Well growing up me and my mother struggled and she took an extra job at burger king to make ends meet. For working so hard she was awarded employee of the month and they gave her a Sam Goody gift certificate. I begged her to buy me Madonna's Like A Virgin so I could play it on my record player. She was my icon and my motivation. I got that record and played it over and over I drove everybody crazy - but love is crazy when it is your passion. "When talking about deserving divas, Nina Martinez is definitely an artist on the rise. Nina's first break came while on tour with Radio Disney when she was asked to record a song for a hollywood motion picture, Bar Hopping starring Tom Arnold. The song entitled I'm Through With You, written and produced by the legendary Barry Coffing, is the highlight of the movie showcasing Nina's mature, silky voice. Since then Nina has gone on to perform for several nationally televised shows including USA Network's Unsigned Artist Showcase filmed live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the Songwriters Hall of Fame showcase, Live at the Cutting Room in NYC, as well as winning the opportunity to perform three cosecutive weeks on Showtime at the Apollo. As a songwriter Nina has collaborated with Grammy Award winning producer Mary J Blidge and Angie Stone. The end result was inking a licensing agreement with MTV/Viacom for Nina's entire first cd/lp "Gimme Just 1 Night". She has also worked with 16 X's platimun producer, Eddie Galan (High School Musical, Hanna Montana, Clique Girlz). Nina has also won numerous national and international songwriting contests including VH1 song of the year and already this year has written and placed songs on two feature films, "The Vision" & "Extinction".
Naomi Greenwalds self-titled debut is a highly textured collection of the sounds that have made a lasting impression throughout the singer/songwriters life. Many of the different genres and artists that she listened to while growing up in Northeast Pennsylvania shaped the direction of her music. Not content to just build on the past, however, Naomi became interested in the sounds of indie rock after first hearing it at NYU, and has incorporated its alternative stylings into her own music. After 9 years in NYC, Naomi moved to LA to pursue a PhD in Literature. Unsatisfied with the sleepy state of her music career, she began recording this new EP that is both accessible and leaves the listener wanting for more.
In Diana's own words:
My name is Diana, but I would like to say my God given name is Diana Gone Wrong. I have a dream and that's to play music for the rest of my life. Music has been my best friend, and has been there for me through thick and thin. Music has taken me places I could have never dreamed, and introduced me to people that I can now call family. I would like to think I am the luckiest girl in the world, because following this dream is the most amazing journey I could ever ask for. I don't plan on ever stopping. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to check my "space"
Love and HAPPINESS
Diana (and to some of you... your lil'd <3) Music may be Diana's dream and her life, but her skilz at video are totally amazing, too...