Monday, October 3, 2016

Marnie Stern (CAS ’97), Electric Guitar Player in The 8G Band on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," on Touring and Television



The 8G Band on Late Night with Seth Meyers is, according to Brooklyn Magazine, "Late Night’s Indie Band." Marnie Stern (CAS ’97), named to Elle Magazine’s list of the “12 Greatest Female Electric Guitarists,” shared with us her experiences performing on late night TV and touring internationally as a singer-songwriter.

What was your experience at NYU?

I started in Tisch School of the Arts for Acting but, after the first semester, I switched to CAS to study Journalism for a more well-rounded education. I'm still very close with all of my NYU friends, and it's been 20 years so that's saying a lot. I have a lot of fond memories in the dining hall and in the dorms.

When did you start playing music?

I started at NYU, kicking around some open chords and working on songwriting. I played some open mics in the West Village during college.

You have four albums under the Kill Rock Stars label. When did you know that you wanted to be a singer-songwriter?

I knew definitively after graduation. I realized that I had to choose something to do that I loved. And I started playing shows in the East Village for small amounts of money.