"The reason my voice is sounding more passionate
is because I'm singing directly from the heart." Sammy Hagar
Singer, Songwriter, Performer, Artist
April Grisman is a performing and recording artist with deep roots in Marin County and the San Francisco North Bay Area. Her career as an artist was shaped by her upbringing, with her passion for singing and performing was nurtured and encouraged by her parents, artist Pat Ryan and singer Cyretta Ryan. Read more...
With a 30+ year history as a singer in local amateur and professional bands, April continues to work with musicians, bands and recording artists as a lead singer, back-up vocalist and session artist. Frequently invited to perform at local area festivals and benefits, April is a popular and well-respected member of the Marin County music community.
April is available as a lead or back-up singer for live performances and studio sessions. For a sample of April's capabilities, click the "Listen" button below, or visit the Gallery for a selection of videos of April's performances.
"I have known and worked with April for many years in the professional music business. April always brings the "magic" vibe to any project she is involved in...
I like to hire April for lead and back up vocals on my productions - she is an amazing singer with super professional chops and we always have a good time. I highly recommend her as a performer and vocal teacher."
Multi-platinum Engineer & Producer Owner, Salamander Sound
For the love of the music
"I wasn't thinking about or planning a career as a singer, or even in music. It was just a natural progression. Even after I started, I wasn't on the 'star' path - I loved the production end. I've gone through a tremendous evolution to become a well-rounded musician. When I stopped worrying about the mechanics and allowed myself to go outside of myself and just sing, I knew what I was destined to do."
"One of the biggest thrills of my career so far has been when my sister Amber and I had the opportunity to spend the day in a recording studio singing backups for The Wailers. It was an amazing experience. Absolutely huge!"