Biography

Camilla has been singing in front of an enraptured audience since she was five years old and living in Sweden. When she was ten, she won a place in the prestigious Adolf Frederik Musik School in Stockholm where her love of choral work and collaboration blossomed.

Her late teens saw her singing in a Baptist church choir in Virginia, busking in a Sweet Adeline group in Stockholm’s Old Town, and entertaining holiday makers in Gran Canaria and skiers in Switzerland.

Camilla was in U.S. chart-topping Norwegian pop group ‘One 2 Many’ in her early twenties and then, after being persuaded she was really a lyric soprano, and furthering her vocal education with professionals from the opera circuit, including a spell at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, she played the lead role, sung in Yiddish, in the world premier of The Dybbuk, in Tel Aviv.

By this time Camilla was a mother of two and living in London with her professional musician husband, Colin Vearncombe (pka Black). After a trip to South America with her third son to record an album with legendary percussionist Julio ‘Chocolate’ Algendones in Lima, Peru, the family decided to up sticks and move to beautiful West Cork.

Camilla kept her career moving while bringing up her family. Her performance in the lead role in Astor Piazzola’s Maria de Buenos Aires opera which was performed entirely in Spanish, at Cork Opera House was described by the Irish Examiner as ‘sensuous yet poignantly fragile’. In a desire to engage with the live music culture of Ireland she formed the band ‘Dogtail Soup’ with her husband Colin, Fergus O’Farrell (of Interference), and Maurice Seezer. They played regularly in Ireland and toured in Eastern Europe. After all the members of the band played in Interference and opened for the Swell Season in The Radio City Music Hall, New York, Glen Hansard fronted Dogtail Soup for two special tribute concerts.

2018 saw the launch of Mamasongue, Camilla’s two-hour stage show featuring songs from across the world. The show is performed in five languages and weaves stories of magic and mystery in between tangos and lullabies, gospel and blues, laughter and tears. “A Musical Delight” ~ Irish Examiner

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