booking agent and promoters, collaborate with songwriters from Asia for international releases, and gig across Europe both solo and with her band in venues ranging in capacity from tens to thousands. Comparing Carly Bryant to other musicians has always proved somewhat of a prickly pear...her songs encompass notes of folk, French jazz, Chopin-esque piano, and Tarantino surf-noir, but amidst this lies the distinct vocals and musical style which has made Carly revered by all who have heard her.
"On top of her technical ability as a musician and vocalist, Carly Bryant has that extra special something I've always equated with magic."
Taxi (The world's leading A&R company)
“…mesmerizing…Carly Bryant is the daughter of Dylan, Cohen, Vega and Difranco…” Le Post, France
"…Adele, Duffy, Kate Nash, and now, CARLY BRYANT" DIVA 08
"…A real star in waiting" The Argus
"Carly's voice has an uncommon depth and her lyrics range from the tender to the ironic. You must catch her!" ONE EIGHTY NEWS
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Photograph by Eduardo Florez