karlos 12


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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  • @judypie 1 day

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

  • @arthurrossi 3 days

    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 3 days

    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  3 days

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

  • @tiller2  3 days

    Thanks for your comment on Cereal Boy!

  • @jibbidy34  4 days

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

  • @arthurrossi 4 days

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

  • @shortdan  4 days

    How many FAWM days have you got left buddy?

  • @angelinapowersuit 4 days

    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  5 days

    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 6 days

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

  • @jibbidy34  6 days

    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  6 days

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

  • @owl  1 week

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

  • @majordanby  1 week

    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  1 week

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

  • @jibbidy34  1 week

    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  1 week

    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  1 week

    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 1 week

    We wish! Enjoy Thailand.

  • @santadharma 1 week

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

  • @musicsongwriter 1 week

    Sent email to Karlos Kollective

  • @guatecoop  1 week

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

  • @musicsongwriter 1 week

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

  • @musicsongwriter 1 week

    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  1 week

    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  1 week

    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  1 week

    Thanks for your nice comments on our collab

  • @andybalham 1 week

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

  • @dani312 1 week

    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  1 week

    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 1 week

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

  • @heidiserwer  1 week

    Thanks so much for your comments on The Beach!

  • @kahlo2013  1 week

    I would totally totally LOVE that!

  • @acousticmaddie  1 week

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

  • @kovbleu  1 week

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

  • @arthurrossi 1 week

    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  1 week

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

  • @acousticmaddie  1 week

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

  • @acousticmaddie  1 week

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

  • @acousticmaddie  1 week

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

  • @judypie 1 week

    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 1 week

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

  • @shortdan  1 week

    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 1 week

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

  • @jibbidy34  1 week

    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 2 weeks

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

  • @haim  2 weeks

    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  2 weeks

    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 2 weeks

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

  • @metalfoot  2 weeks

    Thanks for your lovely comment on The Bell!

  • @pamgrisham 2 weeks

    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 2 weeks

    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  2 weeks

    Thank you for the feedback, its much appreciated!

  • @madthesinger  2 weeks

    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 2 weeks

    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  2 weeks

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

  • @deena  2 weeks

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

  • @sunnymae  2 weeks

    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  2 weeks

    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  2 weeks

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

  • @susyblue  2 weeks

    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  2 weeks

    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  2 weeks

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

  • @haim  2 weeks

    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 2 weeks

    Welcome back!

  • @mikkojuhani 2 weeks

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

  • @wistah  2 weeks

    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  2 weeks

    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 2 weeks

    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  2 weeks

    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  2 weeks

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

  • @shortdan  2 weeks

    You're too kind! x

  • @oneslowtyper  2 weeks

    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 2 weeks

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

  • @russiasaturn 2 weeks

    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 2 weeks

    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  3 weeks

    Hi man, looking forward for your songs this year.

  • @madthesinger  3 weeks

    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  3 weeks

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

  • @heidiserwer  3 weeks

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

  • @klaus 3 weeks

    Amazing Mister Carlos!

  • @kissinginpublic  3 weeks

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

  • @susyblue  3 weeks

    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  3 weeks

    G'day sir! The fun begins soon.

  • @frenchcricket 3 weeks

    back atcha x

  • @steffan  3 weeks


  • @arthurrossi 3 weeks

    Hey Karl! Thank you so much for your kind welcome! I am very happy to see you here again!

  • @mikedebenham  3 weeks

    Cheers, Karlos. Have a great one yourself.

  • @hamiltonpoolhall  3 weeks

    Didn't think to even check in here till now - So glad to see you're back as well!! Are you recording on the fly again like last year, or back home?

  • @musicsongwriter 3 weeks

    You are very welcome Karl, you've created a very special song. Hope there will be many people supporting your great work and wonderful idea.
    Your singing and playing are truly magical.

  • @timfatchen  3 weeks

    Hi Karlos. Sounds like you and I are not going to have a full run at FAWM this time round. Ah well. At least we get part of it!

  • @oneslowtyper  4 weeks

    Hi Karl, I just checked out a few of your songs and videos. I'll definitely be checking in later, to see what kind of ear candy you come up with for FAWM 2018.

  • @kovbleu  4 weeks

    Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! So happy to see you again. Looking forward to your beautiful music. Have a wonderful FAWM!!

  • @caseewilson  4 weeks

    Hi Karl! More fun, more FAWM!!!!

  • @johnstaples  4 weeks

    Hiya Karl! HappyHappyHappy FAWM!

  • @bradbrubaker  4 weeks

    Hello! I'm back!

  • @judypie 4 weeks

    Thai FAWM! Woooop : D

  • @kristian  4 weeks

    No cars or ATMs? What kind of madness is this??

    Sounds like my kind of madness really; Thanks for the tips! Damn you world for being such a kickass place to visit ! ๐Ÿ˜

  • @kristian  4 weeks

    Woop! I really need to visit Thailand! Once I go, prepare to be bombarded with the utmost stupid questions from yours truly ๐Ÿ˜ have a good one; perhaps we need to collab ๐Ÿ˜