singer  songwriter

carly bins

Ever since her first “gig” as a 6-year-old singing in her elementary school’s annual talent show, Carly Bins has loved to perform.


Now 16 and a metro Detroit high school rising senior, Carly is an accomplished singer-songwriter with a voice that’s a cross between Colbie Caillat, Melissa Etheridge and Taylor Swift. Her mature look and stage presence lead many people to believe she’s far older than her actual age.


While Carly writes mostly for her acoustic guitar, she also writes for and plays the electric guitar and ukulele.  When inspired, she is known to dabble a little on the piano.


As the current Michigan State Fair Superstar, Carly had the opportunity to record several of her songs in fall 2015 with renowned producers Chuck Alkazian and Nadir Omowale at Pearl Sound Studios in Canton, MI.  The result of that collaboration - her debut EP, 3 A.M. - was released March 22, 2016. 3 A.M. is available on CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, Google Music Store and other digital music sites. Physical EPs may be purchased at any live performance.


Upcoming summer 2016 gigs include Electric Forest, LaureLive, the Ohio State Fair, and the Michigan State Fair! Click here to check out the full list of announced shows.


Some of Carly’s recent performance highlights include:

  • Winner - 2015 Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair Superstar
  • Winner - 2014 Northville Talent for the Title (solo/singer-songwriter)
  • Top 5 Finalist - 2014 WDIV Local 4 Super Singer competition (NBC)
  • Winner - 2012 Northville Talent for the Title (band/Unusual Symphony)
  • National Anthem Singer for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program
  • National Anthem Singer (US and Canadian anthems) for the Plymouth Whalers (2013-2015)
  • Featured performances include Ford Arts, Beats & Eats; Meridian Winter Blast; Arts & Acts Northville; Brighton Fine Art and Acoustic Music Festival; South Lyon Pumpkinfest

  • TV Performances/Appearances
 
  • Multiple Fox 2 Detroit as Michigan State Fair Superstar
  • Live on WDIV Local 4 (NBC) preceding 2014 Ford Fireworks
  • Live in the D  (WDIV Local 4)
  • Multiple Fox 2 Detroit with NHS TrebleMakers and Chamber Choir
  • STATE CHAMPS! High School Sports Show  (aired on Fox Sports Detroit)
  • WSU MetroArts Detroit  (will air late summer 2016)
Click here for Carly's Soundcloud page. 
             Center Photo by Carla Jacobson Photography