Press + Album Reviews

St. John Terrell’s Music Circus, Lambertville, NJ: How it all started

KeyMedia Group Announces STEADY from Denise Marsa’s LIVE FOREVER wins top honors at New Mexico Music Awards 2013. Andy Gabrys, co-producer accepts the award.

–“American singer, songwriter, producer Denise Marsa is no stranger to the public eye. Marsa moved to New York and began her musical career by forming her own band. Live Forever is Marsa’s second album that has a smooth mellow sound with a hint of country vibe. Marsa’s music is relatable and holds so much depth in each lyric. The first song on the album is “Time to Drive” the song is full of imagery and depth. This song leads the same tempo and beat for the rest of the album. Marsa’s has the ability to paint an image and story with each track …Marsa wrote each song and she pours her heart in the lyrics. Her talent and captivating voice shines through each track.” – Celebrity Cafe’

“This was my first experience listening to Denise Marsa on her second album LIVE FOREVER and I really enjoyed her mellow, smooth style. She has a beautiful strong, clear voice that really resonates with me.” – i.e., Mommy blog

Springfield Library to host singer/songwriter Denise Marsa on Dec. 7

The Springfield Free Public Library will present a performance by award-winning singer/songwriter Denise Marsa at 2 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 7. Among Marsa’s credits are “Lucky Stars,” a duet with Dean Friedman that reached No. 3 on the charts in the UK and the international dance hit “Helpless (You Took My Love.)” Marsa’s music has been interpreted by artists from Israel, Japan, Argentina, Spain, Switzerland, England and Greece and she has performed at such noted venues as The Queen Festival Hall and the Odeon in London; The Troubadour, The Roxy and Café Largo in Los Angeles; and Max’s Kansas City, Googie’s Lounge and Rockwood Music Hall in New York City. — Springfield Library to host singer/songwriter Denise Marsa on Dec. 7 


“Rarely have we heard a singer as able to deliver a message in a song with such strength, humor, and conviction, all wrapped up in tight-as-a-glove harmonies. A thing of beauty, say we. Kudos all around for both the performance and the recording!” Marty Peters, Recording Magazine “STIR IT UP!”

Jersey girl Denise Marsa was born in Trenton and currently lives in Manhattan. She got her first taste of fame (kind of!) when singer-songwriter Dean Friedman invited her to sing a duet with him on his second album which was called “Well, Well, Said The Rocking Chair.” The duet was “Lucky Stars,” which is probably best-described as a Broadwayesque musical animated discussion between a man and a woman. In late 1978 that duet hit #3 on the UK singles chart.  Jersey Girls Sing: read full article

“I know when I’m listening to something that’s beyond good, because I get chills running up and down my spine. ‘SELF’ by Denise Marsa is one of those spine-tingling albums. Marsa is one of the most talented songwriters I’ve come across in a long time. Having collaborated on numerous projects previously, Marsa finally gets a chance to grab the spotlight. She delivers her songs with both passion and power and the mainly acoustic arrangements are full of melodies. ‘SELF’, however is not about gimmicks; it’s about great songs. Songs that make you wake up in a good mood, get you singing at the top of your voice in the shower and keep you humming to yourself all day.” – Nicole Powers, Rocklove

“An exquisite voice and a tremendous sense of songwriting make this acoustic/folk rock release a true gem. Denise Marsa’s debut release is one of the best 10 releases of the year… Period!”- Stavros Moschopoulos, FAOS, United Nations Magazine- Rome, Italy

“Rootsy Americana with cheerfully strummed acoustics, sharp drum accents and Marsa’s rich, corn-fed alto. Think Mellancamp’s Small Town” – Kelly Bauman, (The Land Had a Dream music video)


“Denise Marsa and her band did an amazing job at our Ann Taylor Salute to Survivors on October 30th.  It was very special for the survivors and her performance took our event to a whole other level.  It was so powerful – it literally moved people to tears.  Her beautiful music and inspiring words brought the hundreds of guests together.”   – Stephanie Trachtenberg, Manager, Charitable Initiatives, Ann Taylor Stores, Corp.

In the love songs, the strength of the voice runs parallel with the strength of emotion being communicated – clever stuff indeed. Other songs have clever lyrics in a different direction. Particularly appealing are the ironic comments in track 7, “Thanks For Asking” and one line: ‘don’t you think there’s a slight possibility Nixon might have been innocent’. Marvelous! – Home Theater Audio Review, Graham Vine

Denise Marsa – the Mystery Voice on the Song ‘Lucky Stars’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Earth Edition

“Tired of all the same styles of pop and rock? Denise Marsa offers a break from the monotonous pop and rock with her vibrant melodies and powerful voice. Her clear and crisp vocals allow you to understand and feel every word she sings. The music evokes emotion and stimulates the mind at the same time… So the next time you’re on the road and see someone singing with music blaring from their car stereo, you can bet that they’re listening to Denise Marsa.”- David Dachpian, The Theater Guy, LA