A native of São Paulo Brazil and schooled in the recording studios of Chicago, Carla has appeared on 7th Heaven, The Tonight Show, The Grammy Awards, and as the voice of Peggy Lee on Pee Wee’s Playhouse. As a backup singer, Carla has performed with the late soul legend Solmon Burke, recorded with Gino Vannelli, Mike Patton (Faith No More), Jon Anderson (Yes), Mimi Betinis (Pezband), Michael Bublé, and toured with Billy Idol, REO Speedwagon, Christopher Cross, Christan Castro, and actor/musician Gary Sinise. She has appeared live with Sergio Mendes, Flora Purim and Airto Moreira, and recently sang in the 2012 Latin Grammy Person of the Year Show honoring treasured Brazilian composer Caetano Veloso. In May of 2013, Carla completed the vocal recording sessions for Enrique Bunbury's highly anticipated new record, to be released later in the year.
Carla sang on the feature film "Ask The Dust," Disney’s “Kronk’s New Groove,” the Oscar nominated (for best original song) “RIO,” and recently recorded a track for the RIO 2 soundtrack with Janelle Monae and her band, as well as preliminary tracks for Bret McKenzie's second Muppet feature. Carla has sung and contracted for Disney in Portuguese and Spanish, and on numerous commercials.
Currently, Carla is the vocal arranger on several CD projects, including Brazilian bassist Antônio de Santanna's CD (Tim Maia, Elba Ramalho) and 70’s pop icon Mimi Betinis' All That Glitters. Carla is the vocal coach on Roman Coppola's film A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III and is a music educator at Flea's Silverlake Conservatory of Music.
Carla is available for in house and remote sessions. Please email your request.
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