Mary D.

Mary D.

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Norah Jones wired on coffee in the back alley smoking a cigarette. Or maybe a female Ben Gibbard with several broken hearts. Two Indigo girls combined into one. A unique sound, with variety. A soulful singer that always has a good hook.

Biography

Singer/songwriter Mary Lambert was only 16-years-old when a demo of her music was produced. It was a quick start to a music career that veered in wildly eclectic directions, from spiritual confessions, to blues-rock jams, to spoken word, to good 'ole jazz.

Lambert was born in Seattle, Wa on May 3, 1989. The daughter of another Mary Lambert, a singer-songwriter who had her own airtime in the eighties, Lambert was exposed to a variety of musical styles at home, from jazz to contemporary to opera. At the age of 12, Mary began playing local gigs with a fellow cellist, under the band name Foxglove. Since then, she has appeared with bands/artists playing cello, singing backup, playing guitar or piano: The Happy Accidents, Precious Troy, Jason Pitsch, The Ameriguns, and Braden Torres.

Much of Lambert's lyrics since her early days of writing confessional songs and poetry address issues of overcoming emotional pain and personal tragedies. After losing her guitarist from Precious Troy to cancer in 2007, things seemed bleak. In that same year, Lambert faced the daunting task of coming out to her friends, family, and church.

In the last year, Lambert has been attending Cornish College of the Arts, pursuing her Music Composition degree. "I believe it will make me a more well-rounded songwriter," says Lambert of the costly tuition, "It'll be worth it."

Lambert has been studying under Linda Waterfall for the last year and a half, which has taken her songwriting to a completely different level.

In the last year, Lambert has also branched out to the spoken word genre. Competing over the last year to make it on the Seattle Youth Slam Team during several amounts of preliminary rounds, the final verdict was made in mid-May 2008, Mary Lambert will be competing in Nationals this July in Washington D.C.

Influenced by artists as diverse as Jewel, Feist, Tori Amos, and Ben Folds, Lambert spent the last two years gigging at various Seattle coffeehouses and bars. Lambert has always had a distinct sound- soulful, honest lyrics, with a controlled warm voice, and an ocassional bluesy undertow.

Discography

one demo professionally recorded.

Set List

Leave me Be
Ain't Gonna Find
Little Natalie
Where I am
Similar Strangers
Said too Much
Breathe
I Believed
When you Go
Lullaby
Little Things Drag
Be Beautiful
Kick Your Legs (Purge)

I sometimes will do a cover of 'You Were Meant for Me', by Jewel, but I try to refrain from doing covers.
My sets are varied, depending on what the venue needs. I can do 10 minutes to an hour.