Carl Riseley was a humble Navy Trumpet player from Australia. quietly enjoying the big life of big band music and hiding an underlying singing talent. However auditioning for Australian Idol rocketed Carl to the top three on the hit Australian show. Still trumpeting, still enjoying big band music, still humble and still singing, Carl was voted off Idol after making it to the top three, and he couldn't be happier.
Carl, who enjoys listening to Swing and Jazz type music states that his favourite artist is Stevie Wonder. Carl's wish on Australian Idol was to do nothing more than 'bring the swing back' as he stated regularly. The Australian-born singer now resides in Sydney.