Mary Spender

Singer songwriter Mary Spender has been a regular fixture on Bristol’s live music circuit for a few years now, but has only recently started committing her dulcet tones to record.

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 2 Jun 2014
  • min read
Singer songwriter Mary Spender has been a regular fixture on Bristol’s live music circuit for a few years now, but has only recently started committing her dulcet tones and classic songwriting to record.

Her pithy guitar style and soulful husky notes are at the fore of all her recorded output to date, which includes The Eclectic EP - a diverse collection of folk songs which certainly live up to their title.

But it was her most recent single, Willpower, which proved the power and reach of Mary’s skills. The December 2013 release won her plaudits from far and wide, and was featured on ITV’s Tonight Show.

The past year has seen Mary branch out from her Bristol base to support Matthew Mayfield, Sam Bradley, Sandi Thom, Bruno Major and comedian Dr Phil Hammond.

She’s also played at Glastonbury Festival and was recently described by Seasick Steve as ‘one to watch’.

Her new EP, Faux Americana, was recorded in London and Nashville, and was produced by Ant West (We The Wild, Layla, Futures) and recorded with Grammy-nominated Nashville producer Aaron David Rodgers.

It’s release on 30 June and will be supported by a session with BBC Radio Bristol and live shows across the summer.

Find out more at http://www.maryspender.com/