Photo by Veronika Marx

Photo by Veronika Marx

 

"Divine" - Rolling Stone Germany
“Carla Lippis’ vocals....curl around you like the 'fern in the spring' of legend.” - Record Collector Magazine
“Carla has an incredible voice ranging from sensual mumble to soaring magnificence” - Louder Than War
"A Knockout" - The Australian
"Like something straight out of a Tarantino film and oozes an impressively brooding sensuality. An absolute pleasure to listen to." - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

 

Australian-born singer Carla Lippis' multi-disciplinary musical career began with biker-punk (The Rules) and continued with alt-country (Carla Lippis & The Martial Hearts). The intensity of her live performances found her a niche in the intimacy of the cabaret, and prompted a string of appearances at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, including her own production “Brenta's Bad Thing”, a faustian concoction of cowboy-psychedelia and classic 80s italo-pop.

 

It was those italian roots that she returned to when she contributed vocals to “Delone”, the 2015 release by post-folk instrumentalists Sacri Cuori. The L.P. featured collaborations with Tom Waits' right-hand-man Marc Ribot, and the subsequent E.P. “Florida” included a duet with alt-country sensation M. Ward. Highlights of the subsequent tour included performances alongside Calexico and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. Carla's italian voyage with Sacri Cuori served as the inspiration for the first release under her pseudonym “Baby Carla”: a heady blend of 60's Italo-Pop and vintage Rock & Roll.

 

Baby Carla's Bad Girl Rumble” featured haunting and sparse arrangements of her eponymous release, and debuted to glowing reviews at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016. The Rumble has also been performed at St Andrew's Fashion Festival and New York City's “The Slipper Room”, and will continue its run at Brighton Fringe 2017. Carla recently guested with cabaret royalty Joey Arias during his recent London residency, and appears regularly in the West End as part of “The Black Cat Cabaret”.