Mari is an Italian singer songwriter who has always been immersed in music . She graduated with a degree in Technical Communications and Music Marketing and she produced and presented the program on the Italian based web radio ‘RAZ’ called ‘Pick Out’. The program was created around Mari’s favourite trip-hop and electronic bands: Air, Portishead, Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation, Goldfrapp and Zero 7, one of whose members she would work with in the future.
Mari worked with various music magazines where she had opportunities to know and interview numerous international musicians and singers. One of these the American guitarist Gary Lucas with whom she wrote ‘You Will See My Flame Again,’ an unreleased song dedicated to a great Lucas’ friend, well renowned singer, songwriter and guitarist, the late Jeff Buckley. A decisive meeting for Mari’s career has been the one with Mozez , the front man with the million selling Zero 7 with whom she co-wrote her debut album ‘Gentle Beauty’, a collection of 12 songs produced by Mozez for his record label Numen Records.
Free, the second single from the album has been re-mixed by Raj Gupta ( Gorillaz, Shirley Bassey, Freddie Mercury and many more). After being n.1 on JunoRecords Dance charts for several weeks, the remix together with Mari’s album Gentle Beauty are now available to download on Numen Records and on iTunes , Amazon, Spotify and all the major online music distributors.
A new single Blue Is My Favourite Colour feat Mozez and written together with Mozez and the italian author Vincenzo Incense is due to be release in late 2016. The video of the track is available to watch on Youtube here.
Mari is currently working with Mozez on her second album.
‘I believe that there should be no rules to follow when you write a song. There is a timeless dimension which contains all the notes and all the combinations, past and yet to come, and if you’re lucky, it chooses you and gives you a gift, a song’. Mari.