Petrella began her career as a singer/songwriter 26 years ago by creating a fusion of rhythm & blues and country music called Country-Soul. This inventive new sound landed Petrella on the Cover of Cash Box magazine and produced 5 singles that made it to the top 100 on the Country Music Charts with her latest single from the 100 Proof Woman CD going to Number 14 on the Billboard Hot Country single sales chart. Petrella has opened for Gladys Knight and has appeared on the Ernest Tubbs midnight jamboree radio show, performing “Blues Stay Away from Me” and performed at the first ever Country Music Festival in Pomona, CA She has released 2 videos, “Blues Stay Away From Me” which was played from California to South Carolina. Her current video “Working in the USA”, a tribute to the working class people in the USA is on video channel VeVo. She has 7 nationally distributed CDs and has won the Airplay International Golden Microphone Award and the Producer’s Choice Award. Her first album was nominated for Album of the Year by the Nashville Tracker magazine and her single “Blues Stay Away from Me” went to number 50 on the charts and was the #1 ranked independent single by Cashbox Magazine.
Petrella and her band “Mixed Influence” have recently had several very successful shows in California. First was opening for the Delfonics at the Black History Month Parade in Pasadena, then opening for A.J. Croce at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills (where Petrellla’s performance was called “Amazing” by the Club agent), then opening for Billy Vera and The Beater’s at the Canyon club, performing at the Levitt Pavilion, Memorial Park, and performances at Malarkey’s Grill in Long Beach & Maui Sugar Mill Saloon in Tarzana (Where she open for Cadilac Zack’s Blues night).