MARTINA SAN DIEGO ~ ~ ~ June 2014

NYsingersongwriter“Performing at the Singer/Songwriter Sessions was truly a surreal experience. The atmosphere at The Bitter End is so welcoming, and I am honored to have had the opportunity of sharing my original music at such an iconic venue.”

With an ignited passion for singing and songwriting, Martina San Diego reflects the intrinsic Filipino tenacity, etched with an ethereal sound attributed to the likes of Dolores O’Riordan, Feist and Eva Cassidy.

Born to a music-loving family, Martina’s talent was fostered from an early age. A multi-instrumentalist, she started to hone her songwriting skills at the age of 15, and fronted the all-girl band Ivy Rose in high school. Along with the band, Martina got a shot at America’s Got Talent 2012 and has two albums to their name.

After high school, Martina took a year off to soak up life in her native Philippines, drawing in the ingenuity and fresh perspective her country had to offer. By the end of her visit, Martina released her solo debut album, Blank Walls (2013), under independent record label 22 Tango Records. Blank Walls features songs like Wanted, Guard Down and Stars, which showcase delicate melodies and her knack for raw and heartfelt songwriting. Her soft, breathy vocals are enchanting and she engages her audience with pure euphony.

Martina aspires to channel the power of music through the uniquely woven narratives of her own life. The singer-songwriter is currently pursuing a degree in Songwriting and Recorded Music at New York University. With support from family, friends and fans, she hopes to continue flourishing as an artist and inspiring people with her music.