A Girl I Know

A Girl I Know

 Los Angeles, California, USA
SoloPopIndie

A cross between Liz Phair and Arcade Fire with a splash of Phil Spector. Spirited vocals with bright instrumentation.

"..an alluring female vocal that takes no prisoners…and you’re hooked. With catchy style and infectious joy--if you’re not smiling by the end of this song, we know you have no soul."

Biography

A Girl I Know is a 60’s inspired pop band fronted by singer-songwriter/actor Carolina Hoyos. As an actor, Carolina is often typecast as the musician and/or homeless streetwise girl, often featuring her own music and weathered clothing from her life on the road. But this type of casting is rooted in some truth, as she has certainly paid her dues. Over the years, she has shared the stage with Eddie Van Halen, Ryan Adams, and members of Guns N’ Roses. With her new single, “The Sun,” she strikes right at the heart of pop, folk, even doo-wop songwriting gold. With such a mix and glowing disposition, it’s only appropriate that her new video is unabashedly vibrant!

Her diverse skill set and comfort in front of the camera has landed her starring roles in the Jason Brown Lewis sitcom pilot “The Gym” alongside Quinton Aaron of “The Blind Side” and Native American LGBT family drama “Polar Sun” by Katie Doane Avery. She’s also made cameos on “Gene Simmons: Family Jewels” and Pharrell Williams’s music video for Oscar-Nominated song “Happy” from “Despicable Me 2”.

This seamless balance of music and acting has paid off for A Girl I Know as well. Her song “I’ll Find the Time” is featured in the film “Bruising For Besos” and hip-hop collaboration “The Difference” with Mr Ra and DJ Caspr is featured alongside Justin Timberlake and 50 Cent on the Zoo York E.S.T. 4.0 skate video soundtrack. Another single, “Bang Bang Bang”, features Jeremiah Bitsui who played Victor in the groundbreaking series “Breaking Bad”. 

Lyrics

When the Song Begins

Written By: Carolina Hoyos & Ken Franklin

I never felt right under the street light
that burns the sky bright over these hands of blue
try to push right through

My body's frozen with over a dozen
hesitations that come from the wind within
when the song begins

when it turns to black
let's bring the record back
spin it once again
never let it end
don't every say that it's over and done
when the song begins

When the firelight dances swiftly
to the beat of a morning running sun
what's it running from
he waits for the crash of thunder
to stand apart and take me under
when the song begins

when it turns to black
let's bring the record back
spin it once again
never let it end

There's so many I have known
that have went and passed away
it don't make me none too sad
cause there's a place they'll always stay
no one ever told her that her life was gonna end
but I can still hear her singing
when the song begins

I wanna be me I thought it was easy
I'm rolling back I'm rolling forward
you just can't come tame this heart
when the song begins
I'm so much older than I ever told ya
but it would take a thousand years to
stop the beat of this heart
when the song begins

when it turns to black
let's bring the record back
spin it once again
never let it end
don't ever say that it's over and done
when the song begins

Bang Bang Bang (featuring Jeremiah Bitsui)

Written By: Carolina Hoyos & Ken Franklin

Ya feel the beat
makes me wanna dance
when the music plays
just give me the chance

Crazy crazy crazy crazy crazy
what am I gonna do
Baby baby baby baby baby
come on home come on now dance to the noise
Bang Bang Bang

Move to the groove
all across the floor
I feel your body wanting
more more more more more

Crazy crazy crazy crazy crazy
what am I gonna do
Baby baby baby baby baby
come on home just come on dance to the beat
Bang Bang Bang

we don't stop until you don't stop
until we don't stop until it's just like this
and if gets explicit we can kick it and kiss it all goodbye
just you and I, Bonnie and Clyde
I'm your king and you're my queen
in this hustle and hustle and bustle
just doin our damn thing
Two Birds two steppin on the dance floor
everybody callin out more more more

I wanna get with you
if you wanna get with me

Discography

The Lost Tapes - EP (releases 5/17/16)
The Sun - single (released 6/9/15)
A-Siders - EP (released 12/12/12)
The Big Bang - Remix EP (released 12/18/12)
Bang Bang Bang featuring Jeremiah Bitsui - single (released 9/25/12)



Set List

The set is minimum 35-40 minutes. Option to add favorite old soul/jazz/country covers for another 45 minutes and older catalogue for an additional 45 minutes (example list below originals)

Talk To Me
I'll Find the Time
Bang Bang Bang
Addicted
See the Same Thing Twice
When the Song Begins
The Sun
My Man, the Devil
Pretty Little Venus
Waking Life

These Arms of Mine (Otis Redding)
Bring it On Home to Me (Sam Cooke)
You Send Me (Sam Cooke)
Funny Valentine (Frank Sinatra)
Can't Help Falling In Love With You (Elvis Presley)
Forever Young (Bob Dylan)
Wild Horses (Rolling Stones)
Earth Angel (Penguins)
You Are My Sunshine (Johnny Cash)