Karise Eden - 12 March 2022
Supported by Fox Fagan
Karise Eden's voice can move a nation. She shot to fame at the age of 19 with a viral audition video that now has over 41 million views on YouTube which then cultivated her debut album to break sales and chart history.
Growing up on the Central Coast of NSW, Karise began singing blues and rock from an early age. She started playing the guitar at thirteen and also picked up the double bass.
Her debut album My Journey shot to #1 on the ARIA Chart, was certified double platinum and become the biggest selling album by an Australian artist in 2012. In NZ, the album debuted at #3 and was certified gold. Karise made ARIA Chart history when she took out the top three spots on the singles chart with #1 'Stay With Me Baby', #2 'Hallelujah' and #3 'I Was Your Girl'; with her single 'You Won't Let Me' at #5. Karise is the first person to do this since The Beatles had the Top 6 to themselves back in 1964.
Karise's 2nd album Things I've Done charted at #6 on the ARIA Chart, achieved gold sales status and was followed up by sold-out shows around the country.
Karise's influences vary from blues through to bluegrass, rock and soul: Jimi Hendrix, Guns 'N' Roses, Doc Watson, Deep Purple, Etta James, Robert Cray, Joss Stone. Karise might sing a Janis Joplin song in a powerful husky voice followed by a beautiful Joan Baez song the next but her songwriting is always emotionally driven original material.
Karise Eden released her 3rd album in 2018 with the singles 'Temporary Lovers', 'Gimme Your Love' and 'Born to Fight'.
We look forward to her return to Bird's share one of the nation's most treasured voices.