MUSIKFEST! Three weeks from today I'll be in BETHLEHEM, PA! I can't wait to play for all of you!!
'Now & Forever' EP Review
July 6th, 2016
I just found this great review of my EP! I've got 'twee' sensibilities which I'm totally cool with because young people are the future! They know what's up ;) My debut EP 'Now & Forever' is available on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, GooglePlay, and more! Check out the full review in Skope Magazine
July 1st, 2016
Last week I sat down for a little Q & A with Skope magazine and now you can read all about it! Go check it out
Bluprint Featured Artist
June 17th, 2016
Thanks to The Bluprint for making me a featured artist of the week! Check it out and listen to some of my tunes at www.bluprintblog.com
INGRID MICHAELSON SHARED MY SONG!
June 4th, 2016
I WOKE UP TO THE NEWS THAT INGRID MICHAELSON SHARED MY VIDEO! I'm pretty sure it's the best news ever to wake up to. THANK YOU INGRID! We had a great time making it! I'm glad we could make you smile! You definitely have made our day! Check out the video on !
April 25th, 2016
I'm VERY excited to announce that I will be playing my first major festival at Musikfest this August in Bethlehem, PA!! Lady Antebellum, Don Henley, Boston, & ARETHA FRANKLIN will be headlining (just to name a few)! Oh...and I'm playing an hour before Lady Antebellum...so that's cool. UNREAL.
She-Is's DANCE FOR FREEDOM
March 5th, 2016
Tomorrow! I'm honored to be a part of She-Is's Dance for Freedom event. I'll be singing my song 'For Now' while sharing the stage with some pretty amazingly talented dancers. Come join us and let's support an important cause. You can help take action against sexual abuse and sex trafficing. Learn about She-Is and get your tickets at www.sheispowerful.org
WorldArts Featured Artist
March 3rd, 2016
Thanks to WorldArts music for featuring me and my music! Check it out! They even posted a sneak peak from my show last week too! :)
2015 Semi-Finalist International Songwriting Competition
February 29th, 2016
My song 'Shut Me Off' has made it to the semi-finals! What an honor! Someone pinch me.
I found out today that my songs 'For Now' & 'Shut Me Off' have both been chosen for the International Songwriting Competition! Some of my favorite artists, including Kimbra, Vance Joy, Missy Higgins, & Lucy Schwartz, have placed in the past. It is truly an honor to be recognized be such a prestigious group.
Surprise! I'm recording a Christmas EP
October 12th, 2015
I couldn't be happier to announce that I will be releasing a collection of original christmas tunes this November!
I'm Singing the National Anthem at THE STAPLES CENTER
July 3rd, 2015
Yes, it's true. I'M SINGING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT THE STAPLES CENTER. The day before 4th of July!! Can you tell I'm excited? I'm excited! Join me tonight at the sparks game to hear me sing.
Shooting 'For Forever' Music Video at the Mobli Beach House
May 30th, 2015
I had a wonderful day hanging with the WorldArts & Mobli Beach House family! It was such a beautiful spot on the Venice boardwalk. I can't wait to share this video with you all! Stay tuned!
My Debut EP is HERE!!
May 15th, 2015
I am so excited to share that my debut EP 'Now & Forever' is OUT NOW!!!! This has been such a fun process! I can't wait for you all to hear it! It is available everywhere; iTunes, GooglePlay, Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify & more...AND you can get a physical copy from or from me at the marissalaurenmusic.com store.
We're Fully Funded!
November 20th, 2014
We did it! As of November 19th, we reached the campaign goal and thanks to all of you, I have officially started making my first record! I could not be more thrilled to start this fun journey. Be sure to like my facebook page or follow me on instagram and twitter to stay up to date on the recording process!
October 15th, 2016
Super exciting news! I have just launched my first ever indiegogo in support of my debut EP! I can't wait to bring these songs to life and share them with you! I've also got some pretty cool perks up for grabs. Check it out!
Not That Kind of Tour!
September 22, 2014
I'm excited to announce that this October I will opening for Lena Dunham on the Pasadena stop of her 'Not That Kind of Tour'! Can't wait to see you there! Come say hi! & Don't forget to buy a copy of Lena Dunham's debut book 'Not That Kind of Girl'!
Relay For Life
August 18, 2014
This sping I was lucky enough to be involved with many of the American Caner Society's Relay For Life events in Southern California. Cancer has affected my loved ones and Relay for Life is as cause I will continue to fight for. I was honored to be involved in so many communities as they came together to fight back against cancer and remember all those we have lost. As of this month Relay for Life Beach Cities has raised $100,000! Here's to more birthdays!
Live on UCLA Radio
May 15, 2014
Sunday June 1st I will be on the air with UCLA's radio show 'Off the Record'. We will chat, have some laughs, and I'll play you music, LIVE! It's my first ever radio show and I could not be more excited to share it with you!
104.3 MYfm featured my cover of "Home"
April 28, 2014
This morning 104.3MYfm gave my cover of Ingrid Michaelson's "Home" a shoutout! They shared my video and talk about how it caught Ingrid's eye. their article and
Ingrid Michaelson Shares My Music!
April 27, 2014
Wow. Today Ingrid Michaelson shared my cover of her new song "Home" on her facebook and twitter page. Ingrid is one of my favorite artists, and to have someone I admire speak so kindly about my music means the world to me. Check out and listen to
New Year's Eve at Universal City Walk
December 27, 2013
What are YOU doing New Year's Eve? This New Year's Eve I will be singing vocals for the oh-so-talented, Eddie Gomez at Universal City Walk! We go on at 10pm and Travis Garland goes on after at 11pm. Then, we will countdown to the New Year! Come ring in 2014 with us!
Recording at Sunset Sound
December 10, 2013
Today I got to record at the beautiful Sunset Sound studio for the talented Julia Harriman! So much great music has been created there, from the Disney classics, to The Beatles, to Prince and many many more. What a day!
December 2, 2013
I'm excited to announce that this Thursday, December 5th, I will be playing a solo show at Witzend in Venice Beach. I'll be playing new songs, old songs, AND Christmas songs! So come get a dose of Holiday cheer! Join me!
TWO MORE SEPTEMBER SHOWS ADDED!
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
Exciting stuff! Save the dates! Friday, September 20th The Rilkey's will be playing The HOUSE OF BLUES!! Pretty darn cool. AND the day after, Saturday September 21, 2013 I will be playing a solo acoutsic set at WitZend for the Venice Music Crawl! It's a free, all ages, all day event! So be sure to stop by!
AUGUST 29, 2013
Today was our last day recording vocals in the studio! So all of the instrument and vocal tracks have officailly been recorded for the upcoming Rilkey's EP!! SO EXCITING! We still have lots of work to do though! Mixing and mastering to come!
IN THE STUDIO!
JULY 22, 2013
Today I was in the studio with The Rilkeys! We have officially started recording our first EP! It is a super exciting and fun time for all of us! We are going to be posting lots of fun videos, photos, and music sneak peaks along the way! So be sure to check back here to stay updated!
NEW SHOWS ADDED!!
JULY 16-20, 2013
This coming week, I have three shows scheduled! Tuesday, July 16th, I will be playing a few songs at Suzy'y Bar & Grill! It's Taco Tuesday & Suzy's has great food! So come hungry! I go on around 7pm. Thursday, July 18th, I will be at The Hollywood & Highland Center with my new band, The Rilkeys, for LA CANVAS Presents: Live Large. Come out early and enjoy all the art, food, and, music! Last but not least, Saturday, July 20th, I will be performing a song at the Beach Cities Relay for Life in Redondo Beach! Relay For Life is a truly amazing and inspiring event where communiities come together to fight cancer. Im honored to be included. Come show your support for a great cause and enjoy some sweet tunes as you walk! Im singing around 9:30am. I'd love to see you there. Go to the event page for more details!
'ANOTHER DAY' RELEASE
JANUARY 24, 2013
My good friend Julia Harriman, from season 1 of The Voice [Go Team XTINA!] just released her debut album! & I cowrote a song with her on it! The song is called 'Another Day'! This release also marks my first release on VINYL! Super exciting stuff! GO CHECK IT OUT! I promise you won't regret it ;) It is available for purchase on iTunes and more!
'FOR NOW' ON THE RADIO!
NOVEMBER 27, 2012
Tomorrow Washington University is going to play 'For Now' on their radio show between 2-3pm central time! You can stream the show online for FREE through iTunes or on the school's website
AMP RADIO SHOUT OUT
MAY 30, 2012
I just found out that this spring, AMP Radio featured my cover of Nicki Minaj's 'Starships' in their article, 'ACOUSTICALLY SPEAKING: The Best Covers of this years Hottest Tracks'! I am so honored :) Thanks for the shout out AMP Radio!!! Click to view the article
UPDATE: SARA BAREILLES TOPBLIP CONTEST
JUNE 22, 2012
TOP 8!!!!!! WOO HOO! My cover of 'Bright Lights and Cityscapes' has made it
to the TOP 8 in the Sara Bareilles Contest! Thank you so much for all of your support and votes thus far! You guys rock!
NICKI MINAJ JUST TWEETED MY MUSIC TO 16 MILLION PEOPLE. WHAT?!
JUNE 12, 2012
Yup. That happened. Today. Woke up to a bunch of email/tweets/comments from people all over the world telling me that Nicki Minaj tweeted MY COVER of HER song 'Starships'. She definitely did. & that is just crazy. If you want to see the tweet, I've posted a link! & if you haven't seen my cover yet; check it out!