Caroline Alves was born in a favela in Rio de Janeiro in the late 1990s. A hard environment, which is a strong experience, and in which one has to grow up fast. In 2008, she came to Switzerland with her mother. When the only male role model in her life, her uncle, passed away, Caroline was 14 years old, and as a result she took her first musical steps, in his memory.
Caroline Alves took up the guitar and learned music on her own. Influenced by artists like Amy Winehouse, Erykah Badu and Massive Attack, Caroline developed her own bittersweet musical style. For about a year she played in the streets and small bars in different Swiss cities and started to hone her musical skills.
Caroline Alves developed her own signature sound, between pop, trip-hop, soul and jazz. Caroline's style is unique: it surprises you, takes you by storm, makes you dream, makes you cry or makes you dance frantically.
Her songs are on rotation on the main Swiss radio stations as SRF3, Couleur 3 and RTS La Première, and she played her songs on big such as Montreux Jazz Festival, Gurtenfestival, Les Docks, Festi'Neuch, Chant du Gros, Bierhuebeli, among others.
In 2020, the result of this new constellation was released: her debut album "Moonlight". Eight impressive and lovingly produced songs that don't shy away from difficult subjects: self-doubt, escape, excess, failed relationships and fear of loss - and yet there is always that resonant, hopeful note and incredible strength. One year later, in 2021, Caroline Alves won the Swiss Music Award as "Best Talent", a very important step in her career that will open more and more doors for the artist who sings herself out of her demons.
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