Mara Simpson is a British musician and story-teller, currently based in Stroud.
Her last album, ‘285 days’ was included in Rough Trade’s album club. Mara most recently featured on ‘We Come from the Sun’ by Cerys Matthews and Hidden Orchestra.
Through her songs and collaborations with artists (Poppy Ackroyd, Fiddes Smith, Jools Owen. Ellie Mason), visual artist (Becky Lu, Gudrun Olsen) and local communities (2018 community choir collaboration tour), she draws on the sublime and the ridiculous from our everyday.
“Soulful, sincere, warm, rich and intimate. The songwriting is stunning.”
– New Zealand Musician Magazine
“Simpson’s influences come from a veritable melting pot of acoustic genres, the result is a perfectly balanced blend of folk, blues, and Americana”
– Line of Best Fit