Carrie Manolakos
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Music video for
“take me down”


The 44th chord


I am not afraid of the dark, because I am a source of light. I am not afraid of my light, because we are made of stars. I aim to heal, not to please.

I am an artist. I sing. Act. Write. Speak. Move. Dream.

Music has the power to heal, to take us to a place we have never been before. To hear things we have not heard and in turn, see things we have not seen. We can lose ourselves in music. Lose ourselves in a black hole, perhaps the only place perspectiveless, where there is freedom only to exist. It is then, when the last chord of the songs has rung out its final vibration,  that we take in that breath of air, reminding us that we are still here.

I’ve lived just enough life to really get the breadth of it all.  I know boundaries now, but still get stuck in grey. I know happiness but still sometimes go down. And I still get scared sometimes and am old enough to know that will never go away. It ok. It’s what we do with it that makes us who we are.

We are complicated creatures, craving simplicity....perhaps equal parts light and dark, wrestling with ourselves, because we don’t like having both. And it is not our darkness that we fear, it is our light. Our Glory. And Our Power.  Our power to do the impossible, the unimaginable and perhaps the hardest of all, our power to love ourselves when we are not our best, to love others when they are not their best….and to let miracles happen.



Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2 (New York, NY)
7pm doors | 7:30pm show
$20 advance | $25 day of show


making carnegie hall Debut in 2020 - 3.8.2019

On Friday, February 14, 2020 at 8:00 p.m., The New York Pops is joined by guest artists Mandy GonzalezCarrie Manolakos, and Alex Newell for I'm Every Woman: Divas On Stage. The concert salutes the power of the female voice, and pays tribute to Aretha FranklinWhitney HoustonBarbra Streisand, Adele, and fellow icons who have transformed the world through song.

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"Manolakos, whose background is in musical theatre, performs the song with perfect earnestness, closing her eyes and choking back tears. She floats lightly over the soft notes and reaches up to a stringent wail towards the middle of the song."

The New Yorker / Read Full Article

"I tried my best. I really did. I tried my best to get through this without any Creep covers. But this one is so good that I'd be crazy not to include it...And man, she just crushed it. There's really not much to say besides: God Almighty, that climax!"

Entertainment Weekly / Read Full Article


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