Singer songwriter Marisa Nikole is our featured Pozzyviber this October. For Marisa singing has been a big passion going all the way back to her childhood. Marisa’s parents often told her that she could sing before she could talk. At age ten Marisa started writing poems, at age twelve she started writing songs, and at age sixteen she started playing in front of people. Today Marisa makes a positive impact through her music by making music that people can relate to by sharing her own personal experiences in her music. In Marisa’s own words she states, “Music is like my diary basically.” Marisa has been through a lot of challenges in her past, like the plot to a country song she been through a divorce as well as the loss of her, job, dog, and home. Spending time alone and making music really helped her learn who she was and helped her and will continue to help her get through those rough times. Marisa’s past has changed how she looks at life as her struggles have helped her to appreciate what she has today and to look at life in a brighter and more positive light. When asked what advice Marisa would have gave to her younger self she replied, “don’t let the negativity that people tell you or give you change you as a person. Believe in yourself and do it for you not anyone else. Do it because you love to, tell yourself you are worth it.”
Currently Marisa is in the process of mapping out and working on new material for her new album, which is very exciting and will include hip-hop collaborations and more. She also is looking forward to making a music video for one of her songs off of the new album. In the meanwhile Marisa is still gigging regularly and will be playing this Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 8pm at The Toad Tavern (5302 S Federal Cir, Littleton, CO 80123). When Marisa isn’t working on her music she enjoys archery, spending time at the shooting range, sewing, hiking with her dog Koda, throwing her headphones on and listening to other people’s music, and although she doesn’t usually tell people this hoping in her car and driving long distances just so she can listen to music. Marisa wants to help uplift and build not only her listeners but other potential musicians as well, and wants to share some words of encouragement specifically for them. As Marisa looks down at a tattooed infinity symbol on her wrist with the words ‘live your dreams’ she states, “Be yourself and don’t be afraid to be different. Stay away from negative people. Keep company with people who will encourage and uplift you. Do what you want to do, and live your passion.” As far as career goals go for Marisa she wants to travel and play at different cities, towns, festivals, bigger venues and just share her music with everyone. She would love to see the day where she hears herself unexpectedly on the radio. To keep up to date with what Marisa Nikole is doing and to listen to her music please visit her website and the links below. Thank you Marisa Nikole for sharing your talent and music to the world.
Written by Pozzyviber Tiffany Rosengrant