Cara Elizabeth Quici (born May 30, 1985) is an American singer/songwriter born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas now living in New York City and Los Angeles. Cara first began singing church hymns at the age of 4 and throughout Cara’s school years, she cultivated and showcased her talent by participating in local school talent shows and church musicals.
As a pre-teen Cara attended International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA) Convention in Hollywood, California with her Texas Agency, Infinity Model and Talent Agency. She won various awards for singing, dancing, acting, and modeling. Due to her parents being unable to move to Hollywood as her guardians, Cara then flew back to Texas leaving multiple contracts behind. Back in Texas, Cara fueled her need to perform on stage by auditioning for cheerleading and went on to become a competition cheerleader, winning many first place trophies with her team at Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) competitions. She also was chosen as a “Who’s Who of American Cheerleaders.” On her 18th birthday, which was the same day she graduated High School, Cara sought out to reach her dreams by leaving her small Texas town for the lights and stages of New York City.
After four years in New York Cara branched out to Hollywood, California becoming bi-coastal. During this time she prepped for her first professional recording sessions by attending the reputable Los Angeles based “Oksana’s School of Music” for piano and voice. Acclaimed pianist Oksana Kolesnikova was Cara’s teacher for piano. Cara then added accomplished Musician’s Institute Hollywood vocal coach Carol Rogers, known as Mama O, to her schooling. After recording over 30 songs with the industry’s top producers and writers in Los Angeles, New York, and Miami combined, Cara then released her first single to the public entitled “Away From You” which was also co-written by the singer herself. The track is executive produced by Max Gousse and BillBoard Hot 100 producer Fuego, who is most known for producing Jason Derulo’s hit “Whatcha Say” and the recent Chris Brown single “Turn Up The Music” “Away From You” Jump Smokers Remix, which premiered with mass appeal to radio stations all over the country and TV’s Music Choice, was able to reach the 27th position on Dance Billboard charts.
As of early 2011-present Cara Quici has been working with choreographers and vocal coaches including vocal coach Wendy Parr who is known for working with Patti La Belle and Bette Midler. Quici has been working on her performances consistently and has successful shows under her belt including her first live show at Rokk City in New York City, which was to benefit the Humane Society and resulted in the venue overflowing. Quici will also be featured in a forthcoming episode of Bravo’s Season 5 “Real Housewives of New York City” where she will be performing her 3 singles “Do It Now” “Fall” and “Bad Girl”
In recent news Cara Quici and celebrity fashion photographer Gian Andrea di Stefano have collaborated in an original series of photographs portraying the authentic identity of Quici and her iconic inspirations; Goddess of Punk Rock, BLONDIE’S leading lady, DEBBIE HARRY and the Queen of Pop, MADONNA. Quici’s photos have received National attention and press. Among having 12 high selling singles already on iTunes, Quici will be releasing a highly anticipated new remake that is licensed by Universal Music Group and Sony in the next coming months. This single will debut through radio personalities Nationwide. As of March 2012, Quici was named the official spokesperson of “Million Faces of Support,” which is a movement created to encourage and support our troops through creating a montage of a million supporting faces, as they try to set a world record for the largest mosaic photo- measuring the size of a football field. Quici continues to write melodies and lyrics, was recently added into Pandora Radio, and has been dubbed as a “pop star” by NY’s Page Six and Daily News newspapers.