Songwriter. Technologist. Cake Decorator. Mom.
“Marissa writes really catchy songs that draw you in with the melody, but keep you with the smart lyrics. Ever since I heard her for the first time, I wanted to hear more.”
Lisa Loeb [Grammy-nominated Singer/Songwriter]
“Fifteen years ago, I was a clueless adolescent who would only admit to liking obscure hardcore-screamo bands. In secret, however, I was listening to an all-but-lost genre, which I'll call “alternative dream jangle pop.” I'm talking No Doubt, Veruca Salt, Belly...you know, girls with cute voices pretending to be punk and singing about boys. Local singer-songwriter Marissa Levy channels this forgotten genre with a voice that absolutely redefines "cute" and is uncannily reminiscent of Kay Hanley of Letters to Cleo. Take a step back into the mid-nineties, sans teen angst, as Marissa celebrates the release of her new CD, 63 Songs About Joe. ”
Melissa Regan [BeaconPass NYC]
“At a time when over-the-top vocal gymnastics have become the norm, Marissa comes along with a refreshing change of pace - beautifully crafted pop melodies sung with a beautiful pop voice.”
Danny Weinkauf [Grammy-Winning musician, worked with TMBG, Fountains of Wayne, and Candy Butchers]