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Marissa Burwell

Marissa Burwell makes music that is part back-seat-of-the-minivan crooner, part blow-out-the-speakers indie-rock.

Hailing from the city of Regina, Saskatchewan, Marissa Burwell made her remarkable debut with a self-titled EP in 2019. The overwhelmingly positive response to her EP opened doors to international opportunities. In 2022 Marissa proudly unveiled her debut full-length album, "Bittersweet," which showcased her warm, summery voice and wry wit beneath its indie-folk exterior. She has graced the stage at renowned events like Hamburg's Reeperbahn Festival, the New Colossus Festival in NYC, and multiple Canadian festivals including Breakout West, NXNE, and Pop Montreal.

Burwell’s latest EP Either Way, released via DevilDuck Records in September 2023, features the clearest synthesis of Burwell’s spectrum of musical sensibilities yet with moments of warm musical tones featuring thick harmonies wrapped around guitars and gentle drum beats while other moments showcase cathartic bursts of alternative rock, erupting in dizzying crescendos of hammering pianos.

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Events featuring Marissa Burwell

Mar 14, 2024
1:15pm — 1:40pm
Presented by
CIMA's Canada House
Mar 14, 2024
10:15pm — 10:55pm
Presented by
BreakOut West
Regina, SK, Canada
Professional Connections
Marissa Burwell is seeking the following:
  • Other Artists to Tour With
  • Booking Agent - US
  • Booking Agent - UK/Europe
  • Sync/Music Supervisors