Caro Emerald is a Dutch singer. Her performing style combines a pop star figure with the appearance of an actress from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Her unique voice and exciting musical world make her one of the most amazing singers of our time. Now 36 years old, at the peak of her career, she will be giving a special concert at VeszprémFest.
Caro Emerald was born Caroline Esmeralda van der Leeuw. Her career began in 2007 when she recorded the song “Back It Up”. She performed it one year later on a Dutch TV show with enormous success.
The singer’s debut album entitled Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor was released in 2010. It was a special album: the songs, which were inspired by music and films from the 1940s and 50s, are the perfect blend of ballroom jazz, tango and groovin’ jazz sounds with hints of mambo. Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor was a roaring success. The first song was the biggest Dutch hit in the summer of 2009, and the next single, A Night Like This, immediately peaked at #1 in January 2010. The studio album likewise went to No. 1 in the sales chart, and reached platinum within 6 weeks. It stayed at number one for 30 weeks, beating Michael Jackson’s Thriller record in the Netherlands. This music was released in dozens of European countries with similar success, selling almost one and a half million copies.
In May 2013 her second album entitled The Shocking Miss Emerald was released, repeating its predecessor’s international success and immediately entering at number one in the UK album chart, to mention just one example. Worldwide, over 2.5 million copies have been sold, earning her an Echo Award, a Goldene Kamera, an Edison Award, an EBBA and an MTV Music Award. Besides countless sold-out tours, Caro and her team have also become favourite performers at festivals, playing on stage at Glastonbury and at the Isle of Wight Festival to name but a few.
Caro Emerald will perform her current concert programme in Veszprém, reaching back to her first album, and offering an exciting mixture of ballroom jazz, tango and groovin’ jazz from the 1990s.
- Caro Emerald - singer
- Stephen Large – keyboards
- Wieger Hoogendorp - guitar
- Jeroen Vierdag - bass guitar
- Rémon Hubert - drums
- Claus Tofft - percussion
- Benjamin Cummings - trumpet
- David Temple - saxophone