Caroline Gulde
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"Caroline Honored on GarageBand.com"

As a result of some very enthusiastic reviews from
GarageBand.com members, "Tired Again" will be Track of the Day at
GarageBand.com.

For 24 hours on Thursday, the 30th of December, 2004 (PST) "Tired Again"
will be featured on GarageBand.com's Pop Rock front page. The address
for this page will be:

http://www.GarageBand.com/go/SQSKS496KP


- GarageBand.com


"She's Got a Gulde-n chance to make it"

Take a dash of Gwen Stefani, a pinch of Avril, a dose of Evanescence's Amy Lee and the songwriting of Sarah McLachlan, throw it in on a stage and you have Caroline Gulde. And Ashlee Simpson she's anything but.

"I don't compare myself to her because she's not a real singer," chuckled Gulde.

The 22-year-old Boston native celebrated the release of her first album Best of Me and the opening of Tainted Blue Production Company with a charity event, donating proceeds to UNICEF. The event was at the Paradise Lounge last Thursday.

The close relationship with her band showed throughout the set as she danced with her band and backup singer between lyrics and serenaded them when not looking at the audience.

When Gulde could be heard, during "Come On With Me," her voice was in sync with the steadiness of the bass and light drumming, seducing the audience with her sultry voice, slinking through the lyrics, then exploding into the chorus, "everything you want, I'm everything you need, so come on, come on, come on, come with me."

"I came out of the womb singing," laughed Gulde. "When I was a baby, I'd sit in the back of the car singing 'Beat It' and my parents were like, 'who is this kid?' "

Although Gulde can also play piano and guitar, she says that she chose singing because it's what she does best. For Gulde, who enjoys the honesty of songwriting and shared personal experiences with the crowd through her 10-song set, concluding with her own interpretation of Pearl Jam's "Black".

She expressed her inability to be defeated in "Best of Me," and shared her most personal lyrics in "Carry." - Boston University Daily Free Press


"A little bit femme, a little bit rock Hog’s Trough presents Caroline Gulde"


A little bit femme-pop
If Avril Lavigne and Caroline Gulde were in a knock-down, drag-out hair-pulling girl fight, I would put my money on Gulde purely based on the sass factor. A 22-year-old fem-rocker out of Chelmsford, Mass., Gulde describes herself with her very own made-up word — Artiva. (For those who aren’t too keen with the subtle, that’s one part artist and one part diva)
“That’s a term I came up with myself,” Gulde said. “I was trying to find a word that described both my music and who I am as a person. I’m not either one of those — I’m both. Part of me has the integrity and respect of an artist who writes all their own material and the diva part, well, that’s my desire to become a great performer.”
Gulde describes her music as edgy, “hooky” rock and even goes so far as to use her name as a category of music, which you have to respect her for.
“My music has an edge that is totally Caroline,” Gulde said. “It’s hooky in the sense that it’s catchy and appeals to the masses and yet isn’t trite. We’ve created great original material that still has wide appeal.”
For those who don’t know what the noun “Caroline” means, it’s a combination of hard rock and pensive singer/songwriter songs. For example, her high-energy song “Come On With Me” is more angry rock, while “Tired Again” is so melancholy and Lisa Loeb-esque that I want to go out and buy a pair of those smart dark-rimmed glasses.
While Gulde looks up to such musicians as John Mayer, David Gray, Eva Cassidy and Joni Mitchell for their strong song-writing abilities, she often gets compared to Alanis Morissette, Vanessa Carlton and Avril Lavigne.
“They are strong women who sing about experiences other women can relate to,” Gulde said. “Whether it’s love, betrayal or insecurity — I’ve experienced them all. I pour a lot of emotion into my songs.”
Gulde and her posse will be playing songs off her new EP, Best of Me (Tainted Blue Records, 2004) — an album that Gulde said literally represented the best of her. Her posse includes Jeremy Harris on guitar and keyboard, Tom Arey on drums, Tom Lada on bass, Justin Piper on guitar and Katie Rey on background vocals. This marks her second show at the Hog’s Trough Saloon.
So, why you should you go see her?
“Because damnit I’m cute,” Gulde said. “Because it’s going to kick ass. The scene is totally rough around the edges but that’s what makes it so fun. I’m not that hardcore, but a lot of my stuff is harder which people really dig. It’s going to be a great night of rock — that’s R-A-W-K.”
- Seth Hoy, HippPress Manchester, NH


Discography

Best of Me (EP, 2004)
Through-line (LP, 2003)

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Bio

Massachusetts native Caroline Gulde grew up on a steady diet of pop, country, folk, and musical theatre. Caroline is a self-proclaimed "ARTIVA"- her term to desribe the ideal blend of expressive songwriter and vocal diva.

“Her voice soars and sasses away until the listener
has gone on an emotional journey with [her],”
~ C.D. DiGuardia of Performer Magazine