Carrie Mac hails from the picturesque, historical city of Edinburgh, Scotland, and even though she is only in her twenties, her voice is a timeless wonder. She first came to the attention of the music scene when she won Radio Forth’s One To Watch Award, after performing an acoustic arrangement in 2008.
When I first got introduced to this wonderful, Scottish talent, I was sitting at X Factor Winner Alexandra Burke’s Debut tour, All Night Long. During this tour, Carrie got to showcase her talent to thousands of curious and eager fans over 35 dates from 14th January 2011 to 14th August 2011.
As I peered onto the Bord Gais Energy Theatre stage; in Dublin, the lights dimmed and from the darkness, a beautiful, soft, ethereal voice could be heard. Carrie greeted the crowd with great enthusiasm and respect, and immediately the concert goers embraced her, and warmed her lovable nature.
But how about the music? That’s what we were there for…right? Well, what can I say? As soon as she sang her opening track “Hello,” as a special introduction to her Irish audience, she had the concert goers entranced.
As the concert progressed, Carrie Mac showcased her incredible array of songs; blending both soft ballads and upbeat stylish songs into her set.
Not only does Carrie have an unforgettable voice…she has a fantastic, vibrant personality to match.
After I left the concert 4 years ago, I became a life-long fan of this girl’s breath-taking, musical abilities.
Since then, Carrie Mac has went on to release her first UK single “Til I See You Again,” which got people hooked the minute it hit the radio. She soon released her first album in January 2012, called “Believe,” which I must say is a personal favourite of mine. Every song on the album, you will fall in love with. It’s the perfect track list to sail down the road with the top down and sing at the top of your lungs, and at the same time, it has some beautiful ballads that is ideal for relaxing after a hard days work.
In 2012, 2014 and 2015 she released follow up EP’s named “Everywhere,” “Elsewhere Eyes,” and “Love Curse,” respectively. Each one of them showed us not only an extended glimpse of Carrie’s prowess, but a completely type of music genre each time. This quality can be quite hard to come by in today’s music and entertainment industry, which ultimately shows that she is the type artist that can put her hand to anything and successfully leave her mark upon a song; but most importantly, upon you.
Although Carrie is known for writing all her own songs, she has proven herself to be quite the professional at bringing new life to songs by other artists, when performing covers like Erasure’s “A Little Respect” and the extremely popular “Everywhere” by Fleetwood Mac.
After performing to the masses at The Fringe Festival in Edinburgh for 5 shows in August of this year, who knows where you may see Carrie next? So if I have not convinced you so far, maybe you simply need to listen to her voice. You will know what I mean, when you do so.
But until then, you can keep up to date with her music news and tour dates via her website : http://carriemacmusic.com
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