Sarah Emily interviews Eileen Carey

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Musician, Singer, Songwriter Eileen Carey speaks to our Sarah Emily for TellThemCountry.com

Not content with an acting role in Batman, or being one of Ray Charles’ original ‘Uh huh’ girls, Eileen Carey is now concentrating on her music career. The mix of pop, rock and country is enough to get people listening but adding the familiar themes she puts into her songs, Eileen connects with many woman her own age.

Read on to find out more about Eileen’ acting and music career, plus why she’s an expert juggler!!………………

Who were your idols when you were young? Who/What inspired you??

Whitney Houston Chrissie Hynde from The Pretenders, The Beatles. My favourite writer is Diane Warren. They inspired me on their song writing performance Vocals just love their style.

You have done acting in film and theatre. What made you chose music over these?

I have been singing all my life I just love all kinds of music. When I moved to Los Angeles CA I was studied theatre and later went on film school to become a director. While I was studying in Film school I was very lucky to get acting parts in the film /TV/Commercial Industry. However, as time

went on I just knew and felt that music is where I wanted to be. But from all of this great film and theatre training I’ve been able to put all this experience in creating my music.

 You write your own music and lyrics, where do you get your ideas? What kind of process do you use, if any, when writing?

I get my ideas from my own life experiences and watching other people and their conversations. In Los Angeles you spend a lot of time in the car driving. Believe it or not, I do a lot of writing in my car…when I have an idea I record it into the tape recorder. Then when I get home, I write it

down. From there I contact my co-writers. And then we are off to create!

Tell us a bit about your newest album. What can people expect and look forward to from this album?

Good question; however, to be honest, there’s not a great deal to discuss yet, as its still in the beginning stages.

You work alongside many charities as well as doing your music, plus being a mum, and wife…..how do you find the time for everything????

I don’t really know. I guess I’m just a good Juggler! (laughs).

And finally, what does 2011 hold for you? What are you looking forward to? What are you NOT looking forward to? Plans? Dreams? Hopes? Fears?

2011 it’s gonna be a pretty exciting year for me as I’ll be releasing a new cd. I’ll also be having a new dance single coming out in June called “Faith” for the Country dance saloon clubs & touring. My dream would be getting my music into TV/Film and Commercials.

Thank you for taking the time to interview me!

Eileen

 

Planet Weekly

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Valley Scene Magazine

On Monday, January 17 at 10 a.m., award-winning Southern California-based Country-Pop artist Eileen Carey will demonstrate her “Out With The Girls” country line dance on “Actors E Chat,” the popular Hollywood-based online television show spot- lighting actors, musicians, and enter- tainers airing daily on the Actors Entertainment Network (log onto www.actors entertainment.com that day to view and chat live). Carey has remade “Out With The Girls” into a country/dance song to accompany a nationwide dance club promotion. The target audience for the promotion is the female country fan in the middle- to upper-middle income group between the ages of 24 and 45.

“Out With the Girls” is being distributed to top dance clubs, deejays and dance instructors in the top 100 DMA markets for a 12-week rotation of club airplay. Additionally, local contests and promotions have been created to partner with female-oriented consumer products via traditional and new media outlets including

www.mamapalooza.com

www.womensradio.com

www.chicksingernight.com

 

A new website has been created for this campaign: www.musicmom.com

All told, the “Out With the Girls” promotion will impact over 2 million club patrons. Country music is the most programmed radio format in the United States with approximately forty-two million adults listening to country music in the United States. Sponsorship opportunities for the “Out with the Girls” club promotion include naming rights on t-shirts, posters, coasters, banners and a host of premium items specifically designed for the aforementioned targeted female audience. “Out With The Girls” – included on Carey’s recent CD release, “Movin’ On” (myrecordlabel.net) – was awarded “Producer’s Choice: Dance Single of the Year” at the 20th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards this past November, the second consecutive year Carey has garnered a plaque from the longest independent awards show of its kind (she won “Americana Album of the Year” at the LAMA’s in 2009 for “Movin’ On”).

Country Entertainment USA

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Artist Name Eileen Carey Genre Country Title Movin On Record Company Self-Titled

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Once again I’m in a good ole’ Country Music listening mood and I have been lucky enuff to grace anew cd by the very talented female country singer and songwriter Eileen Carey…

I’m sitting here truly enjoying the music and each song’s well-written story-telling lyrics… The songs are inviting and easy on the ears. Ms. Carey sings from the heart and offers up some great hooks and melody lines… Production, engineering, arrangements and recording mix are top-notch. I hear influences from the the early Eagles to our modern day artists such as Wynonna Judd. Her music crosses everything from easy listening country music, to Americana and pop music.

The backup band is tight and very lively. Some of the best country pickers I’ve heard in awhile. And management didn’t skimp on providing a wide variety of classic instruments and the best musicians in the biz to help Eileen get her muse across to a wider audience.

Song List:

1. That was her This Is Now

2. What Goes Around

3. Moving On

4. Stand

5. Do I Dare

6. He’s Not Mr. Right He’s Mr. Right Now

7. Out With The Girls

8. Faith

9. Newsflash

 

Parting Shot: Radio Friendly Country Music for the Masses from the Heart ! Her cover of Keith Urbans’s song “That was Her, This is Now” gets me every time. Totally GROOVE to song NO. 8 “Faith” … I dig that One.. The kool tune has that early Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders 80’s vibe to it.

Author Scott Thomas http://www.cashboxmagazine.com

Stars 4 out of 5 stars

 

American Veterans Radio Artist of the Week

American Veterans Radio is Proud to bring to you our Great Listners Eileen Caeryas OUR Featured Spotlight Artist of the Week!

Award-winning Country-Pop vocalist/singer-songwriter Eileen Carey (“Americana Album of the Year,” 2009 L.os Angeles Music Awards; “Song of the Year, ” 2009 South Bay Music Awards) and her most recent CD MOVIN’ ON ( MyRecordLabel.net) continue to receive media notice. Eileen was recently either interviewed or reviewed in THAT NASHVILLE GAB,. NASHVILLE MUSIC GUIDE, MUSIC NEWS NASHVILLE, NASHVILLE COUNTRY CLUB, and NEW ARTIST RADIO. Carey was also profiled in April on “CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE TV,” a 13-week half-hour television program based on the exciting and adventurous activities California has to offer.

Carey is nominated in the Producer’s Choice category for “Dance Single of the Year” for “Out With The Girls” at this year’s 20th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards, taking place Thursday, November 18 at Paramount Studios on the Paramount Theater Lot in Hollywood, California.

Fans and supporters of Eileen can log onto www.sellaband.com/projects/eileencarey to donate money to her “Out With The Girls” club promotion.

MOVIN’ ON has received critical acclaim and in part, earned Carey a “Hot 100 Unsigned Artist For 2009” selection by respected international trade publication, MUSIC CONNECTION Magazine. Carey is currently being looked at by various companies for endorsement deals – among these, a major retail clothing company for use of her catchy tune, “Out With The Girls.” A U.S. Tour is in the works for 2010 as well.

Carey performed at four different showcases during the 2009 IndiegrrlWomen In The Arts Conference in Nashville. “Singer/songwriter Eileen Carey has emerged over the last few years as a both an accomplished storyteller and effective, appealing stylist,” wrote Ron Wynn in NASHVILLE CITY PAPER .

That Nashville Sound: Up & Coming New Nashville- Eileen Carey …

Fresh off the bus in Nashville, Tennessee but definitely not wet behind the ears, Cleveland, Ohio native, sing/songwriter Eileen Carey has been around the music scene for years. Influenced by all the Motown greats and artists like Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, The Beatles and writer Diane Warren, Eileen shows tribute, but unlike so many others, doesn’t mimic what she heard as a child but integrates it and adds her own spin.

As so many do, feeling the fences of her small town holding her in, but with the support of friends, family and fans, she packed up and moved to Los Angeles to put herself and her contemporary-country with a splash of blues style to the test as the little fish in the big ocean.

In Los Angeles, Eileen found acceptance and success in the regional music scene. It seemed that all she had to do was open her mouth and who ever was there, even if they came to see someone else, became an instant fan. Releasing two albums, performing at charity events, acquiring several awards for her performances, writing and finding herself with cuts climbing the indie charts, Eileen found a great niche market in L.A. She says, “The greatest moment, for me, was hearing my song on the radio for the first time.” Eileen was even one of the original “uh-huh girls” that backed Ray Charles in a Pepsi campaign and at the Super Bowl. Eileen also had some success with acting parts in Batman, Hoffa and Basic Instinct.

Now, this driven artist has made her way, as all artist/writers do at one juncture or another, to “the writers’ city”, Nashville, Tennessee. It was time to go up against the big guns and put everything she has learned to the test in Nashville.

Eileen Carey, a new kind of artist has a great contemporary country feel that, in our hearts, we are all seeking. In an age where mastering of machinery instead of instruments is hailed, where sampling of the old instead of creating the new is rewarded, and where, “that’s ok, we’ll just fix it in the mix” is more frequent than a one-take-wonder, Eileen Carey breaks the mold of what some call progressive and others call a throw back. She has the pitch to carry a show without anything but a mic, she has the skill to create new and passionate music with only the influence of the music we all remember and she can play her own drums, if she wants to without a click track or an electrical outlet.

Her favorite part of her career in music is, “Putting a smile on someone’s face. When I see that, I know I have done my job.” Eileen Carey – come let her put a smile on your face and a song in your heart.

That Nashville Sound- What brought you to music in the first place?

Eileen Carey- I just loved music. I starting performing at the age of 13 In my school choir/theater in Ohio where I’m from, I started to write songs when I moved to LA about 13 years ago and I’m still pushing the limits.

TNS- Describe your music- what’s the mission behind the music?

EC- As far as my sound, it’s like the Midwest meets the West Coast. I always think of each song as a mini movie they have their own identity. My music is also very positive. You don’t have to be too far to the left or too far to the right. There is always a happy medium and if I can make a person happy for two minutes out of their life, then I’ve done my job. That’s what it’s all about.

TNS- What might people be surprised to find out about you?

I spend a lot of time in the kickboxing ring! Going there a least 4 times a week. I have been doing this hobby for ten years!!

TNS- What kind of music are you listening to? What’s in your iPod?

EC- Keith Urban. Paul McCartney. Sheryl Crow. I love all kinds of music.

TNS- If you had a crystal ball and looked forward five years, what do you see for yourself?

EC- One of my other passions is directing Film/TV. I will be experimenting with that a little next year!
That Nashville Sound

Eileen Carey Music Connection Magazine

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Eileen Carey100 Unsigned Artist for 2009
as voted on by respected
L.A. trade publication,
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