Introducing Carley Varley, a fresh new Alternative Pop/Rock Artist from the South Coast who is fast becoming one of the most exciting breakthrough artists in the South today.
Carley is a versatile and talented singer-songwriter and musician. Previously a Pop Artist, Carley is currently exploring the Alternative genre, growing up listening to bands like Linkin Park, Paramore and The Pretty Reckless.
Carley has been songwriting and playing the guitar and piano since the age of fourteen. In 2016 she was spotted busking in the quaint seaside town of Lymington on the south coast and was soon catapulted onto the stages at The Ritz and
The Waldorf in London. Carley and her guitar have been regulars on the Dorset and Hampshire music scene ever since. Carley has headlined Poole Harbour Festival as a solo female act, and has also performed at other notable festivals such as Wickham Festival, Upton Food Festival, FOODIES Festival, Dorset Seafood Festival, Dogstival, Vdub at the Hub, Volksfest and Dorchester Cider Festival.
Carley is a standout vocalist with crystal clear delivery.
Her performances are joyful events where she brings her effervescent personality to the stage with songs that audiences delight in singing along too.
Carley released her first EP in 2019 called 'Captured Memories' with the three tracks ‘Won't Say Sorry’, ‘Honest Conflict’ and ‘Found’. Carley's next single 'Since You Left' was released in February 2020 and has had over 30,000 streams on Spotify.
Carley's 2021 and 2022 single releases ‘Fall’, ‘Going Under’ and 'Miss Me?' were featured on BBC Introducing. She was also interviewed by the BBC and performed 'Miss Me?' acoustically and chatted about her vlog 'CVLOG' which gives advice to upcoming musicians. Better Without Me, Carley's brand new single was also featured on BBC Introducing this autumn. Better Without Me was also number 2 on the top 25 uploaded tracks on the South Coast Music Show as part of Voice FM in December 2022. Carley's singles 'Somehow I'm Alive and 'I'm not angry anymore', were featured on BBC Introducing this year.
Carley won a Venus Award for Musical Talent in 2018, she was also an ‘Open Mic' UK finalist in 2019.
“Carley is up there with the best. She has a stunning voice and combines this beautifully with her exceptionally good guitar skills.” - Rock Generation, Gig Review
“A talented singer who lights up the room with her voice.” - Tara, The Venus Awards
Carley is currently writing her Homesick EP, which will be released throughout 2023.
(Carley Varley commonly misspelt Carly Varly)
Photography by Tony Palmer