Artists Bio

Ariana's music has been described as unusual and yet accessable pop with a distinctive edge. Soaring melodies, lush arrangements and signature smooth vocals make Ariana's songs sound like something you've always known but never heard. Her emphasis is on tightly-structured melodic songs, 3 to 4 minute pop gems that leave the listener humming the melody and wanting to hear more.

Ariana was a classically trained singer and viola player long before she discovered guitar and songwriting. Writing songs was a natural outgrowth of her early musical training and childhood obsession with books and reading. Hailed as an "obscure pop-goddess" by Time Digital*, Ariana has been enchanting audiences of the fortunate few since her debut on the NYC scene 3 years ago.

In those few years, Ariana has rapidly established herself as a favorite in premier NYC venues such as: the SidewalkCafe; the Living Room; CBGB’s Gallery; the Luna Lounge as well as many other venues in and around the NY/NJ metro area. She has opened for several national acts including Suzanne Vega and Ellis Paul, and performed on Oprah Winfrey’s Oxygen Network nationwide tank-tour.

Fans from around the world have downloaded her songs by the thousands, most recently voting her in 5th out of 10,000 entries to win a recording contract at garageband.com. But it is in the intimacy of Ariana’s live performances where her talent truly shines. The craft of her songwriting, the haunting vocal quality and the rich round tones of her electric guitar all weave a masterful spell, translating experience into entertainment in a uniquely powerful way**.

Currently in the studio working towards her debut full-length release, Ariana’s music has appeared on numerous compilations including: The "Indiegrrl Compilation volume 1"; "Lord Knows volume 1" and Soundclick.com’s "Fast Tracker 1999" (Best of Soundclick.com). Songs from her EP "4-Play" have been aired on radio stations across the country, from WKAOS in Olympia WA to WPKN in New Haven Connecticut.