Marisa_Testa_Musician
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Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion, Ukulele, DJ, Electronic Music, Clarinet, Harp.

ABOUT

Marisa Testa often referred to as “a female hybrid of Dave Grohl and John Bonham " is a hard working, and dynamic drummer, percussionist, singer and multi-instrumentalist. Hailing from Long Island, N.Y. Marisa comes from a musical family background and started playing music at the early age of 8 years old- first with singing, then picking up a guitar, then a pair of drumsticks. Marisa Testa graduated from Farmingdale High School, and later relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a degree in the drum program at Musicians Institute. Marisa’s first summer in Los Angeles consisted of her studying, touring and interning at Warner Brothers Records simultaneously! After playing around the Los Angeles area with numerous artists and bands, and completing her first year of studies, Marisa was asked to join celebrity artist, Corey Feldman, on three national tours.  She has also had the great honor and privilege to have worked under the mentorship of Rich Redmond(Jason Aldean) and Kenny Aronoff(numerous bands/artists).
   Marisa has had the privilege of touring, performing and recording with many artists and bands such as Rudy Mancuso(ber), electronic pop band "Lost in Los Angeles", alternative pop American Idol contestant "Jesaiah", rock/funk/electronic artist "Corey Feldman", Kids Bop’s Karina Rae, saxophonist Scotty Page(Pink Floyd), guitarist Dory Lobel(The Voice), Singer Debby Holiday(Rod Stewart), Bassist Sean McNabb(Dokken, Quiet Riot, Great White), and many more. In Marisa’s early career in New York, she also had the pleasure of singing at Carnegie Hall under the conduction of Dr. Jeffrey Ames.
   Recently, Marisa is playing with the Six Flags Full Throttle Band, Adriana & the Wildflowers, Street Drum Corps, and many more. In addition, she has had a signature snare drum made for her, and received a drum stick endorsement with Los Cabos Drum Sticks. Marisa is ready to meet and play with new artists, bands and productions.

Screen name:
Marisa_Testa_Musician
Member since:
Jul 10 2018
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

Anything from hard rock, to pop, to country, to classical.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Soprano:
Expert
Drums:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Vocalist - Alto:
Expert
Electronic Music:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

DW Designer series 6 piece kit, Sabian and Zildjian cymbals, Pearl single and double pedals, LP Percussion Cajon and shakers, shure mics, queen city drums signature snare drum, etc.