After fronting her LA-based rock band for two and a half years, Coles Whalen knew it was time to jump start a solo career. She released an EP, bought a truck and camper, and never looked back. In the next 12 months, she played over 150 venues across 10 states in the western U.S.
Her voice has more than enough power to carry a rock anthem, but she prefers to use that power to sustain her gentler, more pensive moments. Her pitch and articulation vocal and instrumental are flawless wrote Malcolm McCollum of Steppin’ Out Magazine. Coles Whalen sold well over 3,000 copies of her first CD right out of the back of that truck.
Parking the camper, Whalen recorded a full-length album, Gee Baby, in February of 2005. But the camper didn’t stay parked for long. In the next year and a half, Coles Whalen played over 600 shows throughout the entire United States and sold more than 8,000 CDs. She has performed both solo, with her new band, and has shared the stage with Paula Cole, The John Butler Trio, Melissa Ferrick, Michelle Malone, Reckless Kelley, Reverend Horton Heat and Tyler Hilton among others. Ricardo Baca, Pop Music Critic for The Denver Post said of Whalen’s live performance Whalen delivers an absolutely great show, she left a lasting impression on me.
Whalen released Nothing is Too Much in March of 2007 on Iconic Records and is already working on material for a new release while on tour to support this CD.
Coles Whalen’s enchanting voice is soulful, powerful and straight from the heart Monica Younge, Indie Music Reviews. Her fans know. Now you know.
Watch for the truck.