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Band to Join, Lead Guitar, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Fiddle, Steel guitar.

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*****NOTE:PRESENTLY SEEKING TO AUDITION (LEAD GUITARIST, KEYBOARDIST-TEEN-COLLEGE AGE WITH GOOD VOCALS A PLUS) PAST SHOWS CHARISSA HAS OPENED FOR, HUNTER HAYES, PHIL VASSAR, LEANN RIMES, JERROD NEIMAN AND MANY MORE! HAVE PERFORMED AT VENUES SUCH AS, RIPPY'S, TOOTSIE'S, HONKY TONK CENTRAL OTHERS CMA FEST IN NASHVILLE, HOUSE OF BLUES, STATE FAIRS, SHOWCASES AND CONTESTS ...MUST BE H.S. OR COLLEGE AGE, GOOD STAGE PRESENCE ...NEXT AUDITIONS BEING HELD SOON! FOR AUDITION INFO AND TIME SLOT/LOCATION CALL BAND MANAGER RICK STRAUSS AT EMAIL AT

Proud to have just released new MUSIC VIDEO to my Original SIMPLY TOGETHER August 2011!(Yes, my correct age is 16) I am a well seasoned 16 year old BMI MEMBER, singer/songwriter/guitarist/keys/percussionist/recording artist. I have been performing since age 7, with band since 10 til now...I have released EP 2010 with GUITAR GIRL RECORDS with producer SKIP SAYLOR in CA and very happy to have RELEASED 2012 EP of my very own original songs, recorded in NASHVILLE with a few of Taylor Swifts studio musicians and Rodney Atkins former lead guitarist. I have been working with MICHAEL YERKE of LIVE NATION and PRESIDENT OF HOUSE OF BLUES for the past 5 years. I have already opened for and shared the stage with country superstars, PHIL VASSAR, HUNTER HAYES, JERROD NEIMANN, GRETCHEN WILSON, RODNEY ATKINS, NEAL MCCOY, LONESTAR, JO DEE MESSINA, HEIDI NEWFIELD, BILLY CURRINGTON, BILLY RAY CYRUS, KELLY PICKLER, BUCKY COVINGTON, TRICK PONY, DANIELLE PECK, JOE DIFFIE, CHUCK WICKS, PAT GREENE, OAKRIDGE BOYS and pop stars, MITCHEL MUSSO 0f Hannah Montana, Disney's HONOR SOCIETY, JIMMY ROBINS, Atlantic Records, CODY SIMPSON. I have performed at venues such as HOUSE OF BLUES in IL & OH, World Famous TOOTSIE'S ORCHID LOUNGE, RIPPY'S, HONKY TONK CENTRAL, NATIONAL UNDERGROUND, NASHVILLE PALACE, NASHVILLE SPOTLIGHT T.V. SHOW, LEGENDS CORNER IN NASHVILLE, Country Thunder USA, also at IL, WI, & IN State Fairs/showcases, Aracada and Genesee Theatres, numerous county fairs/festivals around the midwest states. I am a two time Colgate Country Showdown winner, CTUSA, Charissa & ASB entered Star Spangled and Rock The Ark Battle of the Bands and were named the winners 2010 and more. For more information on where I have been and where I am going, to hear music, video footage, bio's, pics, and past shows please visit also on, , , ,

Screen name:
Charissa Mrowka
Member since:
Apr 20 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
9
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Phil Vassar, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, John Mayer

EQUIPMENT

Full PA System / sound engineer is available when needed
Rehearsal facility available, Johnsburg, IL
We have full tour bus for traveling together to all shows

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

Charissa Mrowka & Country Cross to be showcased at the IL State Fair Convention Center Springfield, IL Jan. 18, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. For all fair/festival heads/chairpersons of booking committees can view for possible bookings...

For all you local WI/IL boarder fans and musicians of Charissa Mrowka ... mark your calendars, Satuday Jan. 12 at 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. auditioning to add new band members to join this already successful and rapidly booking band, Charissa & Country Cross: already for 2013 season booked for performances at National Underground, Tootsies, Honky Tonk Central, Rippy's in Nashville during week of CMA FEST in June, and booked to be opening for and sharing the stage with country artists PHIL VASSAR (Charissa's 3rd time performing with Phil), DARIUS RUCKER, KELLIE PICKLER,(Charissa's 2nd time performing with Kellie Pickle) 2013, to add to the many, many stars Charissa has opened for and shared the stage with over the past 9 years! Also Charissa & Country Cross To be showcased in at the Springfield, IL fair/festival Convention on Jan. 18, 2013, along with many other shows being added to 2013 season... We are looking to audition musicians that play multiple instruments prefered, such as keys, steel, lead guitar, fiddle/mandolin, and strong backup vocals for harmonizing/duets/ and fill in some lead songs while Charissa gets a little breather during 4 hours set shows that pop up all the time...keys, lead guitar, steel guitar, bring what talent you have to offer and set up an audition slot with band manager Rick Strauss at 262-705-2451 starcampro@aol.com, Audition date: JAN. 12, 9:00 A.M. TIL ? THE BRAT STOP Wisconsin/Illinois border. I-94 & HWY 50, Exit 344 - 12304 75th Street Kenosha, WI 53142
(262) 857-2011 Some links to Charissa, original song/music video written by Charissa age 14, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cjg-x_KbGc0 video link to Charissa & Country Cross 2012 Carthage Winery, Backwoods Festival... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPzEnHFtS5M& an original by Charissa age 16 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPzEnHFtS5M&list=UUxUr7K_qZ6Vc8-yg7RybN1A&index=4 www.reverbnation.com/charissamrowka, www.youtube.com/charissaonline, www.charissaonline.com, www.bandmix.com/charissamrowka video links, ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cjg-x_KbGc0

Charissa Mrowka, age 16, and Country Cross Band will be showcased at the Illinois/Wisconsin Fair & Festival Expo Showcase at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center at 2007 Civic Center Way .
Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Charissa Mrowka & Country Cross to perform main stage, 6 - 8:00 p.m. I am excited to be back for the 4th consecutive year and this year i will be presenting my new band, Country Cross!

Charissa and band, sharing the stage with Hunter Hayes and LeAnn Rimes, Star Spangled Celebration, Richland Center, WI on Friday, June 22, time TBA

Charissa Mrowka & Country Cross to perform from 9 - 9:45 p.m. hope to see you there

Charissa Mrowka & Country Cross to perform from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Hope to see you there! www.bratfest.com

Charissa & Country Cross to perform 2 hour set... please check back closer to show date for time slot TBA... www.westmontbbq.com for more information

Charissa Mrowka & Country Cross to perform for Crystal Coots Moore Benefit... please come join us and help support this needy cause.

Charissa recording 3 new orignals in Nashville...soon to be released 2012

Charissa to perform showcase set with Nashville musicians, Shawn Byrne, Tim Marks, Nick Buda at Billy Block's in Nashville, TN on Tuesday, November 22, 10:00 p.m. show will be televised, you can check it out at www.billyblock.com

Charissa recording session...3 new originals in Nashville, soon to be released

opening assembly for a tribute to our Veteran's Bush School, Johnsburg, IL (9:00 a.m.)

Charissa & Auburn Sky to perform at Osk Kosh Dragonboat Fest, Osh Kosh, WI on Sept. 24 , 2011. Time TBA more information to be posted soon.

Charissa to perform "Taste of Melrose" Melrose Park, IL Sept. 3, 2010, 5:00 p.m. check back for stage location

Charissa & Auburn Sky Band to perform "Lake County Fair" Grayslake, IL July 30, showtime TBA please check back closer to date

CANCER BENEFIT IN HONOR OF MY DAD, OFFICER FRANK MROWKA, WHO WAS RECENTLY DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE 4 CANCER. SUNDAY, JULY 17 BEGINNING AT 12:00 NOON, AT THE SENTINMENTAL JOURNEY BAR & GRILL AT 1502 W. JONES AVE. HOLIDAY HILLS (MCHENRY) IL, CHARISSA & AUBURN SKY WILL BE JUST ONE OF THE BANDS PERFORMING, FOOD, GAMES, RAFFLES, HORSESHOE TOURNAMENTS, PRIZES AND MORE! ALSO TAKING FREE WILL DONATIONS, CONTACT DIANE OR JIM MCCOY AT 815-385-2036 TO DONATE ITEMS FOR LOVE OFFERINGS TO THIS SPECIAL CAUSE TO HELP MY DAD FIGHT THE FIGHT! THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Charissa & Auburn Sky to perform at Summerfest 2011 In Milwaukee, WI 3-5 p.m. Kohl's Stage

EXCITED TO BE SHOOTING A MUSIC VIDEO TO ONE OF MY VERY OWN ORIGINAL SONGS, "SIMPLY TOGETHER" WITH FILMMAKER BRUNO FIORAVANTI FROM BRAZIL! CHECK BACK FOR LINKS AFTER VIDEO IS COMPLETE.

CHARISSA TO PERFORM WORLD'S LARGEST MUSIC FEST, SUMMERFEST 2011, MILWAUKEE, WI, JULY 5, 12:00-1:30 BEST OF CHICK SINGERS, HOSTED BY ALARIA TAYLOR

Charissa to perform "Teen Senstations Tribute Show" Walleye Weekend, Fond Du Lac, WI multiple shows throughout the day, Check back for showtimes

Charissa to perform Teen Sensation Tribute Show, Walleye Weekend, Fond Du Lac, WI, June 11, check back for show times

Will be performing a 3 1/2 hour set at Tootsie's at the Nashville International Airport June 9 during CMA Festival from 10:00 til 1:30 p.m. then heading over for performance at Rippy's on Music Row!

Will be performing at Rippy's on Music Row on Nashville on June 9 at 4 til 5:00 p.m.

Charissa to perform at the annual "Nashville Songwriter's Festival June 3-5, Music Row, Nashville, TN, times TBA, please check back closer to date

Charissa to perform at the annual "Nashville Songwriter's Festival June 3-5, Music Row, Nashville, TN, times TBA, please check back closer to date

Recording originals with nashville musicians

Charissa to perform at the annual "Nashville Songwriter's Festival June 3-5, Music Row, Nashville, TN, times TBA, please check back closer to date

I will be recording some of my originals with nashville musicians, Shawn Bryne, Tim Marks and Nick Buda (they also recorded music to Taylor Swifts songs!)

Charissa to perform Acoustic set at 12:00 noon, then back again in the evening with her country/pop band Charissa & Aburn Sky Band at 5:20 p.m.

Charissa & Aburn Sky Band to perform at 5:20 p.m.

Charissa to share the stage with season 5 American Idol, Juleah Scott from Nashville at KC's Cabin on April 30, 2011 beginning at 8:30 p.m. Come join us with some great country music fun!

Charissa performing acoustic/originals set 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Midwest Horse Fair in Madison, WI

Charissa performing acoustic/orignal set Midwest Horse Fair 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Charissa performing acoustic/orignal show, 1:45 - 3:00 p.m. entertainment tent at Midwest Horse Fair in Madison WI

Charissa to be showcased at the Berwyn Park District, P.I.E.S

Charissa to perform at Chick Singer Night, Milwaukee, WI March 22, show begins 8:00 p.m.