My way to live 3:390:00 / 3:39
Engaging and transformative on stage, the blues-rock guitarist-singer-songwriter Caroline Allatt has sparked up energy throughout BC and the Yukon in the past year with her fearless performances where she expresses a fire within her on stage. Her approach comes from a place of spontaneity and self-love. Allatt’s hook-laden sound has been linked to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Janis Joplin, and Bonnie Raitt.
“An old soul in a young body and a crazy mind! The honest and powerful voice who scats on folk and jigs on blues.”
— Nicole Lefebvre
Growing up, Caroline Allatt played in her family band getting exposed to all the classics - The Beatles to Billy Joel, Led Zeppelin to Tracy Chapman. Trained in jazz composition, arrangement, guitar, and voice, from CEGEP Saint-Laurent in Montreal, she had proven to be an incredibly diverse player and songwriter.
By 21, Allatt 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. The concept behind the first EP was youthful, light and happy - a state of mind from "keep it simple" matched with a great big sound. The lyrics came from day-to-day life and that contented perspective.
Lured by Vancouver’s siren song, she made the trip out West in 2012, 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. The second EP went for an intimate vide achieved by paring down the instrumentation and arrangements. Maintaining the same lighthearted feel, the second EP deepness to the lyrics, Caroline partnered with Charlotte Lemieux for some lyrics.
Over the years, she's been part of other projects such as guitarist for Hong Kong’s beloved Taichi Band, and bassist for Nanci Blu, recorded at the world-famous Armoury Studio. Her latest includes lead guitarist for the funk-rock band, Ripple Illusion, where she’s toured all over Western Canada including BC, The Yukon, and Alberta, performing in many festivals such as Artswells, Tiny Lights, Woodstove and Serenity. Their full-length album is in-progress at The Farm Studios with producer Karl Dicaire.
Caroline is an entertainer who stays true to herself. She is unapologetically happy about life, not afraid to try strange ideas, though she tends to stay with the classic way of doing things, where she feels the outcome is more honest, organic, and loyal to what she stands for. Also bilingual, her cultural origins come forth in her performances which makes them unique. Caroline doesn’t just play but lives the performances. This kind of passionate delivery speaks to her audiences in an engaging and captivating way.
Currently writing new material, stay tuned for an upcoming release.