Merissa Mackie is a hard working, energetic, passionate singer, songwriter, musician, actress, model, and recording artist. Mackie was surrounded by music the first day she was born. By the age of 2 she was dressing up in costumes, singing her favorite songs, and memorizing every Disney movie she watched from start to finish. Merissa was only 3 months old when her father passed away from a hit and run accident. As a little girl she started singing and performing in her church choir, there Merissa trained with an American Idol Finalist.
When Mackie was a little girl she fell from a zip line and fractured her tailbone which put her in the hospital. After that she was temporarily in a wheel chair. Mackie got physically bullied and teased at school for being different. When she was in a wheel chair her teacher told her she couldn't play at recess and had to sit at a lunch table. Instead of playing with the other kids she would listen to radio stations from her portable CD player. Merissa asked her mom to homeschool her so she could pursue her career.
Mackie started appearing in musical theater projects working and training with an On Broadway Professional. When she turned 10 she won a free week of acting classes at a acting school in California, there her passion for acting grew even more.
In 2017 Merissa created a comedy channel called The Merissa Show where she was acting, filming, directing, producing, photographing, and writing scripts for.
Mackie started becoming even more passionate and serious about her career. She took piano, guitar, and vocal lessons and taught herself how to play the ukulele on YouTube. She saved up all her allowance and birthday money to purchase her very first ukulele. Merissa then wrote her first song on the guitar when she was 11 and started performing everywhere she could at fairs, festivals, events, shopping centers, competitions, street performing, open mics, karaoke, fundraisers, etc. She sang and wrote songs everywhere she went. One summer Mackie went street performing almost every single day and earned enough money from tips to purchase her own amp and mic. She never missed an opportunity to perform.
Some of her past performances are: NAMM for Beyerdynamics & Harmon (JBL, AKG, Harmon Kardon), The San Diego Fair, The OC Fair, Vidcon, House of Blues, & Daily Live streaming performances as a Featured broadcaster on a popular live streaming app.
Merissa is inspired by a wide range of artists such as: The Beatles, Zendaya, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Harry Styles, Big Time Rush, Charlie Puth, Shawn Mendes, and The Spice Girls.
If you were to put Mackie's musical style in a box it would be Pop that has a Quirky, fun, goofy, and hilarious twist. Just like her personality! Her songs are funny, relatable, and insanely catchy!! Merissa Mackie's debut single The Pj Song is out now and her debut music video is coming soon which she directed!
Mackie is currently working with Andrew Lane a Multi Platinum Award Winning Producer. He has developed many notable artists that are in the business today who are not only singers and writers, but TV actors and actresses such as Becky G, Ross Lynch, and Blake Michaels just to name a few. Andrew is also responsible for developing social media stars like Carson Lueders, Jordyn Jones, as well as many finalists on American Idol and the Voice.
Merissa continues to work hard on her craft daily. She is currently recording singles which were all written by herself.
Merissa Mackie has a powerful voice and fun songs that she is excited to amplify to the world.