Karoline Hausted grew up in a musical home, where you could barely take a step without falling over an instrument. Both mother and father played music. Karoline's musical heritage goes even further back, her grandfather was a professional pianist during the golden age of Danish jazz.
She began to play piano at age 6 and wrote her first song at age 12 and when she entered the conservatory preparation course after high school, she was convinced that she wanted to become a jazz pianist. The idea was however, dropped again as the spontaneous improvisation could not be reconciled with Karoline's urge to sit and puzzle with a song or a text before it was even presented to anyone. Later she began recording her own songs and when she sent them to various record companies, a large record company showed interest in the songs.
While Karoline lived in Copenhagen during the period 2000-03, the dream of an album release came true. With the band Salley Gardens, she released the CD "Down To the River". The album was released by a small company who could not afford to market the CD and while the band played a number of live gigs the CD undeservedly did not get big attention.
Salley Gardens is now history and Karoline focuses instead on her solo project. With piano as the main instrument, Karoline gets inspiration from many different types of piano music and music in general. Karoline's can provide sound reminiscent of early Kate Bush, Vashti Bunyan, and Linda Perhacs.
The song lyrics develop themselves mostly as incidents like dreams that want to tell you something; but where you have to hunt a bit to find the meaning.
Karoline Hausted has among others contributed in Danish Radio P4's "Karrierekanonen" in 2003 and for the SPOT festival with Salley Gardens in 2004, and at SPOT festival in 2007. She was among the 12 selected songwriters who participated in the Nordic Co-writers session.
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