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 mic night music, bar glasses clinking, and laughter. The stage lights were slightly…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.
The native Floridian got her start playing music at age 7, after her father taught her a few guitar chords. In college, she began posting acoustic covers to YouTube and performing weekly on YouNow, a live broadcasting platform, gaining herself a loyal following. Through hard work and patience, Stephanie has formed a strong relationship with her fanbase, who have found a connection to her and her music.
In 2010, Stephanie was recognized as one of Emerald Coast Magazine's "One to Watch". "The 20-year-old’s natural talent for singing, songwriting and strumming the guitar has put her at the forefront among up-and-coming musicians in the Emerald Coast." - Derek Bailey. The following year, she graduated first in her class from Full Sail University with her Bachelors Degree in Music Business.
Shortly after graduation, she moved from Orlando to Nashville, and released her debut 5-song EP "The Way Things Go". Later that year, she landed a top 3 spot in The American Songwriter Coffee House Tour Contest. Singer-songwriter judge, John Oates of Hall & Oates, stated, “After hearing the finalists, I can assure any doubters that the future of songwriting is in very good hands… I’d be proud to do a co-write with any of them.”
In 2016, Stephanie’s relationship with her alma mater came full circle when she won an artist development contest run by 3300+Climbing, a Full Sail University student-run initiative that assisted Stephanie in further developing her career. In a matter of weeks, Berlanga and 3300+Climbing had 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.
Stephanie uses her lyrical and melodic talents as a driving force to get her stories out and as a bridge to connect and relate with others, all while staying true to herself through vulnerable performance. "I want to be able to help people through my songs, like so many other artists have helped me. I want my words to be the ones people remember, and my melodies to be the ones that you find yourself humming throughout the day," says Berlanga. Her influences include John Mayer, Fleetwood Mac, Ed Sheeran, Ingrid Michaelson and Taylor Swift.
Stephanie's original music is available on iTunes, Spotify & other digital stores.
FOR BOOKING INQUIRIES EMAIL : StephanieBerlanga@gmail.com