Martini Russa
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Martini Russa

Naples, Florida, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Naples, Florida, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Duo Rock Alternative




"Martini Russa - Chess"

Martini Russa is an international duo and rock band that brings a contemporary twist to the timeless genre of classic rock. Comprising members from various countries—Brazil, Russia, the USA (via Spain, UK, and Australia)—they embody a power couple whose musical prowess knows no boundaries. Anastasia, originally from Moscow, relocated to Phoenix, Arizona with her mother when she turned fifteen. After completing high school, she delved into her passion for music, studying jazz history, piano performance, and psychology at the University of Arizona. Her musical journey began at the young age of sixteen, and she has since released albums with her bands Ghetto Princess (Tuscon, AZ, 2003), the Theory (Tucson, AZ, 2009), and One Wing Left (Oxford, UK, 2015), showcasing her original compositions. Martini, hailing from Porto Alegre, Brazil, embarked on his guitar-playing journey at the age of fourteen. He honed his skills at EM&T, the School of Music and Technology in Sao Paulo. Seeking adventure and a fresh start, he moved to Barcelona, Spain, at 18 to explore flamenco guitar while always holding a deep-rooted love for rock music. However, destiny intervened when he met Anastasia. Opting to join her in Oxford instead of pursuing a path to Thailand, Martini committed his life entirely to music. Their paths converged in Barcelona, Spain, where they wasted no time in crafting original music alongside their repertoire of classic rock and blues covers. From that point on, they have traversed the globe, creating and performing their art together.

The band unveiled their latest track titled "Chess," showcasing a delightful fusion of bluesy undertones and timeless rock vibes. The listener is warmly embraced by skillful guitar picking and impeccable percussion, while the guitar adds a touch of distortion, enhancing the band's signature energy that gradually intensifies. The vocals are brimming with different shades of emotion, which serves as a testament to the band's versatility. With an interesting blend of musical elements I was getting more immersed into the song.

Within this song, I found appreciation for its nuances, particularly the captivating moments where the guitar solo takes flight. The solo is given ample room to serenade, allowing the instrument to express itself with grace. The lyrical content also resonated with me, as it combines poetic elements with relatable themes. Among the verses, a line that stood out was "Multiply distance by time, flashbacks as you haunt my mind, you burn as bright as the bridges that light up my way." These words convey poignant emotions and vivid imagery within the composition.

​The song concludes on a poignant note as Anastasia sings the heartfelt line, "It makes me feel alive." This resonant ending leaves a lasting impact. Overall, it's a great song that has sparked my interest in exploring more of their music. I hope this track serves as a glimpse into their future potential, and I eagerly await their upcoming releases. - Pitch Perfect


Happiness (single, River Studios version) October 2017Black & Amy (single) November 2017Red, Orange and Blue (single) November 2017Christmas Fantasy (single) December 2017Chess (single) November 2022Hangover (single) March 2024



Classic rock with a modern edge. Martini Russa is an international duo, power couple and rock band with members hailing from Brazil, Russia and the USA via Spain, UK and Australia. It's core members are virtuoso guitarist Martini (Brazil/Spain) and powerful vocalist and rhythm guitarist Anastasia (Russia/USA). The band's repertoire spans over 100 years, and is comprised of unique acoustic-electric renditions of blues standards, classic rock ballads, and fiery originals. They are proud winners of Rock the Stage SWFL 2022 and SWFL Blues Society People's Choice Award 2022 as part of The Big Bad Wolves band.

Having met in Barcelona, Spain, the duo immediately started working on their own material as well as classic rock and blues covers, and have been creating and playing together all over the world, including Europe, Russia, Australia, and the US.

Martini Russa believe that music, curiosity, and self-education will save the world: “The only defense is your mind, so keep it sharp and ablaze!” - a lyric from Anastasia’s song “Midazolam Daze”.

Martini Russa currently live in Naples, Florida and are releasing their new single "Hangover" on March 29th.

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