Carrie Manolakos, already positioned in the top 100 of the iTunes pop charts with her debut album “Echo”, became an internet sensation with her haunting performance of Radiohead classic Creep.
The viral video was captured on April 2, 2012, at her album release concert in New York City, at (le) poisson rouge. The popular website Gawker promised listeners an orgasm for the ears, calling it “upsettingly good,” while The New Yorker compared her rendition of Creep, favorably, with that of legendary recording artist Prince. “Manolakos performs the song with perfect earnestness, closing her eyes and chocking back tears. She floats lightly over the soft notes and reaches up to a stringent wail towards the middle of the song."
Her performance captured the attention of artists diverse as Alec Baldwin and Josh Groban.
Manolakos has a background in musical theater, with Broadway credits, including the lead role of Sophie in Mamma Mia! as well as Elphaba on the Second National Tour of Wicked. Her debut album, Echo, is a lyrical blend of folk, pop and soul. Her sound dances with the stars of Adele and Joni Mitchell, with a kiss blown to Jeff Buckley, but a voice that is unmistakably hers alone.
Manolakos is attached to an upcoming independent film project, in which she will both star and compose the soundtrack.