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The name Demi Marriner is common tongue in the UK music scene, and for good reason.
Demi Marriner is a girl with many strings to her bow each as unique and strong as the last. Armed with a stack of notebooks, a head full of ideas and a collection of incredible jackets, Demi Marriner is a songwriter well worth keeping track of. Demi’s passion and emotion is so contagious, it is almost impossible to not be captivated from the offset. Riding shotgun alongside her unique, outstanding songwriting are Demi’s powerful, emotive live performances. Demi’s confidence and professionalism on stage sparkle even more than her guitar strap and matching capo. Whether she’s pouring out her heart in an intimate solo shows, or kicking down the doors with her incredible backing band, Demi knows how to impress.
Winner of the Whispering Bob Harris' Emerging Artist Award at the 2021 UK Americana Awards, Demi is set to release a spell binding and much anticipated album in 2021.With endorsements from Whispering Bob Harris, Under The Apple Tree, Chris Difford, The House Of Songs and AMA UK, Demi is no doubt an artist to look out for.
After a successful debut EP 'Tracks and Trails', and follow up EP 'Dandelion' reaching numbers 1 and 2 respectively in the iTunes UK Country Album Charts, the songstress' boots have travelled across the UK, Europe and USA and have already graced many a great stage, including performances at Americana Fest Nashville, Wilderness Festival, Beardy Folk Festival, Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival and Countryfile Live to name a few. She has also been invited to perform with Rufus Wainwright, Guy Chambers, Sam Outlaw, Jarrod Dickenson, Jon Gomm, Wildwood Kin, Ferris & Sylvester, Elles Bailey, Cattle and Cane, Tia McGraff, BJ Barham and many many more.
As well as performing her own music, co-writing with/for other artists and being invited to various songwriting retreats such as Chris Diffords' retreat at Pennard House and The House of Songs retreat in Arkansas, Demi has also written for numerous TV and film productions, including a collaboration with the writers of multi-award winning musical ‘Dearly Departed’ to provide a full original score to their movie, which has gone on to receive awards from the likes of The Royal Television Society, Cheltenham International Film Festival and Bellingham Music Film Festival, as well as winning ‘Best International Film’ at the Carolina Fear Fest Awards.
"One of the leading ladies on the live UK country circuit"
- Nick Cantwell, Belles and Gals.
"A fantastic and instantly recognisable voice and sheer determination"
- MBC Blogging.
"There are two distinct facets to Demi's music - there’s a glorious feel for melody with a host of memorable tunes and hummable hooks, but this is juxtaposed with a lyrical power that has the ability to sucker punch you when you least expect it and make you breathe in sharply."
- Geoffrey Head, SLAP MAG.