marta collica

Marta Collica is an Italian songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist. Marta's voice is unmistakeable - beautifully emotive, dark and dreamy with a smouldering intensity. Now based in Berlin, she is a key member of the John Parish Band (composer and producer for PJ Harvey, Eels, Tracy Chapman etc) and is also well know for her long term collaboration with Australian songwriter Hugo Race with their duo, Sepiatone and as one of the founding members of the international collective Songs with Other Strangers together with Cesare Basile, Hugo Race, John Parish, Manuel Agnelli, Stef Kamil Carlens Giorgia Poli Rodrigo D'Erasmo and Steve Wynn. Marta plays guitar, keyboards and percussion with an original style that combines minimal arrangements - seemingly delicate but also distorted, with an undercurrent of psychedelia. 

Marta currently is presenting her third solo album Inverno (2017) which she co-produced with guitarist and composer Cam Butler. It was recorded over a period of two years in Berlin, Melbourne, Paris and Italy and adds to her long, rich history of recordings and collaborations: her two solo albums - About Everything (2009), Pretty and Unsafe (2007) released in Italy and Germany; three albums as duo Sepiatone, most recently Echoes On (2015); four albums with John Parish Band - Screenplay (2013), Plum (2007), Once Upon A Little Time (2005), Bird Dog Dante (2018); four albums with Hugo Race & The True Spirit; the Playing Carver album - a project inspired by the writings of Raymond Carver, written and recorded in Paris with Atlas Crocodile, Marc Chonier (Gaspard La Nuit) and John Parish, and last year's album Silent Town (2016), exploring borders between mediterranean world music and anglo songwriting, recorded with the italo-palestinian band Dounia.

- “Pop as a warm chill” - Intro-

 “About Anything" is timeless and blurs the border between musical dreaming and obscurity -MOTOR-DE

 Her lyrics are a search for the voice of the streets at night. - SPEX

Die klingt ein wenig wie eine Mischung aus Lisa Germano und Beth Gibbons, weist aber auch zu ihren Hauptarbeitgebern John Parish und Hugo Race. Eine Kleine Perle, man merkt es nur nicht gleich - Der Neue Tag


Live Dates


live - 2020
10-11 June -  rockumentary" "Songs with Other Strangers"- Skyarte Italia
21 February Berlin - Berlinale after party

live - 2019
21 August Skopje Makedox Festival
24 March Genk (Be)- AIFF festival
24 March Berlin - Kantine Berghain
22 January Berlin - Renaissance Theater
 Best of Resonanzen - die Größe Unplugged Revue
27 January Turin- Seeyousound Festival
Songs with Other Strangers mi2ni live and premiere of the rockumentary" "Songs with Other Strangers"
09 February Berlin - Space Medusa
Nina Hynes - Marta Collica trio with Deko and Rachel Maio 


live - 2018

Nov-Dec - Europe and Uk tour with John Parish Band 

9 August Mens (FR) - Festival Mens Alors!

with Playing Carver and John Parish 

19 Juli Ostrava (CZ) - Colours of Ostrava Festival

with John Parish Band

24 Juni Berlin (DE)- Zimmer 16

12 May Firenze (IT) - House concert

11 May Verona (IT) - Cohen

8 May Ravenna (IT) Lido di Adriano - Cisim

6 May - Firenze (IT) Fabbrica Europa

with John Parish Band

4 May - Lisboa (PT) Indie Lisboa Festival

with John Parish Band

3 May - Porto (PT)  Hard Cafe

with John Parish Band

11 März - Offenbach (DE) Hafen2

10 März - Erfurt (DE) private party 

28 February  Berlin (DE) - Resonanzen 18

with Yoyo Rohm

23  February -  Berlin (DE)  Deriva

27 January - Halle (DE) RBB Kultur Radio 

 Live concert and interview

24 January - Berlin (DE) Toast Away

4 January - Berlin (DE) Barbiche

live - 2017

7 April - Firenze Circolo Arci Progresso

 8 April - Pergola Villa Tereze 

9 April - Terni Caffe Bugatti

12 April - Genova Teatro Bloser

25 Juni - Berlin  Rote Salonwith Deko, Rachel Maio, Martina Bertoni, Dodo NKishi

3 Juli - Ancona "La Punta Della Lingua" "Poeti da antologia"Letture di Antonella Anedda e Giampiero Neri

Interventi musicali di Marta Collica (voce e chitarra) e Rachel Maio (violoncello)

6 Juli - Firenze "Estate a San Salvi" Sound and Vision"City Blues" reading, di Vittorio Bongiorno con Marta Collica

8 Juli - Firenze concerto al Gainsbarre di San Salvi

10 Juli - Mantova Arcipelago di Ocno Marta Collica e Rachel Maio special guest Giorgia Poli

20 October - Berlin Schokoladenwith full band

27 November - Berlin Badehaus - a night with Hugo Race, Michelangelo Russo, Mark Steiner, Deko

30 November - Berlin Marie Anoniette

with the Fan Club - a tribute to the Music of Phil Spector



Inverno Digipack Marta Collica

Inverno is distributed and promoted in Germany  by Solaris Empire / Broken Silence

Die klingt ein wenig wie eine Mischung aus Lisa Germano und Beth Gibbons,  weist aber auch zu ihren Hauptarbeitgebern John Parish und Hugo Race.
Eine Kleine Perle, man merkt es nur nicht gleich
(Der Neue Tag)

Erwähnen muss man´s schon: Marta Collica, Italienerin und Wahlberlinerin, ist Mitglied in der John Parish Band. Ja, PJ-Harvey Produzent Parish. Doch imGrunde ist das mäßig wichtig, denn den vor Leben vibrierenden Sound, den man mit diesem Namen verbindet, bekommt Collica auch selbst hin. Sacht und unprätentiös, mit einer Noir Note, die nie nach Pose, sondern nach aufrichtiger Liebe zum Alleinsein bei Nacht klingt.
(Zitty Magazine)

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