Marissa Levy really thinks you should get to know her. With a big voice, a talent for witty lyrics and an ability to write a damn catchy melody, Marissa has taken on the pop/rock/singer-songwriter world with a vengeance. With two full length albums and an upcoming EP under her belt, Marissa has amassed a wealth of songs ranging from the folky to downright rock n roll.
She was born in Bethesda, Maryland and then transplanted to New York City where she pursued a degree in music from NYU. There, she learned how to play guitar, write songs and eventually started hitting the West Village open mic scene. In 2002, she recorded her first record, LookMaNoHands with David Perlick Molinari. A few years later, Marissa's songs became more energetic and aggressive and she released her second album, Charmed & Dangerous, also recorded with David Perlick Molinari as well as Mike Skinner. This record is sure to have 13-year-old girls pining over the life they've yet to live and leave adults tapping their toes to it's contagious melodies. Charmed & Dangerous outlines the life of a New York wild child, living the charmed life in her early 20’s having fun, raising hell and stumbling though the potentially dangerous consequences of those actions.
Marissa latest effort, an EP entitled 63 Songs About Joe is the most commercial of the 3 records. Produced by the insanely talented Mike Viola (The Candy Butchers, The Major Labels, Walk Hard, Get Him To The Greek) and engineered by the extraordinary Ducky Carlisle (Ice Station Zebra, Medford Massachusetts) it is a pop-rock spectacle drawing on influences from the Beatles, Prince, Harry Nilsson and the Beach Boys. The subject matter, as well as the arrangements for this record is more mature than Charmed was but also more universal.