According to her father, Marla Brennan was singing before she could talk! She grew up in Lorain, Ohio where her father was a huge music lover who exposed her to a wide variety of artists. Later, while studying Communications at the Ohio State University, Marla began writing music in addition to her singing performances on campus. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree, she moved to Boston in 1988, pursuing both music and a career in financial services.
Returning to the Cleveland area in 1996, she joined the very popular Pink Floyd tribute band “Wish You Were Here” in 1999 as a backup singer. She was with the group for 22 years, performing regularly to sell-out crowds at the Odeon, the House of Blues main stage, large outdoor venues, and small regional theaters. Their following grew to thousands!
She shared the stage with Paul Shaffer and Will Lee (Late Night with David Letterman's band) as she sang backing vocals for Deniece Williams ("Let's Hear It for the Boy") and A Taste of Honey ("Boogie Oogie Oogie") at Cleveland's Public Hall for a concert honoring Ronnie Spector. Other artists who performed that night were Ronnie Spector, Russel Thompkins Jr. (The Stylistics), and Billy Squier.
Marla and her husband, guitarist Mark Brennan, run Story Road Studio in Fairview Park, Ohio where they record aspiring artists and produce Marla’s ongoing repertoire of original music.