About Gina Carey
Born in Chicago and raised in Los Angles, Gina Carey, is a woman of many talents. Her soulful and yet angelic tone is unique, and can be easily identified in all of her recordings. Gina's soulful delivery, takes listeners back to the era where R&B and Soul music dominated the vast majority of the world.
Over the years, Gina Carey has made many accomplishments. Her musical discography includes, In His Time, (1996) Changes, ( 2003)Tell Um, (2006) "My Journey", ( 2008) Melodic"(2011) " Love Letters",(2012) " Love Letters 2", (2012) Live, Love & laugh,( 2012) "Gina Carey... The Songbird" (2013)"Funk Rhythm & Soul" (2014) "Gina Carey the Soul Singer" (2015) & "Can You Dig It" (August 3, 2015) & her current Single “Hold Me” (Feb. 14, 2016). All recordings that were recorded after 2006 were written & produced by Gina and released under her own label Gico Music.
Gina Carey is the author & publisher of her own E Book and Audio book "The Unexpected" (2014). Gina recorded all the voice over parts in the audio drama, The Unexpected” and She has written and directed 4 Christian stage plays (The Ripple Effect (2003), What Would You Do (2009), and The Spirit Killer (2015)
Gina Carey Films projects include web series, Tell My Story" (2013) and “The Unexpected the Movie” (2016) she is the Writer, Producer, Executive Producer, Director and Cinematographer of both , “ Tell My Story & The Unexpected, a full length feature film”.
Gina began her professional recording career in 1996 with her first release "In His Time" selling over 10,000 copies nationwide. "In His Time" also received the #1 spot on the gospel charts in the UK. In 2006, Gina was nominated by the Black Music Academy Association of America in two categories: "Best Gospel Performer - Female" and "Gospel Rising Star". She performed at the event, held at the Cashman Theater, before a full house and won the "Las Vegas Black Music Awards 2006 Best Gospel Performer - Female" award. In 2007, she performed at the first Lee Bailey Eurweb Awards along with other celebrity guest Tyler Perry's "Why Did I Get married" actor Tasha Smith, & Soul/ R&B singers Marva King & Shanice Wilson.
In 2008 BET J aired her "True Love" music video on the morning Cup show. On August 24, 2011, Melodic soared to the #1 Spot on the UK Top 30 soul Charts & on December 8, 2011 Gina Carey's CD " Melodic" was named one of the Top Albums of the year 2011. She was honored along with artist such as Jill Scott, Kindred, Eric Benet, Julie Dexter, Maysa and Brian Mc Knight. Her CD's "Love Letters" & Love Letters 2 both entered the top 30 UK Soul Charts as well. In in July 2015 Gina Carey entered the Solar Radio Charts, The UK Soul Charts & The “Breaking Artist Top 20 Independent Chart Show UK" twice with her singles” In Love With Love & You Take". On July 31, 2015 Gina Carey was chosen Album of the Week by Groove Finders UK Gina's CD " can You Dig it" was also chosen album of the week by Sound Fusion Radio UK and Zap!Fm Soul Grooves . On Dec. 12, 2015 her song " Funkalicious" was named his song of the year by a DJ on Solar Radio in the UK. And Can You Dig it was named in the Top 15 favorites by 3 UK Radio Dj's.
On Wednesday, April 11, 2012, Gina Carey won the Rising Stars of the Desert 2012 Music Video Competition and was awarded the Marker Broadcasting 2012 Jazz Music artist Award. This prestigious award was presented to Gina Carey at the Marker Broadcasting's Inaugural in the Fantasy Springs Casino Lit Lounge in Indio California. Gina Carey was the first winner of the "Rising Stars of the Desert Music Video competition". On October 4, 2014, Gina Carey won "Best Female Soul, Pop Artist/Track" for a song she both wrote and produced called, "Beautiful Music". This prestigious award was presented to her by GHP Radio (GHP Virtual Music Awards) on Sunday June 17, 2015 Gina Carey won a CV Music Award for “Best Contemporary Artist" Award. She was nominated in categories.
Gina has performed all over the United States and has shared the stage with many well-known and established celebrities including 70 funk band Rose Royce, Smooth Jazz Artist Michael Paulo, Gospel Recording artist J Moss and many others. Just recently Gina Carey performed in front of June Kuramoto from the 2 time Grammy award nominees Hiroshima and Trini Lopez.
Gina Carey’s Filmography Achievements & Special Awards
To date, “The Unexpected “The Movie has received 4 official sections from Film Festivals. “The COF Festival, The Miami Film Festival, The Los Angeles Cinefest and The IChill International Film Festival. Gina Carey Won “Best film, Best Director, Best Soundtrack, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Overall Cast”. These awards were given to her by the Christian Online Film Festival. The Unexpected" is set to premier at the Camelot Theaters in February 22, 2016
1996 -2010 ,1996 - In His Time ,2003 - Changes ,2006- Tell Um ,2008 - My Journey , 2011 - Melodic , Feb. 14, 2012 - Love Letters , May 24, 2012 ' Love Letters 2 (Digital) , September 4, 2012 - "Live, Love & Laugh" (Digital) January 31, 2013 "Gina Carey The Songbird" ,September 28, 2013 "Funk Rhythm & Soul" .Feb. 10, 2015 "Gina Carey The Soul Singer", August 3, 2015 " Can You Dig It" ( Album), Hold Me ( Feb 14,2016) single
Filmography , Composer (1 credit) 2015 The Disillusion of Pretty Butterflies (Short) (filming) , 2016 The Unexpected The Movie (Writer , Director, Producer, Executive Producer, Editor, Camera Operator, Set Designer, Music Director, Lighting, Costume/wardrobe & make-up) Plays (The Ripple Effect) (Writer, Composer, Producer, Director) 2004 What Would You Do , Writer, Composer, Producer, Director) 2011 , The Unexpected ,(Writer, Composer, Producer, Director) 2013 , The Spirit Killer , (Writer, Producer, Director) 2015 , Books , The Unexpected (Sam's Story) Short Story (E Book) , (Author & Publisher) 2014 , The Unexpected (Sam's Story) Audio Book , (Author & Publisher) 2014