Carolynne at Live At ZedelWith a family of country music fanatics it was almost inevitable that country music would be in her blood. At the age of fourteen Carolynne joined and fronted a 5-piece country band called Sundown which toured the country circuit in the UK. At eighteen she left her family home in Leeds and headed for London to pursue a career as a singer-songwriter. In 2001 she signed her first publishing contract with BMG Music Publishing and took the first step in her professional song writing career.
During the next couple of years she spent time in Sweden writing and perfecting her country rock pop sound. As well as collaborating with some great songwriters she continued performing and touring with various artists such as Tony Christie and The Charlatans. This allowed Carolynne to develop her own style of performance which little did she know would catch the eyes and ears of Gary Barlow when she later appeared on X Factor live finals. "She is supremely talented and just oozes country" were Gary's words.
After the X Factor Carolynne decided she wanted to fulfil her dream and head to the heart and soul of country music, Nashville. During her five months in Arizona, Nashville and LA, she not only gigged her way around but spent time in a studio in Nashville with Grammy award winning songwriter Jeff Silbar who has penned songs for the Country Music elite such as Dolly Parton, Kenny Rodgers, Willie Nelson plus Fleetwood Mac, Sheena Easton and Gladys Knight. Jeff also wrote the Grammy Award winning "Wind Beneath My Wings".
See Carolynne perform her own, original music at Brasserie Zedel on 27 September.