Carl Brister has had appearances on BET, NBC, and more. His recent “I’m Still Here” music video is currently airing internationally on VH-1, Magic Johnson’s Aspire network and has reached #1 on PULSE TV/UPN network.
This soulful Singer/Songwriter describes his music as “free” music that blends genres of Soul, R&B, Pop & Dance. Carl’s heartfelt lyrics center around love, relationships, family, uplifting the community and more. “I write music that’s diverse. It makes you laugh, smile, and think but it will always have some aspect of soul in it…something that makes you feel good” Carl adds.
As a live performer, Carl Brister transforms when he hits the stage. He has performed live in Europe, Africa, The Caribbean, and throughout the United States. His energy and passion collide as he renders an arena-sized performance for everyone who attends. Author James Legrand (Evolve!) writes, “ Carl Brister is great on every album. If you haven’t heard him live though, you are missing out!” Carl admits, “For me it’s always about telling the story in the song. If it’s a party song, then I’m definitely dancing. If it’s sensual, then I’m that too. If it’s inspiring and uplifting, then I will sing so each person in the room can leave feeling loved and inspired too.”
Born and raised in the city of Plainfield, NJ, and currently residing in West Orange, NJ, Carl was 12 years old when his dad came home with a 100 year old green upright piano. Since then Carl not only writes but performs his songs with passion and energy that audiences connect with in a powerfully unforgettable way.
As a philanthropist, Carl Brister has been a long-time supporter of HIV/AIDS outreach, The Young Father’s program of NJ, African Hunger Relief, and educational outreach for students in urban schools. As a survivor of a tragic incident of sexual abuse at the age of 5 years old Carl Brister also uses his voice to uplift others as a spokesperson for New Jersey’s Child Assault Prevention (NJCAP) organization. His acclaimed single/video “I’m Still Here” addresses the issue of sexual abuse and how he has turned tragedy to triumph.
Carl’s inspiring debut R&B/Pop album entitled “Life+Love=” ( Release date April 8th, 2016) features his soulful single & video “Uncomplicated Love” music video which has already exceeded 10,000 views and newest release Turning Point. These soulful R&B/Pop smashes-in-the-making define Carl Brister’s signature sound of Soul/R&B with Pop overtones set to lyrics that motivate and touch the heart.