Thursday, July 21, 2011

Carmit Bachar

Carmit Bachar, כרמית בכר‎; born September 4, 1974 is an American singer, dancer, model and actress. She was a member of the successful pop/R&B group, The Pussycat Dolls and one of the main vocalists of the group, along with Nicole Scherzinger and Melody Thornton. Bachar left the group in February 2008. She is currently recording her debut album with a debut solo single to be released early 2011. She is currently engaged and pregnant with her first child.

Early life
Bachar was born in Los Angeles, her father is of Israeli and Indonesian descent, while her mother is of Dutch and Chinese descent. She was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate.She was raised in Encino, California. Both parents were dancers; her mother worked as a dance teacher at Bancroft Middle School of Performing Arts and her father worked with Elvis Presley and Marcel Marceau. Bachar competed internationally as a rhythmic gymnast for 10 years, and placed 5th in the U.S. Olympic trials in 1992. During her career competing on the U.S. National Team, she attended Hamilton Academy of Music in Los Angeles, studying music, dance, piano and viola.

Pussycat Dolls
Bachar joined the Pussycat Dolls in 1995 while they were a burlesque show. In 2002, she brought her friend Gwen Stefani to perform at the Pussycat Dolls show. Stefani brought along Interscope's Ron Fair and Jimmy Iovine. Later, the Dolls got signed at Interscope Records.
Carmit was a member of the Pussycat Dolls longer than any other performer. Most of the current members, including lead singer Nicole Scherzinger and Melody Thornton, were cast by co-founder Robin Antin in 2002 or 2003, when the group was being transformed into pop recording artists. As with the other Dolls, she was a salaried employee of Interscope Records.
In 2006 and 2007, she toured with the Dolls in support of their multi-million selling album PCD. She was one of the three lead vocalists in the group, and had lead parts in the songs "Beep", "Buttons", "I Don't Need a Man", "Hot Stuff (I Want You Back)", "Right Now" and "Tainted Love", among others.
In February 2008, reports surfaced that she was leaving the Pussycat Dolls to pursue solo projects. On March 8, 2008, Carmit officially announced her departure from the Pussycat Dolls on the group's official website. Melody Thornton gave Bachar special thanks in the 'Thank You' section of the Pussycat Dolls' second album Doll Domination.

Solo career,Dancer/actress/solo singer
In 1997, Bachar was credited as a dancer in the Nickelodeon Movies film, Good Burger.
As a freelance dancer she has toured or appeared live with several rock/pop acts. In 1999 and 2000, she was the "Livin' La Vida Loca" woman in Ricky Martin's world tour. In 2003 No Doubt's world tour, and appears on stage with Gwen Stefani during "Bathwater" in No Doubt's DVD Rock Steady Live. In 2001, she was a dancer for Aaliyah's music video "Rock the Boat". In 2004 she was a back-up dancer for Janet Jackson during the infamous Super Bowl half-time show. In 2004, she was a dancer for Beyoncé's tours and appears on Her 2004 DVD Live at Wembley. She appeared in more than 21 music videos including Macy Gray's "Sexual Revolution", Jennifer Lopez's "Ain't It Funny", Wyclef Jean's "Perfect Gentleman", The Black Eyed Peas's "Shut Up", Michael Jackson's "Blood On The Dance Floor", Aaliyah's "Rock the Boat", The Offspring's "Why Don't You Get a Job?" and also Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love", and "Baby Boy".

Zodiac Show
In 2001 in Los Angeles, Bachar, Lee Cherry, Scarlett Cherry and others started an 'underground' nightclub called Freedom. This became the occasional "multi-genre cabaret" The Zodiac Party which was first held at the Hollywood Athletic Club, then The Key Club. As of 2006, Bachar is still co-producing the event, which is now called The Zodiac Show. In August 2008 it was reported that Bachar will be doing another Zodiac Show, which she described as "a rock 'n' roll version of Cirque Du Soleil". The 2008 show was a huge success, and there will be another show in early 2010. The Zodiac Show may tour outside of the USA.

It has been reported that she wishes to form a non-profit organization called "Smile With Me": "I want to have my own charity for children and adults who are born with a cleft palate. I was born with one and I want to educate and inspire people by saying that inner beauty is more important than looks.
Bachar is an ambassador of "Operation Smile", a worldwide children’s medical charity that helps improve the health and lives of children and young adults born with facial deformities. In November 2007, she participated in an Operation Smile international medical mission in Bolivia, where she and her team organized creative stations for the kids like face and body painting, bookmaking, music and dance.

Solo music
In an interview with E! from March 2008, she mentioned that she wants to release a solo album in the future. In another interview with she said she worked with Macy Gray and that her album will be released in 2009. In June 2008, a song called "Carmasutra" appeared on Bachar's Myspace. She confirmed in her blog that it's an older demo song. In December 2008, an unfinished version of "Overrated" was leaked. In June 2009, she performed a new song called "Fierce" in nightclubs. It was produced by Jared Lee Gosselin, and written by Carmit Bachar, Kay Cola and Che'Nelle. Other producers she worked with are among others Justin Michael, Phillipe Bianco, Leo Mellace and Steve Catizone. Bachar's album is set to be released in early or mid-2010. In the September 2009 issue of Kee Magazine, Bachar revealed that her album will be titled "Formerly Of...".
“ “It’s obviously a statement about life. You’re formerly of yourself, formerly of a relationship, and I’m formerly of... Each song is about something personal, a story of something I’m formally of. 
It was confirmed in the same interview that "Cream" would be the first single released from the album.
A music video for the song "Keep On Smiling" was shot in early April.

Songs recorded for the album
Track Song Time Songwriters
1 Fierce 4:23 (Carmit Bachar, Che'Nelle, Kristen Ashley Cole, Jared Lee Gosselin, Anthony William Hardy)
2 Cupid (Carmit Bachar, Jared Lee Gosselin, Anthony William Hardy, Mika Lett, Phillip White)
3 Love Is a Weapon (Carmit Bachar, Jared Lee Gosselin, Phillip White)
4 Me (Carmit Bachar, Jared Lee Gosselin, Mika Lett, Phillip White)
5 Cream 4:09 (Carmit Bachar, Che'Nelle, Kristen Ashley Cole, Jared Lee Gosselin, Anthony William Hardy)
6 Keep On Smiling 3:54 (Carmit Bachar, Guy Baruch, Davy Nathan)
7 Overrated 3:22
8 Go Hard or Go Home (Jared Lee Gosselin, Anthony William Hardy, Mika Lett, Leah Turner, Phillip White)

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