Carly Bins

singer - songwriter - performer

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 a Nashville-based college junior majoring in Music Business, 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.

Carly has performed extensively in Michigan and Ohio, including multi-day music festivals Electric Forest and LaureLive; the Ohio State Fair; the Michigan State Fair (she was the 2015 Michigan State Fair Superstar); listening rooms; and other local festivals, wineries, breweries, etc. - as well as opening for a number of local, regional and international touring musicians. She has also served as a volunteer musician with Giving Songs (a 501(c)(3) that supports families with legally blind, multi-disabled children) since 2013, recording multiple songs for the non-profit and performing at several fundraising events. 

Carly’s debut EP, 3 A.M., was released March 22, 2016. Her single – Not Meant to Be – was released on July 18, 2017. And her latest single - Home - was released on September 7, 2018. All are available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Music, Spotify, etc.  Physical EPs may also be purchased at any live performance.

  • 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 (2015-2017)

  • National Anthem Singer (US and Canadian anthems) for the Plymouth Whalers (2013-2015)


TV/Radio 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)

  • WXYZ Channel 7 (ABC)

  • Multiple Fox 2 Detroit with NHS TrebleMakers and Chamber Choir

  • Acoustic Brunch with John Bommarito, ann arbor's 107one (WQKL-FM)

  • STATE CHAMPS! High School Sports Show (aired on Fox Sports Detroit)

  • WSU MetroArts Detroit (aired August 26, 2016 on Detroit Public Television)

If you asked me what my all time performance highlight has been I would have to say performing ‘Raincoat’ with Timeflies at LaureLive in June of 2017. I have followed Cal and Rez for years and am a huge fan of their music. I actually first met them when I was in 8th grade. I reached out to them on a whim, and they actually asked me to perform the song with them. It was the first time they performed ‘Raincoat’ live, and I am so honored to have been a part of that!

Copyright 2019 Carly Bins