Stephanie Berlanga performs at the WEST END TRADING CO. IN SANFORD
Written by Claire Contevita
Tucked away in a quiet part of Sanford, Florida on a Monday night, West End Trading Co. was buzzing with open…Read more
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Stephanie Berlanga is an accomplished singer, songwriter, and guitarist residing in Atlanta, GA.
Uniting genres of pop, singer-songwriter, and folk, Stephanie's soulful vocals, melodic guitar playing, and honest lyrics both intrigue and captivate listeners of all genres.
Some years ago, amongst the sunshine and palm trees of south Florida, Stephanie Berlanga was raised an only child with a lot of heart, a lot of imagination and a lot of time on her hands. One weekend, at the young age of 8, she learned something that would change her life - her father decided to teach her what he was currently learning on the guitar. Seeing her eyes light up as she learned, it was not long after before he gifted her a guitar of her own.
As Stephanie grew into a teenager, she continued to practice her craft, spending years of writing & playing within the realms of her bedroom walls. Until one day, she was encouraged by a high school classmate to start performing at local coffee shops and community events.
In the years that followed, Stephanie was recognized as one of Florida's Emerald Coast Magazine's "One to Watch". From her college dorm room, she posted cover song videos to YouTube and performed weekly on a live-streaming site for her followers. Through hard work and patience, Stephanie has gained a loyal following and has formed a relationship with her ever-growing fanbase, who connect with both her warm personality & her original music.
In 2011, she graduated from Full Sail University as Valedictorian with a Bachelors Degree in Music Business, and relocated to Nashville, Tennessee. It was there that she released her original music debut EP, "The Way Things Go". That same year, she landed a top-3 spot in The American Songwriter Coffee House Tour Contest.
In 2016, Stephanie’s relationship with her alma mater came full circle after winning an Artist Development contest run by 3300+Climbing, Full Sail University's student-run initiative who assisted Stephanie in further developing her career. Together, Berlanga and 3300+Climbing put together a visually impressive music video for her single, "Bandaid", recorded three songs in studio for her upcoming EP, and created a website from the ground-up.
After spending years of writing about love and loss, Stephanie finally met a love she wouldn't have to lose. She followed that love all the way to Georgia, where she now lives happily ever after. She continues to play music whenever and wherever she can and is excited for new opportunities that come her way!
Stephanie's influences include John Mayer, Fleetwood Mac, Ed Sheeran, Ingrid Michaelson and Taylor Swift, and her original music is available on iTunes, Spotify & other digital stores.