"Selena Mars is one of the few artists operating today whose songs create a complete world of their own. Discover her now!" Phil Strongman Music Journalist & Author
Selena Mars is an international composer and actress, living and working on both sides of the Atlantic. She has been seen on both big and small screens, notably appearing opposite Willem Dafoe in Abel Ferrara's 4:44 Last Day on Earth and in ID Discovery's Stalked: Someone's Watching. Recently, SM had the opportunity to write and record songs with Johnny Cash's former band The Tennessee Three/Bob Wootton for a film and music project she created titled Light of Day. Producer D.Clark whose credits include work with Florence+the Machine and Franz Ferdinand is also part of the music team.
SM's unique voice and outside-the-box writing style caught the attention of several well known producers leading her to writing and recording sessions with Platinum award winners Andreo 'Fanatic' Heard (Michael Jackson), Talvin Singh (Madonna/Bjork) and Chiba Antoine (Amy Winehouse/Destiny's Child). She also collaborated with Chris Flam (Mos Def, Nick Cave) for Future Shock, a Rawkus Records compilation.
Before beginning a career as a solo artist, SM toured the United States as a backing vocalist/dancer for artists on RCA and J Records, while pursuing an acting and modeling career-all by the age of 20. After signing with a talent agency in London, England SM booked several national commercials straight away, as well as walk-on and recurring roles on British TV, including the modern cult classics Footballer's Wives and Bad Girls.
It was also during this time that SM felt inspired by music once again and began writing what would become her first EP Empty. She recorded Empty in New York City at the same studio where Alice Smith recorded her first album, with the same producer- Alex Elena, who was nominated for a Grammy shortly thereafter. Josh Valleau aka DJ Industrial Average (John Legend's longtime pianist) was also instrumental in the making of Empty along with Imani Coppola. The single When I Walk Out, from Empty, is part of the soundtrack for the feature film Non Compos Mentis. SM also appears in two scenes in the film.
Some recent places you can see and hear SM are- on European music channels, SM is behind the keyboard in French superstar Chimene Badi and Grammy winner Billy Paul's music video Ain't No Mountain High Enough which has over 145,000 YouTube views to date. SM is a familiar voice on SiriusXM Radio as an announcer.
Selena's charities include Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America.