Since completing her five-song debut, Carey West has been busy recording her first full-length album, Travel Light. A collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Jeff Wilson, the album reveals Carey’s diverse musical influences, drawing on bhangra, reggae, jazz, R&B, and folk to tell tales that hit close to the heart.
After sitting in with Michael Johnson’s Dime Store Orchestra one evening, Carey was invited to form a jazz standards group with pianist Marcel Aucoin. The newly minted “Carey West and The Millionaires” held weekly residencies at The Rex and The Cameron house for over two years. During the same period Carey was asked to add her voice to The Liquidaires, an instrumental ska band wanting to broaden their sound as well as their line-up.
Carey West’s new album, Travel Light, has been awarded funding by the Ontario Arts Council and is available now