Marte

Marte

 Fairfield, California, USA
BandAlternativeAcoustic

Self-produced, singer/songwriter Marte, showcasing a wide range of talent by encompassing acoustic guitar with an atmospheric accompaniment. A combination of balladic, evocative lyrics, full and powerful sound and intense stage presence fuse harmoniously to have an everlasting effect on audiences.

Biography

It was in 1989, when 8 year old Russell Martellaro was first introduced to the guitar. Once he reached high school, his appreciation for other types of music helped lay a deep foundation for inspiration. In 1999, he performed his first solo show at a small cafe in down town Vacaville, CA.

In 2000 he attended Chico State University. It was there that he found three other like-musicians and formed the band Standard. From 2001-2005, the band performed at various locations around Chico and the Bay Area. Standard self produced the album "Promise" in 2003 and the cd was a great success around the college town. The single "Means" caught the attention of Reagent Communication, the alternative rock radio station 107.9 The Point, and managed to stay on regular rotation for years. However, due to differences, the band decided to break up.

After moving back to the Bay Area, Russell began the process of writing, recording and producing his first solo album. The album would include newly written songs, as well as songs written at the beginning of his musical career. "You & You Alone" took a little over a year to complete and was released in early 2008. The album is a collection of songs that show diverse musical ability and his maturity as a songwriter.

Today, Russell continues to captivate audiences under the name Marte around Northern California. On occasion his good friend/guitarist Brian Armstrong of Los Angeles will perform along side him.

Lyrics

Waste

Written By: Russell J. Martellaro

Waste

Oh look to where my eyes want to see you
So far from where my heart wonÕt receive you
This on and on feeling as we go
But I donÕt want to feel like this anymore

I see you now wasting away your day
And if you donÕt see, youÕll find
Some more to life in the ground

Oh look to where we all gather round
So high we fall and all hit the ground
Now this on and on feeling as we go
But I donÕt want to feel like this anymore

I see you now wasting away your day
And if you donÕt see, youÕll find
Some more to life in the ground

And all that I want
And all that I need
And it just keeps drifting away or it seems
That everything feels somethingÕs need a change

Persevere

Written By: Russell J. Martellaro

Picking out all sorts of crazy thoughts
Bear in mind past love is hard to not
Think of all the hard times
The moments strike that fear in you
A loss of trust is that gain in you

But donÕt let troubles burn your day
When it tries to catch you on your way
You know you see it all so clear
A place in time youÕll find just persevere

Some days I can see myself in you
I remember things that I have made it through
Of all the hard times reflecting back to whatÕs been done
IÕm always here for you, donÕt just walk lets run

And I see an extraordinary view
Of all the things I look for when I see you
I canÕt really wait for the day
But simple things in life arenÕt forced that way

Every time I look my eyes through you
I know right back your thinking of what IÕd do
From years to months, to weeks to days I presume
Of all the love and dreams IÕd share with you

But donÕt let troubles burn your day
When it tries to catch you on your way
You know you see it all so clear
A place in time youÕll find just persevere

Shadows On The Wall

Written By: Russell J. Martellaro

The moon keeps shining in, when you keep yourself locked in
A room with just one window in the night
The shadows on the wall, make you feel so very small
When thereÕs nothing there to keep you satisfied
The clock ticks past a one, knowing nothing can be done
To change the way things happened way back when
Sure that all depends on how you felt back then
Just take a look what you have learned

The sun will shine on through
When you thought not to pursue
What you wished for day by day
ThereÕs nothing left to fear
Everything will seem so clear
You will find the way

When youÕre laying all alone, not trying to condone
Every little thing that comes to mind
You hear the world outside trying hard to break your pride
YouÕre in a storm that will not subside
ItÕs hard enough to be knowing everyone will see
Who you are on the inside looking out
Sure your time will come its hard to not keep from
Where youÕre supposed to end up being

The sun will shine on through
When you thought not to pursue
What you wished for day by day
ThereÕs nothing left to fear
Everything will seem so clear
You will find the way

Discography

Marte - You & You Alone (2008)

01. The Reason.......................4:39
02. Shadows On the Wall ........3:40
03. Waste...............................3:36
04. Frame Of Mind..................5:02
05. Fade Away........................5:45
06. Domesticate......................3:50
07. Unsaid..............................4:58
08. Where I Am......................3:46
09. Round And Round.............4:11
10. Outside From Inside..........4:46
11. Persevere.........................3:31
12. Look In Your Eyes.............4:19
13. Endlessly Awaiting.............5:11
14. Means...............................4:11
15. See You One Day...............3:20

Standard - Promise (2005)

01. Means...............................4:33
02. Frame Of Mind...................5:09
03. One More Time..................4:47
04. Promise.............................4:42
05. Imperfect..........................5:41
06. Someday...........................4:42
07. Where I Am.......................3:50
**Means - Daily Radio Airplay 107.9 The Point, Chico's Alternative
**One More Time - Daily Radio Airplay 107.9 The Point, Chico's Alternative

Set List

The Reason 5:10
Waste 4:09
Outside From Inside 6:20
Look In Your Eyes 5:24
Frame Of Mind 6:04
Shadows On The Wall 6:50
Unsaid 5:53
Where I Am 5:08
Persevere 4:21
Round & Round 4:26
Domesticate 5:13
Fade Away 6:40
Endlessly Awaiting 6:40
Means 6:12

Total Time 1:18:25

Total Songs Available: 30