A daughter of Italian immigrants, Marilyn D'Amato spent her youth eating at
the family's pizza shop and daydreaming of being in the Go-Go's.
While waiting for Belinda and the girls to call, Marilyn saved enough money
to buy a Fender Telecaster and decided to start her own band. A few short years
later, the young singer songwriter was performing regularly all over the New
York City club circuit. It was Marilyn's well crafted pop songs and a voice
that has been described as "just as deep and strong as her songwriting,"
which attracted a large local following as well as the music industry. Eventually
this led to her signing a major publishing deal with Warner Chappell.
These days the determined songwriter whose other influences include The Pretenders
and Prince has been busy writing and recording new material as well as performing
with her new band, MARILYN 5. The group has recently shared stages with Sarah
McLachlan, Shawn Mullins and the Indigo Girls.In between working on her own
project and collecting Pez, Marilyn has been in the studio producing other artists.
She has also put together the "Marilyn & Friends Acoustic Songwriter's
Circle," which features some of the best singer/songwriters in NYC and
will be touring Europe this Spring.
Marilyn enjoys the smell of gasoline, eating olives, drinking jello before
it solidifies, and would like to take this moment to state that she is in no
way related to or affiliated with the infamous former US Senator.