[See pages 48-29] Christine Martucci's voice makes you think that, somehow, Melissa Etheridge and Janis Joplin had a love child. And like those two pioneering queer women, Martucci has a story of her own to belt out, which she does in her new EP, Angels of War. Raised Catholic, in the wilds of New Jersey, the only daughter
of a military father and a feminist mother, both stern disciplinarians, Martucci was outed by a love letter from
her college flame. "My father intercepted my mail, and he read it. I came home from work and was confronted by my mom and my dad," she recalls. "You would've thought I had cancer, or some fatal disease, the way they were both sitting in my room in the dark, waiting for me to come home. I was terrified. Both of my parents had terrible tempers, and my father was so mad at me he disowned me that night - then
proceeded to put my head through a wall."
June 1, 2015 | Curve Magazine
As a 9-year Army vet, Christine knows a thing or two about serving her country proud but music also runs thick through her blood. Standing in the front lines as a 5-Star Music General, Ms. Martucci is firing off her 4th CD titled 'Angels of War'. Prepare to surrender to the powerful sound Christine brings to the ranks as she commands the mic & air space on 'Angels of War'.
May 23, 2015 | Skope
Christine Martucci has always been a fighter. From her "boots on the ground" time as a Sergeant in the Army right up to her musical and personal tribulations, she's not one to cower or back down in the face of adversity. I have covered several of her performance and recording timelines, and was curious to see what directive she had applied with her latest CD, Angels Of War.
April 1, 2015 | The Aquarian Weekly
Have you bought your ticket for the Tucci Train? Soulful award winning singer-songwriter Christine Martucci's loyal fan base--the Tucci Train--will welcome you aboard. The New Jersey-based, nationally touring star picks up new devotees wherever she goes on the strength of her ardent songwriting and performances in the vein of Melissa Etheridge and Janis Joplin.
June 15, 2012 | GO Magazine
When I think of Christine Martucci, I always think of that hard living singer that manages to claw her way through the dirt and out of the backyard while ending up in the hearts and minds of the music world at large. From tender beginnings to rough and tumble times of crisis, Martucci has always been an open book, making killer music no matter what the circumstance and giving concertgoers 150 percent.
July 14, 2009 | The Aquarian
After meeting and listening to Christine Martucci's eclectic CD "I'm All In," I wondered why a show like American Idol hadn't discovered this young lady. As I got to know Christine a little better, I realized she has so much more to offer than the pre-packaged singers that are paraded weekly on music reality shows. With a solid foundation in blues, R&B and hard rock vocal acrobatics, Christine can electrify, wail and serenade with the best of them.
June 26, 2009 | Stage and Cinema
Hailed by critics and audiences as one of New Jersey's most energetic and captivating live performers, Christine Martucci presents a special Sneak Peek and Launch Party for her original new musical Breakfast with Janis.
May 28, 2009 | Chorus and Verse
Christine Martucci is one of New Jersey's most energetic rockers, and, thankfully, that energy is captured on her indie debut CD, "Mama Says." Such classic rock-inspired anthems as the opening "Can You Feel It," the single "Hearts on Fire," the fired-up "Full Steam Ahead," the peace-seeking "She Don't Know," the passionate "Release Me" and the surging "Home" will get the crowd up on its feet and its fists in the air on Sunday for a CD release party at Havana's in New Hope.
July 10, 2003 | Courier News
On March 26th, Whoopi Goldberg, Julianne Moore, Jennifer Hudson and John Waters were among the dozens of celebrities who joined the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) as it honored Patti LaBelle, Tom Ford, Kate Clinton and the best in film, television and journalism last night at the 18th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York.
Martucci, a blues-rocker whose strong voice and fiery attitude has inspired comparisons to Melissa Etheridge and Janis Joplin, will perform at a free outdoor street festival that is part of this year's Wave Gathering.
The Star Ledger
Premanufactured girl singers and pop trios come and go before I can even learn their names, but there aren't many women vocalists out there right now who are truly carrying the torch of Rock as in RAWK. I knew there was something really special about New Jersey rocker Christine Martucci when, from the first song on her debut CD, Mama Says, her voice went through me like a spear.
Not only is it rare to hear rock vocals without all the loud music drowning out the lyrics, it's also a treat to have a rock album that dares to have ballads stripped down to the core essentials.
Christine Martucci sets a high standard for her music right in the beginning and carries it right on through the rest of the CD.
New York's PM Magazine
It would probably be fair to call the upcoming theatrical production "Breakfast with Janis" a "dream project" for Readington native Christine Martucci, because the first inspiration for the show came to her in her sleep over a decade ago. "(The show) actually is based on a dream I had a few years back, (in) like 1996," Martucci revealed to Metromix Jersey Shore. "I was a young rock 'n' roll wannabe trying to climb up the ladder and going down the wrong path pretty much, and Janis (Joplin) came to me in a dream and we had breakfast together, and she told me that it's not about the drinking and the drugging, it's about the music, and that's what inspired me to write the play."