Having promoted some of today’s best known and hottest music acts from when they began their journey, we’re pleased to showcase the amazing talent of solo star: Mary Spender
Mary Spender, 23, a musician based in Bristol, reached #4 in the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts with her single ‘Willpower’ released 16th December 2013. It was also featured on ITV’s ‘Tonight Show’, filmed at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios.
June 30th 2014 will see the release of the ‘Faux Americana ‘ EP’. Recorded in London and Nashville, it has been produced by Ant West (We The Wild, Futures, Layla) and recorded with Aaron David Rodgers (Grammy Nominated Producer based in Nashville).
Read on as we chat exclusively with Mary Spender about performing at Glastonbury and her plans for the future.
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“A unique talented artist, who mixes pop, Americana and blues sounds” – Mark Boardman (Music Journalist).
The past year has seen Mary support Matthew Mayfield, Sam Bradley, Trampled by Turtles, Bruno Major, Sandi Thom, Ruarri Joseph and comedian Dr Phil Hammond. She played at Ronnie Scotts and Glastonbury Festival, completed a solo tour of the UK, Germany and USA, and was even described as ‘one to watch’ by Seasick Steve when he caught her set at the Larmer Tree Festival.
Having graduated from Bristol University with a BA (Hons) degree in classical music, Mary engineered and produced her last two releases ‘The Eclectic EP’ and ‘Live in Philadelphia’ which are both available online. ‘Ignite’ from ‘The Eclectic EP’ won the open category at the UK Songwriting Contest 2012
You’re performing in Germany soon, how did that opportunity come about?
I’ve always heard great things about the singer/songwriter music scene in Germany, and got to experience it for the first time last year (2013),when I booked a short five date tour. The response was so great, that I was invited back in June this year. I don’t have management so I sort my own bookings, so it was my own general inquisitiveness, research and “neckiness” that got me the shows in Germany.
Here is the link to her latest live video: Melancholy Parade
You can also purchase physical copies of Mary’s music by visiting: http://maryspender.bigcartel.com/
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