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Smile Radio’s Song of The Week is ‘Building a Wall’ from Eva Carboni 12th – 19th June 2022

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Eva Carboni - 'Building A Wall'

Eva Carboni is back with her highly anticipated new album ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ featuring a spellbinding mix of blues, rock, roots music, and jazz. Songwriter, Andy Littlewood, once again carries out production duties, and guest musicians include Mick Simpson, Giovanni Bruno, Vincent Rossi, Dave Hunt, Andrius Linsdell, and Pete Nelson.

Born in Sassari on the island of Sardinia, Eva Carboni is a singer, musician, and songwriter. She studied at the prestigious Vocal Power Academy in Los Angeles, graduating in singing with the renowned vocal coach Elisabeth Howard, who has also coached the likes of Sting and Lionel Richie. Although blues music is Eva’s first passion, she is a versatile singer who has worked in a number of styles including Jazz, R&B, and rock. Over the past few years she has performed with musicians such as Buddy Guy, Mario Schillirò, Zucchero, Derek Wilson, Kevin Welch, Marco Mendoza, Sergio Caputo, Frank McComb, and Vic Martin (Gary Moore). In 2017 she was guest vocalist on the track ‘River Of Life’ by blues guitarist, Mick Simpson, and featured on his album ‘Black Rain’. Eva is the co-founder and artistic director of the popular Birdland Jazz Club in Sardinia, where she regularly hosts live shows and events. In 2019 she recorded and released her debut solo album titled ‘Italia Square’, which received rave reviews and worldwide radio airplay, with one of the more popular songs, ‘Love Me Tonight’, hitting a million views on YouTube. The gospel-tinged ballad, ‘New Day Calling’, was licensed for use in the soundtrack of the movie, ‘Distant Sun’

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