Nobody does jazz and soul-drenched melodies quite like Carrie Baxter. Although she has been compared to some of her idols like Erykah Badu and the late Amy Winehouse, the Irish singer brings a distinctively sweet vocal style to everything she does - one that is authentically hers.
Since her debut single release in October 2019, she has been hotly-tipped, with indie music bible Earmilk branding her ‘an artist on the precipice of greatness’ and Hot Press Magazine calling her ‘one of the most thrilling new forces in Irish music’.
2020 saw Carrie independently release her debut EP, Placebo. The EP earned Carrie support from key media including COLORS, Hot Press, Ear Milk, Nialler9, Verge Magazine and Golden Plec as well as radio support on both sides of the Irish Sea from the likes of BBC Radio 1 (Introducing), Jazz FM, BBC Introducing LDN, BBC 6 Music, RTÉ 2fm, Beat 102 103, WLR FM and Red FM.
Hot Press Magazine listed ‘Love Me Better’ at no. 31 in their ‘2020 Tracks of the Year’ and described Carrie’s sound as being ‘in a similar vein as the legendary likes of Amy Winehouse and Erykah Badu’ as they tipped her as ‘one of the most exciting talents in the country’.
Carrie also had two of her songs included on the coveted Spotify end-of-year playlist, ‘The Best of Fresh Éire 2020’, complementing the support she received from the streaming platform earlier in the year when she graced the cover of their ‘The New Éire’ playlist followed by the cover of their “R&B UK” playlist a year later.
In January of 2021 alone, Carrie Baxter has entered the Irish Radio Breakers Chart top 10, been named on Hot Press Magazine’s ‘Hot for 2021’ list and received praise from the likes of District Magazine, Golden Plec and The Last Mixed Tape. Her latest single, ‘Pray’ has been names 2fm’s Track of the Week, added to the RTÉ Radio 1 Recommends playlist, tipped by Ed Smith on Today FM as one of his ‘Ceol for the Soul’ tracks and made Beat 102103’s PlayIrish Artist of the Week.
2021 is just getting started; it's set to be a huge year for Carrie Baxter.