Biography

British musician Mary Epworth’s debut album, Dream Life, is inspired by nature and landscape and inhabits two worlds:  a dark, ghostly English winter, and the light of an imagined idyllic California.

Mary has been making significant waves in her home country since releasing Dream Life on her own label, Hand Of Glory. Overwhelming radio support has included 3 singles playlisted on BBC 6 Music and ‘Black Doe’ picked as BBC Radio 1’s Hottest Record In The World.

Much praise has come from the press, including Q magazine calling the album “Psych pop splendour… Experimentalism, melody and narrative co-existing in appealing balance”, and Record Collector awarding the album five stars and hailing it as “A work of bracing originality… Immaculately sung and graced throughout with intelligent, song-serving arrangements and inspired production touches.”

This attention has lead to Mary and her band performing sold-out headline shows and many festival appearances including Festival Number 6, Bestival, SXSW and The Great Escape. At the Liverpool International Music Festival, Mary was part of a one-off supergroup with Boy George, Bernard Butler, Mark King, Tim Burgess and Hollie Cook.

In 2014 Mary embarked on a 19-date UK and European tour supporting Welcome To Night Vale and joining them on stage during their show. The sold-out tour included two nights at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
This was followed in 2015 by a 36-date US tour with Welcome To Night Vale, again sold-out and including the legendary Orpheum in Los Angeles. (For the uninitiated, Welcome To Night Vale is a US podcast phenomenon – one of the most downloaded podcasts in the world and a wildly popular stage show).

Mary is currently recording her second album which is close to completion, and scoring the hit new Podcast “Within The Wires”.