Press Release: Carly & Martina

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The album cover for their single "Make Me Happy."

The album cover for their single “Make Me Happy.”

Carly & Martina release their first recording

“Make Me Happy”


Wagadelic Music has signed Carly & Martina to release the single “Make Me Happy”. The 13 year old twins from Glencoe, Illinois write and perform their own original compositions. Recently invited to perform with the top-ranking performance band at the Evanston School of Rock, Carly & Martina’s participation at SOR’s summer program led them to their introduction to producer Steve Wagner.

Both accomplished pianists, Carly & Martina won the gold and silver medals at the North Shore Sonatina Piano Festival in 2008. They have been studying classical and jazz music for eight years. In the last few years they have added pop and rock to their repertoire. Carly & Martina play jazz piano at Midwest Young Artists. After playing the piano for one year in the Jazz Ensemble, they were promoted to the Jazz Orchestra. Carly & Martina have performed at Northwestern Pick Stadium and Ravinia with the Midwest Young Artists Jazz Program where they are the youngest members. Both are multi-instrumentalists playing guitar, bass and drums.

For the past several years, Carly & Martina have had leading roles at Skyline Studios, Inc. where they sang, danced, and acted. Carly & Martina performed in “School House Rock Live! Jr” and “Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum!”, both part of the Music Institute of Chicago’s Summer on Broadway Theatre Program. Martina was in“Greater Than”, a music video shot by Jess Godwin, a Chicago-based singer and songwriter. Martina has also been selected for a lead role in the 2014-2015 Glencoe Junior High play.

Shotokan karate is a shared passion for Carly & Martina. They won gold medals in the USA Karate National Championship Tournament in 2010 and again in 2011. Carly won a bronze medal in the USA Karate National Championship Tournament and the Fonseca Cup Karate Tournament in 2012. Martina won two bronze medals in the USA Karate National Championship Tournament in 2010 and 2012. In 2012, Martina won a bronze and a silver medal in the Fonseca Cup Karate Tournament. Carly & Martina currently study Krav Maga and boxing.

Seventh graders at Central School in Glencoe, Illinois, Carly & Martina have taken classes at the Northwestern Center for Talent Development focusing on math and science. Recently, Carly tested into the New Trier High School program and she is now attending New Trier High School for accelerated math as a seventh grader. Martina is studying advanced math and was recently elected president of student council at Central School.

Carly & Martina enjoy golf, biking, reading, travel and watching movies.

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Recording their first track at Delmark's Riverside Studio

Recording their first track at Delmark’s Riverside Studio