New York - Manhattan, NY
With a life steeped in music and performance, Kiirstin Marilyn isn't just at home on the stage-she was born to it. After a childhood focused on theater culminating with a B.A. in theatre performance and an extended role in a nationally touring Broadway revival of Cabaret, Kiirstin entered the world of live, original music by joining the progressive rock band Ground To Machine. With Kiirstin as their lead, GTM won the Break Contest, earned a place on the Bamboozle stage, and played the Saints & Sinners festival headlined by Glassjaw. Inspired by the band's success, Kiirstin left Ground To Machine to form Verity In Stereo-a genre-bending jazz/rock quintet that achieved much success. Verity In Stereo repeatedly headlined Asbury Park's legendary Stone Pony, opened for Cobra Starship and 3OH!3 for the finale of MTV's Too Fast For Love Tour, enjoyed regular air play on college, internet, and commercial radio and were nominated for the 2011 Best Avant-Garde Asbury Music Award (Kiirstin was nominated for Best Female Vocalist), and named RAW:NYC's Band of the Year for 2011. True to her boundless ambition, Kiirstin closed a year of great achievement by enlisting producers Brian Denevee and Todd Weinstock for her solo project, an intensely personal venture that defies the notion of genre boundaries. Mixing big-band orchestration, hip-hop percussion, R&B melodies, and vocals that soar from Jazz Age crooning to heartbreaking intimacy, Kiirstin has crafted a sound as eclectic and remarkable as the woman herself.
Music, film, and theatre always inspire me. People creating something that makes you feel.
Recognizing that there is a lot of talent that very often goes unnoticed and then giving that talent a very unique platform.
My friends, family, and supporters for without whom I would be no where.