Sierra Marie is an 19 year old alternative singer songwriter and guitarist from Fairfield Ca which is located in the Bay Area. Sierra Marie was brought up listening to all genres of music which led to her unique sound. Growing up, Sierra Marie had a history of severe headaches that got worst as she grew. By the time she got to junior high school, her headaches had worsen and her pediatrician suggested she get an MRI to see what was causing her illness. It was revealed that she had four floating Arachnid cyst on the brain and one attached to her nervous system on the base of the brain which explained her constant headaches and migraines which led to her having emergency brain surgery to relieve the cyst of fluid pressure. After recovery, Sierra Marie had to be home schooled from that point forward and it was during this time that her mother noticed that Sierra Marie was becoming more and more despondent and depressed because she couldn’t play soccer or run track anymore, which she loved doing and suggested that she should start writing about her feelings and putting it into words, so she can turn it around and inspire others.
She was encouraged by her parents to write more and more as she performed her very first song “No Need to Cry” which depicted the challenges she was experiencing during he illness for a Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit in Point Richmond, Ca a few years back, which brought everyone to tears. Things were going relatively well until she experienced another setback when she contracted an unknown virus which led to her having her gall bladder removed which set her back for a minute, but she was on the mend again.
She continued her homeschooling which allowed her time to continue perfecting her craft of writing, singing and playing guitar which led her to compete against 100,000+ contestants which landed her a spot to perform before the American Idol celebrity judges which earned her a golden ticket to Hollywood amongst the remaining 180 contestants and even had a brief appearance on their farewell season last year. Afterwards, she was interviewed by the Bay Area local news radio station KCBS in San Francisco Ca by Emmy Award winning journalist Mike Sugerman in regards to her experience with American Idol and her medical challenges. Sierra Marie performs at local coffee houses, pubs, senior care centers and private events around the Bay Area. She writes, performs and produces her own music and her goal is to become a sought after singer, songwriter, producer and actor. Just recently she signed with an independent label “Genre Records” and looking forward to producing some inspiring music with them!