Marie Naffah + Shaefri + Louis Wilson
Despite being only 21, Marie Naffah is well acquainted with the singer/songwriter music scene. To adopt the overused technique of likening her to a lovechild, she has often been referred to as a perfect blend of Laura Marling and Florence Welch. She has the talent of combining roaring, powerful vocals with mellow guitar riffs and witty wordplay. Her lyrics are sweet, sincere and often humorous which makes it all the more staggering when she belts out emotive choruses.
Her venue list is as long as it is distinguished. Her versatility is evident just by looking at the varying nature of the places she’s played. From the world famous Jazz haunt Ronnie Scott’s to the enormous foyer of the Natural History Museum, Marie has captivated audiences all over London. Add Bush Hall and Camden’s Barfly to the collection and one begins to understand the depth of her career. She played Nottingham’s Rescue Rooms alongside Rae Morris and St Raymond and dazzled the audience at The Bedford’s Folkfest.
A sucker for the festival environment she has been to the Edinburgh Fringe for two years in a row and was a feature at Brainchild and Winterwell festivals in the summers of 2012 and 2013. As an involved member of the up and coming music environment in London she uses her night Mixtape Weekends at the Troubadour to showcase acts worth keeping an eye on. Her triumphs are not confined to the UK however. She has gigged in Bastille, Paris as well as Italy and South America.
Naffah has featured on Balcony TV London, BBC Introducing Sheffield, Absolute Radio’s Unsigned Artist of the week and arguably her most original piece, she plays a track blindfolded, about a girl who has lost her sight, featured as top video of the week on NME breakthrough and has been described as “a blinding tune” by Senior Broadcast Journalist of the BBC, Tony Shearman.