Queensland singer/songwriter Carl Wockner embodies the strengths of his contemporaries—catchy songs of Jason Mraz, John Mayer's guitar chops, a Jack Johnson laid back vibe, and a charisma that's all his own. In 2011, Maton Guitars took notice of Carl and awarded him with an endorsement. His fan support echoed the love, selling out a 1,000-copy run of his debut EP acoustic...ness in eleven months.
The success of acoustic...ness opened a number of doors. The song "pictures" was picked up by two FM radio stations and he received nominations in the 2012 MusicOZ Awards for both Acoustic Singer/Songwriter and Blues and Roots. On the merit of his songwriting, Carl has also received invitations to co-writer with a number of commercially successful songwriters including Kim Tribble (Gary Allan, Shania Twain, Journey), Greg Barnhill (Trisha Yearwood, Don Henley, Jessica Simpson, Etta James, Chicago, Tim McGraw, Leona Lewis), Australian Top 40 artist Chaise Flanders, and Nashville recording artist Jenn Bostic.
With a new album slated for release in 2013, Carl looks ahead to several high-profile festival performances. In June he'll play the Broadbeach Country Music Festival and in September the Noosa Jazz Festival and Australian Garden Festival. In October 2013, Carl will perform at the Lighthouse Festival in Burnett Heads, Queensland.
– bio by Wiley Koepp