Who Is MaryAnne Marino
I first discovered MaryAnne Marino when she was the lead singer of November Project,
successor to the original October Project. The short lived November Project emphasized
the lead singers voice as it predecessor did. At the time (and still today) I felt
MaryAnne's voice provided an excellent central focus. November Project
produced a five song EP which hinted at greater things to come. Unfortunately in the
process of producing the full length followup to the EP the group broke up because
of the nebulous 'artistic differences'.
The full length CD though completed was never released and MaryAnne's voice was
temporarily silenced. This all occured in late 2000.
Then in March of 2004 I found MaryAnne again doing a solo gig at the Living Room
in NYC. I went to see what she was up to.
Except for seeing a small picture of her on the EP I really didn't know what she
looked like. She was younger then then I expected. And it was obvious
she was just getting started building her solo career. The audience at that
performance was mainly friends and family.
Since that performance at the end of March 2004, I have seen Maryanne many times. She
has gained a lot of confidence and improved her performances. She has developed a loyal following. MaryAnne has great stage
presence and interacts well with the audience.
So what type of music does she play? I would describe it as singer-songwriter
with a hint of pop (in a good way) and rock. Sprinkled with good song writing.
The central focus is of course MaryAnne's voice.
Since I originally wrote this Maryanne has moved to New Orleans. She still performs from time
to time in New York so keep your eys open. And if your in the New Orleans area maybe you can catch her there.
In the meantime checkout her first album 'Ghost of You'
and her recent
EP 'A Little Something'
at CD Baby