This is Carla Geneve’s first year as patron of the Act Belong Commit Fairbridge Festival Quest. Proud winner of the 2015 Quest competition at the tender age of 16, Carla is looking forward to attending the Quest Final at the 2021 festival, and will be hanging around to perform her own set and soak up the festival vibes.

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Carla Geneve is a 21 year old singer-songwriter originally from Albany, Western Australia and currently based in Fremantle. Backed by a captivating show and unique brand of brutally honest lyricism, Carla established herself as one of Australia’s most prominent up and coming artists after the release of her breakout debut self-titled EP which saw her tour Australia prolifically playing sold out shows and festivals such as Laneway Festival & Falls Festival as well as tour with/support artists such as Cat Power, Kurt Vile, Julia Jacklin, Belle & Sebastien, Fred Armisen and more.

Carla’s critically acclaimed debut self-titled EP was released in June 2019 via Remote Control Records/Dot Dash Recordings receiving praise from NPR, KEXP, Beats 1, Triple J and more. She promoted the EP with her debut tour of North America in support of indie heavyweights San Cisco before returning home to Australia for a completely sold out national tour.

That same year, Carla was awarded the leading number of wins at the West Australian Music Award- taking home Best EP, Best Single – ‘Things Change’, Best Guitarist & Best Rock Act – as well as Live Voice of The Year (WA) at the National Live Music Awards. This year Carla won grand prize at the 2020 WAM Song of the Year Awards for EP track ‘2001’ – the only artist to win twice in the history of the awards.

Carla recently released her new single, ‘The Right Reasons’.  Premiered via triple j Good Nights, the track is the second taste off her debut full-length due in 2021 via Dot Dash Recordings / Remote Control Records. To celebrate the release, Carla is about to embark on a tour of regional Western Australia. Follow Carla on Facebook or Instagram to check out tour dates and keep up with the latest news.