Originally from Vermont, Elle Carpenter has been singing as long as she’s been walking. She spent significant childhood years touring around the country with four siblings and her mother, performing and doing workshops at folk festivals, schools and other events. At age 6 she recorded her first record as one of the "Wee-bops" in Central Vermont. Soon afterwards she recorded again with a group called the Fiddleheads. From age 10 to 16 Elle toured with world/folk music group Village Harmony, traveling around the USA, UK, Canada, Denmark and Germany. As she grew up she branched off more towards rock and pop but will always hold folk very close to her heart. In 2009 (after recording her first solo album) she was flown to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to perform at the White Palace Convention Center for a month.
She writes about life experiences – what she is living through or witnessing at the moment, and lives through honesty in words.
Jeremy Bieber - Lead Guitar
Elle Carpenter - Guitar, Piano, Lead Vox
Elisabeth Carpenter - Piano, Acoustic Guitar, BU Vox
The first album (titled after 2nd track "The Best") was released in hard copy and online (stores include Itunes USA UK Australia Canada Mexico Japan, Amazon mp3, La La, Amie St, Shockholm, Emusic, Napster, Limewire, and Myspace music on June 27, 2009 with a concert and party at the Cabana Club in Hollywood. "Before it's Over" was released as a single Feb. 21, 2010 and "Never Again" was released April 1, 2010. "One Step Away" was released July 1, 2010. WGDR radio station in Plainfield, VT plays Elle's music on a weekly basis - also available on Jango Airplay and Free Radio Vermont. New album "With Open Hands" was released November 12, 2011 at the Piano Bar in Hollywood, CA and worldwide in online stores. New single "Solo quiero tu amor" recently released on itunes.
02 Want U To Know
To Be A Girl
Never again/Don't tell me (Acoustic)
Tell me you're lucky
02 My Way
With Open Hands
"The Cabana Club in Hollywood presented music lovers with a new treat as Elle Carpenter released her debut album, The Best."
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"The Cabana Club in Hollywood presented music lovers with a new treat as Elle Carpenter released her..."The Cabana Club in Hollywood presented music lovers with a new treat as Elle Carpenter released her debut album, The Best."
Elle Carpenter, 'The Best'
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"She pulls it off as well as most who currently dominate commercial airwaves in similar veins. And, ..."She pulls it off as well as most who currently dominate commercial airwaves in similar veins. And, hey, the kids seem to dig it. Carpenter makes numerous stylistic jumps throughout the record — albeit all within the pop-rock idiom. And to her credit, “Elle” — all pop divas must have a one-name pseudo-pseudonym, right? — seems comfortable in most all of them, from the rap-rock thing to more conventional power balladry (“It’s Okay (to Know You)”) and straight-ahead rock (“Return,” “The Ones”). That versatility could serve her well, should she ever attract the attention of a Tommy Mottola type. And I, for one, wouldn’t bet against it."
Elle: U-32 grad returns as rock singer-songwriter
Fear and Lounging
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?"Elle Carpenter reminds us of a high-pitched male vocalist in a pop-punk band -- but in a good way....?"Elle Carpenter reminds us of a high-pitched male vocalist in a pop-punk band -- but in a good way. It's all in her inflection -- and a set of pipes built for belting. The Vermont-turned-Californian's songs are almost equally divided between soft, acoustic coffee shop tunes and electric pop rock. Carpenter's approach to her lyrics and switching up her tone makes it clear none of the songs are by accident."
Music: Rock/Pop (Elle Carpenter)
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"Elle's music has sharpened from child star folkie to wisened rocker in the vein of her heroes: Joni..."Elle's music has sharpened from child star folkie to wisened rocker in the vein of her heroes: Joni, Bob, and Dar Williams."
This is our most recent LOS ANGELES set list.
5)Tell me you're lucky
7)It's okay (to know you)
9)Gonna Be Free
This is our most recent set list. "Gonna be free", "Stay" and "Wake Up" are not on first album (released June 27, 2009) and that is because we are ALWAYS WRITING; always incorporating the new with the old.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.