On 11. August 2006 I heard an instantly catching song on Danish national radio P3. It turned out to be Music Is by Swedish upcoming multitalent, Maria Marcus. Not since when I heard Freya's Yellow Ladybird for the first time in February 1999, have I got that clear impression that here we face something special destined to be big!
I contacted her and we made an appointment that I should make a photo series of her first appearence at the Danish music scene.
This happened to be the press show at Empire Bio introducing the premiere of the second season of the succesful TV-series, Anna Pihl, which is broadcast in TV2 on 12. February 2007.
Maria Marcus is singing the shared vocals on the title track together with Brinck, who wrote the song, In The End I Started.
They opened the show by playing an extended acoustic version of the song, supported by Kasper Søderlund on additional guitar.
After the screenplay the press got an opportunity to make photos and interviews with all the present actors, allmost full in numbers. I came mainly to make some portraits of Maria Marcus, but did some photos of selected actors as well (see the photos here).
Maria appeared just as charming and pretty as I had expected after having visited her website, and she acted professionally - almost like a photo model, when I did the photoshoot to be seen below.
Music Is reached no. 3 on the TDC Music Single Top 50 in Demnark this week and Maria Marcus releases her debut album in Spring 2007. Watch out for her! She might be the new Swedish darling in Denmark, just like Lisa Nilsson and Lisa Ekdahl before her!
You can read more about this exciting upcoming talent at her website here, and at her myspace profile here.
The Set List:
01. In The End I Started
Maria Marcus: vo, ac.g
Niels Brinck : vo, ac.g
Kasper Søderlund: ac.g
by Eric Klitgaard © 2007
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