“After a couple of listens to This, That & The Other, you’ll find yourself nodding your head as her clever storytelling tunes wash over you.”
— Steve Taylor R2 Magazine
The Making of Cry
“Of the literally thousands of artists we've covered over the years, one that ranks highest amongst the discoveries is Marina”
“Occasionally you come across an artist that not only writes a fantastic narrative, but also seemingly makes everything they touch sound like their own”
Marina recently worked with The Warm and Toasty Club, having been commissioned, along with co-writer Jules Fox Allen, to compose three songs based on the memories of residents at retirement complexes for the Coast To Coast Project. All three songs are now complete and you can support the wonderful work of The Warm and Toasty Club by buying the EP or one of the tracks. BUY
January 2016 saw Folkstock Records release Marina's latest album This, That & The Other. A self produced & recorded album, she has come a long way from making those first tentative steps...
Marina came to performing late in life, however, very soon after making the decision to "come out of the kitchen" to widen her audience she was awarded Arts Council funding, via the Escalator Project, to record a debut album, Somewhere Down The Line, using this as a platform she has since reached audiences never previously thought possible.
The self penned song Cry won the Oldies Composers Competition, judged by BBC Radio 2 presenters including Ken Bruce, Bob Harris, Johnny Walker and the late Sir Terry Wogan, resulting in Anthony Head singing the song live on ITVs This Morning, and gaining airplay on numerous radio stations including the BBC.
Marina was nominated on Soundcloud as Soundclouder of the day with the song The Guilty One and also added to their International Women's Day playlist, this has resulted in thousands of plays all over the world.
She has had success with lots of radio play, including BBC6Music with Little Black Cloud and The Moon both of which were selected for the Tom Robinson Mixtape via 'Fresh On The Net'
Festivals played include the Cambridge Folk Festival, where a definite highlight was playing on Stage 2 with Brian McNeil.
“Not many artists make me listen to, not just the words, but the sound of those words, I mean every ‘S’ & every ‘T’. An incredibly smooth, real , natural voice & talent. Beautiful.”
— Glenn Maltman - Fresh On The Net