A performance by Carmen Gomes Inc. is an exploration in music. Because whether they play jazz, blues, soulful or with funk influences, the foursome has long ago discovered that these small variations ensure that music never gets boring and that it is a challenge to play every night.
In 2006, the group reinvented itself with the arrival of guitarist Folker Tettero. His bluesy sound provides just the bit of weight Gomes needs to lean her voice on his chords and riffs. Therefore bassist Peter Bjørnild and drummer Bert Kamsteeg have more freedom, so that they musically challenge Gomes to push themselves to the limit. Her voice, trained at the conservatory, can moan, growl and lash out. She makes her songs personal and genuine, but at the same time challenging and compelling, full of passion and energy.
Carmen Gomes Inc. revolves around four musicians who are looking for a perfect blend of individual expression and harmonious interplay. Music made by four people who understand there only is one goal.
And that’s the song.
Carmen Gomes – vocal
Peter Björnild – bass
Bert Kamsteeg – drums
Folker Tettero – guitar
Live recording at Studio Eleven (Hilversum) – I’m on Fire