Marium Bria

Marium Bria

 Charleston, West Virginia, USA
BandFolkAcoustic

Marium Bria has been a singer/songwriter since she was climbing trees in her backyard; OK, she still climbs trees in her backyard but you won't hold that against her when you listen to her rootsy, soulful voice sing some of the sweetest tunes in folk music today.

Biography

Born in wild, wonderful West Virginia, Marium Bria spent most of her childhood in the woods strumming the youth-size, acoustic guitar her father bought for her at the age of eleven.
During her teenage years, Bria joined a rock band called Paradox;
" We played a lot of hard rock, which was fun at the time, but even then I knew that particular style of music did not define who I was; I still played acoustic, folk music on my back porch when I was alone."
Now, with her debut album entitled " Billet Doux, " (a compilation of acoustic love songs) Marium has been able to put her songs into the hands of music lovers everywhere.
" I relish playing and singing for people and connecting with them; I write about things we all go through, the good days and the bad, the bitter and the sweet."
Bria's music has been categorized into the folk genre, though often takes an eclectic turn into sultry blues and jazz tunes, all which radiate the warmer, more hopeful side of romance.
As an "Old Soul," her influences have been music icons such as Etta James, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and Blind Willie Johnson, to name a few.
Bria plays and sings in intimate settings throughout; bringing her soulful music and whimsical personality everywhere she goes.


Lyrics

Great Big World

Written By: Marium Bria

Come on and take my hand and run with me through the night.
We'll sing and play, watch the moon fade away into the light.
We're on this great big world, we're spinn'in around and around
Hold me tight and don't look down.
We'll sit back and watch the stars and hope for one to go shooting by.
I'll let you make the first wish,
as I stare into your eyes.
We're on this great big world,
we're spinn'in around and around
Hold me tight and don't look down.
We'll build a little fire, to chase away the cold
We'll wrap ourselves in each other, we'll never grow old
We're on this great big world, we're spinn'in around and around
Hold me tight and don't look down.

Simple Things

Written By: Marium Bria

The other day...you laid a flower on my pillow
when I awoke the fragrance filled the room
All I could do, was pull the blankets around me
and think of you...I thought of you.
The simple things, the simple things
love is found....in the simple things.
You cleaned a coffee cup...and left it on the table
turned upside down..resting on a plate
when I reached for it...
out fell a billet doux that read...
Dear Sweetheart, I hope you have a good day
simple things...the simple things
love is found in the simple things
Simple things, it's the simple things...
love is found.......in the simple things.

Discography

"Billet Doux" debut album, released 2011
Featured on "Voice of the Valley" V100 Charleston Radio
in June 2011