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Simply Mary

Phoenix, Arizona, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Established on Jan, 2014
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The Journey began February 26, 2014 as Simply Mary was forced to finally make the decision to flee her life in PA due to complications of Multiple Violations of a Protection Order granted January 14, 2014 in Elk County, PA


With this decision, she had no choice but to “Just figure it out with whatever I had to work with. I was being GPS tracked, my emails hacked, and followed constantly through all of my Social Media Accounts, despite a direct Court Order and 3 contempt charges. There is no law over internet activity when someone uses a fake name unless you can directly tie it to the criminal from what I am repeatedly told.” Says Mary, Producer/Singer/Songwriter/Composer/Musician and Founder of the band Simply Mary.


After relocating several more times, through several locations in the process with Friends and Family, state after state, figuring it all out, city after city. Simply Mary finally settled and began to rebuild her life from nothing by the Middle of April, 2014..Now on the other side of the country, in a new life and a new surrounding, alone and full of fear.


The blessing of meeting Samantha P. at the Cup O’Karma Community Cafe for a Cause in Mesa, AZ ironically, a Domestic Violence Awareness Coffee Shop, was so divine! Samantha was soon to be Mary's next door neighbor who gave her a feeling of much needed stability to push forward to pursue a new life and begin to work toward her goal to cut the album for her 2 children, Shelby and Tom.


Simply Mary slowly but surely developed a 5 piece band by June of 2014, after many days and evenings scouting for musicians to collaborate and work together to bring this album to life.


The Band has shaped and molded to become the final following members to aide the #FreedomBound Team which,” has grown so rapidly but the seeds, truly are with these dedicated members!” Boasts Mary.


Sean Andre - Bass Guitar/Composer/Backing Vocals 

Riqotchez - Percussion/Composer/Backing Vocals 

Simply Mary - Singer/Songwriter/Composer 

David Barnard - Drums/Composer/Backing Vocals 

Ryan McWilliams - Lead Guitar/Composer


Each member helped compose and form each song with the same Mission - To Empower Survivors of Domestic Violence and Child Abuse. In a very short amount of time the band was performing and making awesome music, before you know it they landed in TallCat Studios, LLC. Phoenix, AZ Recording this Amazing Album!


From there, the project expanded to a 14 track album then being Professionally Recorded, Mixed and Mastered beginning in October of 2014 at TallCat Studios in Phoenix, AZ with Producer Tom Whiting and Sound Engineer Nichole Shawn Atchison- “We can’t believe Freedom Bound is set to release in the coming months, seriously, this album was recorded 3 times over in a year! It’s so amazing what it has become!” Cheerfully squeals Mary.


Our mission is a sensitive and serious topic. We want to make it clear that there are no "profiles" for victims. You can be a man, a woman, a child, a baby, black, white, Catholic, Jewish, it does not matter. You are all at risk statistically. Domestic Violence and Child Abuse is not just bruises. We are asking everyone to please use the #NotJustBruises to share your story on the Social Networks and bring awareness to that simple fact if you have an experience to share.” Says Mary.


Radio Station Creds and Reviews to support our project are important stepping stones for our future, so we are asking for your help in sharing our message. If you are a Member of ASCAP’s Partner - AirPlay Direct, you can find our tracks in a Downloadable Format at : www.airplaydirect.com/simplymary


Simply Mary - Freedom Bound

The Album To Empower Survivors of Domestic Violence


Under the Direction Of:

Co-Producer Tom Whiting 

Sound Engineer - Nichole Shawn Atchison

Produced by Simply Mary 

Executive Producer Sean Andre


Musical Contributions by Collaborating Artists


Ms. Barbara Grant - Violin

Robert Hale - Harmonica www.dukeofwail.com/

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