“her unique and melodic sound ended the show on a very big high, an artist with a great future ahead”
Cariss Auburn is a singer-songwriter and self-taught producer from Wolverhampton. Musical influences range from 80's soul and funk, jazz to 90’s R&B. Her debut EP ‘Unphased’ and accompanying music video for her single ‘Summer’ are out now.
2015 saw Cariss play venues throughout the West Midlands including Jools Holland’s The Jamhouse, Birmingham where she was invited back as an Acoustic Sessions headline artist. She has since played opening slots for soul legend Alexander O’Neal, Imagination feat. Lee John and Heatwave at iconic venue The Jazz Cafe, Camden. Frequently involved in events supporting local charities and projects, Cariss has performed in aid of White House Cancer Support, Esther Community Resources and Stand Up to Cancer. Last year Cariss wrapped up a summer of playing local festivals and entertaining the pre-show crowds at Barclaycard Arena’s Firestone stage and Genting Arena’s Forum Live stage with a performance at the MAC, listed as highlight of Birmingham Black History Month by What’s On Brum.
RADIO APPEARANCES & AIRPLAY
2013 saw Cariss’ track ‘Unphased’ featured as the “standout” track of the week on BBC Introducing WM by host Louise Brierley and went on to be played across 39 regional radio stations on The Mark Forrest Show. Fast forward to today and her song ‘Oil on Water’ was named a “favourite” and “find of the week” once again by Louise Brierley. Between this Cariss Auburn has made appearances on WCRfm, Beatsabar Music Project, SRB Radio, Crackers Radio, Camden Community Radio and BBC WM.
Longlisted in Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition 2017, Cariss was also selected as the first artist to be featured for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s new ‘Play On’ music night. She looks forward continuing the year touring and releasing new music.