““Canadian singer song writer Carolyn Harley, sings songs straight from the heart. Songs full of warmth and integrity. Something we all need more of these days”. Mike Ganley “The Cooked Road” Swindon 105.5 Wessex England ” - Mike Ganley
Carolyn Harley is a
who loves being on stage and interacting with her audience. She believes in writing songs that matter and songs that connect.
Whenever Carolyn is on stage her objective is always to connect with people.
Carolyn has spent a career of study and effort to create a body of work that is well crafted, varied, entertaining and thought provoking.
Her songs have been recorded by a wide variety of artists including Cajun, bluegrass, roots and classic country artists.
Through the years of writing, Carolyn has crafted her songs and her voice to fit different song styles and moods. As a result Carolyn has developed a versatile voice that is strong in the lower register when she is singing her blues, rock-a-billy or swing tunes. Other songs require a true higher range to fit her folk, jazz, bluegrass or pop songs.
Carolyn’s voice has often been likened to Patsy Cline, but also to Alison Krauss, Bonnie Raitt and Mary Travers depending on the style of song. This makes for an interesting concert that constantly draws the audience back to full attention.
Using a catalogue of over 500 original songs, Carolyn creates her set lists with a wide variety of up-tempo songs interspersed with ballads and poignant story songs.
Whether performing for a dance; a festival; a concert or for a house concert Carolyn was always looking to give the audience variety, humour, and insight into life. Invariably during the course of a concert there would be laughter, tears, heads nodding in agreement and toes tapping in time.
People would go home with a bounce in their step and a sense of renewed energy.
Today, during the shut down of the pandemic Carolyn is presenting a weekly one hour show on facebook Live called THE LATE BLOOMER SHOW. The show is theme based and is all original songs from Carolyn's own song book which she lovingly refers to as her book of bones!
Take an exceptional songwriter who can write in a wide variety of styles; add in a beautiful voice that causes people to say "I could listen to you sing all night!" and finally add in a sense of humour and an engaging stage presence with solid guitar work and you end up with a recipe for an engaging, thoughtful and uplifting concert of original music.
“I love your songwriting!! I know exactly what each song is about and I can relate!”
These are comments made over and over again about her powerful songwriting and voice.
"I could listen to you sing all night!"
Put these two elements together and you have an artist who can take an audience on an emotional musical ride that keeps them involved and enthused.
People go home with a bounce in their step and a sense of renewed energy.
Time and dedication have brought Carolyn to the point in her career where the various elements of being an entertainer have come together to create the complete package.