Folk, Country, Americana
A singer/songwriter originally from London, Marina’s music crosses a number of genres & has been described as Americana, Folk & Country, while she doubtless draws inspiration from many sources, her voice & style are uniquely her own.
She has been compared to some of the best vocalists in the music world, from Stevie Nicks to Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash to Nanci Griffith.
Marina came to performing late in life although very soon after making the decision to "come out of the kitchen" 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 not previously thought possible.
Jan 2019, Marina, & co-writer Jules Fox Allen, won the FATEA Innovation Award alongside The Warm & Toasty Club founder, Johnno Casson, for the lottery & Arts Council funded, Memory Afternoons Project.
Marina worked with The Warm & Toasty Club between 2017-2019 & along with Jules, she was commissioned to compose six songs based on the memories of residents at retirement complexes along the Essex Coast & in Colchester. All six, evocative songs, are now complete & the music can be heard here
Fly beyond the border
March 2018 Marina independently released her second studio album which features collaborations with Kate Dimbleby & Johnno Casson. Available on all streaming platforms, it has received great reviews, Every Woman being one of the most popular with beautiful BVs from Cathryn Craig.
This, That & The Other
Released January 2016 on Folkstock Records. The album represented a big leap forward for Marina as she also recorded & produced it. One of the tracks ‘Little Black Cloud' was selected for the Tom Robinson BBC6 Music Mixtape via 'Fresh On The Net'.
BBC6Music has also played The Moon from the EP ‘my own little piece of the sky’
She was nominated via Soundcloud as Soundclouder of the day with her song The Guilty One & added to their International Women's Day playlist.
The self-penned song 'Cry' won the Oldies Composers Competition judged by BBC Radio 2 presenters including Bob Harris & the late Sir Terry Wogan to name a few & resulting in Anthony Head (actor & singer) performing the song live on ITVs This Morning.
Festivals played include, Cambridge Folk Festival, where a definite highlight was playing on Stage 2 with Brian McNeil.
“Of the literally thousands of artists we've covered over the years, one that ranks highest amongst the discoveries is Marina”