For Immediate ReleasePresented by: Music On & UpDate: September 16, 2011Contact: Music On & Up, 978-758-0823, email@example.com
Tight brother and sister harmonies across the U.S.
Hundreds of gigs later, Boston based Michael and Marisa, are still loving performing, writing, andrecording together, and this month they return for their seventh season to perform two shows at the Topsfield Fair on Saturday, October 8
at 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Their bond is evident secondsinto a live performance and their brother and sister harmonies deliver catchy rock pop anthemslaced with themes of teen fun and social challenges. They want their songs to deliver strongmessages with purpose and meaning.
The teen siblings are just as tight on stage as they are off.They started performing in public together when they were only 7 and 8 years old. Today, at 13 and14, their resume spans over 300 performances in dozens of major cities, including Los Angeles, NewYork, Boston, Houston, Dallas, Nashville, Pittsburgh and Atlanta. With Michael on vocals and electricguitar, and Marisa on vocals and drums, their refreshing style produces a blend of classic rock andpop tunes, with a flair of indie sprinkled here and there. Their upcoming Topsfield Fairperformance is their local favorite as they get to connect with their Boston fans. They typicallyspend as much time with the fans after a show as they do performing, but always save time to hangwith friends and ride the scariest rides at the fair.The duo composers were back in the studio this summer this time in Nashville with EMI MusicPublishing producer Stokes Nielson crafting some new releases. They have previously release a 12-
song album, “Kickin’ It Together”
in 2008, and a four song EP,
“It’s Like That”
in 2010. Their songsare helping kids everywhere.
Michael and Marisa’s anti
bullying song, “The Same” has
made animpact on how youth are viewing outsiders in schools and has helped kids realize that bystanderscan really help in the charge to knockout bullying. With over 230,000 YouTube views, the video isconnecting with school aged children across the world and is making them more aware of how theycan help their friends and classmates who are being bullied. The pop stars hope their song reachesbullies and those unfairly being bullied..."If our song causes even one bystander to take a stand, that one action could be the start of a chain of events that could help to stop bullying." Michael andMarisa are contributing 20% of the sales of "The Same
to the national anti-bullying organization,PACER . This song has received national attention from: Yahoo Kids, AOL Kids, CNN, J-14, PBS, FoxTeen Kids News, Parents Magazine, Pixie, Twist Magazine, and many more. Michael and Marisa arealso performing at anti-bullying symposiums in schools across the country. Music departments areteaching the song to their students who are helping to post the video across all social networks, andnational bullying awareness and prevention programs are featuring it on their websites.The sibs are living the fast-paced lifestyle of touring nationally, and this summer performed inmany new cities to sold out crowds as openers for teen star, Greyson Chance, on his first headliningtour. When Greyson found out he was going to headline his own tour, he told his manager hewanted Michael and Marisa to be his opening act. The duo has shared the stage with artists such as
, Cody Simpson, Disney’s
Mitchel Mussoand they particularly enjoyed an impromptu performance with Lily Allen at the House of Blues inBoston when she pulled them on the stage to join her in singing her show
finale song “Smile”
.Recently, Michael and Marisa released their feel good, summer po
p single, “You Feel Like Saturday”
which you can check out on their official YouTube channel at (youtube.com/michaelandmarisa)which has upwards of 850,000 views.