LCM ARTIST OF THE WEEK
Genre: Folk, Americana, Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter
Location: Norwich, UK
Discography: Somewhere Down The Line (2007), Migration (2009), My Own Little Piece Of Sky EP (2013) The Blue Lady EP (2014), Triple A side EP (2014), This, That & The Other (2016)
Record Company: If Only Records
The multi award-winning Marina Florance is a hidden gem of a singer-songwriter. A 'Folkstock' favourite whose heartfelt and reflective music is greatly enjoyed by all those who find it. Not only does Marina have a great smoky vocal but she is also an inventive songwriter too. She really is an artist whose music is worth exploring and getting to know further. Marina came to live music performance later in life after singing and writing music for a long time just in her kitchen. She won the very prestigious 'Oldie Composers' award (in aid of Barnardos) in 2012 and her song 'Cry' was sung live on ITV's 'This Morning' by Anthony Head, Toni Wells and Bond.' The competition was judged by BBC Radio 2 presenters including Ken Bruce, Bob Harris, Johnny Walker and the late Sir Terry Wogan.
Marina will be releasing her new single 'Every Woman' on the 4th July
Marina recently worked with The Warm and Toasty Club, having been commissioned, along with co-writer Jules Fox Allen, to compose three songs based on the memories of residents at retirement complexes for the Coast To Coast Project. All three songs are now complete and you can support the wonderful work of The Warm and Toasty Club by buying the EP or one of the tracks.
Marina came to performing late in life, however, very soon after making the decision to "come out of the kitchen" to widen her audience 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 never previously thought possible.
Marina was nominated on Soundcloud as Soundclouder of the day with the song The Guilty One and also added to their International Women's Day playlist, this has resulted in thousands of plays all over the world.