Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Roots


Sounds like

Julia Stone, Lisa Mitchell , Alex the Astronaut , Amy Shark , Angie Mcmahon


band members

Mardi Wilson - Guitar, vocals, percussion


Influences

Paul Kelly , Alex the Astronaut , Dodie, Alex Lahey , Gretta Ray, Jack Johnson, Angus and Julia Stone , Kim Churchill, Pierce Brothers


Website

www.mardiwilson.com

Bio

A raw and authentic one person show, Mardi Wilson (24) is a Brisbane based musician, making waves in the industry with her unique alternative folk style and emotive lyrics. From an early age Mardi enjoyed writing lyrics and poetry but was officially introduced to the world of music when she started learning the drums at the age of 12. In her later years of high school, Mardi switched her focus from drumming to learning guitar, allowing her to further explore her love of song writing. Now, having combined these skills, Mardi incorporates guitar, vocals and foot percussion into her performances.

Between 2018 and 2019, Mardi spent many months on the road, embarking on three separate independently planned tours of the East Coast of Australia. In between shows in capital cities and regional towns, Mardi would hop from campsite to campsite in her home on wheels, gaining inspiration and connecting with nature. Since returning to Brisbane in December 2019, Mardi has been enjoying gigging locally and working on recording her debut album. Her most recent releases Part Time Lover, Runway, Don't Stop and Astronaut are just a taste of what this album has in store.

An energetic and captivating solo performer, Mardi is constantly inspired by the people in her life and her natural surroundings to create music which continues to resonate with audiences as she travels and plays.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

31 Jul 2020

Triple J
35

it's a jaunty one with a bit of bite to those lyrics. mardi taking back the power sounds good!

it's a jaunty one with a bit of bite to those lyrics. mardi taking back the power sounds good!

Review

Review by Sally Coleman Sally Coleman

30 Jul 2020

Triple J
35

Can totally hear the Alex the Astronaut/Lisa Mitchell influences here! Vivid storytelling and a great voice to match.

Can totally hear the Alex the Astronaut/Lisa Mitchell influences here! Vivid storytelling and a great voice to match.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

29 Apr 2019

Triple J
35

the first song i've heard from mardi and it's quite the intro. what a captivating voice.

the first song i've heard from mardi and it's quite the intro. what a captivating voice.