CAROLINE TRETTINE

CAROLINE TRETTINE 

Guitar Goddess Superb Singer & Songwriter, Compelling Composer ... NEW ALBUM 'WATERS WIDE' KORAL SOCIETY RELEASING EARLY 2017 WATCH THIS SPACE!!   KORAL SOCIETY now booking spring 2017 tour - see new page!


     Caroline Trettine, a former singer-songwriter with The Blue Aeroplanes, achieved cult success with her record    ‘Be a Devil’ in the 1990s, on Billy Bragg’s ‘Utility’ label. She has had an eclectic journey through music. Though a mainly acoustic artist, she worked closely with hip hop at this time. In 2001, she released her second album, ‘Ten Light Years’. It was produced by Richard Bell (The Blue Aeroplanes). In 2005, Trettine released her third album, ‘Trail in the sky’ on Oporto Records run by Spencer Roberts. Caroline was then invited by Spencer to join The Winnebago Orchestra with whom she made two CDs – ‘Fifteen’ and ‘Born in the sun’ – on the Tuition imprint of Schott Music, in 2006 and 2008. At the same time, she started up a poetry band Mirabeau with Richard Price (a novelist and poet) and Ian Kearey (The Blue Aeroplanes, Oysterband). They played at the Edinburgh Festival and The Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, releasing their first album ‘Golden Key’ in May 2011. In December 2011 came her album – ‘Tears’ – mixing sonnets, blues and Lorca’s deep song. In 2014, Caroline released ‘Gay demo: field recordings from the audio underground’. Always open about her sexuality, she created a work of art that encapsulated her experiences of the lesbian and gay community. The 2nd Mirabeau album ‘Age of exploration’ was released in 2015.



Since 2004 Caroline has written a number of solo chamber musicals, two of which – ‘The Silver machine’ and ‘Learning to walk’ – she performed at the London fringe theatre, The Rosemary Branch, in 2007 and 2009. Caroline has also written modern classical pieces: a string quartet – ‘My mother’s war’ – in 2010, a guitar quartet – ‘The Love bridge’ in 2011 and ‘Conversations with Ian’ a cello-violin concerto in 2012.

 Koral Society is the culmination of Caroline's musical journey opening new vistas and she combines talents with the exquisite musicianship of Alison Rayner and Mosi Conde to produce ‘wistfully sweet’ (Gideo Coe) and ‘really lovely’ (Peter Culshaw) intricate sounds.

‘Like [Sandy] Denny, Trettine hovers over great melancholy with an almost detached air that only cuts closer to the quick’ **** Martin Aston, Q Magazine

‘Caroline has pursued one of the most interesting and engaging of paths in music with a vision that is as eclectic as it is heartfelt, you would do well to follow her’, Doug Darcy


 Here is a link to the first Sound Cloud track from KORAL SOCIETY - ENJOY! More to come!


Off to perfect the Koral Society album at Tigersonic 

Delighted for airplay on Peter Culshaw's The Arts Desk on MeatMission radio 

Joined Mosi Conde at Green Note on Saturday 28th November to preview Koral Society with 2 superb songs - Sleep with Me and The Water is Wide ... The event was sold out with a very appreciative audience!

Here  for the record is the venue facebook link: HERE


AHA - SQWZLD! 


KORAL SOCIETY ARE RECORDING THEIR DEBUT ALBUM - CUTS SO FAR ARE ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT AND BEAUTIFUL ... WATCH THIS SPACE!

RECENTLY

WEDNESDAY 22nd JUNE  @ UPSTAIRS AT THE RITZY< BRIXTON, SW2 1JG  7.30-11pm FREE 

Outerglobe presents Koral Society with Caroline Trettine, The Squares, Nancy Campbell and Mosi Conde Previewing Koral Society's Debut album 'Waters Wide'  "Excellent" Gideon Coe 6 Music ; "Wonderful" Arts Desk 

 

THE VORTEX - WAS IN MAY .... PREMIERE PREVIEW OF WATERS WIDE ALBUM FORTHCOMING SOON!

 

  FRIDAY 18th AUGUST 2015 AT OMNIBUS, CLAPHAM COMMON WITH CAROLINE TRETTINE SOLO AND WITH KORAL SOCIETY (CAROLINE, MOSI CONDE AND GUEST DOUBLE BASS ALISON RAYNER) . The night is hosted by L√°nre 


OMNIBUS, 1 CLAPHAM COMMON NORTH SIDE, LONDON SW4 0QW

IT'S ON FACEBOOK   Doors/Bar from7pm  Music from 8pm £5 on the Door


Photo c Sqwzl.com 

THE EVENT ON SUNDAY 23rd AUGUST - UPSTAIRS AT THE RITZY, BRIXTON WAS BRILLIANT - HERE IS THE REVIEW FROM THE MARVELLOUS SQWZL.COM


AND HERE IS A SUPERB YOUTUBE CLIP FOR MIRABEAU. ENJOY

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SUNDAY 23rd AUGUST 2015 WAS THE LAUNCH OF 'AGE OF EXPLORATION' - MIRABEAU'S NEW ALBUM (CAROLINE TRETTINE & AWARD WINNING POET RICHARD PRICE)  DESCRIBED AS FOLK ART MUSIC 

+ SPECIAL EXPANSIVE SET BY CAROLINE TRETTINE WITH GUITARIST SUPREMO ROBERT SAINZ DE LA MAZA 

+ A FABULOUS NEW SET BY MOSI CONDE (GUINEAN GRIOT) SOLO 

+ THE REVEALING OF KORAL SOCIETY (CAROLINE TRETTINE + MOSI CONDE + FEATURED BASSIE DAVID CHAPMAN) ... 

A SUPERB ECLECTIC AND UTTERLY ENJOYABLE EVENING


DEBBIE OUTERGLOBE HOSTS AND PLAYS TRACKS IN BETWEEN THE SETS  AND IT IS FREE!!!


UPSTAIRS AT THE RITZY, WINDRUSH SQUARE, BRIXTON, SW2 1JG



Photo Aziz el Nur


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Building up to the next events here is a clip setting the scene for GAY DEMO, Caroline Trettine's latest CD that is beautiful and illuminating. 

Watch and Enjoy Gay Demo


Caroline Trettine, a former singer-writer with the Blue Areoplanes, achieved cult success with her record 'Be a Devil' in the 1990's, on Billy Bragg's 'utility' label. She has had an eclectic journey through music e.g. songs, beats, strings, musicals, rock, folk and poetry. Always open about her sexuality, she has created a work of art that encapsulates myriad experiences of the lesbian and gay community. She combines Sappho and Lotte Lenya, a grown-up artist, performing authentic unplugged folk-cabaret. Her imagination visits the rich inner worlds of the LGBT family, trans, lesbian, transvestite, still marginalised in many countries, despite acceptance in the West. 'Gay Demo', recorded in first-takes in a day, is what it says on the tin: personal statements in song, about gay life in all our brave rainbow colours

UP!!DATE: The event Upstairs at the Ritzy was so successful we are invited back on Sunday 23rd August! Peak time!!
Mirabeau's NEW ALBUM will be launched at the event and Caroline Trettine & Mosi Conde will share further fine duets

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Previously TUESDAY 17th MARCH, 7-11pm UPSTAIRS AT THE RITZY, Brixton Oval, London SW2 1JG solo, Mosi Conde, Mirabeau and a special duo with Mosi Conde :FREE

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Here comes Gay demo: field recordings from the audio underground, that took a lifetime to form, 2 months to write and a day to record. It says what it is on the tin: it speaks its name. 
Available at all gigs - watch this space and online HERE
NEW YOUTUBE: TELL HIM HE'S PRETTY (from Gay Demo) 
Launch event Wednesday 19th NOVEMBER at HACKNEY ATTIC, 270 Mare Street, Hackney, London E8 1HE  = great success!

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