Singing guitarist

Mariah De Vries

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About Mariah

Sought after singer-songwriter and event musician available nationwide. Extensive experience with a friendly, professional set-up.
Singing guitarist
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Mariah de Vries is a contemporary singer-songwriter from the Netherlands. Her music is a unique mix of traditional Americana and modern folk, with a style often compared to that of Eva Cassidy and Joan Baez. Born near Amsterdam, Mariah started her musical journey at a young age. She studied music at the Minerva Academy of Pop Culture in the North of Holland and soon became immersed in the world of harmony singing and songwriting. She is inspired by artists as Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and The Weather Station, and enjoyed early success as the front-woman of the Dream-folk band WONDER. Mariah is an experienced live music service provider for weddings, parties, events, funerals and venues. Her professional set-up and musical mastery has helped carve a successful career alongside her original music work and continues to be a sought-after part of her journey as a musician. Over the past decade, Mariah has released music as part of various collaborative projects and is currently working on the release of a debut. With the band Wonder she has previously performed at European festivals including the Showcase festival Eurosonic, Into The Great Wide Open and Grasnapolsky, and she recently toured internationally with the Folk trio Pinfeather. Mariah is an accomplished live performer as a solo artist and front woman, often performing with acoustic guitar, electric guitar or banjo to accompany her confident, yet vulnerable singing style. Her playing is intimate and honest, exploring themes of love, loss and hope, which recently led to an invitation to residencies on the German islands.

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Mariah's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Dan H
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Everyone had a great might

Reply from Mariah
2 months ago

Thanks for the 5 stars, Dan! I had a wonderful time with you guys and I'm glad you enjoyed the gig!

Moira D
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Wonderful! Our anniversary party, which we were hoping would be in lovely grounds of an old house was rained off to a barn, but Mariah's music made it a memorable occasion despite the weather!

Reply from Mariah
10 months ago

Thank you so much, Moira. Really enjoyed playing for you and your family & friends!

From other customers:

Jeremy J
1 year ago, for a Concert in 186 Hackney Rd
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5 out of 5

Marije supported my headline show at Folklore in London and played an extraordinary and masterful set of songs. Her vocal delivery and guitar accompaniments are flawless and her ease as a musician is totally captivating. Highly, highly recommended for any event where professionalism and musicality are sought after.

Robert B
2 years ago

Dear Marije, we and our guests have enjoyed you so much. You played so many beautiful songs during our wedding on Ameland. The atmosphere and warmth you radiate and the love for your profession… AMAZING! We are grateful to have had you there, thank you. You only get married once, otherwise we would have hired you again!

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Mariah's Song list

The wedding song – Angus and Julia Stone
When you love someone – Gretchen Peters & Bryan Adams
January wedding – The Avett Brothers
Thinking out loud – Ed Sheeran
Fools rush in – Elvis
Better together – Jack Johnson
God only knows – Beach Boys
Purple rain – Prince
You’re beautiful – James Blunt
Kiss me – Sixpence None the Richer
To make you feel my love – Adele
Follow the sun – Xavier Rudd
Future looks good – One Republic
Stay with me – Sam Smith
Kiss – Prince
Fire – Bruce Springsteen
The way you make me feel – Michael Jackson
Emmylou – First Aid Kit
Reflecting light – Sam Phillips
Let it be me – Ray LaMontagne
Dancing queen – Abba
I’m yours – Jason Mraz
I won’t give up – Jason Mraz
Seaside – The Kooks
Slow hands – Niall Horan
Belle – Jack Johnson
Sweet child o’mine – Guns and Roses
Hearts on fire – Passenger
Nothing I can do – Ben Taylor
Bruce Springsteen – Dancing In The Dark
Coldplay – Fix You
Elton John - Your Song
Elvis Presley – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Elvis Presley – Love Me Tender
Fleetwood Mac – Dreams
Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah
John Mayer - Free Fallin'
Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
Leonard Cohen - Suzanne
Patty Griffin - One More Girl
Ray Lamontagne – Trouble
Ray Lamontagne – Please
Simon and Garfunkel – Kathy's Song
Mary De Vries - High Hopes
Mary De Vries - Without
Mary De Vries - Robot
Mary De Vries - Oranje Gloede
Mary De Vries - Great Expectations
Mary De Vries - Stick With Me
Mary De Vries - Sleeper
Mary De Vries - Stuck

Mariah's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£50
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£400
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I have a natural rapport with my audiences and consider it an integral part of the job. Not all musicians interact, but without that connection, you miss a huge part of the wonder of live music.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Into the Great Wide Open, Eurosonic Noorderslaag, Folklore Hoxton, The Smokehouse, Gaunts House, Forest Farm, Sandy Cove Hotel, Concerto Amsterdam, Chateau Impney, Porthilly Farm, Grittleton House, Notley Abbey, Launcells Barton and many more

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Ray LaMontagne, Eva Cassidy, Fleetwood Mac

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Eurosonic Noorderslaag, being invited as a showcase artist for one of Europes biggest up-and-coming artist showcases

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. Before, during and after the set I can run a playlist through my PA at no additional cost.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually arrive at least 1 hour before my start time to set up, but this varies depending on the complexity of the set-up and the clients objectives. As soon as my PA is set up I can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, I'm happy to chat through the options and make sure I find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! All my equipment is provided and set-up by me

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn I am happy to do this for you.
Acoustic, Easy listening, Folk, Originals, Light music, Americana, Covers, Pop, Vintage
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Recording session, Concert, Charity event, Corporate event, Private event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Cruise, Birthday party, New Year's Eve, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Producer, Singing teaching, Instrumental teaching
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