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Seattle, Washington, United States | SELF

Seattle, Washington, United States | SELF
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


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"This wonderful singer has studied her craft"

"Expressive versatile vocals? Check. Tight band with creative jazz and pop arrangements? Check. You can tell this wonderful singer has studied her craft. It shows in these well-written and presented songs.
“Little Perfections” is a fun pop number that perks along with a great vibe. Her clear voice is like a wink - not smug but like she knows something we don't. The song has some interesting melodic changes and conversational lyrics with great images that really shine. “Swiss Girl” is also pop but with a more driving groove. It sounds polished enough for radio but much better than what's on most playlists. The lyrics are fun, too, talking about all the assumptions we make because she's a swiss girl. In “A Timeless Place” she shows off her jazz chops. There's a really fine acoustic bass tying it all together although the rest of the band's no slouch either. Her voice sounds a little breathy at the start then builds, perfectly matching the lyrics.
Wonderful songs. I'd love to hear more from her.”
- ~ Jamie Anderson,, March2011

"Clever imagery that's fun and thought provoking"

“Swiss Girl is a lot of fun and I so appreciate your unique imagery, uplifting energy and strong musicianship. Your voice has a lovely tone and your delivery has such a wonderful ease to it. The production is tasteful, quirky and current.” - ~ Taxi


"Swiss Girl" released Jan 19, 2011



“You thought I’d be salty as cheese, sweet as chocolate, smart, sharp as an army knife” ~swiss girl, martine

This is Martine, in a nutshell - Energetic. Insightful. Sassy. She embodies them equally within three cities, two languages and one incredibly big heart. Already well-loved in jazz communities across the globe, Martine is quickly gaining accolades in the indie-pop scene. Bolstered by uplifting, yet poignant, performances that span musical styles with ease, Martine is on the move. And she wants us to come along.........

In her self-produced debut album “Swiss Girl”, fresh out of the studio, Martine evolves from one pop feel to another, alternatively reminding us of Corinne Bailey Rae’s sensible musicality, Ben Folds’ straightforward quirky energy and Cassandra Wilson soulful sound. Yes! Very versatile indeed, for “Swiss Girl” is an invitation on a musical journey of well-traveled emotions and experiences, not only of the physical trips between Lausanne (where she was born), Montreal and Seattle, but also of personal struggles and triumphs along the way. Crisp, clear vocals provide the perfect vessel in which to navigate such intriguing stories. Each song, supported by intricate harmonies, is served effortlessly, moving along catchy melodies. Her lyrics, both incredibly profound and intimately accessible, provide visual poetry to an already vivid landscape. Martine's musical arrangements complete the aural adventure, full of thoughtful keyboards, assertive guitars and edgy effects that beg to reflect a raw intensity yet always pull back, just in time, allowing us to savor the moment.

This is the work of a jazz trained musician gone indie-pop – someone who understands that complexity and joy are best when delivered together. With this irresistible pairing of sophistication and familiarity, Martine begins to convey her life story in a way that makes us believe – wish, even - it was our own.

With a debut album under her belt, Martine is ready to take to the stage with sheer musical force. She will be hosting a CD release party in June for “Swiss Girl” in a local Seattle venue before heading east for her 2011 Switzerland fall tour. Along with performing in her current hometown of Seattle, Martine teaches vocal technique in Bellevue, WA and is collaborating on a jazz vocal project, The Siren Trilogy.