Music has taken BERN CARROLL around the world as part of the  musical duo Bluehouse. As a founding member of the independent band, which formed in Melbourne Australia, she has forged a successful recording and touring career spanning more than 20 years - supporting Tommy Emmanuel on his USA, European and Australian Tours, playing the stages of the Sydney Opera House, Woodford & Port Fairy Folk Festivals, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Philadelphia, California & Ann Arbor, Michigan Folk Festivals, numerous radio & television appearances in Australia and the USA (even singing a tune with the Indigo Girls along the way) plus countless pubs, clubs and venues around the world and continues this with her delightful solo appearances. 

Armed with a voice that ranges from teardrop soft to thunderstorm forceful, Bern seamlessly croons a beautiful ballad to make you weep, the next minute belting out a tune to knock you off your feet. Comparisons to Janis Joplin and Doris Day aside, Bern's angelic voice has a sharp & dark edginess that can only be gained from maturity and experience.

Her performances are full of delicacy and authentic emotion - a mixture of folk, pop and soul....& a few good stories

With a combination of original songs and reworked covers - all backed by her rock-steady rhythm guitar work - she is performer with a carefree stage presence and an engaging personality.

 

 

  

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playing solo 2018   originals & re-worked covers:    

   ** FRIDAY  24  AUgUST  & 14 SEPTEMBeR  .... THE TRUMPET BAR     7.30 -10.30pm     FREE      THE ESPLANADE  COWES  VIC             a bit more upbeat towards the end of the night... dancing optional!         menu available 

  **  FRiDAY 31  AuGUST  & 28 SepTEMBER  ... RUSTY WATER BREWERY/RESTAURANT    7 - 9.30pm     FREE    PHILLIP ISLAND RD. COWES VIC            restaurant vibe/ laid-back, lo-fi originals & covers in front of the fire       

  ** sUNDAY 9 SePTEMBER  ........ COWES RSL   1.30 - 4.30pm     FREE          225-243 THOMPSON AV. COWES            come in early at 12.30pm for veg & traditional paella on the Terrace - only $25 (includes glass of wineontap) 

  ** FRIDay 5 OCTObeR ...   THE BRASS RAZU    8.30 -11.30pm   MAIN ST. MORNINGTON   VIC                FREE                       re-worked covers in the front room...                                       great coclktails & menu available