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We think Mary-Jess Leaverland is going to be a very special artist. She has a beautiful crystal voice, a unique story and stunning good looks but most importantly of all, Leaverland's material is set to be drastically different to other classical crossover artists. This is made significant by her signing to Decca who usually love to pump out 'Time To Say Goodbye' and 'You Raise Me Up' to an oversaturated market. An artist given new material (and allowed to write her own!) and given Eastern flavours by a Western major record company can only be exciting for the genre as a whole. Her story is well documented in the UK press by now: a British exchange student visits China for a year knowing very little Mandarin and enters the Chinese equivalant of X-Factor. The result? 70 million people watched Leaverland take the crown. Her student visa didn't allow her to take the full prize or record music, but after telling her story to a local newspaper in the UK, word spread and Leaverland found herself being courted by major record companies and Russell Watson's management. It's a fantastic story and most fortunately she has the voice and music to match. Her songs are deliciously fresh with a slight tang of orient flavour. Leaverland is uplifting and summery and is bound to leave a smile on anyone's face. Her debut full length album is out now.

Mary-Jess Interview: August 2011

Grace Bawden


#10 Nicola Heales 2013-10-27 14:32
Mary Jess is an amazing young lady with the voice of an angel :lol:
#9 Jeskyaa 2013-08-13 04:09
I don't know about anyone else but she looks like a younger Hayley Westenra in the photo
#8 Ken Lo 2013-04-21 15:56
I just love your voice, your Downton Abbey theme is the best. :-)
#7 Ross Nixon 2012-11-05 09:12
No angel has ever sung as well as Mary-Jess, I'm certain of that!
#6 Nicola 2012-10-01 09:05
She's beautiful, Bev!
#5 Aunty Bev 2012-09-26 22:31
She gets her looks from her Grandma, my mother, M-J is the spitting image of mum when she was her age.
#4 RON 2012-09-25 21:26
Quoting ron:
pure and natural talent,Mary-Jess version "did i make the most of loving you ? "from downton abbey ,,my new best song ,,hope Canada on her list when she tours : )

ps she has the looks as beautiful as the voice
#3 RON 2012-09-25 21:24
pure and natural talent,Mary-Jes s version "did i make the most of loving you ? "from downton abbey ,,my new best song ,,hope Canada on her list when she tours : )
#2 bernie 2012-09-19 16:23
Mary-Jess captured my heart when I heard her sing "Glorious" on YT.Her nimble vocals and deep emotional attachment to her music made me an instant fan.So young and so talented she is a joy to follow.
#1 Sophie Langan 2012-07-05 14:53
Mary Jess is an amazing singer and songwriter. I love her album. Her voice is beautiful and I'd love to hear another album by her.

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