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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 year, Mary has amassed 9 million hits on her YouTube channel, released two singles and toured the UK, all independently.
Mary has formed a niche audience who appreciate her unique style of playing and performing, but it was all down to 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 Santana, KT Tunstall and James Valentine (Maroon 5). Mary has found an interactive community who are incredible supportive of Mary’s independent artist status.
Mary will only be releasing more original music in 2019 and announcing a tour – so watch this space…
Vocals: Mic XLR, Boom stand (will provide my own dynamic microphone - Shure KSM8)
Guitar Amp (SM57 needed)
Power Supply for Pedalboard - Stage Front
Full Band Performance - Download Link (PDF)
“Spender's channel is absolutely chock full of fantastic insight, advice and inspiration for songwriters. She checks out cool new gear and throws up the odd cover too.”
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".