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CONTACT DETAILS
Mary Spender
info@maryspender.com
+44 (0) 787 1855 291

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/MarySpender
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/MarySpender
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarySpender
Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/maryspender
Website: https://www.maryspender.com
Soundcloud: https://www.soundcloud.com/MarySpender
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/MarySpender

TECH SPEC
Solo Performance
Vocals: Mic XLR, Boom stand (will provide my own dynamic microphone – Shure KSM8)
Electric Guitar (also a bass signal):
Guitar Amp (SM57 needed)
Bass Amp (SM57 needed)
Power Supply for Pedalboard – Stage Front

Full Band Performance – Download Link (PDF)

PHOTOS
Download link to High-res photos of Mary Spender

AUDIO
Studio Recordings
‘Primrose’
‘Long Island City’

Live Recordings
‘Caffe Vivaldi (Live)’
‘Spire (Live)’

VIDEO
Original Music
‘Stars and Stripes (Video)’

Cover Video
‘Genghis Khan by Miike Snow’

BIO
Combining her sultry voice and electric guitar to create pop songs infused with blues and soul, Mary Spender’s songwriting showcases her virtuosic style of guitar playing as well as her wide vocal range.

In the last 18 months, Mary has sold out standalone headline shows in Bristol and London, but now after a year spent growing her online presence in the guitar world, she’s proud to announce her debut headline tour with DHP.

She has toured the UK, Europe and US; highlights include supporting Gabrielle Aplin and Joey Landreth as well as performing at iconic venues such as The Bluebird Café in Nashville.

After years of trying to appeal to everyone, Mary took a step back and started to focus on a niche audience who would appreciate her unique style of playing and performing. Starting a series on YouTube called ‘Tuesday Talks’ that is predominantly targeted towards guitarists and singer/songwriters, Mary shares her own experiences or interviews prominent artists such as KT Tunstall, Devin Townsend and Joanne Shaw Taylor. Mary has found an interactive community who are incredible supportive of Mary’s independent artist status.

Performing songs from her latest EPs, ‘Taking Shape’ and ‘Faux Americana’ Mary is currently working on a new release to coincide with the tour.

PRESS
Drunken Werewolf (Live Review)
“This girl can hit a note. Slipping effortlessly between soul and jazz, it’s a charm to see Mary play to such a large audience after all her hard work.”

Hide The Line (Live Review)
“Smoothly slipping between soul and jazz, Mary had every single pair of eyes and ears in the room hooked on her.  Her narrative tracks seem to tell the bittersweet story of her love-life through simplistic lyrics. Fortunately, these coincide with her incredible vocal tones and ability to engage with her audience.”

Bristol 247 (Live Review)
“Her narrative songs, complete with Joni-esque vocal swoops and throaty asides, caught the stories of her life, with I Saw You an intricate portrayal of the bitter-sweetness of encountering an ex. It was well delivered, with crisp guitar playing nicely combining bass and rhythm”

Female Arts (Release Review)
“take the attitude of Janis Joplin, the soul of Joni Mitchell, combine them together in 21st Century indie-loving Bristol and there you have it – the enigma that is – Mary Spender”

Renowned For Sound (Release Review)
“The Bristol based Singer-songwriter has come on leaps and bounds with Faux Americana.  With its added invention and twists and turns it will leave the listener wanting more”.