Marianne Keith

Marianne Keith


With vocals that command the room's attention, this little lady will win you over with her powerful voice, her great guitar playing skills and her piano playing passion.


Integrating Pop, Folk, Country and more into her musical mix, Marianne Keith crosses musical boundaries much like the diverse female musicians who inspire her: Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos, and KT Tunstall. From Redlands, California, Marianne started singing in church when she was Six-Years-Old. She picked up the guitar and started writing her own music at the age of 16. Marianne eventually started playing the piano, allowing her to expand her musical repertoire, but it’s her vocals that command the attention of the room when she performs. Happy or sad, sentimental or indifferent, Marianne Keith has plenty to say and with her sweet yet intense, stylish delivery, diverse music fans are falling in love with her everywhere.

Marianne Keith has recently released her album, Beautiful Distraction, featuring hit songs such as “Kiss Me in the Rain”, “The Angry Song”, “That’s Just the Way Love Goes” and “Sideways Rain”. Beautiful Distraction is an engaging debut of introspective sentiments, pop sensibilities, Marianne’s picturesque emotions, and keen sense of melody illustrated by excellent musical arrangements, her powerful voice, her great guitar skills and her piano playing passion.

Marianne Keith has been voted one of the top five Artists in Orange County for Best Live Acoustic Female. In 2007, Marianne won the Orange County Music Award for Best Folk and the Southern California Music Award for Fan Favorite. In 2006, Marianne won the Orange County Music Award for Best Country. Marianne has also received outstanding reviews by various radio stations, magazines and newspapers.

Phone/Fax: 323-656-8676

Venues Performed At:

Rams Head Tavern, Annapolis, MD
The Boot, Norfolk, VA
World Café Live, Philadelphia, PA
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
BB King’s, New York, NY
DC9, Washington, DC
Showcase Live!, Foxboro, MA
Funk n’ Waffles, Syracuse, NY
Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT
SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY
Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY
Café 939 @ Berklee, Boston, MA
Mexicali Blues, Teaneck, NJ
The Gypsy Lounge, Lake Forest, CA
The Viper Room, Los Angeles, CA
The Knitting Factory, Los Angeles, CA
Hotel Café, Los Angeles, CA
Genghis Cohen, Los Angeles, CA
BB King’s, Universal Citywalk, CA
Westfield Mall, Los Angeles, CA
Fender Museum, Corona, CA
Jimmy Mac’s, San Diego, CA
Chain Reaction, Anaheim, CA
Seven Degrees, Laguna Beach, CA
The Glass House, Pomona, CA
The Grove, Anaheim, CA
Vine Street Lounge, Los Angeles, CA
The Mustang Club, Modesto, CA
Hard Rock Café, Sacramento, CA
The Boiler Room, Eureka, CA
Anaheim Convention Center, Martin Guitar Booth, 2008 & 2009 NAMM, CA
Rogue Theatre, Grants Pass, OR
Black Forest, Eugene, OR
Cal State Fulerton, CA
University of Redlands, CA
and Many More…

Coming Up:

Opening for Joe Bonamassa:
South Orange Performing Arts Center, South Orange, NJ
The Birchmere Music Hall, Alexandria, VA
Berk’s Jazz Fest, Wyomissing, PA
Stadium Theater Performing Arts Center, Woonsocket, RI
Lebanon Opera House, Lebanon, NH

Has Performed With:
Joe Bonamassa
Ari Hest
Julian Velard
Brett Dennen
Ingrid Michaelson
Jeremy Enigk

ITunes Link:

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Written By: Marianne Keith

Kiss Me in the Rain
By Marianne Keith

I lie awake at night
‘cause sometimes my dreams aren’t vivid enough
I try to imagine what it will be like
When I find the right kind of love


Do you think that I’d be asking too much
If what I’m asking of you (is)

Kiss me in the rain
Sing me to sleep every night
Hold me when I’m scared
Tell me everything will be alright
When we fight, pretend I’m right…and kiss me in the rain

I don’t expect a white horse and a knight
To take me away into the sunset
But what I need is something that feels right
And to know that the pieces fit

PRE CHORUS: (Repeat)
CHORUS: (Repeat)


I hope you don’t think that I’d be asking too much
‘cause nothing else will ever be quite enough
so all I’m asking of you (is)

CHORUS: Repeat (x2)


Written By: Marianne Keith

Make You Mine
By Marianne Keith

You were mine for a minute
It went by too too fast
We hardly got to begin it
To see if we would or wouldn’t last
Now you say that you don’t wanna date
‘Cause you’re not ready for all that
Well it’s just too damn late
‘Cause I’m already attached

You didn’t know how fast I fell
But I’ve got a secret to tell…
Are you listening?

I’m gonna make you mine
It’s only a matter of time
Giving up isn’t something I do
I get what I want and what I want is you
I’m gonna make you mine
It’s only a matter of when
Baby you’ve got your eyes closed so tight
But I’ll be there when you open them
I’m gonna make you mine, I’m gonna make you mine
All the signs seemed so clear
But somehow our signals got crossed
A little spark mixed with a little fear
Can leave your heart completely lost
But there’s just something about you
That won’t let me let you go
Believe me babe I wish it wasn’t true
But wishing has never worked before

PRE CHORUS: (Repeat)
CHORUS: (Repeat)

Give me one more minute and I’ll change your mind
Maybe we could start over, we have to make time rewind

CHORUS: (Repeat)


Written By: Marianne Keith

Something Real
By Marianne Keith

Recent events have left me tainted
In my quest to have it all
And I’ve developed them like pictures
Now they boldly hang on my hearts walls

Well I’m disillusioned, but I’m on my way back to reality

Give me something real
Give me anything to match the way I felt about him then, something
Give me something real
Give me anything that could erase his face from my mind, time, isn’t enough
Give me something real

I’d like to say I’m over it
But honestly I’m not
Flying in your sky seemed so right
Now I’m caught in the trees and tangled in knots

I’m disappointed, my faith blew away when you let go of the strings
The wind was too strong, but I’d fall a hundred times just to fly that way again

Repeat chorus

Real, real, real, real

Repeat chours
Give me anything, anything, anything because time isn’t enough, time isn’t enough…


CD: Marianne Keith - Beautiful Distraction.
(Unison Music. 897834000425)
Includes "The Angry Song", voted Orange County Folk Artist of 2007 and "Make You Mine", voted Orange County's Country Artist / Song Of The Year, 2006.

Set List

Songs from the debut release as well as new material will be performed.