Karise Eden's voice can move a nation. She shot to fame at the age of 19 with a viral audition video that now has over 39 million views on YouTube which then cultivated her debut album to break sales and chart history.
Growing up on the Central Coast of NSW, Karise began singing blues and rock from an early age. She started playing the guitar at thirteen and also picked up the double bass.
Her debut album My Journey shot straight to #1 on the national ARIA Chart, was certified double platinum and went on to become the biggest selling album by an Australian artist in 2012. In New Zealand, the album debuted at #3 and was certified gold. Karise made ARIA Chart history in the same year when she took out the top three spots on the singles chart with #1 Stay With Me Baby, #2 'Hallelujah' and #3 'I Was Your Girl'; with her single 'You Won't Let Me' at #5. Karise is the first person to do this since The Beatles had the Top 6 to themselves back in 1964.
Karise's second album Things I've Done charted at #6 on the ARIA Chart, achieved gold sales status and was followed up by sold-out shows around the country.
Karise's influences vary from blues through to bluegrass, rock and soul: Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Guns N' Roses, Doc Watson, Joan Baez, Deep Purple, Etta James, Robert Cray, Joss Stone. Karise might sing a Janis Joplin song in a powerful husky voice followed by a beautiful Joan Baez song the next but her songwriting is always emotionally driven original material.
Karise Eden released her third album in November 2018 with the singles 'Temporary Lovers', 'Gimme Your Love' and 'Born to Fight'.
We look forward to her vault session to share one of the nation's most treasured voices. The session features a recording of a previous Karise Eden performance at Bird's Basement.