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Carmen Townsend
Carmen TownsendThe instant this Cape Breton Guitar Wielding Phoenix takes the stage all eyes and ears are hooked. After toiling away in Toronto and Vancouver, Carmen returned to the ocean and her home in Cape Breton to nurture her own sound.

She sent the East Coast into a tailspin when she burst onto the scene at the 2005 ECMA’s. Hailed as, “....a wonder to behold," Carmen's empowering performances were all the buzz at the 2006 ECMA’s. The livewire rocker's cutting edge sound encompasses remarkably acrobatic vocal talent, a mesmerizing stage presence and a unique guitar style.

Her band "The Shakey Deals" include Thomas Allen and Shane O'Handley, resulting in a gunning rock and roll sound. Compared to the likes of Jeff Buckley, Led Zeppelin and Björk, Carmen Townsend is well on her way. Carmen's song "Sweet Little Bird" was chosen to represent Nova Scotia and PEI for the 2006 Canadian Songwriting Competition. Carmen has performed at CMW, NXNE, Junofest, the Atlantic Canada tour, Invincible Summer Tour, and closed the main stage of the 2006 Evolve Festival.

Carmen is currently in the process of recording her debut album with producers Warren Bruleigh and legendary indie rocker, Gord Gano, of The Violent Femmes.

Carmen Townsend - Guitar, Vocals
Shane O'Handley - Bass
Thomas Allen – Drums


CONTACT:
Darren Gallop
Company House Records
338 Charlotte Street
3rd Floor
Sydney, NS
B1P 1C8 Canada

PHONE: 902-270-5454
EMAIL: darrengallop@gmail.com
WEBSITE: www.carmentownsend.ca