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
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.