Lastest News on Our Little Warrior Vicci Martinez

Well a lot has happened in a little over a week so let’s start with the big news first, Universal Republic is signing Vicci and we are trying to get her new CD out this fall!!! So we all took a minute and celebrated and then, have we got a lot of work to do..namely Vicci. If you have noticed it has been a little quieter than usual on FB and Twitter it has been because she has been busy writing and working with some amazing songwriters around the world to make the most amazing new CD for you.

…But of course she is taking a break to do what she loves most and play some dates as well as hitting the road with the other Top 8 Finalists from The Voice. After these shows, she will go into the studio and record so it will be a bit until you get to see Vicci live so if you have the chance to make it out to one of these shows, do so.

Thurs, 7/21 @ 7pm Suquamish Clearwater Casino in Suquamish, WA (FREE SHOW!!)

Sat, 7/23 @ 8pm (Sold Out)/11pm (Sold Out) The Triple Door in Seattle, WA

The Voice Tour

Wed, 7/27@ 8:15pm The Voice Tour-Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA

Sat, 7/30 @ 8pm The Voice Tour-MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV

Tues, 8/2 @ 8pm The Voice Tour-Rosemont Theatre in Rosemont, IL

Thurs, 8/4 @ 8pm The Voice Tour-Bank Of America Pavillion in Boston, MA

Fri, 8/5 @ 8pm The Voice Tour-Toyota Presents the Oakdales Theatre in Wallingford, CT

Sat, 8/6 @ 8pm The Voice Tour-Beacon Theatre in New York, NY

Wed, 8/10 @ 6:30pm University Village in Seattle, WA (FREE SHOW!!)

Fri, 8/12 @ 7:30pm Anderson River Amphitheatre in Anderson, CA

Sun, 8/14 @ 5:45pm Bayfront Blues Festival in Duluth, MN

Wed, 8/17 @ 12:00pm Two Union Square in Seattle, WA (FREE SHOW!!)

Sat, 8/20 @ 5:00pm Art & Soul Festival in Oakland, CA

(For more details click on the links below)

Thanks for the emails, posts etc., and hope to see you out at an upcoming show!!

Team Vicci

“The Voice” That Charmed the Nation


Vicci Martinez takes the road less traveled – and it is working out beautifully for her

Fresh from her acclaimed performances on NBC’s breakout hit show “The Voice,” Vicci Martinez is glad to be back in her hometown of Tacoma. Just this past weekend she made her second public performance a week after getting back from L.A. – at Art on the Ave, where she delighted the crowd with a free concert on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. (Her first performance was at Freedom Fair right after the day she got back. She was asked to give an impromptu performance, and she graciously accepted.)

The busy singer will not be in Tacoma very long, though. On July 8 she announced more than a dozen summer concert dates that will take her from coast to coast as part of “The Voice Tour – Final 8 Contestants” show. But before she leaves, she is giving local fans a chance to catch her at a free, all-ages outdoor show July 21, 7 p.m. at Clearwater Casino in Suquamish. Get there early – her two shows on July 23 at the Triple Door in Seattle have already sold out. She comes back to Seattle in August for a free show Aug. 10 at University Village, 6:30 p.m., and a free lunchtime show Aug. 17 at Union Square, noon.

Then it is into the recording studio for Martinez to work on her new CD so that it is ready for release this fall. She meets with recording industry executives this week in L.A. to continue mapping out where her career might very well go after so much success on “The Voice.”

“We’re already tied in with Universal Republic (Records) from the show, so that opportunity is now open on the label side of things,” she told Tacoma Weekly.

These are exciting times for this T-Town homegirl, as she begins a new chapter in her life – one that will require her to stick firmly to her guns to be herself in an industry that is more commercially-driven than ever. And it is her solid sense of self that is Martinez’s most powerful quality, made apparent during her long journey through a once in a lifetime experience called “The Voice.”


Just like she did from the small stage on 6th Avenue at Art on the Ave on Sunday, Martinez charmed people on a national scale once she walked onstage on “The Voice.” Her genuineness, humility and warmth came across immediately, and once she started singing, her spell was cast upon viewers everywhere. They voted Martinez all the way to the final four, and even though she did not take the top prize, it does not really matter in the end, for what is to be gained from “The Voice” is worth more than winning that one contest. Martinez made this clear to her co-competitors and the entire audience during “The Voice” final results show, amid the intense anticipation of who would be named the winner.

“During the commercial break, I yelled out to the audience that we all love each other and that we’re all winners,” she said. “I was so stoked that I was able to stay to the end. We were all ready for whatever happened.”

Now that the competition is over, she has had time to reflect on that whirlwind experience. When all is said and done, Martinez said, “I am just so happy.”

For years Martinez says she has mulled over the question of how she was going to make the leap to the next level in her music career. “Even just recently I was like, ‘how am I going to do that? What is going to be that kicker that gets me there?’ This show was exactly what I needed. It was a wonderful surprise.

“I’ve always felt that if people got to know my intentions with my music and who I am as a person, that would be the kicker for getting people to want to listen to me, not just because I have some hit song on the radio. I wanted people to see deeply that I’m not just about the fame and fortune. I want to do this to inspire other people out there.”

It appears that Martinez got her wish on “The Voice.” The viewing public embraced her from the minute she walked onstage during the premiere episode and she held their attention through to the finale.

“With reality shows, you can get cautious of how they (the producers) are going to make good TV, but we were ourselves and went from there.

“I went up to (Executive Producer) Mark Brunett afterward and I said thank you for letting me be me and not forcing me to do anything I didn’t want to.”


Martinez said that one of things she is most grateful for in her experience on “The Voice,” and in her life in general, is in how she has been free to just be herself. She mentioned her various looks on “The Voice” – that she knew she was taking a risk by amping up her hair and clothes instead of dressing down like she was performing at a local bar. “I was evolving so much as a performer. I asked for that make-up and that fauxhawk and for that warrior vibe. I was into it. I wanted to be Xena on the battlefield.

“I learned a lot about myself. I’ve opened a new door and a new part inside of me that loves that.”

More of her lifelong dreams were realized during the show. “I always had that dream as a little kid that I wanted to perform with the greats…being onstage with them.” At only 26 years old, Martinez has already worked with Sting, Annie Lennox, B.B. King, The Doobie Brothers, Etta James, Jonny Lang, The Presidents Of The United States Of America, Avril Lavigne, Bill Frisell, Jerry Cantrell and many more. On “The Voice” she gave a killer performance when she sang “Drops of Jupiter” with Train lead singer Pat Monahan. Cee Lo Green told her they would “forever be bonded” by their experience on the show, and even the legendary Stevie Nicks told Martinez she is destined for greatness. Martinez said she has been thinking about Nicks’ words to her ever since she got back to Tacoma.

“She told me, ‘Don’t waste five seconds. Don’t go home and get lazy.’ She said, ‘You’re a warrior – I know it’s going to be busy right now, but you can do it.’

To her Tacoma friends and fans, Martinez says she cannot do it without them. “Thank you for the support, for believing in me and for letting me be myself up there.

“The opportunities are huge now.”

Vicci Martinez Recording Deal Pending (come on, it’s in the bag!)

On Friday Vicci appeared on the Marty Riemer Podcast and shared that she had just talked with Universal Republic records about a recording deal.

Vicci said that the label wanted her down in LA on Monday the 11th to get started in the studio. “They’ve got an apartment and a car ready for me”.  The label evidently wants to get Vicci’s record our while she’s got momentum from The Voice and The Voice Live Tour.  “They want it done by the end of September.”

She also said there was a likelihood that she’d be going to Sweeden to work with a producer there that was recommended by the A&R at Universal Republic.  We think we heard her refer to the A&R as a”he”, so it appears she isn’t working directly with Kristina Grossman, the A&R from Universal Repbulic who was heavily involved in The Voice.  We’ll try to confirm that for you!

Fans can’t wait to see what the new record will include – we’ll bet Vicci can’t wait either!

Read more about who Vicci Martinez is writing with in Sweden.