Caro Emerald | World Hunger Day 2012
We are pleased to announce that Caro Emerald will be joining us for World Hunger Day 2012 Celebrations 28 May. Book Tickets | Royal Albert Hall
Caro Emerald’s Biography
Occasionally a performer comes along who delivers the whole package. With her lyrical tales of moonlit romance and music Caro Emerald embodies the style and pizzazz of a more attractive age and her sound has swept Europe off its feet and onto the dancefloor.
Caro Emerald’s debut album ‘Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor’ is certified Platinum by the IFPI for a million sales across Europe. In her homeland of Holland, Caro is officially a record breaker – ‘Deleted Scenes’ spent over 30 weeks at the top of the album chart, replacing the previous record which had been set by Michael Jackson’s landmark ‘Thriller’ album. Throughout Europe the album has now been certified platinum in the UK and Germany, triple platinum in Poland and six times platinum in Holland.
As with so many tales of success, the rise of Caro Emerald is a beautiful case of serendipity, of being the right talent in the right place at the right time. Working as a session singer, vocal coach and live artist in Amsterdam, Caro was asked by Canadian songwriter Vince Degiorgio and Dutch producers David Schreurs and Jan van Wieringen to supply vocal on a demo they had written for a Japanese act. On recording the song Caro realised she had found the sound she had been looking for, one that combined her love of films from the 40s and 50s with a more contemporary feel. The song was ‘Back It Up’, and it would become Caro’s debut single and signature once a live performance on local Dutch TV found its way onto the internet.
‘Back It Up’, with its feisty, sassy, Xylophone-infused Americano sound and inventive contemporary production, became the template for the album Caro and the team wanted to record. ‘Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor’ swaps post-millennial life for a more exotic world filled with players, card sharks, glitz and glamour, where romance and intrigue looms large. Effortlessly drawing its musical cues from cinematic pop, salsa, samba, swing, infectious mambo and ballroom jazz, each song on the album sparkles with modern-day vigour and chic sophistication. Throughout it all, the album is conducted by a natural star who embodies the beauty and class of the vintage Hollywood pin-ups while remaining a resolutely modern phenomenon.
Throughout 2011 Caro’s story spread across Europe. In Britain the album spent nine weeks in the top 10 and Caro performed on prestigious TV shows including Jools Holland’s Hootenanny, Strictly Come Dancing and BBC’s Children In Need. The music became a permanent fixture on the airwaves with Radio 2 adding all five singles to the A List and making the record Album Of The week and leading to a nomination for Independent Breakthrough of the Year at the AIM Awards. Caro performed an astonishing set in London’s Hyde Park and played a sold out UK tour in March 2012. Caro has also dominated the German music scene, and recently picked the prestigious ‘Golden Camera Award’ for Best International Music Artist and an Echo Awards for ‘Best Newcomer’, while she was also in the running for a Swiss Music Award (Best Breaking Act International).
‘Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor’ is the sound of swapped glances across a crowded dancefloor. It’s the sound of a party that begins late and carries on until the sun rises. It’s an album full of songs about dancing, flirting and declarations of independence. Smouldering, charismatic and with an appealingly aesthetic eye for presentation, Caro Emerald is a truly original pop star.
Caro Emerald & World Hunger Day
We are absolutely delighted that Caro Emerald will perform as part of World Hunger Day 2012 celebrations at the Royal Albert Hall.
The World Hunger Day Concert, 28 May will be led by legendary singer and UN FAO Ambassador, Dionne Warwick and will also feature the full orchestra of Southbank Sinfonia.
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