THE MUSIC OF CARLA FISCHI Forbidden from rock n' roll as a child, Carla Fischi has done more than make up for matters. To compensate for the suburban-infested world of Northern Virginia, as a child, she would write songs on the family piano. She learned about rock 'n' roll from her friends and secret sessions listening to her clock radio. Music was and is her oxygen. On the side she paints abstract art and writes freelance articles. But, after living in Maui for 3 years, at age 27 she decided to take hold of her own destiny and put out her long promised album. She released this debut album, The Wonderlust Album, on her own label Bandana Records. Her electric guitar was her constant companion along her recent Around the World Tour/Journey. While she carried her 4 inch Fender amp in her back pack, Carla Fischi performed anywhere from a Tanzanian cargo freight ship...to a coffee house in New Zealand's South Islan...to the edge of The Nile River...to a club in Richmond, Virginia. She finds inspiration in the music of, PJ Harvey, Fugazi, Nina Simone, Modest Mouse, Patti Smith, Dire Straits and Slant 6. The motto she uses for her label Bandana Records 'MUSIC FOR THE SAKE OF MUSIC' is a mantra she carries with her throughout her travels.