New York-based singer/songwriter Mariana Bell will be performing a string of dates through February, culminating in her first appearance at the She Grooves Live showcase on February 26th at Caffe Vivaldi. She Grooves Live includes some of the best female singer songwriters from NYC.
Tuesday the 7th at The Door Lounge
(508 9th Ave bet. 38th and 39th street)
Sunday the 12th at Alphabet lounge
(7th and C, Benefit for a theater Co.)
Monday the 20th at Rockwood Music Hall
(Allen bet. Houston and Stanton)
Wednesday the 26th at She Grooves Live showcase
(32 Jones Street off Bleecker and 7th Ave)
In addition to performing the showcase, Mariana will be interviewed for the She Grooves radio show by host and Female Musician founder Theresa Orlando, broadcast on WCVF 88.9 PM in Fredonia, NY and 102.7 FM CILU in Thunderbay, Canada.
"Mariana Bell has what many people I have come across say is missing from much of the music these days - passion. Whether it's an old jazz record, a new jazz artist, rock from the kids down the street or the Cream reunion concerts, good ole fashion honest passion is the thread running through all great music, be it primitive or mind-boggling in its sophistication. Ms. Bell has that in spades." Mark Kirby, MusicDish
Mariana was recently nominated for two major west coast music awards. She was nominated 'Best Female' at the 2nd Annual Inland Empire Music Awards (IEMAs), presented by radio station X103.9 FM and the producers of the Orange County Music Awards (OCMA) at Morongo Casino Resort and Spašs new Key Club. She has also been nominated 'Best Out of Area' at the First Annual Southern California Music Awards (SCMA) being held on February 11, 2006, at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro.
The Australian-born, Charlottesville-raised Mariana Bell has been a fixture at such popular New York venues as Caffe Vivaldi, Laila Lounge, The Bitter End, CBGB's and The Living Room. While her debut record, Dream of Italy, has been a consistently strong online seller through CD Baby, her more recent work branches out from her folksier roots, weaving elements of rock, jazz and country together with her trademark hook-filled melodies and evocative, passionate vocals. While critics have likened her music to that of a young Joni Mitchell, Mariana counts among her own influences Shawn Colvin, Bruce Cockburn, Dave Matthews, and Ani DiFranco.
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