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Band/Artist Name: Caroline Ferrante (Whole Magilla)
Recommended if you like: Alabama Shakes, Susan Tedeschi
Story behind your band/artist name: People would ask if I was playing a gig solo or with the band, and I stared saying "yeah I'm playing with the Whole Magilla". It turns out it wasn't taken so we grabbed it!
Band Members: James Ellis, Jim, lead guitar. John Dahlman, stand up bass. Olivia Ferrante, Vocals and percussion.
What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : MD
At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: I only started this thing 5 years ago! I wrote songs my whole life but never shared them. I went to an open mic in Wheaton and played out for the first time, and a year later I had a local label recording my first album.
A couple years ago I played a gig at O Mansion and ever since I've been an artist-in-residence there and record a radio show for an English radio station once a month.
Last summer I played the lead in an Americana Dust Opera called Rain Follows the PLow at the Atlas with Capital Fringe.
Last November I wrote a song called "Brighter Day" and it was picked up by a play at George Mason University. I got to perform!
I am 6 foot one and have hit my head on the ceilings of many DC live music establishments.
Anything else we should know, or you want to share: I just recorded an EP with Austin Bellow of Forever the Sickest Kids- will be released in May. I can shoot you links to those if you are interested- really new direction and lots of guitar distortion!
Official Website URL: www.carolineferrante.com
Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/carolineferrantemusic/
Spotify Link: https://play.spotify.com/album/7pYtKOQArg105h8eQt5h3k
Main Genre: Indie
Other Genres: americana, folk, blues, r&b, pop