Carrie Mac

Carrie Mac

 Edinburgh, Scotland, GBR
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

I would describe my music as having honest lyrics, beautiful vocals and great melodies. I want the listener to really hear and feel the anger/hurt/happiness of what Im trying to portray in the song and that it will effect them in some way. I think my voice sets me apart from others.

Biography

My name is Carrie Mac and I am from Edinburgh, Scotland. I have supported the likes of Tom Jones, Adam Lambert, The Proclaimers, KT Tunstal and The Script to name a few. I have toured all across the uk with Alexandra Burke and have been playing and writing music for 8 years now. I recently sang the National Anthem for Scotland's football team on tv and have had global radio play in Japan, Germany, Spain and a top 5 chart positon in the dance charts with a remix of one of my songs. I have a deal with Bauer media in the UK who support and play each new single I have come out.

Some of the main influences on my music have been from Tracy Chapman, Fleetwood Mac, Christina Aguilera and Lissie. I think i have quite a diverse taste in music. I started out as an acoustic artist and so even though my sound has developed and grown, I always love when I can play a gig with just me and my guitar. Music is my life and ever since i was 5 when I started to play the violin I've known I wanted to do it as my career and Im very fortunate to say that I am able to live my dream.

I put out my own acoustic album in 2009 and had a launch for it and from that got the attention of Bauer media and songwriters and labels and it has been growing ever since.

I would say that the thing that sets me apart from others would be my voice and the lyrics I use in my songs. Theres nothing unusual about the way I write songs, however, I believe that to write a great song you have to evoke and emotion out of the listener whether that emotion is happiness or sadness and thats what I try to do with my songs. I try to write as honest lyrics as I can and to portray that in the way I sing them.

Lyrics

Good Love After Bad

Written By: Carrie Mac, David Thomas, John Mclaughlin

Good Love After bad

Verse 1
If I stay, would it change the way I feel inside
Would the plain release the doubt in time
Cause it hurts to leave this all behind
But you led me here believing a lie

So don’t tell me how I need to feel
Cause I know your love was never real
So your lies no longer keep me here
Don’t try to stop me leaving

You gotta understand, that baby now there ain’t no turning back
You gotta understand, I know I gave it all I had

Chorus
I don’t care about tomorrow
I just cant go on no more
A million times I gave you one more chance
I ain’t going on like this
I guess that’s just the way it is cause
I ain’t throwing good love after bad

Verse 2
If I knew, everything that I know now
Would I find the strength to leave somehow
Cause I loved you more than I could say
But it doesn’t matter anyways, cause you
You listen but you never really hear
Without you I’ve got nothing left to fear
I got to become stronger
I got to go I have to go oh oo oh

You gotta understand, that baby now there ain’t no turning back
You gotta understand, I know I gave it all I had

Chorus
I don’t care about tomorrow
I just cant go on no more
A million times I gave you one more chance
I ain’t going on like this
I guess that’s just the way it is cause
I ain’t throwing good love after bad

Middle 8
Nothing left that words can say
Nothing left that words can do
I cant pretend, I cant pretend no more
Nothing left that words can say
Nothing left that words can do anymore

Things I Wish I'd Said

Written By: Carrie Mac, David Thomas, John Mclaughlin

“Things I Wish I’d Said”

Verse 1
I need to stop to catch my breath
I’m falling deeper in
Circling all my regret
I’m trying to sink or swim

Pre:
And it cuts me like a knife
That I let you slip away
As the tears fall from my eyes
I know I caused this pain
And I have so many words
That I could never say
But I’ll keep them locked inside
Until we meet again

Chorus:
Coz I love you so
And I cant let go
Yeah I love you
And I need you
So now you know
The things I wish I’d said

Verse 2:
I never meant to hurt you
But, sometimes we make mistakes
Coz nothings ever perfect
But that’s what made us great

Pre:
And it cuts me like a knife
How I let you slip away
And I’d give up all I have
To get you back again
And I’ve got all of these words
That I could never say
But I’ll keep them locked inside
Until we meet again

Chorus:
Coz I love you so
And I cant let go
Yeah I love you
And I need you
So now you know
The things I wish I’d said

Bridge:
I wish I told you that you never left my heart and my mind
I wish I realised that someday we would run out of time
I wish I told you that you’re beautiful
Coz you’re beautiful to me

Chorus twice to end

Like A Star

Written By: Carrie Mac, David Thomas, John Mclaughlin

“Like A Star”

Verse 1:
Sometimes you hide from me
You hide away from it all
You try but keep falling
Hold tight, I want you to know that

Even when you feel alone
And its like you cant go on
You just gotta be strong

Chorus:
Like a star
You gotta keep on shinning
You gotta be who you are
I don’t care what they’re thinking
Coz the they don’t mean nothing at all

Verse 2:
Who knows what’s out there for you
Who know what path you will take
Oh you just gotta try
The will inside to keep on trying
Coz you know, you’ll make it some day and

Even when you feel alone
And its like you cant go on
You just gotta be strong

Chorus:
Like a star
You gotta keep on shinning
You gotta be who you are
I don’t care what they’re thinking
Coz they don’t mean nothing at all

Middle:
You tell me you don’t care
Well that means I don’t either
don’t give up, don’t give up
When it hurts
You left a broken shell
Unspoken words hurt deeper
don’t give up, don’t give up, don’t give up

Heartbreaker

Written By: Carrie Mac, Jud MaHoney, Natalie Delucia

Heartbreaker

Verse 1:
Another call
Ain’t nothing changed
He don’t wanna know you
Or know you’re name
Some play the role
But, you play the game
Borderline on obsession

Re-evaluate all that you do
(Coz you think)
He’d be looking, he ain’t looking at you
But in reality only you lose
By far, you are

Chorus:
You’re just another heartbreaker
What’s it gonna take for you to leave him alone
If you’re looking for a chance taker
I suggest to turn around and find someone on their own
And leave my baby alone

Verse 2:
I see you thinking
That you’re beautiful
You keep basing everything on physical
But you’re walking like a
And you’re talking like a
You switch depending who’s around you

Re-evaluate all that you do
(Coz you think)
He’d be looking, he ain’t looking at you
But in reality only you lose
By far, you are

Chorus:
You’re just another heartbreaker
What’s it gonna take for you to leave him alone
If you’re looking for a chance taker
I suggest to turn around and find someone on their own
And leave my baby alone

Middle:
You ain’t getting nowhere like that
Girls like you just end up off track
Trying to find you’re bounce to get back
Going, nowhere, slowly
You ain’t gotta work it like that
I’m speaking in a matter of fact
A real man doesn’t want it like that
He’s spoken for

So leave him alone

Discography

Believe - Acoustic Album released independently.

Hello - Single (radio play all across the UK, charted in top 100 in the UK)

Till I See You Again - Single (no.5 in the dance charts, major airplay in the UK and Japan, some in Germany and Spain)

Things I Wish I'd Said - Single (number 69 in the UK singer/songwriter charts without any promotion, some regional radio play)

Set List

Home
Aint Gonna Miss You
Good Love After Bad
Love Curse
Things I Wish I'd Said
Falling At My Feet
Fly