Maristella

Maristella

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

My career and education have been pretty eclectic. I've studied classical singing, theatre and pop with Mariah's mother, and showcase this blend in my music and voice. My songs are straight-ahead pop and AC with a little bit of classical and edge!

Biography

THE VOICE…

Passion and Determination

At an early age, Maristella convinced her enthusiastic parents to buy a second-hand piano. Rapidly, her talent became evident and at the age of 13 she was accepted at the very selective Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division in New York in both classical voice and piano. It was not unusual though to find the beginnings of Maristella’s songwriting talent scribbled on the corner of her school notes.

Mariah Carey’s mother…the right place at the right time

“How many girls dream of studying with Mariah Carey’s mother?” Believe it or not, it was simply a last-minute cancellation of a voice student that made Maristella jump at the opportunity to be accepted into Patricia Carey’s studio. After intense and successful training, the master, ironically influenced and tried to convince the student to pursue her Italian roots both as a singer and songwriter. Was it a premonition since Maristella now has an open-door with Warner Bros Records in Milan to submit songs for international and native Italian star, Laura Pausini?

Heart and Hard Work

Maristella has determination to achieve 150% in everything she touches. She loves using the colors of her voice, which travels comfortably through a wide range. Her songs have that power to move and seduce you. Performing on radio and television, singing commercials, appearing in Broadway shows, opening for such headliners as comedian Pat Cooper, recording at top studios, she is always solicited by the entertainment industry.

Bilingual, Maristella has also entertained audiences throughout the world. In Italy, the performance of one of her original songs took her through the initial stages of the esteemed San Remo Festival and was highly-acclaimed. She was also represented at the MIDEM (2003) in Cannes, France.

Words Against War

As the Iraq war began (2003), Maristella expressed her sentiment about the absurdity of boycotting French products with "George Bush (Tell me what to do), " a pop song about a woman who coyly asks our President if she should also boycott her French boyfriend. This release garnered front page attention on the international newspaper France-Amerique.
Next came Read my Bush, a play on the words 'Read my bouche' or 'Read my lips.' Over one year in the making, this pop/dance track declares that our government has deceived us. "I've been strongly against the Iraq war since the very beginning. Not only do I feel that we, the American people, have been guilt-ridden with patriotism but there have been too many unanswered questions. I'm glad that we are gradually opening our eyes and realizing that demanding the truth is not un-American...blind patriotism is. Waiting until recently for its release, Maristella gained much support and was featured in several newspapers.

Moving Forward

Inspired by her idol Linda Ronstadt, Maristella thrives on versatility. She recently performed at the Mercer County Italian American Festival, a huge event that has already welcomed her back for next year as well as for other events. On November 12, Maristella will be the special guest at the semi-finals of the 'Idol Search' in Little Falls, New Jersey sponsored by the Alliance for a Better Community. As an Italian-American, Maristella will be a guest on WPSC's Tony Mangia Show - Radio: Italian Style. December will bring the release of her upcoming CD-single, a cover of George Harrison's 'Give me love (Give me peace on earth).' The new year will continue to bring excitement as Maristella performs at Newark's NJPAC on May 11. Go to www.njpac.org for more information.

The voice, the song, the star…

Maristella is beautiful and believable. She has control of her world and the ability to control yours.

Discography

'Stella' - 1998

Set List

The set list varies depending on the show, and may include covers along with originals.