Waterford , County Waterford
A native southern Irish girl, Carrie Baxter swapped the Green Isle for the big smoke of London in 2009, when she moved to study at the London School of Musical Theatre. Upon leaving school Carrie's love of Jazz guided her to pursue Music rather than Theatre. Carrie has subsequently achieved a Masters Degree in Songwriting.
Mixing soul-drenched melodies into a melting pot of Dilla and Erykah Badu-esque beats, Carrie comes with a distinctively sweet vocal style. Already supported by the likes of The Line of Best Fit, Majestic Casual and The Music Ninja, with cuts such as Zeus Sounds’ ‘Rays’ having picked up plays on BBC 1Xtra Kiss FM and Rinse FM.
Last year saw the Tïesto backed producer Notion recruit Carrie for two releases, one of the tracks was released via Musical Freedom and the other on Holy Goofs’s UKF compilation “Globes”. Since then Carrie (under her dance music moniker "Cecelia" ) has been requested to write for Circus Records, Sweat it out Records and racking up over, an incredible, 2 million streams across releases in one year.
This year sees the evolution of Carrie Baxter, showing she is more than just a featuring vocalist, she will be stepping out on her own terms, dropping her previous moniker of "Cecelia" and launching her own musical project from the ground up under her own name.
Carrie's first solo release comes in the form of a nostalgic love letter to the illusions of life and her search for respite in jazz and hip-hop. Her debut EP, "Placebo" displays Carrie's unique narrative vocal style perfectly; at points almost crossing into spoken word flow. Backed by a musical homage to contemporaries and heroes such as Amy Winehouse, Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino, the EP smoothly swings her away from the feature vocalist territory into the world of artistry with style and flair. Whereas many rely on production to bolster their story, Baxter’s honest vocal performance and authentic narrative throughout the EP lays a solid foundation for an illustrious artist career to come.