Carly Manley

Carly Manley


My music is happy. It's feel good music that collides with emotional lyrics and passionate vocals, whether it's just me and the acoustic, or if I'm backed up with The Carly Manley Band.


Between recording and releasing her debut CD and playing regularly in Southern Ontario, Manley’s original sound and consistent live performances have helped her become a fan favourite and an integral part of the Ontario music scene. Manley has enjoyed a successful year as one of Canada’s rising stars.
Drawing from influences such as John Mayer and Etta James, Manley has developed a unique and mature style as a young musician. She describes her sound as "pop intent with jazz chords that are learning to swim in a funky atmosphere." This mix of current and classic styles is portrayed on her debut CD, 'Let Love Be Your Goal'.
Manley records and tours with her band, The Carly Manley Band: Myles Fisher on drums, Adriano Mollica on lead guitar and Reyben Rimando on bass guitar. Manley and her band have played live at some of Southern Ontario’s hottest venues and has shared the stage with international recording artists like Justin Nozuka, Levee, Brazen and Casey Baker.
Manley teaches guitar and vocals for SONY Songwriter, Rick Rose at the Niagara Institute of Music and Arts. Manley also assists the guitar courses at Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology.
Manley is currently working on her tour schedule, which will kick off from her hometown of Niagara Falls, Ontario.


Gonna Get Through

Written By: Carly Manley

When night collides with morning
and the day just don't seem bright
I'll be okay
I'll be alright

You've got me standing on the edge, my throughts are scattered
it feels like I'm sinking deep
I wish that I could turn away and never look back again
oh, I'll be alright

I'm gonna get through
I'm gonna find a way with all the odds against me
'cause it's all or nothing this time, Believe me
Deep down I know it's true
It could never bring me back to you

Time is moving slowly
The memories are fading fast
It's not how it's supposed to be
Why couldn't we make it last?

(Repeat Chorus)


Let Love Be Your Goal, full length CD released in July 2008.

Set List

Depending on the venue and the gig I usually play quite the mixture of songs. Gigs at The Hard Rock Cafe or Planet Hollywood require me to play for 4 hours, so I play lots of Beatles, some newer hits such as Colbie Caillat and John Mayer, as well as oldies ranging from The Ronettes, to Etta James and Ray Charles.