"With the huge success of British singers like Adele and Joss Stone, you could be forgiven for thinking that soul music came from the UK. But Mary C and the Stellars will remind you that soul music grew up right here in the States, and they play it old school!" - WNYC Radio SoundCheck
Look out Sharon Jones & The Dap-kings, NYC's Mary C packs quite a vocal punch and her band The Stellars may be able to take you out – " - USA TODAY / POP CANDY
“As a white girl with a big voice recording soul-driven pop in 2012 it is inevitable for Mary C to avoid comparisons with Adele (it would have been Amy Winehouse in 2007). But frankly the comparison would be positive!” – Performer Magazine
New York City based Artist, Mary C and her band, The Stellars are one of the most buzzed about artists in the indie music scene. Mary C’s captivating performances continue to electrify and energize crowds everywhere and has drawn the attention of various music media outlets, including AOL Music, MTV, MUSIC CHOICE, FUSE, BRAVO, The Huffington Post, USA Today and New York 1.
Mary’s star began to shine bright, with her scene stealing cameo in the John Hughes 80’s cult classic, ‘The Breakfast Club”. Mary has been writing & performing original material since she was five years old , It’s no surprise; the daughter of NYC Jazz recording artist Mercedes Hall and the sister of “Brat Pack” member Anthony Michael Hall, Mary’s artistry was her birthright. Her first performance space as a kid was on the steps of her NYC schoolyard. Today, she sings around the globe and routinely performs at some of New York City’s most revered venues (Rockwood Music Hall and Joe’s Pub) and has opened up for Grammy Nominated artists Thievery Corporation, Emily King, 311, and Matisyahu.
2013 will mark the release of the highly anticipated EP from Mary C, Right on Time. A unique mixture of Pop & Soul highlight an album also packed with an amazing blend of blues, rock, and funk. All in all, Right on Time is eclectic mix of music that typifies Mary C’s distinctive and infectious sound. “As a white girl with a big voice recording soul-driven pop in 2012 it is inevitable for Mary C to avoid comparisons with Adele (it would have been Amy Winehouse in 2007). But frankly the comparison would be positive!” – Performer Magazine September 2012.
The Stellars represent Mary C’s vision of showcasing the essence of her native city. “The Stellars give you a taste of New York City – individuals with a lot of sass, style and soul…” The Stellars feature Jason Wexler (keys), Aaron Belinfanti (drums), Gaku Takanashi (bass), Ms Jackie-O Chasen (alto & bari sax), Marco Coco (trumpet) and Oscar Bautista (guitar). The dynamic background vocalists “The Sha'Nettes” feature Shani Clayton & Cherette Lewis.
Between her development of Mary C and The Stellars, Mary C remains busy writing, arranging & producing for such clients as: SONY Music, SONY International, Universal Records, Def Jam Records and SoHo Publishing House.