Carly Binding

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Carly Binding
Birth name Carly Binding
Born (1978-02-02) February 2, 1978 (age 39)
Origin Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Genres Pop
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Associated acts TrueBliss

Carly Binding (born 2 February 1978) is a New Zealand pop singer-songwriter, and former member of the girl group TrueBliss. In 2000 she left the group, citing personal differences, and decided to pursue a solo career. Her debut solo album Passenger peaked at #6 on the New Zealand album charts and went gold. It was also released in Australia, where Binding has since toured extensively.

She was born and raised in the city of Tauranga.

Her second album So Radiate was released on 3 July 2006. Supporting this album, she undertook a tour of New Zealand with fellow singer-songwriter Donald Reid.

In 2007, Binding was invited to play at the music festival SXSW which is held in Austin, Texas each year. This led to her spending a further four months in the US playing regular shows at venues on the Sunset Strip and surrounding areas in Los Angeles.

Carly's father, Wellesley Binding, is a New Zealand painter.

From 2009 to 2015, Blinding was in a relationship with former Kiwi league player Matthew Ridge. In November 2010, the couple had a son,[1] London Luca Ridge. The couple separated in 2014 and Binding confirmed the split in February 2015.[2]

In 2012 Binding appeared on the Auckland musical theatre scene.[3]


With TrueBliss[edit]

For a more comprehensive list, see TrueBliss.
  • Dream (1999) Columbia


Year Title Details Peak chart
2003 Passenger
  • Released: 12 June 2003
  • Rereleased: 18 November 2003
  • Label: Festival Mushroom Records
  • Catalogue: 336182
2006 So Radiate
  • Released: 14 November 2005
  • Label: Festival Mushroom Records
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2002 "Alright With Me (Taking It Easy)" 10 Passenger
"We Kissed" 7
2003 "Love Will Save Me" 18
"This Is It" 12
2006 "I See the World" So Radiate
"So Radiate"
2007 "My Satellite"
2008 "Tears"
(Boh Runga & Carly Binding)
Non-album single
2015 "Team, Ball, Player, Thing"
(#KiwisCureBatten featuring Lorde, Kimbra, Brooke Fraser, et al.)
Non-album single
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


  1. ^ Glucina, Rachel (17 November 2010). "Matthew Ridge welcomes new son". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Spy: Matthew Ridge, Carly Binding call it quits". NZ Herald. NZMA. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Matthew Ridge didn't watch The Ridges - Entertainment - NZ Herald News". The New Zealand Herald. 29 October 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "CARLY BINDING IN NEW ZEALAND CHARTS". Archived from the original on 4 March 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Gold and platinum New Zealand albums to 2013". Te Ara. Encyclopedia of NZ. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 

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