Carly Layne
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Carly Layne

Laguna Beach, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010

Laguna Beach, California, United States
Established on Jan, 2010
Solo Country Singer/Songwriter


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"Song Review: “If You Were Here”"

Carly Layne is a 24-year-old singer-songwriter from Laguna Beach who you need to hurry up and get to know. After hearing her, you probably wouldn’t expect that she’s only 24 and has only been serious about music for a few years.

Layne, a multi-instrumentalist (she can play drums, guitar and piano), says while co-leading her church youth group she realized she could write “secular songs…songs about boys.” Thank goodness for that. Otherwise, her new single “If You Were Here” would not have happened. The song will be on an upcoming EP that Layne is currently recording.

“If You Were Here,” includes Justin Burrow on guitar, Mikey Hachey on bass and Jorden Ingmar Alofs on percussion. Influenced by Wilco, Ryan Adams and Jessie Baylin, Layne’s country-esque/folk undertones bring the song to life. While her voice shares similarities to Norah Jones, Layne proves that age is just a number. - Ashley Eliot


Still working on that hot first release.



Carly Layne, who was raised in California, began by singing in annoying school talent shows, and soon taught herself enough guitar to co-lead youth praise and worship at her local church. After a while, Layne started writing songs of her own... songs about boys.

After Carly graduated from high school, she began booking artists and bands while she continued to work on her own music (little did the talent buyers know she was only 17). Just as in "Almost Famous", a young and innocent Layne hung out with musicians who were much older. Through great opportunities, Carly managed to network and book shows of her own. As the shows grew, so did her band.

Layne recently enlisted the help of The Project to record her single, "If You Were Here". Present day, she continues to play shows, and work on her upcoming EP. She is also currently in post-production of her music video for "If You Were Here", which was filmed by the boys at

Though a Southern California native, Carly's heart truly belongs to the South. She describes her music as Singer-Songwriter/Country. Some of her influences include Patsy Cline, Paul Simon, Norah Jones, Ryan Adams, and Wilco.

Stay tuned to hear and see more of Carly Layne in the near future.

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