A fiercely talented lead guitarist who wields soulful, raw songs, Caroline Allatt is a blues riffing, rock scatting, 60’s folk-inspired songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Growing up on Stevie Ray Vaughan and Janis Joplin, she played in her family band, getting exposure to all the classics – The Beatles to Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeshi to Tracy Chapman. A solo performer in her own right, her hook-laden sound can be likened to Rachel Price (Lake Street Dive) and Lisa LeBlanc, brandishing a guitar and laughing in the face of life’s melancholy.
From the snowy winters of her hometown to the big-city draw of Montreal, by 21, Caroline had already completed one EP, and awarded artist grant Jeune Volontaire to record her debut at Production Guitare Verte with manager Nicole Lefebvre and producer/arranger/instrumentalist Eric Bernard not to mention the support of renowned artist and vocal coach, Marcin Brzezinski. Trained in jazz composition, arrangement, guitar and voice, from CEGEP Saint-Laurent in Montreal, she had proven to be an incredibly diverse player - engaging, playful, and transformative on stage. Lured by Vancouver’s siren song, she made the trip out West, performing for an entire year as a professional busker on Granville Island, and winning over the East Van scene with the release of her second self-titled EP from producers Jesse Waldman and Marc L’Espérance.
Other projects have included guitarist for Hong Kong’s beloved, Taichi Band, and bassist for Nanci Blu, recorded at the world-famous Armoury Studio. Her latest includes lead guitar for the psychedelic-funk four-piece, Ripple Illusion, and their full-length album in-progress at The Farm Studios with Karl Dicaire.
Since then, she’s played every Vancouver club in town - Railway Club, Fox Cabaret, Biltmore, Roxy, WISEhall and the Rickshaw to name a few, and toured all over Western Canada, performing live on CBC Radio Whitehorse, CITR 101.9 FM, Woofstock Festival, and the Tiny Lights Festival.
Currently writing new material for her first full-length album, stay tuned here for more on her upcoming release.