Carly Bryant
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Carly Bryant


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"Number One HOT SPOT"

Duffy, Adele, Kate Nash, Carly Bryant. - DIVA

"Polly Paulusma, Carly Bryant and Sam Horwill, Joogleberry Playhouse, Brighton, Sep 3"

First, Sam Horwill's powerful vocals, backed by a fine lead guitarist and an elaborate bassist, smashed any expectation of dreary navel gazing.

Carly Bryant followed with an extraordinary range of songs performed in a delightful, unforced alto and accompanied by intricate and unusual acoustic guitar playing.

If some of her songs were dark, her luminous personality more than compensated.

Finally, accompanying herself on a range of guitars and an electric piano, Polly Paulusma performed a set of elaborate, pictorial songs which explored complex emotional states with clarity and insight while keeping the mood light.

It should have been her night but I suspect Carly Bryant is the real star-in-waiting here.


"Girls and Guitars"

Carly Bryant is so much more than just another girl with a guitar. Her voice has depth and originality, her compositions are peppered with spectacular and thought-provoking lines. She plays her guitar with such fluidity, panache and rhythmic effect that it becomes an extension of herself. This is a beautiful must-see, must-hear act. - ROCKSMAG

"Carly Bryant"

Carly's voice has an uncommon depth, and her lyrics range from the tender to the ironic. You must catch her! - ONE80NEWS

"Carly Bryant @ Londn's Troubadour"

Infinitely talented CARLY BRYANT has a nice line in talking-bluesy singer-songwriting and one hell of a voice. She sings confessional and comedy lines without pretension or mawkishness and she charmingly disarms the audience within three seconds of stepping on stage. - CULTUREDELUXE


"Carly Bryant" EP, 2006
"Twelve" Album, 2006
"Sing a Song of Sixpence" Album, 2008
"A Pocket full of Rye" Album, 2009
"Four and Twenty Blackbirds" 2012



Carly Bryant is a British roots singer songwriter, pianist and guitarist whose music teeters in the peripheral vision of commercial types and smacks in the hearts of the gig-going music loving masses. Carly’s songs encompass notes of rock, French jazz, Chopinesque piano, tangy blues and Tarantino surf-noir, but amidst this lies a distinct vocal that flickers between a sensual intimacy and a deep Tom Waits-like growl.
Growing up, Carly first discovered the art of song writing aged 10, when she obsessively practiced the guitar solo to Eric Clapton’s ‘Wonderful Tonight’. Soon after, she wrote her first song ‘Dear Sir John: Can Dreamers Dream in Heaven’, a letter to John Lennon. Rock music was making a big impression, however, it was classical music in which Carly excelled, taking ABRSM grades to the highest level on both piano and guitar. Carly went on to get a music degree, during which time she wrote a symphony that was performed by London Southbank’s Sinfonietta Orchestra at St Johns, Waterloo, London, which won her a prestigious university composition prize.
But Bryant’s heart was in song writing, and her skills were soon recognised by the UK’s leading Performing Rights association, PRS, by whom she was selected from hundreds of applicants to write and record with a host of leading professionals, including the chart topping pop star, Peter Sarstedt. During this time, Carly honed her skills as a live performer, basing herself in the UK’s buzzing music capital, Brighton, playing clubs and bars. She also recorded three studio albums and had the honour to play the support slot for four of her music heroes: Ani DiFranco, Tinariwen, Joan As Policewoman and Ben Taylor.
With a name for herself, excellent album sales and a loyal following, Carly approached renowned Danish producer, Nikolaj Bjerre, and made her fourth studio album the way she had always wanted to – live.
Carly then went to Paris, and got a taste for the European music scene. There she met Nadéah, a singer with whom Carly went on to tour Europe, Brazil and Australia.
Now, virtually adopted by France, Carly lives in Paris with fellow musician and writer, Diogenes Baptisttella, a rock ‘n’ roll Brazilian guitarist who plays a key part in the live show as well as the latest album. The pair have met a host of French musicians keen to join the band. Most notably they are performing live with two horn players of Babylon Circus fame, but also a world class clarinet playing, opera singing drummer, Maxime Fleau, with whom they will be performing in trio formation for a tour of Germany throughout the summer.