Next Time Is Here
The combination of a great attitude and undeniable talent helped launch Melbourne-born Marie Wilson’s first single ‘Next Time’ to great success.
‘Next Time’ was one of Australia’s most played songs on Australian radio in 1998, blitzing the Top 40 charts. It earned Marie two ARIA nominations (Best Australian Debut Talent and Best New Artist) and she was named Best New Australian Artist on commercial radio at the 1998 Radio Industry Awards.
It was at a prestigious song writing workshop, organised by music patron Miles Copeland, where Marie connected with Jim Vallance (Bryan Adams) and Mark Hudson (Aerosmith) to pen her hit single ‘Next Time’, the first of three songs the trio would write for her debut album.
Marie has worked with some of rock music’s greats including Bryan Adams, Mark Hudson (Aerosmith) and Desmond Child (Ricky Martin). Leann Rimes recorded one of her songs ‘Review My Kisses’.
Marie’s voice is her strongest instrument; this coupled with her world class song writing and hard hitting acoustic guitar playing has fast earned her the reputation as an enduring talent.
In a career spanning more than 15 years Marie has released 5 albums -
Real Life – 1998
Studio Sessions – 2001
Heartbreak – 2005
Studio Sessions 2 – 2012
Live in Melbourne, 2012
Marie's 6th Album 'Extraordinay' is due for release on May 9.
Reunited with her A-Team, producer Joe Hardy (ZZ Top, Tom Cochrane), this album is sure to be an epic from the Aussie rock chick who served her apprenticeship in the pubs and clubs of Australia.
She is currently touring extensively throughout Australia as she re-connects with loyal fans and gains new ones through her fundraising initiative Gigs4Good. She has gained incredible experience touring with world renowned artists such as k.d Lang, Irish group The Corrs, John Fogarty and Bryan Adams, with whom she co-wrote the song ‘Heartbreak’.
While taking to the stage is her first love, Marie is an accomplished business woman with a wide range of interests, particularly working with up and coming artists to help them gain insight into the tough music world. She is also penning a book on a new era in the music industry and works with many charitable organisations which combines her music and fundraising passions.
Wilson throws together a compelling mix of originals and covers resulting in an awesome live performance every time she takes the stage. These live performances even give punters the opportunity to vote for the song list via Facebook, in real time.
Her passion for live performance never waivers and her live show will absolutely blow you away.
Marie Wilson...... Extraordinary