Annalisa De Martino
Annalisa De Martino is a self-styled Neapolitan polistrumentist and singer, born in 1985. Legend tells of her studying Mathematics at University of Naples Federico II and at University of Birmingham but never giving up her ancestral passion for music. She moves her first steps in music journalism in 2008, when she starts collaborating with the magazine Il Cittadino, having her own column La nota a margine. After taking private piano lessons for several years (with infinite pleasure of her neighbourhood), she finds herself collecting and strumming every kind of musical instruments: keyboards, drums, bass, kalimba, ocarina, clarinet, door bells, pots and pans. The guitar is by now an instrument she rarely parts from in her waking hours, especially after experiencing blues, jazz and swing manouche. She has recently debuted on the internet under the pseudonym Liz Martin, delighting or annoying (depending on how much hearing you have) with original piano pieces and abundant covers, in which she obstinately plays all the instruments. Everything is recorded using a very unfashionable multitrack recorder. There’s the suspect she might release few original songs someday.
The ones who, reading her articles, immediately hoped she was able to do something else can get pleasantly disappointed visiting her facebook page: