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Come To Me

Maryen Cairns

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With COME TO ME Maryen has recorded a true singer/songwriter’s album. Diverse and genre crossing, it is refreshingly outside the box. Inspired by the red dust and lunar landscapes of WA’s Kimberley and Pilbara regions, the album was produced and arranged by Chris Kimsey, legendary producer for the Rolling Stones, INXS, and Peter Frampton. Maryen’s original vocal, guitar and piano recordings are augmented with a live band including Jennifer Maidman (Boy George, Penguin Cafe Orchestra), Paddy Milner (Tom Jones), Evan Jenkins (Neil Cowley Trio), Karlos  Edwards (Robert Palmer, Michael Buble), Ollie Clark, Arwen Kernaghan, Sani Bolton and Maryen’s son Elvis Kernaghan, guesting on electric guitar. 

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SINGLE - THE MOUTH OF THE GODDESS

The Mouth Of The Goddess

Maryen Cairns

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The Mouth of The Goddess is the 2nd Single from the forthcoming album COME TO ME and is released 14th December 2018. (NOTE PLEASE: if you Pre-Order COME TO ME - release date 22 February 2019 - then this single is sent to you on 14 December 2018 OR directly after you make the purchase, whichever occurs first).

A vision of actual physical possession by The Goddess...

Drums - Evan Jenkins Bass - Jennifer Maidman Guitars - nylon, electric - Ollie Clark Piano, Accordion - Paddy Milner Percussion - Karlos Edwards Shaker, vocals, guitar - Maryen Cairns Written by Maryen Cairns Produced & Arranged by Chris Kimsey Mixed by George Murphy at Eastcote Studios Recorded in Springbrook, QLD & Eastcote Studios

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SINGLE - THE DEVIL'S FLY

The Devil's Fly

Maryen Cairns

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1st Single from COME TO ME released 26 October 2018. The Devil's Fly is a mythical, windswept, barren place, somewhere between Quilpie QLD and the Western Australian ocean. Wikipedia - “a vlaie, vly /vlaɪ/ or fly /flaɪ/ is a swamp or marsh” Recorded with a live band including Jennifer Maidman (Boy George, Penguin Cafe Orchestra), Paddy Milner (Tom Jones), Evan Jenkins (Neil Cowley Trio), Karlos  Edwards (Robert Palmer, Michael Buble), Ollie Clark, Sani Bolton and Maryen’s son Elvis Kernaghan guesting on electric guitar.  Produced and Arranged by Chris Kimsey. Mixed by George Murphy. Recorded in Springbrook QLD and Eastcote Studios.

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Femina Australis (Digital Download only OR CD plus Digital Download)

Femina Australis

Maryen Cairns

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INCLUDED in the digital download - PDF OF THE BOOK, includes all lyrics, stories, illustrations & credits.

The Physical CD comes in the BOOK!

Bringing to life some of the stories of Australia’s most remarkable women - some well-known, many almost forgotten - among them Birrung, Mary Reibey, Tarenorerer, Caroline Chisholm, Grace Bussel, Elizabeth “Jessie” Hickman, Edith Cowan, Joyce Barry, Oodgeroo Noonuccal AKA poet Kath Walker and Granny Lum Loy.

UK producer Chris Kimsey produced Femina Australis, building on Maryen’s home studio recordings in his London studio with the help of some impressive musicians, among them film-score composer Hal Lindes, who had been the second guitarist in Dire Straits; American keyboards player Red Young (Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Eric Burdon) and UK musicians drummer Ash Soan (Del Amitri, Squeeze, Robbie Williams) and bass player Jennifer Maidman (Penguin Café Orchestra, Joan Armatrading, The Proclaimers), while Katherine-based Indigenous artist and Wardaman elder, Bill Yidumduma Harney brought a traditional Whirlwind Song to Maryen’s final song on the album, Australis. A proud mother of four, her youngest son, Elvis Kernaghan, even provides some wailing electric guitar licks on the track Tarenorerer.

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Femina Australis - CD ONLY (does not include digital download)

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The CD of Femina Australis is packaged in the book.

Bringing to life some of the stories of Australia’s most remarkable women - some well-known, many almost forgotten - among them Birrung, Mary Reibey, Tarenorerer, Caroline Chisholm, Grace Bussel, Elizabeth “Jessie” Hickman, Edith Cowan, Joyce Barry, Oodgeroo Noonuccal AKA poet Kath Walker and Granny Lum Loy - here is Maryen Cairns’ new album, Femina Australis, presented in a Bookpack that will fit with your CD collection, with a double page spread of every song including lyrics, the story and illustrations by artist Sharon McLeod.

UK producer Chris Kimsey produced Femina Australis, building on Maryen’s home studio recordings in his London studio with the help of some impressive musicians, among them film-score composer Hal Lindes, who had been the second guitarist in Dire Straits; American keyboards player Red Young (Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Eric Burdon) and UK musicians drummer Ash Soan (Del Amitri, Squeeze, Robbie Williams) and bass player Jennifer Maidman (Penguin Café Orchestra, Joan Armatrading, The Proclaimers), while Katherine-based Indigenous artist and Wardaman elder, Bill Yidumduma Harney brought a traditional Whirlwind Song to Maryen’s final song on the album, Australis. A proud mother of four, her youngest son, Elvis Kernaghan, even provides some wailing electric guitar licks on the track Tarenorerer.

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Stories From The Red Tent is Maryen Cairns' 4th solo album, written, performed, recorded & produced by Maryen in her eco-friendly off-the-grid yurt in SE Queensland, Australia, mixed by Rob Feaster at Quad Studios in Nashville, USA.

The natural surroundings Maryen recorded in are echoed in the music... piano, acoustic guitar, vocals vocals vocals harmonising... bodram, treble recorder, percussion, strings... every note matters... the sonic journey is far reaching and will echo back in your mind long after the CD has played.

Stories From The Red Tent is a concept album where all the songs occur in a women’s space known as The Red Tent, where in times gone by the women would retreat for a few days each month. Together they would relax, talking & telling stories whilst others did their usual chores. The stories on this CD encompass birth, Goddesses, the want of a child, lost love, Mother Earth ; our relationship with the land, Starflow, the last dragon, and the loss of personal privacy through surveillance. Poetic and political, there are real issues here that are contentious, and what better way for these views to be aired than from inside The Red Tent.

With an hour of music consisting of 12 songs ranging from 2 and a 1/2; minutes (Red Tent Jive) to over 8 minutes (Watch The Dragon Rise) Maryen takes the listener on a journey of acoustic instruments & both earthy and heavenly vocals (Starflow). The Red Tent is the single released with the album though there are many radio may enjoy... The Face of a Child, Twelve Hawks, Deep In A Women's Memory, Come Home and Red Tent Jive spring to mind.> Finally, the album ends with Homebirth, the song which has recieved53,000+ views on YouTube together with photographer Deirdrie Cullen's birth images.

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Darkly lucid Storyteller, creator & host of Sydney Songwriters and The Mfest (www.mfest.com.au

Who is Maryen Cairns? As a very young musician she went to London for a three-week holiday - she stayed for 10 years. During that time she recorded two albums (released by the U.S. label Progressive International): The Pictures Within and For Eternity. Rolling Stones producer Chris Kimsey produced her first single Too Young To Die - on his own time! Kimsey brought Maryen in to sing on Scottish rock legend Fish's album Internal Exile. Maryen's band opened the show for a huge variety of artists including The Troggs, Sarah Jane Morris, Fish, UFO and Desmond Dekker. Maryen's had long blonde hair; she's had a shaved head. A very wild teenager who became a lyrical raconteur, Maryen is a friend to countless writers and artists through her fierce support of original music being heard in our communities. She has also not given up the pleasures of being a woman for her artistic sensibilities - she has 4 children! Her belief? You have to have a life and experience living to the max.

STORIES FROM BENEATH is self-released in 2004 on her own label, Sydney Songwriters. This is her third album, but her first Australian Release. Here you find eleven tracks which take you on an intimate journey through one woman's life... stories of truth and lucidity, snapshots of a life varied and wild. From the Scottish heritage of Voices From Scotland through the teenage horror of Kids From The 'Burbs to the eternal questions in Every Moment Saved to all the answers in What Women Want, this album is a woman's album. Even the simplicity with which the songs are performed cut through the sound barriers to carry forth this woman's message with astonishing clarity upon the mostly two and three piece unions of vocals, trombone, acoustic guitar & piano. STORIES FROM BENEATH is the marvelous antidote to the current trend for sonic maelstroms and syncopated confusion. Recorded with little regard for the bent of the short form radio formula, STORIES FROM BENEATH boasts strong tales, some running almost eight minutes (Voices From Scotland) returning listeners to the halcyon days of real music and real songs! Yes, there are a couple under 4 minutes though! (This Love and Twist)

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