July 12th, 2015 | by VoiceCouncil

Carla Rigolin Hassett

Vocal Coach comments from Jenn Bostic

I love the attitude in your vocal Carla. The little moments of grit you’re adding in are what makes a vocal interesting and engaging. Your tone is beautiful and you use it well with really great dynamic variations. It’s obvious you love what you do and you’re really great at it. I’m amazed at how much energy you’re able to communicate seated on a stool. Wonderful job!

Why I chose Carla Rigolin Hassett as a Finalist

I have chosen Carla Rigolin Hassett to go forward in the VoiceCouncil competition because of her well-crafted and versatile vocal performance filled with passion.

Carla Rigolin Hassett's bio

A native of São Paulo Brazil and schooled, while still a teenager, in the recording studios and night clubs of Chicago, Carla has appeared on 7th Heaven, The Tonight Show, The Grammy Awards, and as the voice of Peggy Lee on Pee Wee’s Playhouse. As a backup singer, Carla has performed with the late soul legend Solmon Burke, recorded with Gino Vannelli, Mike Patton, Mimi Betinis (Pezband), Michael Bublé, and toured with Billy Idol, REO Speedwagon, Christopher Cross, Christan Castro, and actor/musician Gary Sinise in his Lt. Dan Band. She has appeared live with Sergio Mendes, Flora Purim and Airto Moreira, and sang in the 2012 Latin Grammy Person of the Year Show honoring treasured Brazilian artist Caetano Veloso. At the Latin Grammy presentation, Carla also sang backups for Natalie Cole, Seu Jorge, Lila Downs and other latin superstars. Carla sang on the feature film “Ask The Dust,” Disney’s “Kronk’s New Groove,” the Oscar nominated (for best original song) “RIO,” and recorded backing vocals for the Janelle Monae’s “RIO 2” contribution, “What Is Love.” Carla has sung and contracted for Disney in Portuguese and Spanish, and on numerous commercials and tv shows. Carla is currently in production on a new CD exploring themes of leaving Brazil and the Tropicalia movement of the 1970s.

This singer was a finalist in our competition which ended on January 15th 2016.

The overall winner received:

  • 1000.00 in Prizes (USD or equivalent)
  • Feedback from Celebrity Vocal Coaches
  • Media promotion for You and Your Music

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