Marianne is committed to writing music from the heart. Raised in Germany Marianne had extensive musical training all through highschool. She studied the violin privately since she was 10 years old, played for seven years in the school orchestra, and after high school joined a small classical ensemble. She then started playing guitar and had private classical vocal training with a member of the Munich Opera Company. While experimenting with different bands Marianne started writing songs and was particularly influenced by Irish Folk music and American Blues. Marianne performed for different occasions, at corporate functions and spirutual events in Austria, Switzerland, India and Germany. In 1999 Marianne was invited to perform at the Zurich Peace Festival where she met members of the band Kool and the Gang. She then immigrated to the United States and studied piano with the German Jazz musician Richard Lucius. Recently Marianne was invited to sing on a meditation video "Khuda" that has been shown in movie theatres throughout India and in over 200 meditation centers araound the world. Marianne used the lyrics of a famous Indian Urdu poet Darshan Singh and wrote the music to "Restlessness of the Heart". With this song Marianne started recording her music which led to her first solo project "Moments". Three songs from the CD made it in the Top 100 Commercial Radio Chart. The Debut Single from her forthcoming Album "Inspiration" is also currently in the Chart.
Marianne is committed to writing music from the heart. Raised in Germany Marianne had extensive musical training all through highschool. She studied the violin privately since she was 10 years old, played for seven years in the school orchestra, and after high school joined a small classical ensemble. She then started playing guitar and had private classical vocal training with a member of the Munich Opera Company. While experimenting with different bands Marianne started writing songs and was particularly influenced by Irish Folk music and American Blues. Marianne performed for different occasions, at corporate functions and spirutual events in Austria, Switzerland, India and Germany. In 1999 Marianne was invited to perform at the Zurich Peace Festival where she met members of the band Kool and the Gang. She then immigrated to the United States and studied piano with the German Jazz musician Richard Lucius. Recently Marianne was invited to sing on a meditation... View more

Track Listing

Track Title Click to play sample
1. Spark  (4:25) more info
2. Inspiration  (5:26) more info
3. Golden Rings  (5:24) more info
4. London Underground  (4:34) more info
5. Rainy Days In Paris  (4:55) more info
6. The Band Is Playing  (4:52) more info
7. Mountain  (4:35) more info
8. Trust In Me  (4:10) more info
9. Mountain Instrumental  (3:15) more info

More Info

Release Year
2007
Produced By
Marianne Pasts
Recorded At
Solstice Sound
Mixed By
Solstice Sound,Orange Freeze Studios
Mastered By
Orange Freeze Studios
Genre
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Band Members / Musicians
Marianne Pasts-vox,guitar Joe Clapp-guitar,keys,drums,vox
Location
Dover, MA, USA

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Reviews

Marianne's Best to date

Posted on Aug 23, 2007 by Richard A. Langevin

Rating: 5 out of 5

Marianne's latest CD Inspiration is outstanding. Compared to her previous recordings, her vocals on this CD have a fuller, richer tone and the melodies are exquisite. Joe Clapp provides excellent accompanyment. The recording and mastering is well done. This is a must-have, folk CD.
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