Carl De Villa is one of the incredible, talented judges on the upcoming Channel 7 series, All Together Now. Based on a concept from the UK, All Together Now is hosted by Julia Zemiro and Ronan Keating and puts singing hopefuls in front of a panel of 100 judges handpicked from the entertainment industry. It’s up to them to get as many judges standing for them as they can, but only one can go home a winner!
Carl’s passion is his original music. He recently released the song, Ok lang in his native language of Tagalog from the Philippines. This was performed with his Australian-based group Kayu and garnered attention not only in Australia but globally from the Philippines and Middle East to London, Canada and the United States.
Kayu and Carl are working on more original songs in English for imminent release, so stay in touch for when these drop!
He is also known as a tribute artist, performing in sold out shows honouring Prince, Bruno Mars and the incredible music of the 80s. You can catch him almost every weekend performing somewhere across Sydney, Australia.
Growing up, Carl polished his natural vocal talent in church choirs as a baritone and a tenor. At a young age, he joined cover bands such as Redlites, collaborated on original music with bands like Serendipity who was also featured in a Filipino film soundtrack and television appearances. He also worked as a ghost singer covering songs for a karaoke company.
Carl joined a pioneering cover band called In Heat and toured the Philippines, Japan and Singapore, performing nightly in clubs and bars for just over three years.
After leaving the band and moving to Australia, he has been performing in Sydney with M7 Band and The Introverts as well as his current band, Kayu. He has also dabbled in theatre, performing in the ensemble for 42nd Street Musical by The Regals Society, as the understudy for Thuy in Miss Saigon by Packemin Productions and as Frank and the MC for Dreamgirls by the Rockdale Musical Society.
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