Charlotta

I am a singer, composer/arranger and music pedagogue currently based in Helsinki, Finland.

I work as a freelance musician with different musical styles such as jazz, reggae (backing vocalist with Bob Marley tribute band Small Axe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMoJKUhcwOk) soul, rock and folk music. I compose and arrange music and perform as a solo artist with my guitars.

I'm an educated vocal and music teacher, with a bachelor exam in music (Yrkeshögskolan Novia Jakobstad 2013) and advanced studies in Nordic traditional folk music (Malungs folkhögskola 2011).

Order my CD:s at:
                       http://www.univocalmusicwebshop.com/

Examples of my music:

Charlotta (solo)

Relax

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPcml_XpOnM

På Roine strand

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1wLwHAudhY

I also compose and arrange music and work as a band leader for my bands:

The Napkins(retro soul)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Napkins/148357248559150
www.thenapkins.bandcamp.com

Birger's Ragtime Band

www.birgersragtimeband.com

 

Datle Quintet (folk/jazz)
https://soundcloud.com/charlottakerbs/pappersdufva

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro-6priLgYM

 

Born February 28th 1986 I grew up in a small village called Lepplax. My interest in music and singing began to grow early and during my childhood I took piano lessons and sang in different choirs, and my first top favourite singer was Agneta Fältskog. In high school I took interest in punk rock and all kinds of alternative, progressive music. My new Godess was named Janis Joplin and I formed my first band, an acoustic hippie band called Betula. I also got into rock music and sang in several rock bands, amongst other in a band called Sunday Soldier. Later on I found my way into jazz when I started as a vocalist in a bigband, followed by engagements in different small jazz groups.

I have kept on exploring music ever since which has led me into many different projects and musical styles, and my aim is to continue that journey and always try to discover new things in music. Hopefully I’ll meet some of you on stage or in the crowd!

 

CV (PDF)

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Written about Charlotta:

“Charlotta has a stunning versatile voice that ranges from Carli Simon intimacy to Annie
Haslam purity to Sonja Kristina exoticism to almost a Janis Joplin shriek, giving them a
whole new dimension. Forget the sort of prog where the singer can go for a leisurely bath
while the lads stretch out, Charlotta is at the heart of the music.”
–Phil, ravenheartmusic.com

 

”Charlotta Kerbs har definitivt en röst att klassa som något av det tyngsta som har kommit
från Jakobstadstrakten. Den tekniska biten är antagligen klanderfri och klangen, känslan
och djupet är något ingen kan förbli oberörd av. Sången i The Napins (liksom resten av
framförandet) formligen sprudlar av glädje.”
– Kristian Brunell, jeppismusa.blogspot.com

 

“In my opinion, the outstanding performer is lead singer Charlotta
Kerbs. She has an unusual power and emotion, that can be both hypnotizing and
very compelling. I've seen a few video clips on the web, and she seems to pull it off live, too.”
– The Scourger’s review of Finnish Rock recordings

 

"Kerbs sätt att sjunga för tankarna till gammal nordeuropeisk folkmusik, rösten verkar komma
rakt från tårna och skapar i de bästa stunderna kalla kårar utmed ryggraden. Hon använder den
skickligt ömsom med regelrätt rockfrasering och som ett extra instrument."
– zxcmusik.com

 

Charlotta Kerbs sång ovanpå det hela är en mix av Robert Plant och en kulande fäbodjänta. 
Värt många lyssningar bara det!"
– Mats Johansson, nyaskivor.se