photo by Morgan Demeter

Press Play: Brenda Carsey – Just Trying To Do My Thing

Let´s start the day with some smooth Neo-Soul by Los Angeles-based vocalist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Brenda Carsey. “Just Trying To Do My Thing” is the 1st single of Brenda Carsey’s upcoming full-length studio album “Cognizance”.

An R&B, Neo-Soul track that celebrates the beauty of being true to yourself even in the face of judgment, pressure, and uncertainty. Step outside and express yourself and keep shining your unique self out into the world!

Carsey has been studying music and performing since the age of five. From choirs, orchestras, and marching bands to soul, jazz, rock, pop, folk, hip hop, and electronic groups, cabaret stage shows, and solo projects, it seems Carsey has done it all. She plays both piano and guitar and performs both solo and with a full band ranging in size and instrumentation depending on the show. Carsey also produces electronic music and has been featured as an instrumentalist and vocalist on many projects in partnership with Netflix (Babysitter’s Club, Better Call Saul, Tiger King The Musical), The Voice, Joy Ride (award-winning short film), Rapture (Versa Media show), as well as on albums by Whitney Tai, Cesar Saez, Phoebe Silva, Kid Lightning, Clark Chimp, and Feral Kizzy.

photo by Morgan Demeter

Brenda Carsey has played at heavy-hitting music festival Lightning in a Bottle opening for The California Honeydrops and Orgone, Feed LA Festival opening for Daniel Lanois and Lantz Lazwell, and Echo Park Rising Festival 5 years in a row to name a few. Carsey has toured the entire Western US (California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, and Arizona), has toured throughout Alaska, and also frequents Nashville and New York. In her home base of Los Angeles she has performed on the iconic stages of The Teragram Ballroom (opening for Chris Ayer), The Hotel Cafe (headlined), The Bootleg Theater (opening for Karmic), The Moroccan Lounge (co-headlining with Livingmore), The Satellite, Harvard & Stone (headlined + residency) and more. Carsey is sponsored by companies Dexibell (keyboard) and Sennheiser (microphones) and has been featured in LA Weekly, Atwood Magazine, Culture Collide, and Buzzbands.LA, and more.

Carsey delivers an engaging, energetic show, seamlessly mixing a unique blend of musical genres. She has an unmistakably unique sound rooted in the classic pop diaspora. Carsey’s voice is uninhibited, mixing a syrupy sweet sound with a beautiful darkness and a vocal range with a potential of virtuosity. She will stop you in your tracks with poetic lyrics, fluid melodies, engaging chord progressions, funky rhythms, and a voice filled with passion and soul.

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