"This is a good time to look back since I left Michigan and say here’s what I’ve done, reflects AJ Marie, now a Las Vegas resident and considered one of the premiere up and coming musical talents in the city.
If you had said in high school that I would be pursuing my musical career in Las
Vegas (considered one of the top cities for performers), nobody would have believed it.
Rather than write about life, this Michigan based singer/song writer has chased it down and breathed it.
I didn’t have the best childhood, I was misguided by drugs, I would run away from home and it seemed like I was always in trouble for one thing or another. I became very rebellious.
Eventually after taking a deep hard look inside herself, music would win AJ over and inspire her to freedom. AJ, on her own terms, would do what she wanted, move to Las Vegas and begin chasing her dreams of a musical career.
That’s why I like my music to be about real life, by bringing some of the dark side of life to the surface, I can expose the complexities of these situations out into the open. The big picture is about working things out. It’s such a thrill for me to wonder if my music can connect with people, if my words inspire someone; do other people see what I see? I like to think that I can touch people through my songs.
AJ's talents and continuous pursuit is beginning to pay off. AJ has performed as the lead female vocalist for the hit Dragone production Le Reve at the Wynn Hotel and Casino. She has had several TV show appearances, including Party Time Karaoke, Star Caster and Singsations. AJ has also been invited to perform along side the acts of Penn and Teller and the comedian Rita Rudner, benefiting AIDS. AJ has performed as the opening act for the V Show at the Venetian Hotel and Casino and was featured as a guest performer at the Touch of Fashion event held at Club OPM at Ceasers Palace.
AJ's singing talents won her recognition from the likes of Lani Sarem, Production Manager for Beachers Madhouse at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. I’ve seen a lot of talent come through the show, but AJ not only has an amazing voice, but a fantastic stage presence and can light up any stage, says Lani. And Pat Chaddick; My staff and I who have had the honor of working with many legendary singers from Celine Dion to Barbara Streisand are proud to have had the opportunity to work with a future great-AJ Marie!
It’s an exciting time for me and right now the future holds nothing but possibilities which is a thrill all to itself. I will continue my growth as a singer here in Las Vegas and hope that someday my music becomes popular enough that I can use it to benefit those less privileged.
There’s no doubt that this talented young and beautiful singer/song writer is destined for a popular future in the music world with her new album Skitzofrenik!
By: James Cabrales