About Caroline Spence
Canadian singer-songwriter, Caroline Spence, writes and performs music that is progressive folk-rock, with a twist of new wave, a twist of jazz & blues and a twist of pop. The lyrics are poetic, emotive and clever. The vocals are lush, deep and resonant and feature gothic and eclectic multiple harmonies. The set takes the listener on a journey of stories, told in the best folk-fusion style. The vocals go from light and airy to velvet, passionate and powerful. Intricate interplay between sweet-toned guitar sounds and dreamy orchestration from a myriad of instruments, create a unique musical tapestry.
“This music instantly brings up images of the Smiths meets the Cowboy Junkies. It is part sixties folk and part twenty-first century rural meets urban adventurism…” – Chris K., Pro Critic Radio
Caroline Spence and her band have consistently entertained audiences and captured their attention and respect by playing music that is lyrically strong and meaningful, with catchy arrangements, put together in an eclectic and interesting mix that has something for every listener. The band has an exciting and passionate stage presence and real rapport with each other. It is no wonder that this band won the Live Performance of the Year Award at the 2006 IMAs. They also were the regional winners of the Mazda Music Tour and were touted as ‘one of Canada’s top 12 alternative acts to watch’.
"...A prismatic and charismatic performer with many unique and important things to say." - Danica Nolan, Indiemark
The band has toured across Canada numerous times and has played many festivals and events, as well as showcasing at New Music West. The band have been honoured to share the stage with some of Canada's best folk and independent artists including Ember Swift, Melissa McLelland, T.Nile, Rae Spoon, Chris Belsito, and The Gruff. They also had the honour of opening for incomparable US artist, Melissa Ferrick on her Canadian tour at the Rainbow Theatre in Whistler.
"Reminding me of some of the great music that I've heard from the Projekt label...the female vocals/harmonies are especially great...definite ear candy... " - Tim MacAleese, Canadian Rawk Network
Their music has been played regularly on CBC and college radio. Their 6-song EP, 'hello' was produced by Michael Jack (Jann Arden, Bono, Rush, The Trews) & featured the song, 'Hey Gemini', which won the Great Canadian Talent Search sponsored by Canadian Musician Magazine. Caroline is currently working on an exciting new project set for release summer 2010.
"What a beautiful voice she has. It has depth..." - Pete McDonald, Peer - Garageband