Carly and Martina are 15 year-old twin singer songwriters who have performed at over 25 venues across the US delivering powerful vocals and harmonies. They perform their originals as well as songs spanning from The Beatles to modern-day pop. Carly and Martina are top-notch performers who are available for private events, weddings, corporate events, festivals and concerts. Carly and Martina can also provide background/ceremony music for intimate occasions like private parties, anniversaries, and engagements.
Carly and Martina's music career started with one song -- Make Me Happy. Carly and Martina wrote Make Me Happy one day after being bullied at school. Later that summer, Carly and Martina enrolled in a songwriting camp at The Evanston School of Rock and all of the students liked Carly and Martina's song so they decided to record it at Delmark Records. The sound engineer at Delmark Records liked the song so much that a few weeks later he offered Carly and Martina a one song record and video deal.
Soon after releasing Make Me Happy, Carly and Martina were interviewed on WGN 720 Radio with Brian Noonan, a nationwide radio show. During that broadcast, a DJ of a college radio station and assistant teacher in Waukesha, WI heard the song and contacted Carly and Martina on social media asking if he could share the song with his sixth-grade students during their anti-bullying week. Carly and Martina agreed and quickly became friends with many of his sixth-grade students. A few months later Carly and Martina were invited to North Shore Middle School in Hartland, WI to lead day-long break-out anti-bullying sessions for the entire sixth-grade. CBS58 TV in Milwaukee and the local press covered the event: CBS 58 interview Carly and Martina Carly and Martina created a Youtube video documenting the day: Carly and Martina Stand Up Against Bullying
Carly and Martina also appeared on FOX32 with Corey McPherrin to discuss their song Make Me Happy and their blossoming music career and were spotlighted by CommunityMatters.org, a nationwide anti-bullying prevention program.
The next year in February, Carly and Martina were invited to perform at Feinstein's 54 Below in both New York and San Francisco as part of the Broadway Against Bullying event benefiting NoBully.org. Carly and Martina At 54 Below for No Bully
Since the release of Make Me Happy and their television and radio performances, Carly and Martina have performed at many venues throughout the country, such as:
-Birdland Jazz Club: Jim Caruso's Cast Party (NYC)
-Feinstein's 54 Below (NYC)
-The Bitter End (NYC)
-Caffe Vivaldi (NYC)
-Sidewalk Cafe (NYC)
-The Rose Bar at the Gramercy Hotel (NYC)
-The Django at The Roxy Hotel (NYC)
-The Sugar Bar (NYC)
-Nichols Hall for The Music Institute of Chicago (Evanston, IL)
-Uncommon Ground (Chicago, IL)
-The Wine Cellar (Highland Park, IL)
-Mayne Stage (Chicago, IL)
-Apple Fest, Licoln Square Festival (Chicago, IL)
-Kafeine (Evanston, IL)
-First Night Evanston, (Evanston, IL)
-WGN Radio, The Brian Noonan Radio Show (Chicago, IL)
-Fox 32, Good Day Chicago with Corey McPherrin (Chicago, IL)
-The Bluebird (Nashville, TN)
-Douglas Corner Cafe (Nashville, TN)
-Blue Moon Waterfront Grille (Nashville, TN)
-The Commodore Grill (Nashville, TN)
-Kimbro's (Nashville, TN)
-Feinstein's 54 Below (San Francisco, CA)
-The Bombay Grill (Ventura, CA)
-The Walnut Room (Denver, CO)
-The Workhouse Arts Center (DC Area)
-Roots Cafe (Waukesha, WI)
-The Steaming Cup (Waukesha, WI)
-Friday Night Live (Waukesha, WI)
-Walk For Cancer Benefit (Waukesha, WI)
-North Shore Middle School, (Hartland, WI)
-Arte (Milwaukee, WI)
-Roots Cafe (Oconomowoc, WI)
-Mama D's (Wales, WI)
Carly and Martina have also released 10 original songs, 6 of which can be found on their debut EP "Carly and Martina."
Carly and Martina's song "Will You Be Mine" was picked as a semi-finalist out of 18,000 entries for the 2015 International Songwriters Competition.
Carly and Martina's song "All That I Am" from their debut EP was picked as a finalist out of 16,000 entries for the 2016 International Songwriters Competition.
Carly and Martina recently were once again guests on The Brian Noonan Show on WGN 720 AM Radio to talk about everything that's happened since their first interview on The Brian Noonan Show. Here's a link to their most recent interview: Carly and Martina On WGN Radio
Carly and Martina were selected to speak at the TEDxIIT 2017 Event. Carly and Martina's TEDxIIT Talk was about how their song "Make Me Happy," which has an inspiring anti-bullying message, energized a movement and launched a music career.
Carly and Martina are constantly trying to inspire people through their music as they continue to build their international fanbase. They love meeting people through social media and connecting with people to build a strong fanbase that they absolutely love.