Caroline Corr profile
That Angel Of A Drummer.....
"We pretty much needed a drummer, and I, well... I had nothing better to do!"
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Name : Caroline Georgina Corr
Date of birth : 17 March 1973
Place of birth : Dundalk, Co. Louth (Ireland)
Height : 160 cm
Weight : none of our business
Hair : brown
Eyes : emerald-blue
Parents : Jean and Gerry Corr
Siblings : two sisters (Sharon and Andrea) and a brother, Jim
Pet : a dog Judy
Private life : single but she has been dating a guy (Frank) for several years now
Role in the band : plays the drums, the bodhran the piano and sings backing vocals
Specific : she got her driving license in the summer of 1999. Her worst habit is pulling at her own hair. Caroline sniffs her own jumper?! because "it's a comfortable thing" she says
Couldn't live without : mobile phone
Character : Caroline is rather shy but very cheerful and friendly with the fans. She likes people who "are funny and charismatic'
On her spare time : going out with her friends or spending time with her boyfriend.
Clothes : being the drummer-girl she wears pants most of the time but that doesn't mean she doesn't wear dresses on different occasions.
Best musical experience : "Café Orchestra - Playing in Dublin'
Some might say that a girl in a band is supposed to have a precise status. The lead singer (or singer in general), on guitar or even on keyboards. But on drums?! No way!!! Well our dear Caroline Corr shattered that misguided conception. She proved that a girl can play the drums just as well as a man (or even better).
Caroline is the second eldest of the girls and the third shortest of the four Corrs. She achieved something no girl has achieved before...being one of the most talented drummers in the music world, and she's not a man!! (DUH!). Maybe you won't believe me but when I say she is a hell of a drummer it's true. She puts so much feeling in what she's doing and her skills and passion on the bodhran are amazing.
Caroline is possibly the shiest of the four siblings but also the most underestimated. She's the one who gets the least of the spotlight being behind the drumkit all the time. The way Caroline plays the drums is the main reason for the most of the Corrs" negative criticism (which is by the way totally unfair). She is definitely the best drummer and the cutest one as well:))
Well, it's a different kind of cuteness. She has a bit more muscles than her sisters because she's the drummer and drummers need muscles in their arms. That's why she's not as skinny as Andrea or Sharon (no offense!). Still, she is as beautiful as them (they do come from the same family you know!:))
Just like her siblings, the musical talent runs through her veins. When you see her thumping away on those drums you just can't believe she's been playing drums only for a few years (because in case you didn't know she originally played keyboards in the band). She learned to play the drums at 17 following the instructions of a boyfriend of hers.
Well, the instruments Caroline plays are the drums, the bodhran, the piano and the tambourine ('Old Town'). One of her trade marks are the black gloves she always wears during concerts. I think they're golf gloves (!?) Well Caroline sure found what she was looking for... good, comfortable, black gloves. The bodhran is a traditional instrument which Caroline loves to play. She learned to play it from watching a video tape (I have never seen such skills!!!). Her bodhran is unique because of the "Corrs" Celtic logo which many of you must have noticed. Another instrument..the piano. Well, there's nothing in the whole wide world to match the feeling you get when you hear Caroline playing the piano on "Runaway'. I believe that's one of the reasons why "Runaway" is so special to many of us.
Caroline, the shiest Corr deserves a certain admiration for the way she handled the success and the fame. Unlike other young stars who think they have the world at their feet (not to say that isn't true of The Corrs LOL) she is the same mature and earthly person she was before all this success. Her strength, confidence and talent are the things that makes her the unique person that she is. And we should appreciate her for that.
From the fans
'Sometimes the people who are least at the forefront are the most important. Gems are found hidden in the deepest of veins. The fact that Caroline is not always under the spotlight doesn't take away from what she is in herself as well as for the band. The profundity in character can be seen in her eyes. She beckons the onlooker as if there were a secret there. I think she is beautiful, and subtle. And that's the best thing that any woman could ever be. I'm glad someone with such character has come to the front. It proves something about many of us who are similar and yet unsung. Go Caroline! :o)'
"She's the best. I love the way she play drums and bodhran! I want to know her, I wanna see her green eyes upon me! I love you , you are my dream! She's my fav Corrs member and there's no comparison with her sisters. She's so fantastic! Besides the drums she plays the bodhran with exceptional skill and passion! When she plays her instruments, she seems in a full immersion in her dreams and I admire her for her strength, confidence and talent. Even if she's the least mentioned of the four Corrs, her role is essential because, without her incredible feeling for what she's doing and the confident with her drums, their music wouldn't be so great!!!! SHE'S THE BEST, AN ANGEL FALLEN FROM THE HEAVEN!!!!!!"
'Describe her in a word: CUTE, simply, completely 100% CUTE. She's very talented, a great drummer, and I love her voice too, it's very angelic, heavenly and she sings well too.'
"She is cool and talented, and she plays the bodhrán like a dream... Maybe she is the least "visible" one of the four Corrs, but what would the music be without her drumming? Knock "em dead Caroline! :-)"
"She has a unique talent of being able to play the drums-not an easy task I assure you! She's beautiful, and seems to be the least confident in the band. She's the coolest one too! She is my inspiration for a woman-drummer!"
"The best drummer in the world!! Funny personality, loves a good joke :)"
'It is great to see a fantastic female drummer with good looks to match."
'Caroline has a cool style when she plays the drums and the bodhran. I think she's a lovely person just like Andrea, Sharon, and Jim. SHE'S SO COOL!!!!!!?"
"She's just great! She's not only a great drummer and bodhran player, but she also sings like an angel. She has a great laugh and the most beautiful smile. She seems to be very confident in what she's doing. She definitely deserves more attention. I love all The Corrs, but I have to say that Caroline is my favorite.'
'I love what she does with drums. She's the best."