Carla Virola formed Carla V Entertainment after several decades of music success. As an accomplished Singer/Songwriter/Pianist, Carla's original music has been reviewed by Billboard Magazine and she has had the honor to qualify in several songwriting and performance categories in the 1995 Grammy's with her sister LisaMarie for their CD EP "Symmetry in Motion" as the Duo Sorella.
Being in the same company of Mariah Carey and many well established artists, fueled the flame for her love of performing music live for her fans and now her loyal clients.
Carla's passion to continue writing and perform her original music keeps her at the piano writing new material ready to share with her audiences .
All of her professional music experience is the true differentiator for her clients when booking her for their events.
Carla is also a professional actor having appeared numerous times on SNL, One Life to Live, several television commercial spots including "Eyewitness News, Gotta Be" and "Emeril" commercials and an "As seen on TV - Pop 'Em Open" infomercial throughout her entertainment career. Most recently Carla was a featured model on the Daily Show and in Women's Day Magazine.
You can also catch Carla V with her band Disco Unlimited as "Funky Sista" on many weekends in the Tri-State area. Thanks to her near 4 octave vocal range, she joined the hottest Disco Band in the Northeast breathing life into all your favorite Disco Song favorites.
What does this all mean for you seeking to book a DJ/Emcee or Singer for your event? It means Carla's professional experience will elevate your affair to a cut above the "DJ" experience. Your guests will rave about the wide range of styles and languages Carla can sing and DJ in including: Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Hebrew and French and she is equally comfortable performing all styles of music from high society to Ethnic to Pop Music off of the top of today's charts. Carla V is sure to please your guests!
Every artist has to start somewhere. Carla's story is no different. Her humble beginnings start when she was born to her Parents, Puerto Rican immigrants landing in NYC's Spanish Harlem. Seeing them work hard to win the "American Dream" gave her the hunger to succeed in the city that never sleeps.
Carla attended NYC's famed LaGuardia High school of Music & Art made famous by the movie "Fame". It was here she cultivated her craft and subsequently she went on to study musical theater and acting at NYC's American Musical and Dramatic Academy. By night, she worked at the Metropolitan Opera house and watched operatic artists as they projected their voices to fill the opera house without amplification, she soon adopted their techniques into her Pop style of singing and has never looked back!
Taking her first steps as a young artist was daunting but also motivational, because this is what she was born to do! Having her esteemed background is the reason clients seek her out to make their events an amazing experience.
Carla is not only a creative artist, she has lived in two worlds for most of her adult life - music/the arts and technology. As a technologist she has helmed many IT projects with leading IT solutions for her clients, helping them to transition traditional business processes to the Cloud.
With Carla V, you not only work with an established artist - you get a solid business professional who understands how to run an event beginning to end for her clients.
Let us help you with the planning logistics of your upcoming event... Book a call with Carla V to discuss it all !!