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Award-winning Adele-Marina Wilding is a multi-talented singer/songwriter, composer/arranger and pianist. She paid her dues on the UK music scene, where she established herself as a respected, crossover singer/songwriter. Having begun her professional singer-songwriter career eight years ago, Adele-Marina has released three self-produced, commercial CDs: Emeralds (& Other Little Gems) (2004, Blue Dawn Records), Sketches On Blue: Limited Edition EP (2005, Blue Dawn Records) and Portholes & Skylights: Limited Edition EP (2009, ProdiGal Records). Tracks from all three releases have resulted in excellent reviews and airplay/appearances on national and international radio.
Born in Colchester, England and raised in Canada and Europe, Adele-Marina is a classically trained pianist and contralto. Her formative influences included Robert Schumann and the French Impressionist composers. Adele-Marina’s musical training culminated in the Diploma in Jazz and Popular Music Studies (performance, composition and arranging) from the renowned Goldsmiths College, University of London. She has since been performing her original songs and arrangements in premiere venues in the UK and beyond: the Jazz Café, Rhythm & Muse, the Hackney Empire Bullion Room, the Troubadour Club, Biddle Bros (London), Rockers (Glasgow), Lady of the Lake (Canada), Sam's Place (Canada), among many others. Gig highlights include solo and duo appearances at the Vortex Jazz Club, London. Festivals include the Tavistock Music & Arts Festival, Devon (2006) and the Edinburgh Fringe (2009).
UK highlights include inaugural Winner of the BWA Nina Simone Award 2005 (for which she was again nominated in 2008), Semi Finalist in the UK Songwriting Contest (2006/07) and invited Performer at the NME/Uncut Artist Showcase in Central London (2009).
Adele-Marina is currently working on a full-length version of 'Portholes & Skylights'. This will be her fourth and final, singer-songwriter CD.