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!