Biography of Marie Chain
Marie Chain went to see the world when she was a young lady. She slogged away in part-time jobs, scraped her savings together, and on leaving school moved to Barcelona to make her dream come true of living life as a musician. In Spain, this Soul Pop Blues singer-songwriter, pianist & House Music DJane from Germany began performing on streets and in bars before soon finding herself gigging from Sweden to Switzerland. She even released two albums under her own steam.
Being the free spirit that she is, Marie Chain kept moving.
She relocated to Berlin, and continued to travel the world with sojourns in London, New York and Austin/Texas, where she finally found her own sound. The piano and her earthy soul vocals permeate her music, which flirts with pop and a hint of jazz, and is also evocative of film music. With the glamour of vintage soul and the emotionality of blues touching base with the lightness of house music, it’s only logical that Marie Chain’s mix of genres breaks down barriers just like she herself does. She’s just as much inspired by music from the 1950s and 1960s by the likes of Ray Charles and Etta James as she is by the sounds of the 1990s.
Her latest album ‘Freedom‘ came out in November 2020, followed by the ‘Freedom Vinyl Deluxe Edition‘ in September 2021. ‘I want to move people and inspire them for change and liberation’ explains Marie Chain.
“I want my album to inspire people to live their own freedom as they see fit. That’s so important, now more than ever.” Her determination was spurred on by movements such as the demonstrations for equal rights and environmental protection around the globe. “It’s our responsibility to act now!” she declares. But there’s more to freedom than this. Her album also gets to grips with external expectations and negotiating dependencies between people – for instance when it comes to love and relationships.
Marie’s preoccupation with social issues was already apparent on her debut LP ‘Chainge’, where she dealt with her desire for internal and external transformation. The issues addressed on her follow-up Freedom include not just the rights of members of the LGBTQI+ community, but once again female role models. She has years of experience as a solo artist, in bands and as a session musician, and also collaborated with a wide variety of colleagues ranging from rappers like Kontra K and Alligatoah to producer Charles ‘Chicky’ Reeves (known for his work with James Brown, Prince and the Rolling Stones) and Hansi Kecker (Game Of Thrones Live, Pet Shop Boys, Nena).
Since 2021 she´s been traveling and performing in Guatemala and Mexico. She organized her first self-produced festival ‘Freedom Festival’ in San Marcos/Guatemala in July 2021, folllowed by the 2nd festival in Berlin/Germany in September 2021 and the 3rd edition in Mazunte/Mexico in February 2022. Freedom Feestival is a festival which celebrates freedom, music, spirituality and community – Marie Chain´s philosophy of life.
Her new single “Crazy Dream” is coming out on April 22nd 2022
– sounding like a James Bond theme song and representing the crazy times we´re living in right now…
She´s been performing in festivals and clubs around the globe such as APAP NewYork, Unofficial South By Southwest Showcase Texas/USA, Live At Heart Festival & Amals Schweden, city hall Montreux & Kempinski Hotel Vevey Switzerland, Altacustic Festival Spain, Eagles Nest & Aguila Festival San Marcos/Guatemala, Freedom Festival
( self produced in San Marcos/Guatemala, Berlin/Germany & Mazunte/Mexico), McheTi Mazunte & Hucanii Puerto Escondido/Mexico, Mazagan Hotel Morocco, Harlem Jazzclub Barcelona, Blues & Jazz Festival Bamberg/Germany, Feel Festival in Germany and Kulturbrauerei concert hall, Huxles Neue Welt concert hall, Hotel Adlon, Hilton, Quasimodo and Bflat in Berlin.
She´s also a DJane & producer of House, Progressive House & Disco.