Carla Werner is a singer and songwriter from New Zealand who began her music career at age 11. Her first major record deal was in 2002 with Columbia Records, Sony Music (New York, USA) and was followed by the release of her debut album Departure in 2003. To date, Carla has worked with producers, writers, musicians, and DJ's all over the world including producers Ken Nelson (Coldplay) and Carmen Rizzo (Paul Oakenfold); collaborations with songwriters Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette's "Jagged Little Pill") and UK DJ Paul Oakenfold, providing vocals and lyrics for the hit song "Southern Sun" which reached number one in the UK Dance Charts, prompting a performance on the (now defunct) "Top of the Pops" in 2004. With compositions appearing in film and television, including the Michael Stipe (R.E.M.) produced film Saved!, and what Sputnik calls "an extensive touring backlog with artists such as the The Pretenders, Damien Rice, The Jayhawks, Howie Day, as well as special guest performer at the Jeff Buckley Tributes with artists Ed Harcourt and Jamie Cullum in London and Ireland in 2004", Carla has become an internationally acclaimed vocalist, writer and performer. Developing her own label OfOne Music in 2005, and releasing the first independent project from that label in 2006 with Pure Things in Wild Places. "My Lover's Ghost" was released in 2010. While she has been compared to female singers such as Mazzy Star's Hope Sandoval,Heather Nova, and Margo Timmins of Cowboy Junkies, it is Jeff Buckley who is most frequently mentioned by reviewers. Carla is now based in Los Angeles. As well as pioneering her own unique sound, she regularly frequents the collaboration world, more recently teaming up with UK DJ's Loverush UK! for the release of "Give Me Your Love".