KristinaMarie Cascone

KristinaMarie Cascone

 New York City, New York, USA
SoloRockDisco

KristinaMarie is a female vocalist who plays guitar, keyboards, percussion, and harmonica. She currently performs classic to modern rock solo, as part of several duo acts, in a rock band, and she performs disco as part of Dancin' Machine, an 11-piece 70s disco tribute band.

Biography

KristinaMarie is a rocker by nature, having been influenced by artists such as Janis Joplin, Patti Smith, and Pat Benetar.  Over more than 20 years, she has performed with many rock bands and acoustic duos.  She has also performed with blues bands and as a solo artist, and she currently spends lots of time singing, playing percussion, and dancing with Dancin' Machine, a 70s disco tribute band.

KristinaMarie has performed at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center in a production of “Fiddler on the Roof.”  She often shares the stage with her good friend, phenomenal guitarist, and two-time Grammy award-winner, Andy Bassford.  She has had the thrill of singing with the folk icon, Richie Havens.  During recent performances with Dancin' Machine, she has had the privilege of sharing the stage with such disco icons as Peaches & Herb, the Sugar Hill Gang, France Joli, Bonnie Pointer, the Trammps, and Harold Melvin's Blue Notes.

While performing and creating as part of a dual female-fronted band, KristinaMarie has showcased original music at NYC venues such as The Knitting Factory, The Bitter End, The Lion’s Den, Kenny’s Castaways, and CBGB’s Gallery.  She has also performed at the nationally recognized Chick Singer Night at The Bitter End, hosted by Deena Miller. (EP, Ghosts & Obsessions can be purchased through iTunes.)  As part of this group, she received:
First Place Winners - Music Aid International, Best Band, 2007 - K.R.A.V.E. for their original song, "In Between"
First Place Winners - GoGirls Songwriting Competition, 2007 - with their original song, "In Between"
First Place Winners - Amateur Night at the Apollo, Harlem, NY (Nov., 2006) with their original song, "Everything About You"

Lyrics

In Between

Written By: Vita Izabella

I caught a glimpse of your reflection in the glass
Lust gone cold so a bottle of rum
Gonna make it all right
Keep me warm tonight

You broke the panes in my window
A jigsaw view of a fractured past
Get it off my mind
It wasn't made to last

Chorus:
Don't you know that
I've got everything, can't you see
Everything for you
I've done everything that you need
What you gonna do?
When the devil comes, hiding in the shadows, slippin' through the snowstorms
Eyes of green, my Jealousy
Make up your mind
'cause you're in between

Straight up,
The lady, she's a liar and a tramp
Watch out, boy, those voodoo eyes
Castin' spells that mesmerize
She'll sing a song
And make you lose all control
You let me go
What you don't know, though
I don't know if I'm ever comin' back

Chorus

Bridge:
I broke the panes in your window
I did it when you weren't home
Yeah...I smashed the panes in your window
I just thought you should know
Now shattered glass is everywhere
You're achin' to find someone
You can trust

Chorus: Repeat 2x

Obsidian

Written By: K.R.A.V.E. (Vita Izabella, Paul Umbach, KristinaMarie

Obsidian

Verse:
It was a set up
A set up
I ran as fast as I could
I can’t believe it
I didn’t need this
I fell back where you stood

And cut my lips
On your razor kiss of Obsidian
Slid right in
To the burning sea of oblivion

Chorus:
Over and Over and Over again
You’re pulling my strings
I’m your marionette
Over and Over and Over again
Leavin’ me hangin’ on
The other end

Verse:
Over and over
It’s over
I can’t go back again
An’ if there’s forgiving
There’s never forgetting
I don’t wanna be your friend
And what?

Cut my lips
On your razor kiss of Obsidian
Slide back in
To the burning sea of oblivion

Chorus:
Over and Over and Over again
You’re pulling my strings
I’m your marionette
Over and Over and Over again
Leavin’ me hangin’ on
The other end

Bridge
I miss your whispers still
I miss your whispers still
I guess I always will

Chorus

Discography

Singles from the new EP "Ghosts & Obsessions":
"In Between"
"Everything About You"
"Obsidian"
"Waking In A Mess"
"Satisfaction"
"Ghost of Mary"

Set List

When performing cover music, Kristina con Vita plays an eclectic variety of classic to modern rock music, including some jazz, blues, and R&B.

PARTIAL SONG LIST
All You Wanted (Michelle Branch)
Authority Song (John Cougar)
Babylon (David Gray)
Bad Leroy Brown (Jim Croce)
Bell Bottom Blues (Eric Clapton)
Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell)
Black Horse & a Cherry Tree (K.T. Tunstall)
Bobby McGee (Janis Joplin)
Collide (Howie Day)
Come to My Window (Melissa Etheridge)
Dream (Everly Brothers)
Everywhere (Michelle Branch)
Faith (George Micheal)
Friend of the Devil (Grateful Dead)
Hand in Pocket (Allanis Morrisette)
Heartless (Kanye West)
Hey, Jealousy (Gin Blossoms)
I Alone (Live)
If You Could Only See (Tonic)
I’m a Believer (The Monkees)
I’m Yours (Jason Mraz)
I’ve Got A Woman (Ray Charles)
Jolene (Ray LaMontagne)
Leaving on a Jet Plane (J. Denver)
Maggie May (Rod Stewart)
Man on the Moon (R.E.M.)
The Middle (Jimmy Eat World)
My Happy Ending (Avril Lavigne)
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