Michael and Marisa

Michael and Marisa

 Danvers, Massachusetts, USA
DuoPopRock

Michael Marisa have done over 300 high energy rockin' performances coast to coast in 14 states over the last seven years. A brother and sister duo, he plays electric guitar, keyboards, bass and she drums, keyboards, bass and ukelele with vocal harmonies. They perform 25 original songs and 100+ classic and current pop/rock covers.

Biography

Resume highlights include:

Opening Act for David Archuleta, Disney's Mitchel Musso, Nickelodeon's Drake Bell, Cody Simpson, Greyson Chance
Bamboozle Roadshow Tour
Whisky A Go Go and Roxy Nightclubs, Hollywood, CA
Ecofest at Lincoln Center, New York, NY
Rocketown, Nashville, TN
Boston Celtics Professional Basketball Game (18,000 people)
Hard Rock Cafe
House of Blues
Various Six Flags Amusement Parks
Hershey Park
2008 and 2010 Camplifield Tour
Boston City Hall Plaza
Kiss 108 FM Radio Featured Performers
Featured Performer at Price Waterhouse Coopers Holiday Party at Boston's World Trade Center

With Michael (age 16) on vocals, electric guitar, keyboard and bass and Marisa (age 17) on drums, vocals, keyboards, bass and ukelele, their show features vocal harmonies and an exciting pop/rock blend. This brother sister duo is experienced in performing at all kinds of venues including: concert, charity events, fairs, festivals, nightclubs, amusement parks, professional and collegiate sporting events as well as private parties and functions. They perform to intimate groups of 50 as well as to large crowds of 20,000 with complete comfort. When performing, they establish a rapport from the first song and always make sure the audience has fun. They are always smiling and are easy to work with.

Summer 2011, Michael and Marisa co-wrote with producer, Stokes Nielson at EMI Publishing in Nashville releasing rock anthem, "That's How We Do It" in Dec. 2011 . Second song, "Beautiful Comeback", will be released Spring 2012.

In December 2010, Michael and Marisa released an EP of four songs co-written with Peter Zizzo (Avril Lavigne, Vanessa Carlton, Celine Dion)

In June 2008 Michael and Marisa released their debut CD of 12 songs. Five of the songs were executive produced by Emmy Award nominee Amy Powers in Los Angeles of which three were co-written by Jeannie Lurie, who has written many hits for Top 40 Disney teen icon Hannah Montana, aka Miley Cyrus.

Michael and Marisa co-wrote the other 7 songs with Boston based producer Billy Garzone.

Michael is proud to be endorsed by Gibson Guitars. Marisa by Vic Firth drum stick company

Manager: Aimee Berger, Partner, Primary Wave Music, NY, NY (primarywavemusic.com) Primary Wave manages Steven Tyler, Hall & Oates, Earth Wind & Fire, Kurt Cobain and new bands such as Saving Abel.

Booking: Patricia Duffey, LightningConsulting.net

For full resume and bio, please visit: Michaelandmarisa.com.

Lyrics

Mr. Know It All

Written By: Michael and Marisa, Billy Garzone

Mr. Know it All
Mr. Know it All
Hey Hey Hey
Get out of his way
Don’t look now,
But he’s here to stay

Some people think in
Black and white
He thinks in color
Cause he’s always right

Oh, Mr. Know it all
Mr. Know it all

He says he knows everything
It gets so tiring
I wish for a day he had nothing to say
Cause his big mouth always gets in the way

Oh, Mr. Know it all
Mr. Know it all

What cha gonna do
When he tries to talk to you
You can’t help but feel bad
After what he’s been through

He calls my home
And my cell phone
He won’t leave me alone
Just leave a message at the tone

Mr. Know it All
Mr. Know it All
Mr. Know it All
Mr. Know it All

(c) Copyright 2007. All Rights Reserved.

The Same

Written By: Michael, Marisa and Peter Zizzo

THE SAME
(Peter Zizzo, Michael, Marisa)

I DON’T KNOW YOUR NAME, BUT I KNOW WHO YOU ARE
YOU SIT BY YOURSELF IN THE CAFETERIA
AND EVERYBODY COOL
THEY SHOO YOU AWAY
I’M QUIET WHILE THEY’RE LAUGHING

LOOKING AT YOU, ‘CAUSE YOU DON’T FIT IN
YOUR OUTFIT’S SO WRONG, BUT SOMEHOW I BEGIN
TO WONDER WHY I TRY
TO FIT IN WITH THEM
I’M CURIOUS ABOUT YOU
WHY SHOULD I CARE WHAT THEY SAY

CHORUS
ALL OF MY FRIENDS
ALL OF THEIR CLOTHES, THAT’S NOT WHERE IT ENDS
AND SOMETIMES THEY GO TOO FAR
ALL OF THE THINGS THAT KEEP US APART
TAKE THEM ALL AWAY AND WE ARE
THE SAME

THEY’RE PUTTING YOU DOWN WHILE I’M STANDING BY
THEY’RE SHUTTING YOU OUT. ALL I DO IS ROLL MY EYES
I COULD DO SO MUCH MORE
‘CAUSE THIS AIN’T FOR ME
THEY TAKE THIS STUFF FOR GRANTED
BUT FOR ME IT’S NOT OK

CHORUS

EVERYTHING CHANGES IN A MOMENT
SUDDENLY ALL I WANNA DO IS CRY
HOLD ON. HOLD ON
THERE WAS A TIME WHEN I WAS LIKE YOU
SITTING ALONE WITHOUT A FRIEND IN SIGHT
HOLD ON. HOLD ON

‘CAUSE I’LL BE YOUR FRIEND
WHAT DO THEY KNOW? IT’S ALL SO PRETEND
THEY CAN GO AWAY

CHORUS

THE SAME
TAKE THEM ALL AWAY AND WE ARE THE SAME
THE SAME
TAKE THEM ALL AWAY AND WE ARE THE SAME

YOU FEEL LIKE SATURDAY

Written By: MICHAEL, MARISA AND PETER ZIZZO

YOU FEEL LIKE SATURDAY(Michael and Marisa, Peter Zizzo)

STARING AT ANOTHER MONDAY 6 AM
ALL THESE MORNINGS THEY BLEND IN
AND I GET BORED SOMETIMES

DRAGGING MYSELF OUT OF BED
IT’S THE SAME ROUTINE ONCE AGAIN
WANNA BREAK AWAY
CUZ I DON’T FEEL SO FINE

ONLY TIME KNOWS WHERE IT GOES
ONLY TIME IT MOVES SO SLOW
‘TIL YOU SAVE ME

(CHOR)
WHEN EVERY HOUR FEELS LIKE TEN
YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE SATURDAY
WHEN THE TICK STOPS TOCKING ONCE AGAIN
YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE SATURDAY
YOU’RE MY, YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND
MY PERMANENT WEEKEND
YOU FEEL LIKE SATURDAY

WITH YOU I DON’T MIND THE WORKING WEEK AT ALL
YOU SPEED THAT CLOCK UP ON THE WALL
YOU MAKE MY WORRIES END

SOMEDAY MAYBE WE’LL LOOK BACK AT A PHOTOGRAPH
OF THESE DUMB DAYS AND WE’LL JUST LAUGH
CAUSE WE’LL KNOW BETTER THEN

ONLY TIME KNOWS WHERE IT GOES
ONLY TIME IT MOVES SO SLOW
‘TIL YOU SAVE ME

(CHOR)
WHEN EVERY HOUR FEELS LIKE TEN
YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE SATURDAY
WHEN THE TICK STOPS TOCKING ONCE AGAIN
YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE SATURDAY
YOU’RE MY, YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND
MY PERMANENT WEEKEND
YOU FEEL LIKE SATURDAY

WHEN I FEEL MONDAY
WHEN WEDNESDAY’S WORSE
WHEN I FEEL MONDAY…..

ONLY TIME KNOWS WHERE IT GOES
ONLY TIME IT MOVES SO SLOW
‘TIL YOU SAVE ME

(CHOR)
WHEN EVERY HOUR FEELS LIKE TEN
YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE SATURDAY
WHEN THE TICK STOPS TOCKING ONCE AGAIN
YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE SATURDAY
YOU’RE MY, YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND
MY PERMANENT WEEKEND

WHEN MY FRUSTRATION NEVER ENDS
YOU LIFT ME UP AND OVER IT

YOU FEEL LIKE SATURDAY

IT'S LIKE THAT

Written By: MICHAEL AND MARISA, PETER ZIZZO

IT’S LIKE THAT (MICHAEL AND MARISA,P.ZIZZO)

YEAH THE WIND BLOWS IN MY FACE
AND MY HEART BEATS A FASTER PACE
OUT OF NOWHERE
IT’S A ONE WAY TICKET UP
DON’T KNOW HOW HIGH IS HIGH ENOUGH
TIL I GET THERE

IT ISN’T SLOW SLOW SLOW
YOU GOTTA GO GO GO
DON’T YOU WANNA KNOW KNOW KNOW

A CRAZY WILD RUSH TO OUTER SPACES
IT’S ALMOST TOO MUCH FOR YOU TO TAKE IT
IT’S NOTHING THAT YOU’RE USED TO
IT’S LIKE THAT

YOU TRY TO HOLD ON THERE’S NO CONTROL
AND YOUR GRAVITY’S GONE
SO JUST LET GO
YEAH IT’S NOTHING THAT YOU’RE USED TO
IT’S LIKE THAT, IT’S LIKE THAT

GONNA TAKE THAT EXTRA RISK
NOTHIN’ ELSE CAN FEEL LIKE THIS
YEAH I BETCHA

AND I SCREAM AND SPIN AROUND
LEAVE MY FEARS DOWN ON THE GROUND
THERE’S NO PRESSURE

IT ISN’T SLOW SLOW SLOW
YOU GOTTA GO GO GO
DON’T YOU WANNA KNOW KNOW KNOW

A CRAZY WILD RUSH TO OUTER SPACES
IT’S ALMOST TOO MUCH FOR YOU TO TAKE IT
IT’S NOTHING THAT YOU’RE USED TO
IT’S LIKE THAT

I CAN’T LOOK DOWN THIS FAR FROM WHERE I’VE BEEN
I KNOW SOMEHOW I’LL RIDE IT TO THE END
THEN I’LL TURN ROUND AND DO IT AGAIN…..

CAN'T MISS A BEAT

Written By: MICHAEL AND MARISA, PETER ZIZZO

CAN’T MISS A BEAT
(MICHAEL, MARISA, PETER ZIZZO)

TIME TICKIN’ SOUNDS LIKE A SIDE STICK
COUNTIN’ OUT THE STEPS TWO THREE
TO THE BUS TWO THREE BAM
ANGLE ROUND THE GOSSIP QUEEN
TALKAPELLA JUST SYNCOPATED WORDS
THEN THE BOOKS LOCKER DOOR SLAM

EVERY SINGLE SOUND IS A GROOVE
WANNA TAP IT OUT
MOVE TO THE STEREO BOUNCE OF MY EVERYDAY WORLD
MY EVERYDAY WORLD
ONE TWO, I’M ON THE ONE TWO THREE FOUR

(CHORUS)
CAN’T MISS A BEAT
IT’S ON THE STREET
THE RHYTHM EVERYWHERE I GO
FROM MY HANDS TO MY FEET
CAN’T MISS A BEAT
G-G-GET ME TO THE STUDIO TO BANG IT OUT
BANG IT LOUD
BANG IT OUT
G-G-GET ME TO THE STUDIO

BOPPIN’ MY PENCIL ON THE DESK CHAIR
MAKES THE TEACHER STOP TWO THREE
AND SHE STARES AT ME BASH
I TRASH A FILE AND IT SHAKES LIKE A SHAKER
MY DINNER IN A PAN JUST SIZZLES
LIKE A BIG CRASH

EVERY SINGLE SOUND IS A GROOVE
WANNA TAP IT OUT
MOVE TO THE STEREO BOUNCE OF MY EVERYDAY WORLD
MY EVERYDAY WORLD
ONE TWO, I’M ON THE ONE TWO THREE FOUR

(CHOR)
D-D-DON’T NEED ME A RADIO TO BANG IT OUT
BANG IT LOUD
BANG IT OUT
D-D-DON’T NEED ME A RADIO

I’M MOVIN’ TO THE STEREO BOUNCE OF MY EVERYDAY
MY EVERYDAY WORLD (REPEAT)

I CAN’T MISS THE FOUR / FOUR
IT’S LIKE A DANCE FLOOR EVERYWHERE
YOU GOT TO UNDERSTAND
MY HANDS AND MY FEET MOVE
GET YOUR OWN GROOVE
DON’T YOU WANNA BANG IT OUT

Beautiful Comeback

Written By: MIchael, Marisa, Stokes Nielson

Beautiful Comeback

Verse 1:
In the rear view
judging yourself is so easy
We tear down our past
then try to walk forward while we’re looking back
And there’s heart ache when we fight for the things that will hurt us
Push away friends that’d never desert us
and our spirit bends with each step we take but it never breaks

Pre Chorus:
They say we’re just kids with nowhere to go
but we’ve walked through fire and we’ve come to know

Chorus:
It’s the fall outs and the battles
the questions burning inside
These moments lead to finding out
who stands by your side
There’s words we wish we all said
and there’s choices that we regret
But a failure is just the first act
of a beautiful comeback

Verse 2:
Gonna get there
Just a mile to go
Hurdle jumpin’
Gonna put on a show
For the world
With the light on my face
Yeah I’m gonna soar
right out of this place

Pre Chorus:
They say we’re just kids with nowhere to go
but we’ve walked on the coals we already know

Chorus:
It’s the fallouts and the battles
the questions burning inside
These moments lead to finding out
who stands by your side
There’s words we wish we all said
and there’s choices that we regret
But a failure is just the first act
of a beautiful comeback


Whoa Whoa Whoa Whoa
Whoa Whoa Whoa Whoa

Chorus:
It’s the fallouts and the battles
the questions burning inside
These moments lead to finding out
who stands by your side
There’s words we wish we all said
and there’s choices that we regret
But a failure is just the first act
of a beautiful comeback

Whoa Whoa Whoa Whoa
Whoa Whoa Whoa Whoa

That's How We Do It

Written By: Michael, Marisa, Stokes Nielson, MacKenzie Comer

That’s How We Do It

If you look inside my brain
You will find I've got no reigns
You can't hold me back I'm a real live wire
Cause living free is my desire

Hit the lights
Take the stage
Turn it up and
Watch me do my thing

We’re dancing in the winter time
When it rains or when it shines
Ball park on a Friday night
That's how we do it
Were rapping in the city streets
Singing in the summer heat
We’re such a fine sight you should see
That's how we do it

The sound you hear underneath my feet
Is city soul and a steady beat
Of a heart that you will never stop
So sit back down and let me rock!

Hit the lights
Take the stage (or take to stage? I don't know...)
Turn it up
Watch me do my thing

We’re dancing in the winter time
When it rains or when it shines
Ball park on a friday night
That's how we do it
Were rapping in the city streets
Singing in the summer heat
We’re such a fine sight you should see
That's how we do it

Solo

So sing the song
And respect the name
Or stay out of our way

We’re dancing in the winter time
When it rains or when it shines
Ball park on a friday night
That's how we do it
Were rapping in the city streets
Singing in the summer heat
We’re such a fine sight you should see
That's how we do it


If you look inside my brain
You will find I've got no reigns
You can't hold me back I'm a real live wire
Cause living free is my desire
Cause living free is my desire
Cause living free is my desire
Cause living free is my desire




Discography

EP: "It's Like That" 2010
Single: "That's How We Do It" December 2011
Single: "The Same" 2010
Single: "You Feel Like Saturday" 2010
Single "It's Like That" 2010
Single "Can't Miss a Beat"
Single: "Mr. Know It All" 2009
Single: "I Can't Stop!" 2006
Full CD: Kickin' It Together 2008
Contains:
"I Think I'm Losing My Mind"
"A Guy Like Me"
"Rock You Now"
"Rockin' Radio"
"Live Your Dream"
"My Own World"
"Me With You"
"Superhero"
"I Can't Stop"
"I Bet I Could"
"Focus"
"Happily Ever After"
and others

Set List

Sets are 45-60 minutes. Can play up to three sets with breaks. Know 95 songs by memory.

In addition to 18 original songs, song list includes: The Who, Tom Petty, Pearl Jam, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, The Beatles, The Rutles, Pat Benatar, CCR, The Eagles, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry as well as newer artists such as: Fergie, Paramore, Jonas Bros., Avril Lavigne, Drake Bell, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Lily Allen, Jessie J, Cee Lo, Taio Cruz, Hot Chelle Rae, Bruno Mars