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At just 5’1, it’s hard to believe that such a powerful voice could come out of Michelle Citrin. There is a reason why Time.com recently listed Michelle in their Top Ten list of  “New Jewish Rock Stars” and the Jerusalem Post call Michelle “The Jewish IT Girl.”
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Michelle is best known as the creator and star of viral video hits including “20 Things to do with Matzah,” “Call Your Zeyde”, “Rosh Hashanah Girl” and “Hanukah Lovin.”  In total, these videos have received millions of hits from around the world and has led to the press referring to Michelle as, “A YouTube Sensation.”
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Michelle’s viral video successes have lead to media coverage ranging from the New York Times to the Huffington Post as well as Good Morning America, CNN, CBS and even being featured on Yahoo.com’s homepage! This year, Michelle had the great honor of performing The National Anthem and her original soulful pop-folk in front of a crowd of 13,000 people inclusive of members of Congress.
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Fully independent from any record label, Michelle has sold thousands of copies of her records. Her engaging live performances and talent for writing catchy and meaningful songs have garnered rave reviews and numerous accolades; including being named one of Billboard Music’s “Top Songwriters”, VH-1’s Song of the Year finalist, Great American Songwriting Honor, and finalist in Sony Music’s Future Rock Competition. Extensive international touring has resulted in a rapidly growing, devoted grassroots fan base. She has shared the stage with Grammy Award winning artists Michelle Branch and Dave Koz, Gold selling artist Matisyahu, and Tracy Bonham.
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The press has called Michelle’s intelligent pop songs, “reflective of all of our lives”. Her honest lyrics, catchy melodies mixed with lush arrangements are best represented in her upcoming album, “Left Brained Right Hearted” – a collection of songs written, composed and arranged by Michelle that explore the eternal struggle of heart versus head, through insightful songwriting, surprising harmonies and unique orchestrations featuring an eclectic array of instruments like strings, glockenspiel, and cavaqunho (Brazilian guitar) played by A-list musicians like Producer & Multi instrumentalist,Tim Bright (Lisa Loeb, Lazlo Bane) drummer Doug Yowell (Duncan Sheik, Suzanne Vega), bassist Joe Quigley, (Lisa Loeb), keyboardist John Deley (Dido).
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Perhaps you were dancing in a packed club, to Michelle’s sultry vocals on the chart topping dance hit, “Turn it On” released on Vandit records, which led to Michelle being one of the most sought after vocalists in the genre.Michelle has performed her songs on Austin Music Television Network and PBS and her original compositions are featured on the soundtracks of films and TV. From trance to folk pop, Michelle Citrin emerges as a versatile singer/songwriter.
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Whether playing in front of a sold out crowd of thousands on the beach of Tel Aviv, or an intimate set at a coffeehouse in Melbourne, Australia, Michelle Citrin’s soulful voice, skillful guitar playing, humorous in between song banter and unpretentious demeanor has captured the eyes and ears of her audience all over the world. Arlene McKanic of the Greenwich Village Gazette says, “the audience is left with the feeling that they’re in the presence of someone who’s doing exactly what she’s meant to do.” Michelle Citrin is living proof that size… really doesn’t matter!

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