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Kinderhook, New York, United States | SELF

Kinderhook, New York, United States | SELF
Band Folk Singer/Songwriter


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"Cea Marie"

Those who enjoy sophisticated, intriguing, thoughtful singer/songwriter music would be wise to listen to female talent Cea Marie.

Marie's music has a laid-back feel with elements of Jazz, Folk and Adult Alternative/Pop Rock. Influences could be found in acts like Neil Young, Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan, Shawn Colvin and more.

The recording itself was done expertly, especially the track "Big 'Ol Sky". "Big 'Ol Sky" has a great sound with hints of electronic blips and bleeps, muted electric guitars and pulsating drums. The song also has a great bridge and the vocal arrangements throughout are excellent. Absolutely no reason a song like this couldn't be a solid radio hit.

"Everything Is Byte Size" and "The Swan And The Sparrow" (the title track of the full length album) are also very well done, with "The Swan And The Sparrow" an effective, atmospheric piece with interesting lyrics. This is truly solid music, writing and recording at its best.
- Peter Braidis, Indie-Music.com


The Swan & The Sparrow
Full Length Album
Released October 2010
produced by Jez Thomas and Paul Benham



Cea Marie (also known as Christina Abbott) began making music at the age of 14, picking up her dad’s unused acoustic guitar and a cheap chord book, and has never looked back. Her school of music was slugging it out in local coffeehouses, bookstores and bars for years. As a result, she built a loyal local following in Connecticut and began opening for acts such as Mary Gauthier, Erin McKeown, Debbie Gibson, Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, and Josh Kelley. In 2006, Cea began to work on a side project, Hot B*tch Arsenal with former roommate Kim Galibert. They were a trip-hop, acid-jazz, sultry electronic-duo who put on interactive live shows, pushed boundaries, and opened for Kaki King during their heyday from 2006-2009. During this time, Cea continued to hone her craft, writing songs until a new body of work was formed. She enlisted the expertise and musical abilities of Jez Thomas (of The Sunray Estate) and Paul Benham (of if:then:goto) to help paint the sonic landscape that would become their debut, full length album “The Swan and The Sparrow” and make the Cea Marie circus complete. Together they have created a unique sound, with lyrical and musical depth coupled with whimsy and whip-smart pop sensibilities. Currently Cea is working on a solo, stripped down acoustic album of original works called "The Future Frontier". For more information, go to www.ceamarie.com