Athena Marie
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Athena Marie


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""Are You Listening?" CD review"

Athena Marie has delivered a powerful and effective album of loud guitar driven songs.

This album wastes no time in getting started. Athena Marie comes straight out of the traps with the acerbic "So Long, Goodbye". It is immediately made clear that she is going to get - and keep - your attention. Not that it all full on bad attitude. "Ugliest Girl" certainly does not miss the mark but "Miss Me" is pure sing-along stadium rock. It has to be said that there is an air of menace in some the songs but that does not make them any less appealing. "Crying" is a sharply observed commentary on the loneliness that we all feel inside sometimes whilst "Show Me the Way to Heaven" takes us on a rollicking, redneck trip to hillbilly heaven. "Keep on Rollin'" could easily have fallen out of the Bangles' back catalogue. Her best vocal performance comes on the album's closing ballad "Goodbye" when she shows a tenderness not evident from the "in your face" nature of the other songs on the album. In fact, given the lyrics and the lack of filler tracks, we would classify this as a low sugar, low fat album and therefore good for your health. It should be consumed regularly for maximum benefit. Athena Marie writes intelligent, hummable songs that would bless the airwaves. Ably supported by Dan Marfisi, she has actually managed to put our dysfunctional lives to music. That is quite an achievement. BluesBunny has a well known fondness for loud guitars and he was very satisfied after listening to this album. The album is available to buy from CD Baby.



Athena Marie "Sunday Mornings" EP - coming soon

Athena Marie "Are You Listening" 2006

Barbee Killed Kenn "Choad Rage"
single "Unglued" played on Live 105 and various radio stations in the US



Athena Marie is a songwriter & performer. Her songs have been pitched to Major Label artists as well as getting film/tv placements in NBC's Life and Friday Night Lights. For the past 2 years in a row her songs have been chosen for the ASCAP Expo's pop/rock panel. The 2009 panel included Lindy Robbins (Award Winning Songwriter), Jake Ottmann (VP, Creative, EMI Music Publishing), Jennifer Blakeman (SVP, Creative, Universal Music Publishing), John Rubeli (President-Chop Shop Records) and Ethan Allen (Producer, Engineer). The critiques she got for her song "I Can't Breathe" included "stellar", "spectacular" (about her verse lyrics) and "this is as good a song as I get from my pro writers".

Athena has been playing acoustic shows at various clubs in Los Angeles including Viper Room Lounge, Molly Malone's, Genghis Cohen, and The Mint. She's working on her EP to be released in January 2010 along with her music video for her first single, Sunday Mornings.

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Athena was the primary songwriter and bass player/co-vocalist for San Francisco’s female fronted pop/punk band, Barbee Killed Kenn. Her song, Unglued, won BKK a spot on the San Francisco stop of the Warped Tour and got radio play from the Bay Area’s largest rock stations, including Live 105.

Athena has received several honorable mentions/placements in songwriting competitions including The Billboard World Song Contest, International Songwriting Competition (ISC), and Durango Song Contest. Her music video for Fat Santa was selected for The Other Venice Film Festival 2009 and has over 12,000 hits on youtube.

In 2008, Athena worked as an independent contractor writing songs for an LA based music library. Currently, she is co-writing pop/rock, RadioDisney style songs with producer Dan Marfisi for singer and actress Sabrina Lentini. One of her cowrites was just licensed to Teen Idol Winner, Catalina Gaglioti.