"Stef has an amazing, emotive and mesmerizing voice that really brings a song alive. I had worked with Stef last year on a single and it was an amazing experience working with her voice. I have listened to Colour My Soul multiple times, and I love this recording. The whole album works together so cohesively, and every song is beautifully performed by not just Stef, but her entire band. I wish Stef all the best." - 2015 Grammy Award Winning Composer Ricky Kej
"After living my life in black and white for a long stretch of time, someone picked up a six-string guitar one evening and started to play as I was falling asleep. Suddenly I felt the blood start to flow back into my face and through my body. For the first time in a long time I felt a stirring in my heart. I felt hope. These songs chronicle the events that led up to that moment. It is with great emotion that I present this work to you. Aloha Nui Loa from the Hawaiian Islands."
Stef Muzic Mariani is a Hawaii based writer and performer. Her debut album "This Wave" also won the Big Island Music Award for Rock Album of the Year in 2013. She was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California and has made her home in the Hawaiian Islands since 1999.
Music and ocean living have always been a way of life for Award Winning Acoustic Rock Recording Artist Stef Muzic Mariani. Born and raised into a large family of rock, country, jazz and folk musicians, creativity had become firmly rooted at an early age. Her often adventurous and all too familiar life in the Hawaiian Islands continues to inspire her to continue pouring her heart and soul into her words and music. Stef's melodies will take you on the whimsical journey of her life. Her album entitled "This Wave" is comprised of 10 soul-stirring tracks, telling a tale of seeming defeat and subsequent liberation. Upcoming album "Colour My Soul" is a follow up work to "This Wave"... telling the tale of coming up for air and charging life again."This Wave" went on the win a 2013 Big Island Music Award and received a nomination for a 2013 Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Rock Album of the Year.
"This Wave" is dedicated to all of you who have ever been held under by life, much as a large wave does. You know it will let you up for air at some point and can only hold your breath until it does.........