Singer, Songwriter, and Actor Carl Thornton was born in North Carolina, but at the tender age of three his parents moved to Long Island, New York and there he was raised. Carl began singing at the age of seven.
While on stage of the very first performance he had an epiphany, that singing is what he wanted to do with his life. He attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, H.B. Studios and has taken classes at the Broadway Dance Center. He is currently studying voice with Robert Marks. His talents have taken him to such places as Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Holland, Istanbul, Dubai and Portugal. In 2013 he was contracted to tour and sing in China.
Carl's EP "Destined" is a high energy dance album that's hypnotic, exhilarating and joyous. Definitely stirs the imagination and uplifts the spirit. In one word "FUN"! Irresistible melodious club bangers with inspirational messages that makes one feel empowered, joyous and free. With a mix of velvety vocals and pulsating, hard driving beats, it will certainly leave the listener feeling happy, exhilarated and inspired. The music video for the titled track "I Remember" won the Akademia Music Award for Best Pop/Soul video.
He recently collaborated with DJ/Producer team Carpo & Comes and has two singles "C'Mon Me" released on acclaimed House Label "Jango" and "Move Your Body" released on "Casa Rosa" House Label. He recently did another collaboration with DJ/Producer team Jerry Ropero Vs Dj Frisco & Marcos Peon entitled "Hollywood" which is out on Beatport now! He is currently living in New York. One of Carl's favorite quotes is "nothing ventured, nothing gained," words he lives by daily. Carl's EP "Destined" is available on ITunes and Amazon.com
What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
EDM/House best describes my music. My sound is rythmic, melodious, and joyous and, blending elements of house and electronic dance with positive uplifting messages.
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
I have such an eclectic, wide-ranging mix of influences. From Stevie Wonder to Frank Sinatra, Calvin Harris, Zedd, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, Kendrick Lamar
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
I have just finished a new track titled "Just Breath" and am working on a collaboration with Boz now on a new untitled dance track that's in the beginning stages.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
I would love to see my music played globally so I can reach people all around the world and have a positive inspiring impact. Working with some of the top DJ/Producers would also be incredible.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
A lot of the times as I am in the shower or waiting on the subway in NYC a melody will come to me and I try to immediately record it into my phone and from there I start writing the lyrics. I usually go into the studio and collaborate with the producer on the music, the drive and beat of a particular song.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
Social media has changed the game! It has allowed the independent artist to reach an audience that would have been unavailable to him/her a decade ago.
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
There's Nothing Holding Me Back - Shawn Mendes
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
EPIC EDM Mix 2018
Buddha Lounge Chill House Music
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
I was working in a law firm downtown Wall Street area of NYC.
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Be persistent, determined, have a drive that's unwavering and belief in oneself.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
I believe that we have all been influenced by those who have come before us.
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
I am a total optimist, very analytical and tend to wear my heart on my sleeve, but nevertheless, I always walk in my truth.
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