Rondi Marsh
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Rondi Marsh

Seattle, Washington, United States | SELF

Seattle, Washington, United States | SELF
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Discography

(Kitty Dakota) "Cache" 2000, independent release.
"Thorny Bouquet" Soon to be released on CD.
4 song EP with Grammy-nominated producer to be released December 2004.
Plans for more studio work in winter of 2004-5

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Bio

Rondi is both a talented singer and song-writer with a special love of melody and lyric. She has been involved in many different styles of music as a performing vocalist and as a writer for over twenty years. She writes out of a desire to find clarity, honesty and truth about life and herself. She grew up exposed to all genres of music but especially loved classic rock and folk music. She has always been a songwriter although her main career has been teaching music in the public schools. She wants to find more publishing opportunities and possibly touring opportunities as well. She would like to go into performing and writing music full time in 2005.

She grew in her confidence sharing her songwriting in the coffee houses and festivals in Alaska before returning to Washington state. Her earliest influences were from the Motown sound and Beattles. She was influenced strongly and inspired to sing by great women artists like Ann Wilson of Heart, Jonie Mitchell, Chaka Kahn, Marianne Faithfull, Nina Haugen, K.D. Lang, Linda Ronstadt and Bonnie Raitt. Later, her performance experience ranged from hard-Rock (Panic Partners) to Classical (Yakima Symphony Chorus), Jazz (High school/college) , Folk, Country (preliminary finalist for True Value Country Showdown l999) R@B. She has been writing music since her early teens for her own need for expression but now her hidden cache of music is coming out to be shared with the desire to connect with others. She has strong support from the local business community in her home town in upscale small venues. In 2003
she won "Best Asthetics or Harmony" winning song for "Alice May" at the"Call to Arts" Creative Vision Juried Art and Music Contest and Awards held in Los Angeles, CA. She was well received as a performer at Kulak's Woodshed and the Coffee Gallery Backstage In LA the same summer she spent time writing for her new EP. She has an upcoming release of co-written songs on a new EP with Grammy Nominated Producer (Helen Baylor) JB Bokowski. She is planning on going back into the studio to lay a couple of tracks down with her prodigy guitar player son, Kenai, (age 12) at Garey Shelton studios in Seattle this winter. Her current goal to find a good publishing and management company to allow her to write and perform full time while she assists her son in blossoming his career. She would like to work with quality musicians to establish a full working and gigging performing band able to open for major league performers and then grow to a headline act. Rondi is a member of the Northwest Recording Academy, Music Educators National conference, WMEA. She has been invited to present at this years Arts Time music conference demonstrating her original arrangements In Seattle. She has a locally poplular marimba band at the elementary school where she works as a music teacher consisting of 4th and 5th graders. They have performed for many large functions in Yakima and are a popular performing group in the area. She has dabbled in local theater and is a finalist for the acting part of "Alex" with a TV pilot called "Seattle Fish" currently in pre-production/shopping phase.
Please visit http://www.rondimarsh.com to hear more music and to get more information.
What people are saying about Kitty’s first release “Cache”.

Central Washington Entertainment news: Editor: Tim Anderson

“Her new release...is a stunning collection of music that brings to mind the voices of Alannis Morrisette, Joni Mitchell, Ricky Lee Jones, etc., and songs that reflect the many journeys this very talented performer has taken. Don’t miss her!”

Yakima Herald Republic: Maisy Fernandez: writer

“A feisty but amiable firecracker with a contagious smile,(she) seems to bring positive from the negative in her songs. But one thing’s for sure: Her music makes listeners think”

Starpolish.com: Robert Doerschuk, music critic/journalist

“…(she) writes memorable tunes and delivers them with vivid yet well modulated emotion...commercial yet genuine, polished and powerfully expressive. Kitty Dakota is a major-league talent. Her students are lucky to learn from her.

Ev:Or.com: Founder, Charlie Harrelson.

“Kitty Dakota (aka Rondi Marsh), the finest female vocalist in the world (no joke). We actually have a number of great artists in our talent pool, (she) is truly the voice of the angels.”

Webentertainmentawards.com:

“Amber Sunset” (track 3) selected as ‘song of the week”. “(she) blends lush vocals with rich lyrics and memorable music. ‘Amber Sunset’ is just one of a tremendous CD.”

MP3.com

Thousands of listens and downloads to date. Four songs to be in the top ten in the Folk/Rock and jazz vocals categories in 2001. Her song “Ramblin’ Wind” was selected to be included on MP3.com’s “For the Road” compilation CD.

Public Radio

*Showcased live on KBCS radio in Seattle for Northwest Folklife festival May 2002 with Dan Maher as host.

* “Painfully, Beautifully Rich” aired on “Women