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Movin On with Eileen Carey

clip_image003Sometimes you get to listen to music you would never have bought or listened to if not someone else had brought it to your attention. Eileen Carey’s Movin On is like that for me. The album’s genre is country/pop, which is part of the reason it is unlikely I would have ever heard of the album if my good friend Joey Alkes had not brought it to my attention.

Eileen Carey is a stranger to the European music scene. That’s a pity, since she would definitely be able to build a fanbase over here. Movin On contains honest, simple music that is easy on the ears. What’s also easy on the ears is Eileen’s voice: it goes strikingly well with the genre. Movin On is a well crafted album that I am sure will grace many music collections all over the world.

For those that don’t know her, Carey is a “Best Female Vocalist” winner at the 2007 South Bay Music Awards. Movin On has won the “Americana Album of the Year” at the 2009 Los Angeles Music Awards and also “Dance Single of the Year 2010” with “Out with the Girls”, which is the 7th song on the album.

Movin On starts off with an upbeat hit single called “That Was Her This Is Now”. If moving on is the album’s theme, this song fits it perfectly! It is one of the more upbeat songs on the album, which holds five upbeat songs and four slower songs.

Track 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

Album info:

* Artist: EILEEN CAREY
* Title: “MOVIN ON”
* Release date: November 21, 2008
* Label: RolleyCstr Music
* Producer: My Record Label Team
* Producer/Engineer: Bryon Holley, Benjamin Robinson
* Engineer: Marv Treutel

To be perfectly honest, the album had to grow on me. On the other hand, it has: what really did it for me is listening to it with some good quality headphones and the correct equalizer settings.
The album snugly fits into the country genre with its collection of country easy-listening tunes.

I can’t wait to hear Eileen’s voice on a real pop-rock album. I wonder what her next album will bring…

My favorite songs are:

* That Was Her, This Is Now
* Stand
* Do I Dare
* Faith (great guitar solo!)
* Newsflash

Eileen’s band members are:

* Suzanne Morissette, drums
* Vincent Bonham, keyboards
* John Mc Duffie, guitar
* Masa Kohama, guitar
* Rob McDonald, bass

Eileen online:

* Twitter: @EileenCarey
* Facebook: www.facebook.com/EileenCarey23
* MySpace: www.myspace.com/EileenCarey

Song Writers Webcast

EILEEN CAREY- Upbeat, easy on the ears, blue skies and country sunshine – that’s the sounds of Eileen Carey!! I must admit – although I’m from Texas – I somewhat tend to favor rock and pop music over country music. But I also must admit that I thoroughly enjoyed listening to several of Eileen Carey’s songs when I received them. They got my attention and kept my attention throughout each of the songs. The bright acoustics, clever lyrics and crystal clear sounds of Eileen Carey may just be the type of country music I could really become a BIG fan of. Send me more Eileen!!

DAVID MOBLEY – HOST/PRODUCER OF “THE SONGWRITERS WEBCAST”

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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

 

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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