Blending sultry vocal melodies and electronic textures, with dub and understated hip hop beats, Si*Sé's music weaves an emotional tapestry of eclectic soul for the post digital era.
Singer/DJ Carol C's voice evokes a sophisticated sensuality, singing in English and Spanish over producer Cliff Cristofaro (The Crystal Pharoah)'s post-trip-hop grooves. The band includes drummer Ryan Farley, bassist Morgan Phillips, percussionist Neil Ochoa and violinist Nicole Arena.
David Byrne fell for Si*Sé in 2000, signing the New York City crew to his Luaka Bop label, releasing its self-titled debut in 2001 and taking the band along on his Look Into the Eyeball world tour.
The group released its 2005 sophomore effort More Shine on Fuerte/Universal. Si*Sé has shared the stage with Gotan Project, Norah Jones, Soulive, Arcade Fire, Kraftwerk, The Roots and James Brown. The group's music has been featured on TV shows Sex in the City, Nip/Tuck, One Tree Hill, Six Feet Under, Project Runway, Lipstick Jungle, CSI, MTV's Road Rules, and in various commercials.
"It all comes naturally for me," Carol says of their diverse sound. "It would probably feel weird and unnatural if we decided to stick to one genre or style. I grew up listening to Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, Donna Summer, Julio Iglesias, Blondie, Depeche Mode and The Police.