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Artist Spotlight: Brenda Carsey
Biography
Brenda Carsey is a Los Angeles-based vocalist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. Carsey has been studying music and performing since the age of five, from choirs, orchestras, and marching bands to national anthem performances to rock, pop, folk, hip hop, and electronic groups, stage shows, and solo projects. Carsey delivers an engaging, energetic show, seamlessly mixing a unique blend of Alternative Soul and Progressive Pop. Carsey has an unmistakable sound that is modern and unique while some how simultaneously a retro call to eras gone by. Carsey plays both piano and guitar. She performs both solo and as a full band that ranges from a 4 piece to a 9 piece depending on the show. As a band, the group is led by songstress and keyboardist Brenda Carsey and grooved out by a rotating line-up of phenomenal musicians. Carsey’s Voice is, in a word, uninhibited, mixing a syrupy sweet sound with a beautiful darkness and a vocal range with a potential of virtuosity. She will stop you in your tracks with poetic lyrics, fluid melodies, engaging chords progressions, funky rhythms, and a voice filled with passion and soul.

This Los Angeles, CA based artist has played at heavy hitting music festival Lightning in a Bottle (2017) opening for The California Honeydrops and Orgone, Feed LA Festival (2016) opening for Daniel Lanois and Lantz Lazwell, and Echo Park Rising Festival (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)! Carsey has toured the entire Western US from San Diego to Seattle, to Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and also Nashville and New York. She has grooved and swooned on the stages of The Teragram Ballroom (opening for Chris Ayer), The Hotel Cafe (headlined), The Bootleg Theater (opening for Karmic), The Moroccan Lounge (co-headlining with Livingmore), The Satellite, Harvard & Stone (headlined + residency) and more.

Carsey's first full-length studio album Solitary Refinement dropped July 16th 2017. The album features the Awe and was engineered and co-produced by Brian Frederick of Hybrid Studios and Stacks FX, who has worked with names like DJ Quik, Whiz Khalifa, Isabella Summers (the Machine of Florence + the Machine), and the Backstreet Boys on their 20th anniversary record.
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