Rising indie pop/rock stars, Carmen and Camille wrap their UK Tour with a special live performance in their hometown, Vancouver, BC at Pop Opera on Saturday, November 7, 2009. The growing phenomenon behind their track “Shine 4U” led to their UK tour – and now brings Carmen and Camille home to celebrate with their Canadian fans.
“Playing in the UK was part of living our dream, and following the footsteps of some of our favourite UK artists,” said Camille Thomas, half of the twin sister duo. “Many of the venues on our tour have hosted some of our favourite artists, like Dublin Castle where Amy Winehouse and Oasis have played.”
Already starting to rise on the Canadian charts, the duo’s latest single, “Shine 4U,” was released earlier this summer along with a remix contest on the world’s foremost remix site, Indaba Music. “The Indaba contest was amazing. There were so many talented people from all over the world who did awesome remixes,” said Carmen Thomas. The contest also marked the first time a song was ever launched through Indaba.
Carmen and Camille’s debut album, “Two,” saw unprecedented success from the US, including profiles on Billboard and Elle Girl, and mentions in many top magazines, such as Seventeen and Stuff. A highlight was the majority of the album’s songs featured on the soundtrack of MTV’s hit show, “The Hills.” Their “Hills” success with MTV fans earned them a slot in the battle of the bands for MTV’s much-hyped virtual MTV launch. The girls’ song, “Lose My Voice,” won by a landslide of votes and led to a private showcase at MTV. And, in the summer 2008, they performed live on one of the last tapings of MTV’s Total Request Live, garnering them an historic slot on the acclaimed long running programme.
Carmen and Camille have seen success on the web as well, with their widely popular YouTube Channel making them one of the top 50 Canadian bands for subscribers. Their candid and sweet online videos have had nearly 2 million views combined with literally thousands of adoring comments.