Carrie Manolakos has a show stopping range and has been heard everywhere from the big screen blockbuster The Greatest Showman to her critically acclaimed original music.
The New York-based singer and songwriter draws overpowering emotion from flawless delivery and an equally poignant pen. Following the release party for her 2012 EP Echo (which landed at #44 on the pop iTunes charts), a video of Carrie covering Radiohead’s “Creep” at New York haunt (le) poisson rouge went viral. Not only did it quickly notch over 3 million YouTube views, but she also earned praise from Entertainment Weekly who proclaimed it among the “Top 12 Best Radiohead Covers of All Time,” The New York Times, The New Yorker, Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, MTV, and Gawker writing, “will make your ears orgasm.” Fans chose her to be a part of Elle’s “30 Under 30” as she sold out venues across the country. It is listed as #2 on MSN’s “15 Covers the Transcend the Original Hits” just after Johnny Cash. It placed her in good company with Whitney Houston , Aretha Franklin, Jimmy Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Otis Redding, Weezer, The Fugees, Ike and Tina Turner, Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse. As that profile rose, she continued to wow audiences on stage between collaborating with top producers. Carrie’s songwriting and narrative lyricism match the gravity of her vocals with an expansive cinematic delivery, delicate alternative mystique, and keen sense of mainstream palatability. “Heart Pop”—pop music of the heart.