What makes a great artist a great musician? A blend of talent and charisma. a boatload of natural musical ability mixed with go-to-sound. Meet a first rate example of a great artist and musician - Carol J. Plunk
Born with music in her blood and rock in her soul, Carol explored her musical talent early by joining in, self taught, on bluegrass jam sessions. At fifteen, she formed her first band, "Revelation," which performed locally and won several competitions.
In 1994, Carol and a former Revelation band mate combined their talents into a female duo known as "The Belle Curves." After releasing a self titled CD in 1995, The Belle Curves hit the road performing in nightclubs across the U. S. and sold thousands of CD's that have become collector's items.
With more talent than the twosome could contain, Carol broke out of the duo in 1996. She has since released seven independent CD's, all of which received notable airplay from radio stations as well as were featured in several magazines and publications.
Her sound is all her own, and her cult following demonstrates just how broad her music's appeal is. A native of Tennessee, Carol has made a name for herself in Memphis, the birthplace of rock and roll. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences presented Carol with the 2000 Premier Player "Newcomer of the Year" award, and she was a nominee in the 2002 "Female Vocalist of the Year" category.
Breaking into more national markets, in September 2002 she performed on the Food Network program, "Food Nation with Bobby Flay." The program originally aired in February 2003 for more than 20 million viewers across the nation, and the show's soundtrack featured music from her 2001 CD release titled, "A Piece of Me" throughout the entire show.
Notable performances include the 1996 Summer Olympics, Invasion of the GoGirls SXSW Showcase in Austin, TX and the Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival attended by 175,000 people.
What makes a great rock star? Check out Carol Plunk, and find out!
Carol Plunk - lead vocals, electric and acoustic guitar
Band available upon request.
CAROL PLUNK CD RELEASES
"The Belle Curves" 1995
"Carol Plunk" 1996
"Plunk This!" 1998
"A Piece of Me" 2001
"Plunk Live!" 2003
"Live At One More" (live acoustic) 2004
"Wanna Get Plunked?" 2005
"Odds and Ends 1995 - 2007"
"GoGirlsMusicFest 2001 and 2002"
SBS Records "Indie Music Sampler" Vol. 4
"The Memphis Belles past, present, & future"
". . fire hot vocals and bolt lightening guitar playing . ."
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Carol Plunk – “Wanna Get Plunked?” – This Tennessee native was born a rocker. With fire hot vocals a...Carol Plunk – “Wanna Get Plunked?” – This Tennessee native was born a rocker. With fire hot vocals and bolt lightening guitar playing, you would honestly think you could smell the smoke rising from her guitar. The intense, bold flavor this CD holds will please any rock fan. She has everything from the devastating pain felt in heartbreak to the joy of finding a newfound love. The whole CD is filled with a diverse sound, proving that this hard-core rocker can approach music from any angle. She adds in a bit of country tang to songs like “Race Horse” but then has the ability to switch gears on the track in songs like “Closer” where she slows it down in this beautiful love song. Yes, you definitely want to get “Plunked” with Carol’s latest release!
CHT Pick: "Down" Reviewed by Heather Corcoran
Artist website: www.carolplunk.com
"Carol Plunk posses a special magic. . ."
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"Carol Plunk posses a special magic that is rare in the music business these days. She pours her he..."Carol Plunk posses a special magic that is rare in the music business these days. She pours her heart and soul into her latest released, "Wanna Get Plunked?", dispensing out energy that is reminiscent of early Melissa Etheridge. What makes this CD a stand out is Plunk's powerful lyrics side by side with great music that you can listen to over and over for hours.
Madalyn Sklar, founder
"You are a can't miss. . ."
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"Your work certainly stands out from the crowd! We get MANY submissions and carefully screen our ar..."Your work certainly stands out from the crowd! We get MANY submissions and carefully screen our artists that we feature. We were quite impressed with the material offered. We love your work! Keep the faith, you are a "can't miss."
". . .on their feet. . ."
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"Plunk in particular is not to be missed. She's the one you really, really want to see. She was in..."Plunk in particular is not to be missed. She's the one you really, really want to see. She was in town this past June, and it was her first time in Houston, and she had the crowd on their feet in front of the stage for the whole set. It was pretty amazing."
John Nova Lomax
The Houston Press
". . .a rock star. . ."
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"This passionate performer is a star. Carol is such an inspiring and accomplished guitar player, yo..."This passionate performer is a star. Carol is such an inspiring and accomplished guitar player, you just have to see and hear her to believe how good she is. Heart and soul are what Carol Plunk puts into every note that she whispers or roars during her sets. This girl is a rock star waiting to happen."
I have 8 independent CD's, so I have lots of original music that I love to play live. In the event that I am booked for a club that would rather hear cover tunes, below is a partial list of what you might hear.
Partial Cover Song List
1. Another Saturday Night, Sam Cooke
2. Brown Eyed Girl, Van Morrison
3. Careless Whisper, Wham (George Michael)
4. Closer To Fine, Indigo Girls
5. Come To My Window, Melissa Etheridge
6. Cowboy Take Me Away, Dixie Chicks
7. Dancing Queen, ABBA
8. Dear Mr. President, Pink
9. Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me, Elton John
10. Everyday Is A Winding Road, Sheryl Crow
11. Feel Like Making Love, Bad Company
12. Get It On (Bang A Gong), T. Rex
13. Gimme One Reason, Tracy Chapman
14. Here Comes The Rain Again, Eurythmics
15. Highway To Hell, AC/DC
16. Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Pat Benetar
17. Home Sweet Home, Motley Crue
18. I Hate Myself For Loving You, Joan Jet
19. If I Could Turn Back Time, Cher
20. In The Name Of Love, U2
21. In Your Room, The Bangles
22. Joey, Concrete Blonde
23. Landslide, Stevie Nicks
24. Living On A Prayer, Bon Jovi
25. Make You A Believer, Sass Jordan
26. Me and Bobby McGee, Janis Joplin
27. Missing, Everything But The Girl
28. Mustang Sally, Wilson Pickett
29. Proud Mary, Tina Turner
30. Shook Me All Night Long, AC/DC
31. Something To Talk About, Bonnie Raitt
32. Son of a Preacher Man, Dusty Springfield
33. Summer of 69, Bryan Adams
34. Sweet Child O Mine, Guns n Roses
35. Sweet Home Alabama, Lynard Skynard
36. Take It On The Run, REO Speedwagon
37. The Warrior, Scandal
38. These Boots Are Made For Walking, Nancy Sinatra
39. Time of Your Life, Greenday
40. Walking On Sushine, Katrina and the Waves
41. We Just Disagree, Dave Mason
42. What’s Up, 4 Non Blondes
43. Without You, Hinder
44. Your Love, The Outfield
45. Zombie, The Cranberries
There are no upcoming dates at this time.