Carla Werner

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Carla Werner
Birth name Carla Werner
Born New Zealand
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Website www.carlawerner.com

Carla Werner is a singer and songwriter from New Zealand who began her music career at age 11.

Her first major record deal was in 2002 with Columbia Records,[1] Sony Music (New York, USA) and was followed by the release of her debut album Departure in 2003. To date, Carla has worked with producers, writers, musicians, and DJ's all over the world including producers Ken Nelson (Coldplay)[2] and Carmen Rizzo (Paul Oakenfold);[3] collaborations with songwriters Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette's "Jagged Little Pill") and UK DJ Paul Oakenfold,[3] providing vocals and lyrics for the hit song "Southern Sun" which reached number one in the UK Dance Charts,[citation needed] prompting a performance on the (now defunct) "Top of the Pops" in 2004.[4] With compositions appearing in film and television, including the Michael Stipe (R.E.M.) produced film Saved!, and what Sputnik calls "an extensive touring backlog with artists such as The Pretenders, Damien Rice, The Jayhawks, Howie Day, as well as special guest performer at the Jeff Buckley Tributes with artists Ed Harcourt and Jamie Cullum in London and Ireland in 2004",[4] Carla has become an internationally acclaimed vocalist, writer and performer.[5][citation needed] Developing her own label OfOne Music in 2005, and releasing the first independent project from that label in 2006 with Pure Things in Wild Places. "My Lover's Ghost" was released in 2010.

While she has been compared to female singers such as Mazzy Star's Hope Sandoval,[6] Heather Nova,[7] and Margo Timmins of Cowboy Junkies,[8] it is Jeff Buckley who is most frequently mentioned by reviewers.[4][7][9][10]

Carla is now based in Los Angeles. As well as pioneering her own unique sound, she regularly frequents the collaboration world, more recently teaming up with UK DJ's Loverush UK! for the release of "Give Me Your Love".

Selected discography[edit]

  • Carla Werner (1998)
  1. "Enough"
  2. "Momentarily"
  3. "Piccolo Song"
  4. "Good Lately"
  5. "Duck Egg Blue"
  6. "Kissing My Way"
  7. "Something Beautiful"
  8. "They Do"
  9. "Untitled"
  • Departure (2003)
  1. "Heaven Is a Word"
  2. "Wanderlust"
  3. "Under"
  4. "Love You Out"
  5. "Enough"
  6. "Departure"
  7. "Like Mercury"
  8. "Crimson + Gold"
  9. "Make It Up"
  10. "Even a River"
  11. "Iodine Red"
  • Pure Things In Wild Places (2006)
  1. "Driftwood"
  2. "Into The Night"
  3. "Ghost Road"
  4. "June"
  5. "For The Moon"
  6. "Edge Of Joy"
  7. "Dovetails"
  8. "Love Come Down"
  9. "Ships"
  10. "Space"
  • My Lover's Ghost (2010)
  1. "Second Best"
  2. "Free"
  3. "My Lover's Ghost"
  4. "Something"
  5. "You Can Follow Me"
  6. "Shine"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Carla Werner Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Horowitz, Hal. "Departure - Carla Werner". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Carla Werner - Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "Carla Werner reviews, music, news". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Medsker, David (2003-08-12). "Carla Werner Departure Don't let the acoustic...". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Carla Werner - Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  7. ^ a b Cinquemani, Sal (2003-08-01). "Carla Werner: Departure | Music Review". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "Departure CD by Carla Werner". DailyOM. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  9. ^ Bronstein, Lynne. "Carla Werner - : Rising Stars". One Way Magazine. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "Carla Werner - New Zealand Musicians & Bands". New Zealand Music at muzic.net.nz. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 

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