Lead vocals, percussion, flute, piano
Marie G has been singing and performing in the greater NY, CT, and MA region with various original and cover bands since 1985. She holds a Bachelor of Music in performance (flute and piano) and has earned both BS and MS degrees in Music Education. In Charisma, Marie sings lead and plays flute, piano, and percussion. She is capable of performing a wide variety of musical styes, and has worked as a songwriter and a first-call lead singer with the top talent agencies in NY, CT, and MA. Prior to joining Charisma, Marie performed with many top-notch wedding/cover bands in the area, including: Locomotion, Solid Gold, Stolen Moments, Moonlight Silhouettes, Steppin’ Out, Them Bones, and Forever Yours. Her original funk band “Grooveyard” placed two consecutive years in the “Best of New Haven” Advocate polls. She has been featured as a singer and flutist on numerous studio recording sessions covering a wide range of musical styles. Notably, Marie has worked with Janice Dempsey (songwriter for Chaka Chan), and jazz musician Chris Geith. In 1997, Marie wrote, recorded, and produced a 4-song demo which received extensive local airplay – and eventually became one of the 20 finalists in the Levi's/Lilith Fair Talent Contest out of thousands of applicants. Currently Marie is a choral director and general music teacher for the Somers, NY school system. Her original music can be purchased from iTunes and CD Baby.