Carola Baer

Currently works as a solo artist combining layers of vocals,  piano and keys to create a lush and unique ambient progressive sound that weaves emotional intensity with captivating lyrical expressions that honestly question and state what we are possibly all feeling to some degree.  Like a Floydian Mazzy Star,  the listener is taken on a haunting but beautiful journey. Layered vocals with minimalist arrangements echo and whisper subtle sounds of hope and stark reminders of humanity.

Carola was lead vocalist and keyboardist / songwriter  in alt-rock band Quiet Wish until they broke up July 2019.     

Carola’s Tape

14 Nov 2017 – Carola has been making major news – a 27 year old tape of her music was discovered in a charity shop in the USA, and led to a record deal.

Read about it here (Ignore the video at the top, which is about someone else)

Audio of interview with BBC national local radio here

Audio of interview with BBC Surrey prime-time breakfast show here.


Carola Baer grew up in West London and moved to the US in her early 20’s. She settled in San Francisco where she met Ian Butler, who helped and inspired her to begin composing her own piano based material. She then spent 4 years collaborating with Mike Freeman creating politically based industrial sounds and multimedia performances. Carola has extensively experimented with vocal free form improvisation in order to find what she believes the true or pure melody of a piece of music. In the vein of Cocteau Twins and Dead Can Dance, she explored and produced a number of musical expressions using ethnic melodies, wordless vocalisations and spoken sounds. In the late 90’s Carola finally formed her own band called Flowers for Delia with bassist Steve Brown and guitarist Tim Foley, and began playing live in a variety of small venues around San Francisco. After relocating to Seattle in 2007, Carola partnered up with David Rispoli and produced a full CD. Their collaborative project was cut short when she finally returned to the UK after a 20 year absence. Carola has now started working with local musician and producer David J Lambert. The music is a collection of delicate and emotionally charged poetic imagery inspired by Carola’s humanitarian and environmental concerns. As the grand daughter of Rupen Metrobian, sole survivor of his family after the 1915 Armenian genocide, she speaks out against all forms of injustice whenever she can through her music.


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