“Kari Marguerite kicked off her musical career after receiving an anonymous note from a neighbor saying how much they enjoyed hearing her music when it drifted through their walls. She decided to take the plunge and start performing and the rest has been history. Marguerite puts forth 12 well-rounded tracks on this, her first release. She combines classy jazz and American Standard elements with pop vibes to create a sound that demands the attention of her listeners. Her backing band matches her energy with funky bass lines and strong drumbeats but doesn’t overpower her. Instead, they provide a dynamic supplement to Marguerite’s equally dynamic voice. She’s cute without being silly and can still pack a punch when she decides to belt it out at the peak of her songs. It’s not surprising she’s become a fast local favorite.”
“Even if you don't live in a town with a jazz lounge... one is never far away if you've got a couple candles, a bottle of red wine, and the debut album from Kari Marguerite & The 76... solid instrumentation, soulful lyrics, and the best part... sassy vocals from Kari. Sometimes she is happy, sometimes she is rocking, but always... she is seductive.”
“If you lean toward singer-songwriters like Fiona Apple and Sarah Bareilles, you'll love this band. Kari is like a lively Amy Winehouse, smooth and cool, and the band, a jazz/soul creation with a great groove that compliments her perfectly. A solo piano opens "Strange Religion" then drums and bass are added to her sassy vocals. If you aren't bobbing your head and swaying to this one, you're dead. "Crosstown Bus" has a solid piano with bursts of well-played bluesy electric guitar. "Trip to the Moon" has an organ, giving it an old school soul sound. But just to keep us on our toes, they add acoustic guitar. Beautiful. ”
“Kari Marguerite looked as sassy as she sounded in a blue dress with striped tights and a cool peacock hair piece...Watching and hearing Kari Marguerite & the 76 live was just as great as the album...I would highly recommend you pick up a copy because they are definitely a talented group in Spokane. The album is killer...”
"Kari Marguerite and the Seventy-Six is a one-of-a-kind band here in Spokane. With old-school soul, jazz, and funk presented in a pop-rock context, they certainly know how to catch you ear and get your body moving."
"Kari Marguerite and the 76 Music Cocktail: 2 Part Soul 1 Part Jazz 1 Part Funk 1 Part Pop 2 Part Sassy Mix, and get ready to dance."
““As a female performer, there are expectations as to what you’re going to be like. You know, the stereotypical folk singer girl with a guitar like Jewel or some badass chick like Joan Jett.” Kari Marguerite on being a woman musican.”
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