Christopher DeMaria
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Christopher DeMaria

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"Indie-Music Review"

An absolutely captivating singer, Julianne Sutton uses her voice like an acrobatic glider as she slides over and around the lyrics of her 12-tune debut. It's not easy to imagine a natural-born Jersey girl singing with such a country-tinged aire, but it doesn't matter. What counts is that Julianne can be either an alto or soprano, seductively smoky, sweet and easy, smooth or rough. Most of the tunes could be classified as country-folk or country rock, with lots of excellent female-male harmony (with Chris DeMaria, who also plays a mean slide guitar), simple acoustic-based melodies and just the right tempo. One thing that stands out is the seductive quality of Julianne's silky Southern-sounding voice, most evident in "Sweet Josephine," the sultry and slow "I Let You In" and "I Don't Get You." In addition, the simple, swelling, powerful chorus of "I Let You In" has all the makings of a huge commercial success on any country station. Other highlights include "To Find Me," which possibly showcases Chris DeMaria's harmony and Julianne's voice at their absolute best: assertive, powerful, elastic and beautiful. The two rockers ("Window to Your Soul" and "Train Wreck") are also good with the latter another mainstream country commercial success possibility. With lyrics like this, how could it miss? "Train wreck. Screechin' halt. It's all over and it's your fault. Train wreck, you missed the signs, rolled right over this heart of mine..." But the prettiest tune was saved for last. "The Light," has all the ingredients that make this CD so great in the first place, and the lyrics perhaps show not only love for a man, but the love she finds -- and gives -- through and with her music. - Les Reynolds

"Musicians Resource Review"

Julianne Sutton's twelve song, self-titled album is a powerful blend of female passion and bluesy harmony. Her voice is strong and resonates clearly in the listener's ear. Her voice rises and falls firmly, without trailing off or stumbling while she deftly changes notes and mood. But the vocals are not the only driving force on the album, the songwriting is exceptional. It reflects both the confusion and determination of a young woman trying to be happy in a world of lost loves and rainy days. The lyrics match Julianne's vocals perfectly and the listener can tell that she is writing and singing about real experiences she has lived through and feelings that have been a large part of her life. The production on the CD is well done. Everything sounds crisp and organized around her soaring vocals. Also, the production on the CD package itself is very professional. The photography is beautiful in black and white, and the jacket itself contains the complete lyrics, always a bonus to any fan interested in the songwriting process. If you are a fan of Sheryl Crow, or Beth Hart you will find Julianne Sutton an exciting and passionate listening experience. - Ryan Houle


"Julianne Sutton" self-titled debut, released 2005. singles include Sweet Josephine, I Let You In;
"Julianne Sutton - The Early Years" Released 2005



A musician for most of his life, Christopher has spent years honing his songwriting skills. Although his songs fall mainly within the acoustic and country genres, he has written in many styles including pop, R&B, adult contemporary and dance. With Julianne Sutton, his primary writing partner of nearly ten years, Chris has won numerous awards from organizations including Unisong, The Canadian Country Music Association and Billboard Music. Christopher & Julianne have played such notable venues as The Bitter End, The Broken Spoke and The PNC Arts Center and have been featured artists on WBAI in New York and WRSU in New Jersey. They were also recently selected as a 2005 New Folk Showcase artist in the prestigious New Jersey Folk Festival.
Christopher is a skilled musician and has a knack for instrumentation, learning from his influences including Heather Nova, The Indigo Girls, Bruce Cockburn, Jonatha Brooke and Tracy Chapman. He is the founder of Sonic House Publishing and has recently begun focusing on the placement of music into films and television.