“In a world where you need something different to stand out… I’m replaying [Counttessa’s music]”  Andrew Oldershaw

Scrub up. Suit up. Dress up.

This musical experience is unique.

Counttessa.

Counttessa is the avant-garde pop brainchild of poetic and thought provoking Singer-Songwriter Cari Craig. Described by viewers as ‘trailblazing’…‘theatrical’…‘art-rock’ and ‘soulful’. Counttessa innately draws from both her classical and contemporary training all whilst her personality and influences seamlessly seep and synthesize into her music.

Counttessa’s team. 

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Danny Flam  Producer

Danny played with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra for an extended period before moving to New York in 2003. He has recorded, produced, and featured on many thousands of albums and recordings, including works by Kanye West (his work won 3 Grammy awards), Jay Z, Eminem and others.

Danny is one of the leading trombone performers in New York area and founded ConSoul with fellow New York musicians as a fun project in 2015, it has since taken off. Kindred spirits, Cari and Danny met through a mutual friend and quickly became aware of  their strengths as a songwriting + production team.  From their happy go lucky high energy to their classical backgrounds and appreciation – an informative, creative, and productive mentor to mentee working relationship has blossomed.

Links.

  • CounttessaTechnical Specs PDF
  • Counttessa One-Sheet PDF
  • Counttessa High-Resolution Photos
  • Counttessa Show Poster

It’s showtime.

What ensues is a palpable buzz.

A modern symphonic delight that enfolds as your host invites you into

her world.

Tailor each show.

Instrumentation Selection – Keys, Guitar, Bass, Trumpet, Trombone, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Cello, Violin,  Drums

Lineups.

Solo Lineup (1 person)

Counttessa on Voice + Keys

Small Lineup (2/3 person ensemble)

Counttessa +  Ensemble

Medium Lineup (3/5 person)

Counttessa + Ensemble

Large Lineup (6/10 person)

Counttessa + Ensemble

Bio.

Caroline Rose Mary Ann Craig (Cari) Vocalist

Cari Craig is COUNTTESSA. Canadian based, English born and most recently  performed in New York City. After emigrating, Cari found solace in classical voice and studied privately for well over a decade. Cari completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Performance at the University of British Columbia. Finding herself immensely impacted by Sculpture, Gender Studies and Art History.

Visually, COUNTTESSA is a synthesis of a sweet 1700’s style plus meaty modernity.  Conceptually, the name Counttessa references Opera and keeping time . Counttessa stemmed from a belief that art creates art, and also acknowledges artists with regal titles (Queen, Lady Gaga) As if one can title themself and gloriously blossom into an important, impactful artists; feeling feminine, strong and regal COUNTTESSA implores herself to be a graceful, grateful and an eloquent empower-er.

She holds a belief that artistic chain reactions also effortlessly occur: ie. Puccini’s Opera: La Boheme -> Queen’s Song: Bohemian Rhaspody-> Queen’s Song: Radio Gaga -> Contributing factor to Lady Gaga’s name and sound.

As they say ‘a community raises a child’ and a community also raises an artist. Artist’s, bands, movies often become akin to role models and powerful artists stand to make humanity more understood and thoughts more tangible, accessible.

With an appreciation of music across the board, COUNTTESSA’s sound culminates in lyrical melodies, deliberate and clever lyricism, and almost tonal and rhythmic use of her voice of which is her greatest strength.  Her body is her instrument however when playing a solo show and accompanying herself with a piano, she paints with surprisingly  bold brushstrokes that subtly form bare bone foundations and further powerfully accentuate her voice.

Stated by an adjudicator as “trailblazing” and “important work that seeks a path that has never been done”. After meeting Danny Flam, a leading trombone player in New York with a classical past including the Israel Philharmonic, the two quickly realized their strengths as a songwriting + production team.  From their happy go lucky high energy to their classical backgrounds and appreciation – an informative, creative, and productive mentor to mentee working relationship blossomed creating a bountiful body of work.

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