Though she stands small, singer-songwriter Cara Bateman’s voice is anything but. Bold and intoxicating, her sound has been described as a rock-gospel fusion. Her powerful vocals are coloured with a natural rasp that is at times gritty and soulful, and other times warm as honey. In her live performances, Cara is known to captivate, and literally silence, an audience – it is not uncommon for a hush to fall over the crowd when she belts out her first notes.
Cara entered the music scene in 2016 with the release of her debut EP, and has since gathered impressive momentum. After a spotlight feature on Roundhouse Radio in Vancouver, B.C., she went on to tour Canada and win a talent contest that gained her a spot on the lineup for Song & Surf Music Festival on Vancouver Island. Through this contest, Cara caught the attention of other bookers and promoters that connected her with Rob Zifarelli of Paradigm Talent Agency; who ultimately booked her on several tour dates with The Elwins and Dashboard Confessional. Festival season ended on a high note in 2018 when Cara brought her band to rock out at Sunfest Country Music Festival; one of Canada’s largest.
All of these experiences have generated considerable growth in Cara’s artistry and sound. Staying true to her folk roots, she continues to tell powerful stories that speak open and honestly about mental health, love, relationships, and the human psyche. In preparation for another release, Cara is currently experimenting with a darker, earthier, and rawer soundscape. Though she continues to grow and evolve, one thing is forever constant – her flawless vocals are like nothing you’ve ever heard before.