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Elizabeth Marvelly

  • Elizabeth MarvellyBorn: 05/07/1989
  • Nationality: New Zealand
  • Years active: 2007-present
  • Type: Soprano
  • Studio Albums: 2
  • Record Sales: 35,000+
  • Record Label: EMI
  • Biggest Markets: New Zealand, Australia


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Elizabeth Marvelly is a young soprano from New Zealand and recorded her pretty (even if a little average) self-titled debut at just seventeen. Four years on and a second album later, Marvelly has blossomed into a real artist. Many will like some of her first album cover choices, such as 'Love Can Build A Bridge' and Faith Hill's 'There You'll Be' but her stronger album is Home, with not only a beautiful growing voice but with a more solid sense of determination and patriotic pride. Although it can be trying to hear countless Welsh crossover artists sing 'Myfanwy' we can safely celebrate the rare Kiwi; the traditional Maori songs are refreshing in style and scope. Marvelly introduces 'E Papa' and the exceptional 'Tarakihi' to the classical crossover vault, along with Maori twists on the standards 'Amazing Grace' and 'How Great Thou Art'. Marvelly doesn't have the most powerful of voices, but it's exceptionally sweet and pure and she utilises it in mild pop covers, standards and her own compositions. The most vital thing about checking out Elizabeth Marvelly is lending an ear to 'Tarakihi' - a Maori song so brilliant and one she does so well that it's stamped on both of her albums.

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#3 susannah croft 2013-02-07 17:41
I was persuaded by this site to buy Elizabeth's albums and I'm glad I did. Her second album in particular is very good, I love the hymns/spiritual songs she sings half in Maori and half english and her version of 'don't dream it's over' is the most beautiful I have ever heard. Anyone who is a cc fan should get her albums, I think. She really knows her voice and what sounds best for her and this really shows on her second album 'home'.
#2 Matiu 2013-02-04 18:55
An inspiration to singers throughout New Zealand.
Sings with great passion and emotion, resulting in spine-chilling renditions of some of New Zealand's most loved songs, including Tarakihi.
Tihei mauri ora, Elizabeth, kia tau te rangimarie ki runga ia koe!
#1 Sophie Langan 2012-07-06 15:32
Elizabeth Marvelly is an amazing singer, I love both her albums. She has a beautiful,pure, astonishing voice.

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