“Karlie Bruce’s voice is what makes the modest "Paperback Lover" so memorable. It's one of the most alluring instruments you'll hear this or any year.” -88.1 KDHX.
A native of Sydney, Australia, Karlie Bruce now makes her home in Brooklyn, New York. With a background as dynamic as her work, she is one of many voices of the post-disco big band Escort, has toured extensively as a background and session vocalist, has opened for pianist Brad Mehldau and appeared alongside Matt Wilson and Larry Goldings at New York’s esteemed Carnegie Hall.
In September 2012, Karlie released her highly anticipated debut LP, "Paperback Lover," alongside long time band-mates, bassist Derek Nievergelt (Robin McKelle), drummer Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), and guitarist and often-collaborator, Chris Parrello (Things I Wonder).
The eight-track release garnered rave reviews; the spare, lilting reveries likened to a “1960’s Greenwich Village” by Ears To The Ground and coined “A soothing masterpiece” by Music You Need.