“My husband Matthew and I were recently married on August 29th 2015. We had decided from the start of our wedding planning that we wanted a singer to sing our first dance; the song we chose was I believe in you and me by Whitney Houston.
We searched the internet and came across Carolyn Thompson and were instantly blown away by her beautiful voice. I contacted her and asked if she would do us the honour to sing our first dance; thankfully she was available.
Our wedding day came quickly, Carolyn brought her powerhouse voice and totally knocked the song out of the ball park! Our guests were in awe and talked about what an extraordinary voice she has for the entire evening.
Thank you Carolyn for making our first dance as husband and wife so very special.That is a memory my husband and I will always hold dear to our hearts.”
Human Resources Generalist
“Carolyn came to our home to perform for my father in law’s 80th birthday bash. We knew from the start that Carolyn and her band would provide the ultimate best in sound and performance. Not only is Carolyn’s voice powerfully superb, but she is absolutely loveable and gorgeous to watch, and it is impossible NOT to enjoy being in her presence. She created an atmosphere that was comfortable for all – from the 80 year olds to the 5 year olds. Carolyn can do it all and I wouldn’t hesitate to refer her for any gig – night club, wedding, intimate party… Carolyn can create the perfect experience.”
“Thanks Carolyn for performing at our recent corporate event. Your musicality and force of personality really warmed things up. It is always a pleasure to see someone who so truly loves what they do in action. I also was thoroughly impressed by the musicianship of your backing band. We look forward to working with you at future events, a once again, a job well done.”
Dutton Brock LLP
“I’ve never met an entertainer more easy or pleasant to deal with than you were. All that and you were fantastic, we had great comments on your performances. I’ll definitely keep in touch for other events in and around Toronto again. Thanks so much.”
Nicolaas Sont CMP
Senior Meeting Planner
Confersense Planners Inc.
“Thank you Carolyn T
I heard only positive and exciting things about your band and they all loved hearing you sing and play, even my daughter who wanted to come up and sing with you. This has made her feel very positive towards continuing in this field.”
CHFC Cooperative Housing Federation of Canada
“I was thrilled to hear that Carolyn was the key note speaker for the Woman’s Worth Seminar. From the moment I met Carolyn, I knew we were kindred spirits! She is passionate about life and has a bigger than life presence. With her friendly and welcoming presence, she connects with her audience with ease and flow.
Her dynamic energy draws people to her and her key note presentation was brilliant. When she asked for volunteers, so many hands went up for the opportunity to work with her. To our joy and amazement she shared with us gems and fun exercises to create a powerful presence, how to think on our feet, project clearly while reaching our own audience with our voice and with confidence. She had the volunteers say the fun phrase from “My Fair Lady” through “The rain in spain falls mainly on the plane.” This simple and powerful fun exercise showed us how we can speak clearly, pronouncing our words and reach a full room. I am still singing the song and remembering the day’s event with Carolyn!
Everyone left with a take away about confidence and tapping into our own genius! I would recommend Carolyn to anyone who wants to grow themselves and their business.”
Life & Success Coach
Author, “8 Keys to Unlocking your Infinite Passion”
“Wow, what an amazing voice, what a great band, what a fun night …. Carolyn T and her 7-piece band rocked our event all night long. They brought energy to the room right from the beginning and got all 350 gala attendees dancing all night long – they are fun; their music is fantastic …. You just can’t stop dancing! I would definitely hire them again to play at any event that I wanted to be a success. Carolyn is organized, knows how to pick the right musicians, and to work within a budget. Thank you so much CarolynT for making our Gala so fabulous- you are an incredible WOMAN & your band ROCKED!”
Dr. Mona Loutfy
Infectious Diseases Specialist & Clinician Scientist
Women’s College Hospital, University of Toronto
Co-chair of 2011 Canadian Association for HIV/AIDS Research Conference
“Carolyn T is a powerful woman and an inspiring performer. Her vibrant,passionate presence is truly something not only to behold, but from which to learn. During our coaching session, she competently addressed my questions with relevant information and advice garnered from years of experience in the music industry. However, she also went beyond what I knew to ask, showing me invaluable performance techniques that I would not otherwise have learned. Carolyn’s Monday night jam at Harlem provides incredible opportunities to meet other musicians, to practice one’s own performance skills and, not least, to listen to fantastic music. I feel very fortunate to know Carolyn and I highly recommend her as a performer and as a coach.”
“I am an inspiring actor and Improv / Stand Up comedian. I came to Carolyn to work on various aspects of voice and singing coaching as I wanted to implement singing into my acts and hope to get a clearer and more powerful voice on stage. Carolyn quickly determines her coaching strategy and lessons and to cater a solution that specifically helps your needs. I had two particular problems and she has guided me in the right direction in fixing them. It was a very fun and educational first set of lesson’s and will continue seeing her through out my rising career”
Ricky R. Singh
“Carolyn is an amazing vocal coach that has helped me feeling more comfortable on stage, she is really enthusiastic and charismatic with a really soulful voice. Her Jazz nights at Harlem are thrilling and filled with fun and talented musicians in every corner.”
“Carolyn is a wonderful coach. She understood our client’s strengths and weaknesses in performance and completely customized the lessons for the client’s needs. Carolyn’s Open Mic Night provided great opportunities to apply what was learned from lessons into performing on stage. Carolyn is definitely recommended to people that are willing to learn to become a world class performer.”
The Rodney Company
c/o Sunny Choi
“Going to see Carolyn T. was the best decision I made as a new musician. Her skills and insight as a coach are incredible! With her guidance, I took my singing and performance skills to levels I hadn’t even thought possible. She created a warm, supportive yet challenging environment where I felt comfortable taking risks and letting it all out. Carolyn has an amazing intuition and a nurturing spirit, and somehow knew exactly how to draw out my confidence and faith in myself. She’s a phenomenal talent in her own right (oh, my, that voice!) and just a wonderful human being with a joyous, contagious energy. I feel so lucky to have learned from her, and I’ll carry those skills and that inspiration with me forever.”
Singer / Writer
“Hey Carolyn. Wanted to thank you again for helping to make my 50th Party a massive, successful blast!! It goes without saying that the night would not have been the same without you, your huge talent, your band, and your professionalism! Everyone I’ve talked to has been very complimentary about the music, how spot on it was for the event, and I truly hope it leads to some more work for you. You’re a terrific person, an awesome talent, and you have a wonderful way of making everyone feel great…something that I think you should feel truly proud of. I feel lucky to have met you, and look forward to keeping in touch…maybe even jamming again some time 🙂 Thanks again-YOU ROCK!!”
“If you’re looking for a night of awesome music – you need to experience Carolyn T! With killer vocals and a wide range of musical styles, you’ll never be bored at one of her shows. She also has some of the best musicians in the GTA backing her up. Whether it’s an intimate setting or a large venue, she’s always at home and will make you feel like part of the show.”
Carolyn T not only sings with remarkable passion and dynamic range, she moves audiences with her incredible skill as both an entertainer and band leader. Carolyn is one of the most compelling performers in Toronto today, a powerful singer with great stage presence, delivering classic R & B, Soul, Jazz, Blues and more, all with great artistry and charm.”
Composer – Pianist – Vocalist
“Carolyn T is a dynamic soul drenched vocal powerhouse! Her versatility, welcoming stage presence, and true love of music shines through at every performance. Whether I’m singing beside her on the stage or sitting in the audience harmonizing while she’s performing, she has a knack to instantly connect with everyone in the room. I’ve given her the nick-name “Little TNT” Thompson cuz she blows the roof off of every venue. BOOM baby!!!”
Singer, Guitarist, Performer
“Thanks to Carolyn T and her awesome band, I was able to perform two of my own songs with live backup at Harlem this past summer — so great to find a musician who knows she’s great at what she does, and also gives others the opportunity to get better at what they do!”
“I am so fortunate to have met Carolyn at one of her Open Jams at Harlem a couple months back. I jokingly told her that I wanted to become the best average singer in Toronto. Having come out of a long term relationship and being a young business woman I have found solace in singing. It has allowed me to tap into my own confidence and strength and has given me some powerful tools which I will use when public speaking, building businesses and when singing on stage (some day). Her vibrant personality and energy makes her a great coach and equally amazing person and joy to be around. Thanks Carolyn – You’re the best!”
Real estate investor/entrepreneur/singer ; )
“I have always heard about Carolyn T and her brand of music, but when I saw her perform I knew they why people spoke. Her music and her energy are contagious.”
“Carolyn T is a passionate singer who loves the stage, her music, and with that love knows well how to move even the most lazy and introvert crowd. She is very entertaining, totally professional, and one of the most organized entertainers with whom I had a pleasure to collaborate. Her shows and concerts are packed with positive energy. She is cooperative, flexible, able to adjust quickly to various unexpected situations let it be in the band or at the venue. Based on my experience of supporting Carolyn on stage for the past 2 years I can say without hesitation that she is always able to fully satisfy client’s demands.”
“From the minute she enters a room, Carolyn’s presence exudes a tangible, enchanting warmth, confidence and positive energy that magnetically draws people to her. Her friendly and inviting nature places people at ease and lets them know it’s going to be a good time. All of this shines through her powerful, rich and soulful voice that blows me away each and every time I hear her perform. To coin a term, she has a “beltability” that conveys her unmistakeable passion for music and life. When she is accompanied by her amazing band, it’s a fantastic show. I know why she is one of the top performers on the Toronto music scene – if you haven’t seen her perform, be sure to catch the next gig or go to the weekly jam! The calibre of talent playing at this jam is unmatched! But beyond the music, for me, it’s the collaborative, welcoming environment Carolyn sets at her jam that is the main reason I drive an hour each way every week to be there.”
Issues Officer, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Guelph – by day
Singer – by night!
“My first experience with Carolyn was during a performance at a Beach Jazz Festival performance. I was blown away by her vocal energy and presence. Since then I’ve had the honour of photographing her during a number of performances as well as in the studio. I count myself very fortunate indeed to have met Carolyn and feel blessed to count her amongst my small circle of friends.”
“Anyone for whom the voice is an important facet of their career should work with voice and performance coach Carolyn T. She has a masterful way of reshaping and enhancing one’s ability to communicate and connect with an audience. I have had a couple of lessons with Carolyn while I was building up to some big gigs and a new demo. I loved the singing techniques she utilized to improve my voice, but Carolyn also covered many other aspects of my performance such as personal confidence and presence. Carolyn hosts open Mics Monday nights at Harlem Restaurant at 67 Richmond Street East, which in turn encourages her students to participate and practice their skills. Carolyn not only provides a lesson but also connects you to her music world. The Sessions are always very enjoyable and good fun and I will carry on practising the many tips and lessons learned.I look forward to my next session. Carolyn T. is an amazing Performance and Vocal Coach and I recommend her to any serious aspiring performer.”
Vocalist and Producer
“Carolyn T is a true performer! She has a unique style and energy about her on stage that is very inviting and bigger than life and makes you yearn for more! Her interaction with the audience makes you feel like she’s singing especially for you which is a rare quality! As the Host of the Harlem Jam she greets everyone warmly by name and makes them feel welcome which says at lot for the overwhelming success of this jam session not to mention the humorous dialogue that goes on between herself and her musicians! It ends up being a party every Monday night! She is a joy to watch both on and off the stage!”
“I recently saw Carolyn T perform live at the Harlem Jam which she also hosts. I have to say that I was truly blown away by her powerful vocals and undeniable energy. She’s a true performer at heart.”
“Warm, respectful, friendly, supportive and encouraging are the first words that come to mind when I think of Carolyn T. She has the tenacity to keep pushing and improving her craft and continues to motivate beginners to keep trying.”
Spoken Word Artist
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