A highly versatile musician, Line Mari not only sings and writes her own music, she also plays a number of instruments including guitar, piano and harmonica (she is currently also learning to play the fiddle). She has a keen interest in vintage music and vintage guitars and owns several custom made guitars and her own custom-made pedal-board.
Line Mari was born in Tromsø, also living for some time in Svalbard, one of the most Northerly inhabited places in the world. As a child, she grew up regularly witnessing the beauty of the Northern Lights, as well as once having a close encounter with a polar bear whilst at Kindergarten.
Releasing her debut EP Fly High Fly Low in 2014, Line has already gained some recognition in Norway, her EP receiving acclaim from critics including a top score of 6 from Utropia. Her single ‘Why do I Cry’ was even played on national radio.
Having already played a gig in Bedford and recorded in London, the singer is now looking to spread word of her talents to the UK.
Line Mari dreamt of being a musician from birth, dancing in the womb as her mother explains. Although shy at first, by the time she was in her teens Line Mari was writing her own songs and performing. Her shyness has fuelled her songwriting, making her lyrics more personal, emotive and introspective.
Her debut album was released worldwide on Friday 4th November 2016, after being approached by major music producer Rob Cass. He saw her potential and invited her over to the legendary Abbey Road Studios where she began working on her debut album, with the help of cutting edge producer Pearse MacIntyre. Bursting with fresh young vibes ’21 Days’ demonstrates Line Mari’s powerful and distinctive vocals whilst still having a rock infused edge.
Rob Cass has worked with the likes of Robbie Williams, Will Young and Paloma Faith amongst others.
The album cover itself is really special – exclusively for the first edition, a small amount of real gold has been pressed into the 21 Days logo. The portrait of Line Mari on the cover is the work of upcoming German artist, Pixie Cold, who wanted to be involved simply because she loved the music. On the backside of the CD she has painted Line’s guitar – a special Gibson Custom Shop ES-339, named Mari.
Critically acclaimed previous singles ‘Crush’ and ‘Haters’ from the upcoming album were mastered by studio engineer Christian Wright who has worked alongside some of the biggest names in the pop and rock industry including Ed Sheeran, Keane, Eliza Doolittle and Blur.