Marci Geller's upbeat demeanor off-stage often surprises her fans. Her songs reveal a life streaked with conflicting tales of intimacy, alienation and survival, yet her tenacity remains unshaken. The passionate singer/songwriter refers to her travails as "life lessons" and "fodder for creativity," allowing the demons of her past to battle it out in her songs.
"It is never my intention to present a sympathetic character, " the pragmatic musician states. "I don't need sympathy, these things happened, they effected me, and now I have a choice in every moment to let them dictate my life or realize that they have made me incredibly strong." The New York native is at ease on stage and considers performance a form of "spiritual nourishment." "Some people will tend to focus on that victim aspect and honestly I don't see myself that way at all anymore. With everything that I can lament, I still am so amazed at how lucky I am."
With a list of credits that would stand taller than the petite singer, she boasts a lofty resume. She was chosen out of thousands of applicants to perform her original song "We Carry On" on "Live! With Regis, " has toured internationally as an opening act and back-up vocalist for legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, and has numerous compositions in syndication around globe that can be heard in VH-1 "Driven: Jessica Simpson, " "A&E Biography "Christina Onnasis" ABC "Knock First" and Nickelodeon's "Who's Afraid of the Dark? " She recently scored the soundtrack to the Barracuda Yoga video (featuring the cast from WE Network's "Single in the City") with co-producer/composer Gian DiMauro and was voted one of the "Top 10 Best Singer/Songwriters" by Independent Songwriter magazine. Her music will be heard in the much talked about poignant documentary "A Boy, A Girl, A Virus" along side tracks from the White Stripes and Depeche Mode as well as the independent feature "Life Ultimately" both due for release in 2005.
The modest singer/songwriter claims, "All of that is really great, and I am proud and so very thankful for all the places my music has taken me, but mostly I'm thankful for the music itself. It doesn't just help me find clarity in my life; it allows me to connect with people who would otherwise be complete strangers. I really feel like sometimes the songs come through so that someone out there who is feeling alone can hear it and feel like someone else understands." With music ranging from sublime to bittersweet, weaving beautiful, intimate verses with infectious choruses the singer opens up her emotional diary inviting listeners to find their own voice in her songs. "Every single day is a gift. No matter what, I'm still going to be here, doing my thing and reminding myself to appreciate all of it."