About Carrick

Carrick are a modern acoustic duo comprised of Caroline and Rick (hence the name Carrick – if you hadn’t already guessed!) 

Carrick use a wide variety of instruments to perform acoustic versions of well known songs from the 70’s to the present day.  Their arrangements include their own unique twist on familiar numbers so you will hear songs like you’ve never heard them before.

As versatile performers, they can play a range of sets from upbeat, singalong pub classics where the whole audience joins in, to chilled out sets suitable for a relaxing Sunday afternoon or quieter venue.  They even do the occasional classical pieces for weddings!     

Both Caroline and Rick add vocals and harmonies along with their wide range of instrument: Rick plays guitar, mandocello and tenor guitar (all handmade by Nick Oddy at David Oddy Luthiers & Sons); Caroline plays flute, cajon, bodhran, ukelele bass and fiddle.  Together they produce a varied sound that keeps you interested and entertained for a whole evening.

They regularly perform in and around the Midlands at folk clubs, pubs, festivals and private functions.

They have their own high quality full PA system or can play completely unplugged if preferred.

They released their first album of original material, Face to Face, in June 2016.  Their second album is currently being recorded and due for release in 2021.

Caroline

Caroline has been playing instruments since she was 8 years old.  A multi- instrumentalist (or self-confessed instrument flousey!) she plays a wide range of instruments: flute, cajon, U-Bass, fiddle, bodhran (Irish drum) piano and guitar.  At the same time as swapping instruments, she adds great vocals and harmonies.  Her passion has always been folk music and when she was younger her focus was Irish music.  She has gained a variety of experience playing as a solo artist, in duos, trios and a variety of bands playing in pubs, clubs, private functions and festivals including Moseley Folk Festival.  When not performing, she likes to write her own songs as well as contributing vocals and instrumental tracks to various other musician’s albums.

Rich

Rich first picked up the guitar at the age of 12.  After a brief stint with acoustic and folk songs he turned his attention to the electric guitar.  Having played for over 20 years with various rock bands supporting the likes of Fish and The Damned, he has now gone back to his roots and has rediscovered his love of acoustic and folk music.  His combination of strong vocals and great talent on the guitar, mandocello and tenor guitar make him a versatile and interesting performer.  Rich is a great front man and tells an amusing story or two between songs.  He also composes beautiful and catchy songs.