karlos 14


Sheffield UK   Jan 2014


Artist Bio

Influences:   Far too many but a few are....Beatles, Brian Wilson, mozart, Debussey, Stone Roses, Carpenters, Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, New Order, Shack, The Las, Status Quo, Burt Bacharach, The Kinks, Super Furry Animals and more melodic beautifilicious people!!

FAWM number 5!!!
Hoping to dip into FAWM this year, although not expecting to create a full album as have all sorts going on with life direction sorting and all that right now. Still can't stop the music flowing.
Probably looking to collab more than anything else so feel free to hit me up.

Got a new album coming out covering all my trials and tribulations and discoveries over the last two years so feel free to check out my bandcamp (although its not up there yet). Guess what. HERE IT IS!!

Here's wishing everyone a happy, creative and massively positive FAWM. Big love to y'all

Oh and just because its hard to break last years habit, my last 5 days of FAWM will be in THAILAND!!! (dangerous that skyscanner website you know ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) x

Feel free to befriend my on FACEbook as i always wanting more musical connections around this tiny world of ours


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  • @musicsongwriter Mar 31

    Hi Karl, Sheila is happy for you to collaborate with me on this song. Please let me know if you would like me to send you Wav or MP3.
    Looking forward to hearing from you.

  • @musicsongwriter Mar 30

    Hi Karl, thank you so much for your kind note. I'll let you know as soon as I hear from Sheila. Have a nice Easter.

  • @piney  Mar 27

    Thank yooou!!!

  • @wacha  Mar 26

    Thank you for your very kind words on "No Way Out".

  • @judypie  Mar 25

    Thank you so much Karl! Welcome
    Back to the UK!

  • @wacha  Mar 22

    You are very welcome for the comments. Thank you so much for your incredibly kind words on "Quilted Heart". I would love to collaborate with you next year!

  • @audrey  Mar 22

    Thank you for your very kind words on my song Blueberry Island. I really appreciate it.

  • @guatecoop  Mar 22

    Thank you Thank you. You are too kind. It is so cool to have mutual respect and interest. I really love how you think and create. FAWM ends up being a snapshot of how people think and work to me. I just love it and really admire what you do. Let me know if you need anything from me. How do you end up being in such cool places? I have been to many places for extended periods of time, but you seem to have a life based on that. So cool. I've never been to the eastern hemisphere, but I've seen most of the western....

  • @cynthiawolff  Mar 21

    Karl I would be beyond THRILLED with any production you would want to do with Personal Angel or Anything else...gheesh wish you could do every song I ever wrote!

  • @julesbf Mar 21

    Thanks for your kind words on my tune The Truth.

  • @vomvorton  Mar 21

    I don't have a full kit, just a fairly decent ride cymbal and snare, plus a rubbish child-sized hi-hat... I have attempted to play them "live" a few times but I'm terrible so I sampled them individually instead, and then MIDI sequenced them. Think it worked well, will definitely be using the samples again!

    Thanks for the kind words!

  • @musicsongwriter Mar 20

    Hi Karl, thank you so much for your beautiful comment on Snow in March. Sheila offered to create her lyrics to this piece. I'm looking forward to hearing our collaborations on the other songs and if you think you might have some time for another one or a few or if you find the time to listen to any of the songs I've created right after the fawm please take a listen to any of the pieces from my album:
    I'm looking forward to hearing more of your songs.
    Have a beautiful evening!

  • @guatecoop  Mar 8

    So, I have been admiring your songwriting for quite a while and I REALLY appreciate the feedback that you give. When you give a comment....I listen, for sure. I almost wish that you would say something critical so that I could gain something that you do.....but I also appreciate learning from what you appreciate. I am listening and I am thankful for your ear. I am around all month and will be listening to more of your tracks. I also intend to buy your album, as I have heard that it is quite worthwhile. Really well done....I mean, every year. You really are a talent and I appreciate what you do. The best part is that you seem like you enjoy it. I'm glad. I think that some people miss that part of it.

  • @shortdan  Feb 24

    Not had chance to have a listen yet but in the circumstances, unbelievably well done for getting a FAWM win again! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @haim  Feb 24

    Oh I didn't mean you should not finish fawm, just wanted to give you a good feeling about the song and to tell you it's sounds like a great finale. but of course you MUST finish haha. And yes we should collab throughout the year or next year, I also thought about it but it's a bit scary to collab with someone canon like you.

  • @judypie  Feb 20

    Oh Karl, you say the sweetest things! Thanks so much for listening ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @arthurrossi Feb 18

    Karl! Thank you very, VERY much for the wonderful magic that you added to "Just dreaming" and for bringing these words to life in such a fantastic way... I am too happy how the song turned out... Absolutely gorgoeus in all respects, starting from the melody, over the general feel of the music, the production to your performance... This is fantastic!!! May I ask you for the favor to send me the MP3 on my email address, which is
    ? Thanks so much once again! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @musicsongwriter Feb 18

    Hi Karl, you are very welcome, I had a great time listening to your collaboration with Arthur. Thank you so much for your warm message. Please take your time, I'm always happy to wait. Good luck with everything.
    I keep repeating myself lol but my numbers can't be compared with yours as I'm mostly either posting lyrics or music, and I don't sing, well, not the way I should have... Anyway, I'm posting very modest efforts and you are creating real masterpieces! But thank you as always for your kind support! You Are A Star!!!

  • @vomvorton  Feb 18

    Thanks Karl! The drums on X-Ray Specs are EZDrummer through the Rough Rider free compressor plugin for extra nastiness.

  • @tiller2  Feb 18

    Thanks for your comment on Cereal Boy!

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 18

    Thanks for your amazing comment on Iโ€™ll Have Another. Much appreciated!!

  • @arthurrossi Feb 18

    Hey wow! These are great news! I am looking very, very forward to it... ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @shortdan  Feb 17

    How many FAWM days have you got left buddy?

  • @angelinapowersuit Feb 2018

    Thank you for your feedback on "Other Side of Her Heart." Always happy to lend my voice (but I think there are many other better ones that you could find ๐Ÿ˜

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 2018

    Thanks for your kind words on Catfish and bones. I really enjoy making peoples nightmares come trough. If you got one please share it ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @russiasaturn Feb 2018

    I only now saw your email, whoops, just replied! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 2018

    Oh my goodness Dupletarion Warrior you are AWESOME!! You took the time to write 200 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your hefty contribution to our community. You have 200 thank youโ€™s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep bustingโ€™ those zongs!!

  • @zecoop  Feb 2018

    Enjoy your trip! I'm sure it won't slow you down... Enjoy your time though!

  • @owl  Feb 2018

    Dang haha you nailed it! Glad that is what you were going for, I love that band so much ๐Ÿ˜

  • @majordanby  Feb 2018

    Karlโ€™s of the world unite. Slow and steady so far this year. Two kids under five are reducing out put and listening time. Iโ€™m having a catch up today and hopefully this weekend. Good to hear you.

  • @degausser  Feb 2018

    Thanks for your comments dude. As always, I will endeavour to get round to all of yours! Did someone mention a collaboration ? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 2018

    Hey from London Karlos! - thanks for your awesome comments on my Collab with Maddie. Yeah I can hear the production too...think it might need to be made. Are you offering? PS Iโ€™ve friended you on FB ๐Ÿ˜

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 2018

    Thank you so much for all lovely comments.
    Regarding no mans land if you want to and have possibility to record it feel free to.
    Like i did with Marcus at the "Never stay for worse" stems can always be sent trough dropbox etc if you need anything from us.

  • @hanley  Feb 2018

    Iโ€™ve been hassling my bro in law to write a tune with me for a while now (he plays synths) but he is too shy about it!

  • @santadharma Feb 2018

    We wish! Enjoy Thailand.

  • @santadharma Feb 2018

    Thanks so much for your sweet comments. Glad that you're enjoying what we do!

  • @musicsongwriter Feb 2018

    Sent email to Karlos Kollective

  • @guatecoop  Feb 2018

    Hey. Thanks! Sure, go for the singing on that! That would be great!

  • @musicsongwriter Feb 2018

    Please let me know if you would like me to send you WAV or MP3 for Your Unfinished Song.
    Thank you again Karl.

  • @musicsongwriter Feb 2018

    Karl, thank you so much for your amazing compliment! Wow, I can't believe I'm reading such amazing words! You know I'm always truly delighted to collaborate with you. Of course it will be fantastic to hear your vision for Your Unfinished Song. I'll come back to your question regarding Was it meant to be shortly.

  • @sunnymae  Feb 2018

    Thank you Karl for your comments on your 3rd Winter River listen tonight. Those prompt words were instantly inspiring for me, with this cold damp weather and grey skies we're having in the Northeast in the States. Glad you enjoyed it. Good night ๐Ÿ˜ฎ)

  • @haim  Feb 2018

    Hi. Thank you for your warm comment on my last skirmish. I wonder how I missed 3 songs of yours.. I'll check them first thing tomorrow. Really happy to read what you wrote, your'e the best.

  • @cindyrella  Feb 2018

    Thanks for your nice comments on our collab

  • @andybalham Feb 2018

    Thank you for your very kind comment on 'Mature Years'. I'm glad you enjoyed your listen.

  • @dani312 Feb 2018

    Hey,thanks for taking the time to listen and comment on my tune wakeful night! I actually hadnโ€™t heard the Levellers before, so thanks for introductions me to them! I obviously really love them since I am a fiddle fiend through and through!

  • @barbara  Feb 2018

    Such sweet comments on my skirmish song! Thank you! I've updated the liner notes to clarify that I only started trying to execute the music in my head at 30 minutes and went overtime getting it finished. I knew how it should sound but had to hunt and peck for the chords to match in GarageBand, then practice drumming them on the touchscreen. Fun, and time-consuming!

  • @xfloorpunchx Feb 2018

    Thanks a lot for your comment ! I'm watching you now and i send your a Facebook friend request ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @heidiserwer  Feb 2018

    Thanks so much for your comments on The Beach!

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 2018

    I would totally totally LOVE that!

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 2018

    Yes there is a few GMaj in that one ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for commenting and continuously supporting .

  • @kovbleu  Feb 2018

    Thank you for your kind comment! That acoustic was actually all @anthill - but I agree - it sounds superb!!!

  • @arthurrossi Feb 2018

    Of course, I would be very, very happy about it, my friend! ๐Ÿ˜€ Please, let me know if you would like me to add you as collaborator, or otherwise, please, feel free to repost the demo...

    PS: And also, as always, please, feel free to alter any parts you like...

  • @engebretsen  Feb 2018

    Thanks for kind words. Agree that Kristiยดs Lyrics are really good.

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 2018

    Cool you got my mail its my nickname here and gmail or go trough FB or anything all with same nick ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 2018

    If you are ever in Sweden when I play you would be my guest of honor

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 2018

    Thanks for the kind words. I hope to fin keepers to produce when FAWM is over.

  • @judypie  Feb 2018

    Hahah I did stick a g in there as a filler but from memory that goes to a minor hahahah must just be my fingers misfiring!! Oh yay, my panning helped with something ๐Ÿ˜€ So much fun playing around on there, could've gone for hours. Alas I have to go see Kendrick lamar now!!!

  • @musicsongwriter Feb 2018

    Hi Karl, I sent you my message via your facebook. Looking forward to hearing from you.

  • @shortdan  Feb 2018

    Ah thank you for your kind comments as always ๐Ÿ˜€ Youโ€™ve not listened to my Spanish one yet have you (Blockchain Gang)? I played you a few snippets in the attic the other day ๐Ÿ˜€ Donโ€™t forget Iโ€™d still love to get a collab in if possible - even if itโ€™s just contributing some vocals again!

  • @arthurrossi Feb 2018

    Hey! Thanks so much for your comment on "Closer to hell"! I would look very forward to it... ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 2018

    Congratulations Centurion Soldier! You wrote 100 comments for your fellow FAWMers!! You made this place even better. You took your time to listen to other people's songs and you have 100 thank you's from all of them and from me! Hereโ€™s your badge. Excellent work and keep bustingโ€™ those zongs!!

  • @judypie  Feb 2018

    Haha, sadly I have my own full time job to contend with! ๐Ÿ˜ญ

  • @haim  Feb 2018

    Haha thank you for the awesome comment on "This is how I live". Hope you'll find some more time to be around and to write more and finish on time, anyway, appreciate it that you take your time to have a listen, means a lot.

  • @johnhudome  Feb 2018

    Hey Carlos, thank for your comments on Blues Slide Vamp #8 (in open D tuning). I still need to do one in open G. I'm not a huge open tuning guy but I like to experiment and stretch myself.
    On the song Springtime, I used... C, G, C F, C, e. [The C is one half step up on the b string] This was allegedly used by Nick Drake. It sounds about right. Very interesting to play around with.

  • @judypie  Feb 2018

    Ah thanks so much Karl! It brightened up my days working on it too ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @metalfoot  Feb 2018

    Thanks for your lovely comment on The Bell!

  • @pamgrisham Feb 2018

    Hi Karlos, thank you for listening to The Real Thing! You encouraging words mean so much to me. You are an exceptional musician and songwriter!

  • @jorh Feb 2018

    Glad you found the song to be powerful and relatable. Yeah that would be great keep an eye on my lyrics and if any come along that tickle your fancy let me know ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @radicalmguy  Feb 2018

    Thank you for the feedback, its much appreciated!

  • @madthesinger  Feb 2018

    You can look to my old YouTube videos from middle school to find bad original songs ๐Ÿ˜‰ This one in particular is pretty bad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e35bQ...

    Sometimes it's fun to look back and be thankful for how far you've come. I still have a long way to go though. Thanks for your constant support. Wish we lived closer as well!

  • @musicsongwriter Feb 2018

    Thank you so much Karl for your kind comment on my sad piece. I'm always interested in collaborating with you. Please let me know if this is the music you'd like to collaborate on or you would like me to create something for our collaboration. It will be wonderful to collaborate again.

  • @sph  Feb 2018

    Sorry, far from Sheffield: in the south of germany...

  • @deena  Feb 2018

    Thanks for your comment...yes, I'd love to sing on one of your songs!!

  • @sunnymae  Feb 2018

    heehee... on the best laid plans like going acoustic. That's what I love about doing this. just letting go to whatever happens. It's such a great trip ๐Ÿ˜ฎ)

  • @sunnymae  Feb 2018

    Thanks so much for dropping by and for your comments on "this ship has sailed". Interesting comment about writing in G major Traditionally a happy key? Interesting!

  • @shortdan  Feb 2018

    Yeah, thatโ€™s the Logic retro synth ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • @susyblue  Feb 2018

    Sure thing I'd be keen. I don't know - if you have words that fit and you get attached to add them in, but if you're not feeling anything then just send music. Anyways see you go no pressure.

  • @shortdan  Feb 2018

    Hey! Do you mean the synth solo near the end? Well, much as I should have used one of my many hardware synths itโ€™s actually one of the retro synth presets in Logic. First time Iโ€™ve used Logic in yonks!

  • @sph  Feb 2018

    If you need nylon guitar just come on over. There's more than enough...

  • @haim  Feb 2018

    Haha yeah I guess it's the first time I do a "HEY" in a song. Thank you for both of your nice comments on my two songs. You motivate me to keep on going. So hard to write positively, I admire people who are capable of it...

  • @helene Feb 2018

    Welcome back!

  • @mikkojuhani Feb 2018

    And here I thought it was going to be too repetitive. Thanks for the listen!

  • @wistah  Feb 2018

    Thank you so much for your kind words on my first two FAWM songs. I really appreciate the listen. I'm working hard on upping my recording game this year, so I appreciate that you noticed ๐Ÿ˜€ Happy FAWMing!

  • @popmythology  Feb 2018

    Hey, Karlos, thank you so much for your very nice message on my page!! I really appreciated that - you rock! I see you've already gotten two songs in, wow! I'll try to stop by sometime maybe on the weekend or next week for a listen!!

  • @arthurrossi Feb 2018

    Hey! First of all, I would like to thank you so much for all your that wonderful, generous and thoughtful comments, I was so happy to read them! Thank you so much! And of course, I would be delighted if you sent me the demo. If it has a "clear melody line" where I can "feel" the syllables, I would be very happy to have a crack at it. If the melody line is not that clear, it would be great if you could evetually indicate me the syllables - in a written or sung way, but letยดs see first if only the demo will suffice...

  • @kristian  Feb 2018

    could you toss me a email if you still want to collab? kristiab@me.com ๐Ÿ˜€ Swamped with work atm but LOADS of time til march! hehe

  • @theresaj  Feb 2018

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my song. You made me smile. I'd love to collab!

  • @shortdan  Feb 2018

    You're too kind! x

  • @oneslowtyper  Feb 2018

    Thanks for the kind words on "Arise". If you want to try something with this, I'll gladly add you as a collaborator, Karl. Just drop me a note if you want me to add you.

  • @musicsongwriter Feb 2018

    Thank you Karl for your kind comment on "You Are No Longer Here".

  • @russiasaturn Feb 2018

    Thank you for your kind wordsโ€”Iโ€™d love to do a collaboration! I have a couple going on right now, as well as a visit from my kid sister, so maybe we could chat more next week? do you have an email address I could save?

  • @judypie  Feb 2018

    Aw thank you Karl! Just sat on bed and recorded it on garage band like ๐Ÿ˜ I hope one day ad will let me use his studio and mics and stuff ๐Ÿ˜

  • @haim  Feb 2018

    Hi man, looking forward for your songs this year.

  • @madthesinger  Feb 2018

    Hello!! Thanks for your note. I'm glad to hear you are in education as well. Musicians make great teachers. ๐Ÿ˜€ Can't wait to hear what you do this year!

  • @cynthiawolff  Feb 2018

    you!!! are one of my faves...
    Can't wait to hear your new music

  • @heidiserwer  Feb 2018

    Hiii! Happy FAWM! Great to see you back again.

  • @klaus  Jan 2018

    Amazing Mister Carlos!

  • @kissinginpublic  Jan 2018

    Good luck mate! I'm looking forward to more transcontinental FAWMing. I really enjoyed your stuff last year ๐Ÿ˜

  • @susyblue  Jan 2018

    Hello great to see you back! Was wondering where you'd be - good to see you're still adventuring. I'm also feeling a bit casual this year, but hopefully will get more time and motivation soon. Yes pls hit me up with any ideas!

  • @jamesstaubes  Jan 2018

    G'day sir! The fun begins soon.