I have seen Carley move in the right direction. Her writing is improving more and more, and her musical universe is being refined. Her voice too, more confident, but what I will remember the most is her authenticity. Pearls like Carley, are not found very much in a lifetime.” - Indie Music Centre

Indie Music Centre

A Little Bit About Carley Varley

Introducing Carley Varley, a fresh new singer-songwriter from Bournemouth 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. Mixing Pop melodies with edgier Indie/Rock elements, her catchy songs and lyrics speak directly to her audience, with influences from Taylor Swift to Hayley Williams.


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 built up quite the reputation for herself in the past few years, quickly rising through the local scene and performing at high profile venues and festivals. 

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 to. 


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. In 2021/22 Carley released her 'Seasons' EP, with her four tracks 'Going Under', 'Miss Me?', 'Shore' and 'Fall.' Carley's most recent release 'Better Without Me' is the first single from her Homesick EP due for release in 2023. 

Career Highlights 

Her 2020 and 2021 single releases ‘Since You Left’ and ‘Going Under’ were both featured on ‘BBC Introducing’. She was also interviewed by the BBC again this year about her forthcoming release ‘Miss Me?’ from her new ‘Seasons’ EP and her advice vlog for musicians ‘CVLOG.’ In 2022, Carley's track 'Fall' was also featured on BBC Introducing aswell as her new single 'Better Without Me.' Carley headlined Poole Harbour Festival in 2022, performing her original songs acoustically, being the only solo act and woman to headline that year. In 2021, Carley supported Lauran Hibberd and Jerry Williams at The Madding Crowd in Bournemouth, Carley also graced the same stage as acts such as Scouting for Girls, Natalie Imbruglia and Sophie Ellis Bextor at Foodies Festival across the UK. Carley also headlined the Dorchester Cider Festival Acoustic Stage in 2022 and performed on main stage at Dorset Seafood Festival, Lymington Seafood Festival and Dogstival. Carley also performed the acoustic stage at Wickham Festival in 2022. 

Carley won a Venus Award for Musical Talent in 2018, she was also an ‘Open Mic' UK finalist in 2019, coming in the final 30 after 10,000 auditions across the UK. 

Press Buzz About Carley 

“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’s is releasing her next EP 'Homesick' throughout 2023. 

Press Photos

Meadowside Music Festival 2021

Upton Food Festival 2021

Milford on Sea Music Festival