This Scottish born Australian moved to the island of Guernsey not long before covid hit, so she was isolated in a place full of history’s remains, and within this new world a seed of creativity germinated into something sweet.
Easy rhythms support lilting vocals, with acoustically based songs spanning a wide range within the folky pop genre, encapsulating all the way from new age through to indie rock - and make no mistake, she does rock! - telling stories of smugglers, gold rushes, strong women, and of hope for the future, all through song utilising drums (sits on a cajon with pedals playing a medicine drum & clap sticks), acoustic guitar & piano.
Maryen took the opportunity of covid induced time-out to not only up-skill her home studio knowledge, but also to connect with new listeners through live streaming. Her club, The Cairns Club, has led to real communication about the music and has led to her newly launched Cairns Club Inner Circle. 2023’s gigs in the UK are in response to the new fans wanting to see her live!
Maryen’s new album, ANEW was released on the 11th November 2022.
“This feels like the first music I’ve ever made… I’m unmasked as an artist. I’m naked. Here I am anew.”