When Larissa plays solo, on the keys back home in Austin, she is often called “Norah Jones on Fire.” However, Larissa’s diverse songwriting styles connect with a broad spectrum of music lovers and have led Larissa’s musical style to transform from Classical to Jazzy to Pop to R&B and now to Pop Electronic. This evolution is due to her past eclectic music experiences. She was trained as a classical pianist from the age of three, and since then, she has toured with & managed her own band, joined several well established Austin bands in multiple musical genres, and attended Texas State University for a music education that encompassed both Classical and Jazz vocal training.
Artists often used to describe Larissa’s solo musical performance on the piano include Colbie Caillat, Sarah McLachlan, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga & Sara Bareilles.
Larissa’s music has received radio play all over the US, England, France and Germany. Austin’s biggest rock/indie station, 101X, recently added tracks from her first album to their Sunday morning “Chillville” segments.
Songs from various releases have been used in TV commercials and trailers (ie. CBS's Ghost Whisperer, Oakley Apparel, etc), but also in film scores and soundtracks and of course in her own Music Videos. Not only does Larissa play piano, guitar, and flute, but during the creation of her "Thoughts Of You" music video, Larissa added a new talent to the list by learning to play piano with her TOES.
With 6 albums capturing Larissa’s growth as an artist, Larissa will begin a heavy promotional assault on the music industry with her pop electronic album, "Break The Mold." "Break The Mold" will continue to reach TV and film placement as well as video and radio play. Ultimately, Larissa wants to bring inspiration and motivation to those who are striving to make a career doing what they love.
Fans can stay up to date with Larissa by visiting her website www.LarissaNess.com
Live performance footage and Music Video outtakes can be seen on YouTube.
Other sites are as follows:
Larissa Ness: Pianist, Vocalist, Flutist, Guitarist
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 60 - 240 minutes
Set up: PA & keyboard can be provided for an extra fee, if there is not an acoustic Grand Piano on site.
Wedding Ceremony music: Everything from Traditional instrumental Wedding songs to more Modern requests. (ie. The Bridal Chorus, The Wedding March, Air from the Water Music Suite, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, etc.)
For Dinner Receptions or other events, a music repertoire with a wide variety of genres is available:
Classical favorites (ie. Fur Elise, Clair de Lune, Charlie Brown Theme), Jazz Standards, and/or Larissa's original LOVE songs (Adult Contemporary/Piano pop/Jazzy with both English & FRENCH lyrics).
Also ask about pricing for a one of a kind ORIGINAL song to be written ESPECIALLY for the wedding couple. (This would include a special CD, with THE "specialty song" on it, for the couple to remember their wedding by. The song would be professionally recorded and personally performed by songwriter Larissa Ness.) A great and unique addition to your wedding photo album!
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