Carla J. Easton
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Carla Jennifer Easton
|Birth name||Carla Jennifer Easton|
|Genres||Indie pop, alternative rock, electropop|
|Instruments||Vocals, piano, keyboards|
|Labels||Last Night From Glasgow, Olive Grove Records|
|Associated acts||Futuristic Retro Champions, TeenCanteen, The Vaselines|
Carla Jennifer Easton is a singer-songwriter from Carluke, Scotland, who has been perfoming music since 2004. In 2011 she graduated with a Masters of Fine Art from Glasgow School of Art. Easton has been a member of the bands Futuristic Retro Champions and TeenCanteen and currently is the keyboard player for The Vaselines while also pursuing a solo career, first under the name Ette and now under the name Carla J Easton
Futuristic Retro Champions
Carla Easton formed an indie band as "Futuristic Retro Champions" with Sita Pieraccini, Harry Weeks and Cecilia Stamp in 2006. They dissolved the band in 2011.
Easton formed TeenCanteen in 2012. In 2016 their debut album 'Say It All with a Kiss', which made the Longlist for the Scottish Album of the Year Award in 2017, was released by Last Night From Glasgow. In 2017 they released an EP 'Sirens'. After the release of Sirens it was announced that TeenCanteen were taking a break to “focus on other projects".
In 2016 Easton released her solo album 'Homemade Lemonade' through Olive Grove Records under the name Ette. The album was listed as number 4 on the Bandcamp best albums of 2016, where it was described as a 'big, loud, glorious confection'.
In 2017 Easton was invited to the first ever singer-songwriter residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. At the residency she met Howard Bilerman]] who later invited her to record an album in his Montreal Studio. This was released as 'Impossible Stuff' in 2018 under the name Carla J. Easton. Impossible Stuff was shorlisted for Scottish Album of the Year Award in 2019.
Easton co-wrote and sang the lead vocals on Belle & Sebastian's How to Solve Our Human Problems EP (Part 3), released in 2018.
- 2018: Impossible Stuff
- 2017: Spending Every Christmas Day with My Boy
- 2018: Lights in the Dark
- 2018: Song for You
- 2019: Two Front Teeth
- 2019: Girl from Before
Carla J. Easton Songs
- "Help Musicians UK Supported Artists". Help Musicians UK. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
- "Music interview: Carla J Easton on pulling out all the stops for new album Impossible Stuff". The Scotsman. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
- "LONGLIST 2017". SAY Award. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
- "Carla J Easton's spectacular second solo record Impossible Stuff must be a contender for Scottish Album of the Year award". The Scottish Sun. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
- "Singer-songwriter Carla J. Easton on taking songs written on her childhood piano in Carluke to renowned Canadian studio". The Sunday Post. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
- "SHORTLIST 2019". The Say Award. Retrieved 20 November 2019.