All began in 2007, when Caro Emerald was called upon to cut a demo. She seized the opportunity, and recorded Back It Up.
When she performed the song on a local Dutch TV station a year later, the song exploded onto the scene. Viewers were constantly calling, e-mailing and commenting about that lovely girl with her catchy tune. A low-budget video on YouTube created a similar effect and suddenly, viewers wanted to know where they could buy her music.
However, with only one track on the repertoire, Caro and her team started working on a full album before releasing anything. Inspired by films and music from the 40s and 50s, they wrote and produced Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor, an exciting, hugely accessible collection of 12 original songs.
The album featured ballroom jazz, cinematic tangos, groovin’ jazz tracks and infectious mambos that sounded as if they were recorded in the golden age of Hollywood. However, the smoking beats, catchy songs and inventive production marked Caro out as a present-day phenomenon.
It was an overnight success. Debut single became an instant radio hit in summer of 2009, and follow up A Night Like This went on to reach #1 in the Dutch single charts in January 2010.
The album entered at #1 in the sales chart and reached platinum status within 6 weeks. Overall, the album spent 30 weeks at #1, breaking a record set by Michael Jackson’s Thriller and selling a stunning 260,000 copies within the year in Holland alone.
The album was released in many other countries with a similar effect: the sales have been over 1.4 million in Europe and has been released in over 40 countries. Caro and her team received numerous national and international awards, and Caro performed at almost every major radio and TV show in Europe.
May 2013, the second album The Shocking Miss Emerald was released. It could repeat the debut album international success and entered at #1 in the UK album chart.
In between conquering Europe, Caro and the team reserved as much time as possible gathering and recording ideas for their new album which was released as an EP called Emerald Island in spring of 2017 through Europe.
Now 36 years old singer was born as Caroline Esmeralda van der Leeuw and trained as a jazz vocalist at the Amsterdam Conservatory, graduating in 2005. She is often praised for her outstanding live performances which heat up her audience after a few minutes.
After 3 festival performances, she finally gives her own show to the Hungarian fans on February 26th, 2018 in Budapest Arena!
Tickets are available via www.livenation.hu and www.ticketpro.hu.