Immersed in music from an early age, Maria Marcial began singing, song writing, and entering local competitions from as young as ten years old. With musical influences ranging from Billy Joel to Beenie Man, Maria has developed a unique and soulful sound.
Although her influences vary greatly, her musical niche has always fallen best into the category of R&B. Maria took great inspiration from R&B royalty Mary J Blige – “Hearing Mary for the first time – “there was something about her that resonated so strongly with me, she made it all seem real”.
Despite setbacks throughout her musical career; Maria’s obvious talent and drive to succeed within the industry has lead her to increasing success. From reaching the top twenty in Radio one DJ Trevor Nelson’s ‘Urban Choice Award’, securing an eight week long number one slot in the chart of London based online radio station “Colourful Radio”, to writing and performing alongside Canadian Artist, Roach Killa, Maria’s bid to make a name for herself within the music industry appears to be well on its way.
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As well as these achievements, Marcial won the first Pop Music Crown (now discontinued) with her track “No Compromise”, landing her a year’s worth of PR and management amongst other prizes. Maria performed alongside MOBO 2010 nominee and UK soul sensation McLean at the awards ceremony.