This sultry singer-songwriter has graced stages in her hometown of Philadelphia and across the globe, winning fans and admirers alike with her extraordinary voice and presence. Highly regarded in the music community for her vocal dexterity, mesmerizing performances and genuinely warm personality, Carol is a unique entertainer whose evolution is ongoing.
Born and bred in Philadelphia, music has been a part of her life since childhood. It was in her early life that the industry took notice of her vocal talent when she got her start touring as a vocalist with Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith, aka Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince.
Since then, Carol has blessed the tracks of many distinguished artists. She is featured on records by Anthony Hamilton, Jill Scott, Will Downing, Norman Brown, Kindred The Family Soul, Jeff Bradshaw, Musiq Soulchild, and a host of others and can be heard on Eric Bellinger’s 2022 GRAMMY nominated album on the track “Shine On The World”.
After partnering with Axis Music Group, a former Philadelphia-based production company, Carol started an independent label “CRIDDICKNOTES” and creatively spearheaded the creation and release of her debut CD, “Moments Like This”. What some consider a huge undertaking for an artist came natural to Carol who co-produced and co-wrote the majority of the songs on the project. Carol collaborated with GRAMMY Award winning producers and songwriters including James Poyser (Erykah Badu, The Roots), Anthony Bell (Jill Scott, Jewel), and Carvin Haggins & Ivan Barias (Musiq, Faith Evans), just to name a few.
In addition to her solo efforts, Carol lends her impressive vocals to other artists, like Philadelphia’s Queen, Patti LaBelle and Jazz great, Gerald Veasley, but most notably, her live performance with R&B crooner, Will Downing of the riveting duet “Nothing Has Ever Felt Like This,” is sure to take your breath away.
Carol co-wrote, produced, and sang “Nuances”, the intro to WDAS FM 105.3’s “Quiet Storm” program which can be heard weeknights.
Her passion for music education is demonstrated in her efforts as a mentor and educator. She is a current National Trustee and former Chapter President for The Recording Academy®, a renowned and prestigious organization known for recognizing the epitome of music industry excellence. She is a Philadelphia Creative Ambassador and is also a member of the Philadelphia Music Industry Task Force, an initiative founded by Philadelphia City Council to promote awareness of and cultivate the arts in the city of Philadelphia. Carol sits on the Board for the Philadelphia Music Alliance, a community based, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Philadelphia's rich musical legacy and she is the Program Coordinator for DASH (Destined to Achieve Successful Heights), a program founded by music industry veterans Jerome Hipps and Michael McArthur, which provides opportunities for students to learn about various aspects of the entertainment industry.
Carol Riddick a renaissance woman. She's a songstress, songwriter, radio show host, actress, label-owner, mentor and podcaster. In addition, her beautiful spirit, sensuous stage presence and passionate vocal delivery will soothe your ears and alter your spirit in the most alluring way.