Carla Bio

Dedication, Passion and Belief

Carla Olive

Singer/Songwriter and Recording Artist, Carla Olive presents her dynamic musical abilities in pop rock riffs and rhythms with interesting melody lines. Her music speaks with dynamics and feel, as her lyrics challenge the heart and mind… passionate about social issues, and honest in difficulties of the heart.

With over 20 years on the music scene, she has produced six albums; performed countless venues and festivals all over North America; freelanced for some great artists; and continues to write, collaborate and record.

Carla resides in Victoria BC where she can be found performing in all kinds of local venues both solo and with her trio, and probably hosting a weekly open mic or jam.   Passionate about promoting/supporting female Songwriters like herself, she is curator/host for The Indie YYC Women In Music series – featuring artists from all over the globe and has an all female rock band called St. Cecilia – covering women in rock music – encouraging local female artists to participate in their shows.  Check out her latest project in musical form:

Avenue Calgary Magazine – Interview by Miles Durrie:

Carla Olive - Black Tie Affair




Carla Olive solo shows present her musical abilities by means of a loop station – creating vocal harmonies and instrumental tracks on the spot, while soloing on guitar and piano. If performing in a lounge/restaurant scenario, she covers modern to classic tunes from Katy Perry to Neil Young, peppered with her own original material. A wide variety of audiences are engaged by her presence on stage.


Carla performs her original music with a drummer and bass player – presenting her music with a pop/rock feel.


An all female band, covering women in rock music.  From Pat Benatar and Patti Smith to Alanis Morissette and Sheryl Crow, St. Cecilia aims to honour and represent the amazing talent of the women of rock.  As host of the ‘Women In Music’ Series, St. Cecilia showcases women of the Victoria music scene to share their talents… these nights have proven to be a fantastic time of connection and celebration!


I was a feature artist in The 3 Project – a new creative experiment, showcasing the identities and talents of 3 outstanding artists from the creative community, combining elements of musical theatre, personal narrative, and original performances.  The experience was so impactful for me both professionally and personally… refined my purpose as an artist and community member.  

Find out more about the project:

The 3 Project happened on Thursday December 1 and Friday December 2, 2022, at the beautiful cSPACE Studio Theatre in Calgary (1721 29 Ave SW). 

A livestream was taken of the second performance and you can see it here:

Carla Olive Music