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Marie White

From humble beginnings busking in Rye at the age of 15, performing soulful ballads, most of which were written in the early hours of the morning in her family home, Marie began making a name for herself in and around her hometown of Hastings.

Over the past 6 years she’s performed several shows without venturing too far from Sussex, slowly growing her name and crafting her skill – to the point where she entered (and won) Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition this year.

‘An accidental musician’

A self-proclaimed ‘accidental musician’, Marie finds it hard to step away from her passion – she doesn’t want to write, she needs to write. She remains true to the “30-minute rule” – that a song should be fully formed within an episode of EastEnders – yet in those 30 minutes produces songs that could easily have taken months to craft. And it’s those very songs that helped her win a spot to grace the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury 2019.