Marie McGilvray began writing and performing her mysterious music in her early teens. Offering luscious melodies against a cinematic landscape of spacious arrangements, her ethereal alternative/pop/folk sound has been compared to artists like Kate Bush and Sarah McLachlan. Listeners feel comforted and consoled even as McGilvray’s lyrics surprise, intrigue, and reach their innermost spaces.
Her latest Ante M band release, Solitary World, was produced by Mark Ephraim (Neko Case, The New Pornographers, Neckbeard Telecaster) and is a song collection that explores both sides of being human: the physical world in which life is temporary, finite, mortal; the realm in which we win and lose, we make mistakes and are triumphant, we are emotional, we need. We can experience being alone, Solitary. There's also the realm of Spirit that is all around us and within us; the realm in which we are eternal, infinite, immortal, whole and complete; where we are connected to Life and each other. We are all One, Solitary.
In 2007, McGilvray released her debut EP “Big Love,” and her song “Mockingbird” was featured regionally in the 2008 Presidential campaign. She was a finalist in the Eddie's Attic Songwriter’s Shootout – a bi-annual show that features some of the best up and coming singer-songwriters in the country. Marie performed as a guest of the Songwriter’s Showcase at the Bitter End in New York; Other guest performances include: the Bluebird Café, the Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis, the Midpoint Music Festival, and Googie's in New York.
She is known to appeal to creative, adventurous, nature-hugging, trend-bending, beauty-loving music and art fans.
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