Mara Simpson (Südafrika)
With a style of songwriting equally as eclectic as her background, Mara delivers an old soul voice with a unique perspective, recently quoted by New Zealand Musician Magazine as Soulful, sincere, warm, rich and intimate. The songwriting is stunning.’ Her new highly acclaimed album saw her collaborate with New Zealand household names Warren Maxwell, Jean Pompey and Ed Zuccollo (Trinity Roots, Eru Dangerspeil) and UK producer Dan Goudie (Florence and the Machine, Katie Tunstall). This year also saw Mara features on ex-Genesis band member Ray Wilson’s solo album Chasing Rainbows’. But UK / Kenyan songwriter Mara Simpson doesn’t stay still for long. Off the back of her 25 date New Zealand tour, Mara returns to Europe where she now calls Berlin home and embarks upon a series of shows in Germany, Czech Republic, England, Ireland and France.