BOSTON, MA – And New York based, Honduran American violinist, Marissa Licata, is a star powerhouse soloist. Her electrifying passion and vibrant presence have been featured on international and world-renowned stages. With over 15 years of classical violin training, and her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the New England Conservatory, Marissa proved her natural versatility on her very first audition for Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull – winning the lead violin spot on his 2006 US tour. She would go on to join Jethro Tull for 5 more international tours.
Marissa quickly became high in demand as both a featured soloist and recording artist. In the years from 2007 – 2011, Ms. Licata collaborated on projects and performed on national and international tours with Alicia Keys, Ben Harper, Ringo Starr, Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, Gloria Estefan, Pras of the Fugees, Jermaine Paul, Elle Varner, Gaby Wilson, and many more.
NEW YORK, NY – S.C.R.D. (Sweet Chuck Ravin Dave) officially re-released their third studio single, titled “Phone Sext” the musical, storytelling duo’s third record release on indie record label Trip Digital Inc. Most notable is the very talented, tall, dark and handsome (4+ octave) UK singer and songwriter, Mr Wright. S.C.R.D. enlisted the multi-talented Jazz and Soul musician, Benny Harrison, American Jazz Bassist, James Genus, and Marissa Licata on violin.
NEW YORK, NY – S.C.R.D. re-released their first single record, Someday. It took only a couple of months to write, record, produce, mix and master. Just starting out they had little choice but to self publish through either Tunecore or CD Baby. They chose Tunecore, and subsequently released four more songs since then till now, while working on finishing their first album.
SAMPLE / Sounds /
Someday is a versatile, multi-genre, producer pack of samples cut from the original recording studio mix of live bass, piano, violin and drums. Artist/production duo S.C.R.D. (Sweet Chuck Ravin Dave) feature James Genus (Herbie Hancock) on bass and Marissa Licata (Alicia Keys, Fugees, Wyclef) on violin. This pack contains 100 high-resolution .WAV files that include single stabs, 1-4 bar progressions and riffs in the key of F with a tempo of 82 bpm. Designed to fit the needs of producers looking to work with real instrumental sounds at 44.1 kHz and 24-bit.
NEW YORK, NY – S.C.R.D. (Sweet Chuck Ravin Dave) officially released their second studio single, titled “Downtown.” S.C.R.D. explains that “Downtown” is the next chapter of the story following heartbreak in L.A. and returning to #NYCity for the summer. This song is all about lusting someone and the lust turning into love, but then not being ready to handle the commitment with so many professional and personal obligations at the given moment. As a result, hearts break as both parties struggle with reality, emotion and passion -something we can all relate to.