May 26th, 2020 8:30pm Stage 3
Pop/Folk artist Erene Mastrangeli is an Italian born singer/songwriter. Growing up in Italy, Erene started studying jazz voice, classical guitar and piano at a very young age. During this time she had the chance to perform with some of the best Jazz musicians in Italy. Erene quickly showed prowess when it came to writing her own material and found a love for songwriting.
Eventually Erene moved to New York City when she realized that her songwriting was influenced as much by American music as it was the Italian contemporary songwriters she grew up listening to.
Since moving to NYC Erene has performed at such famed New York venues as the legendary Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, The Living Room, and The Knitting Factory, as well as performing multiple times at the United Nations building. She also travels to Nashville, TN, and to Austin, TX, several times a year to perform at clubs such as Saxon Pub, Threadgill’s, Cactus Café, and Momo’s. In Austin Erene shared the stage with artists such as Patrice Pike, Trish Murphy and Ginger Leigh. In Texas she also collaborated with producer Merel Bregante (Sarah Pierce). Erene was welcomed with open arms in Austin, the so called “capital of live music” where the people were fascinated by her enchanting voice, solid guitar playing and sophisticated songwriting.
In addition, for the past few years, Erene has been collaborating with Brad Roberts, an original member of the platinum selling band The Crash Test Dummies. Together, they wrote the single “Let’s Take It Slow” off of her upcoming album “Love, Shine.”
Erene has had many accolades in her career but a few standouts are… coming in second place in the ‘Next Gay Mega Star’ competition, sponsored by Music With A Twist (Sony Records), Sirius Radio, Next Magazine and Ultra Records, as well as being asked to perform at a ‘Women’s Kiss’ showcase in Baltimore. Erene has also participated in the Demo Lady’s Award competition in Italy and won the prize as “Best Player”. As well, the famed Italian music journalist Giancarlo Passarella wrote an extensive article about the singer songwriter, in which he says: “Erene gives chills in these 4 songs” referring to her 4 songs EP “Erene”
Erene is an enchanting, soulful, and musically intelligent artist that has toured extensively around the world and has been featured in countless impressive publications such as LaStampa and La Repubblica, two large Italian national press outlets. Her music always has well as legacy artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Carole King, and Joni Mitchell.
Erene is currently working on her brand new album “Love, Shine” to be released on all digital outlets next year.