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CARO EMERALD

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Period

1981 - current

Genre

jazzdance, nu soul, zang

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Caro Emerald

Caro Emerald is singer Caroline van der Leeuw from Amsterdam. Her debut album Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor contains ballroom jazz, film-like tangos and mambos. Early February 2010 the CD enters the Album Top 100 on the number one position.
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Instruments

zang

Former members

Martin Broeders   contrabas
Peter Huber   trompet
Arnoud de Graaff   tenorsaxofoon
Wieger Hoogendorp   gitaar
Daan Herweg   arrangeur, toetsinstrumenten
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Biography Caro Emerald

Caro Emerald is singer Caroline van der Leeuw from Amsterdam. Her debut album Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor contains ballroom jazz, film-like tangos and mambos. Early February 2010 the CD enters the Album Top 100 on the number one position.

2005 - 2007

Caroline van der Leeuw (Amsterdam, 26 April 1981) is inspired by Michael Jackson, Eva Cassidy, Prince, Amy Winehouse, Lenny Kravitz, Dianne Reeves and Aretha Franklin. She graduates successfully from the jazz department of the Amsterdam Conservatory, where she majors in singing. Van der Leeuw is lead singer with the Philharmonic Funk Foundation and Coffee Deluxe, and she is one of the six singers of the Amsterdam close harmony group Les Elles. The singer does session work and frequently provides backing vocals for the Kinderen Voor Kinderen song contest (for children). She teaches singing at the School voor Zang & Performance, run by Babette Labeij (vocal coach for the TV talent shows Popstars and Idols) on the Amsterdam Keizersgracht.

Kinderen Voor Kinderen

2008 - 2009

The singer starts performing under her stage name Caro Emerald. In 2008 she sings the song Back It Up in a show at the local Amsterdam TV station AT5. It was originally written for a Japanese pop act by the producers David Schreurs and Jan van Wieringen, together with songwriter Vince Degiorgio (*NSYNC and Atomic Kitten). In July 2009 Back It Up is Caro Emerald's first single, released by Grandmono Records, Schreurs and Van Wieringen's label. Kraak & Smaak make a remix of the song. In Toronto and Amsterdam David Schreurs is writing new song material with Degiorgio. In the fall the song A Night Like This is used for Martini TV commercial. The singer and her band are briefly seen in the commercial, too. A Night Like This is released as a single and becomes a nr. 1 hit in the Single Top 100.

Kraak & Smaak

2010

Early February 2010 Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor enters the Album Top 100 on the number one position. The music on the CD is inspired by music and films from the forties and fifties. Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor is also released in France and Switzerland (on the Sony France label), Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden (on Bonnier Amigo). After a short tour of the Dutch club circuit Caro Emerald appears on Liberation Day festivals in Roermond, Den Bosch and Zwolle on 5 May. Caro Emerald is awarded the 2010 3FM Serious Talent Award which is presented to her in a special edition of the radio show Bring It On!, live from the Amsterdam Melkweg. For her single Back It Up the singer is awarded the Schaal van Rigter, since the tune was the most played Dutch single on the 3FM radio station in 2009. On 3 October, Emerald is awarded an Edison (Dutch Grammy) in the category Best Female Artist for her debut album. The award is presented to her at a gala at the Rotterdam Beurs-World Trade Center.

2011

As expected Caro Emerald wins De Popprijs (The Pop Award) during the Noorderslag festival in January. This annual award by Buma Cultuur is presented to the Dutch artist who has made the most significant contribution to Dutch pop music in the previous year. On the same day listeners of Dutch national radio station 3FM vote Emerald the most popular artist of 2010. A few days after receiving the awards, the singer has to cancel gigs because of a polyp on her vocal cords. She has to rest her voice until June. During the hiatus Emerald gets several awards: Zilveren Harp (Silver Harp), presented by Buma Cultuur to Dutch artists who have demonstrated strong potential for a career in pop music, awards for Best Female Singer and Best Album during the 3FM Awards and one for Best Female at the TMF Awards (TMF is the Dutch MTV). The single A Night Like This reaches the top of the Austrian hit parade and the Top 5 in Germany. The success of Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor doesn't go unnoticed in the British media. Caro Emerald is interviewed on BBC Breakfast (a rarity for Dutch musicians) and invited to perform on Later With Jools Holland in August. The album stays in the British top 10 for more than three months. Emerald is one of the guests during Jools' Annual Hootenanny, Jools Holland’s show on New Year’s Eve.

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Discography Caro Emerald

In the discography you will find all recordings that have been released listed chronologically. We restrict ourselves to the title, the type of audio, year of publication or recording, label, list of guest musicians, plus any comments on the issue.

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Caro Emerald - Tangled Up...
Caro Emerald - Tangled Up (Official Video)
Caro Emerald - That Man (...
Caro Emerald - That Man (Official Video)
Caro Emerald - A Night Li...
Caro Emerald - A Night Like This - Official video
Caro Emerald - Back It Up...
Caro Emerald - Back It Up (Official)
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Caro Emerald - A Night Like This - Official video

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