"If I had to describe the music I would say it's anywhere in between Fleetwood Mac and Janis Joplin. Amazing voice, great songs, great sound. "-Michael Wagener, Wireworld Studio's
"A seasoned songwriter with numerous soundtracks to her credit, Calgary’s Marija proves herself to be wonderfully adept at breathing life into the stories she weaves through her impassioned vocals. Road-hardened and streetwise, Marija sagely chose enormously successful producer and engineer Michael Wagener to put the polish on her debut album. Heading down to Nashville’s Wireworld studios, she eventually whittled a 40-track dream journal down to the 10 modern ballads that made the final cut. It’s an amazing accomplishment considering that an unfortunate onstage accident in Vancouver robbed the chanteuse of the use of her left ear some years ago, forcing her to relearn her talent. A local vocal chameleon of mainstream proportions, Marija channels Stevie Nicks for “Can You Handle This?” and Shania Twain for the countrified “Human Again,” and sounds like no one but herself on the self-conscious “Don’t Watch Me Like That.” CHRISTINE LEONARD FFWD CALGARY
"Marija's sound -- which is a mix of Alannah Myles, Sass Jordan and classic Pat Benatar -- attracted the attention of producer Michael Wagener (Alice Cooper, Skid Row, Motley Crue), who invited Marija and her band to Nashville, where they recorded much of her debut CD, On the Inside.
"I thought it was a joke when he contacted me," she says. "But he was amazing." MORE From LISA Wilton Calgary SUN