Carolyn Griffey is an American female soul vocalist, and member of the soul funk group Shalamar. She is the daughter of Carrie Lucas and Solar Records boss Dick Griffey, who worked with Don Cornelius in the television program, Soul Train.
Griffey grew up around The Whispers, Shalamar, Midnight Star, Dynasty, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and James Brown, who all appeared on Soul Train or who were signed to Solar Records.
In 1990 she was signed to Sony Records as part of the dance-pop duo called 'Absolute'. This group released one album, For All Seasons, in 1990. Their singles included "Cheap Shot" and "Gotta Lambada" and "This Moment In Time" both (from the movie soundtrack of Lambada.)
She has been the lead female vocalist of Shalamar since 2001. She appeared on ITV’s Hit Me, Baby, One More Time in 2005, and has been touring the world with the Howard Hewett and Jeffrey Daniel.
Griffey currently resides between Tennessee, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. 2018 will see the resurrection of the Solar Records label with Carrie Lucas, Carolyn Griffey and Lucas Griffey on the board of directors. They have appointed UK music industry PR entertainment agent and paralegal Jessie Tsang as CEO and head of A&R.
In October 2009, Griffey performed with Hewett and Daniel in Shalamar at London's O2 Arena. This prompted a return for a tour in the UK in April 2010. They have been an annual feature at London's O2 Arena every December since 2010. In 2014 Griffey appeared with Howard Hewett and Jeffrey Daniel for two Shalamar concerts at the Manchester Ritz and London O2.  . 2018 will see the resurrection of the Solar Records label with Carrie Lucas, Carolyn Griffey and Lucas Griffey on the board of directors. They have appointed UK music industry PR entertainment agent and paralegal Jessie Tsang as CEO and head of A&R.
- Carolyn Griffey on ITV's "Hit Me Baby One More Time" https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1930959/
- Carolyn Griffey in Blues and Soul Magazine http://www.bluesandsoul.com/news_item/508/shalamar_announce_april_dates__special_guests/
- Carolyn Griffey in Oxford City Local News http://www.citylocal.co.uk/Oxford/events-in-Oxford/Shalamar-with-Special-Guests-Kenny-Thomas-and-Steve-Brookstein-20203/
- Swindon Borough Council Website News "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-02-17. Retrieved 2010-04-15.
Carolyn Griffey in 'Absolute' http://www.discogs.com/Absolute-For-All-Seasons/release/428027