About The Mary Dream
Since their fated meeting through a classified ad in a San Francisco newspaper, Blake Ryan and Elise Bellew have been a prolific songwriting team, working meticulously to create their own unique sound and style of vibey alternative pop/rock.
From a profound and moving dream Elise had comes the name The Mary Dream. Elise's distinctive voice and impactful lyrics join together with Blake's tasteful chords and unique guitar layerings to create some of the most moving, yet melodic alternative pop/rock emerging today.
Beautiful World is The Mary Dream's first, official, full-length release on their own label SuperUniverse Records and was recorded almost entirely at home by Blake and Elise, except for the drum tracks, which were recorded by top Nashville session drummer Steve Brewster (Jewel, Faith Hill, etc.). The CD was mixed and mastered by producer Richie Biggs (Switchfoot, Nichole Nordeman, etc.) at The Art House in Nashville.
Beautiful World is a collection of 11 bittersweet and compelling songs that are dreamy and melodic. From the optimistic title track Beautiful World, to the hauntingly beautiful Say My Name, this CD is a must for listeners who are seeking to be moved in a deep and genuine way.
Beautiful World is currently being played on a growing number of independent radio stations throughout the U.S. and internationally. In 2006, the song How You Love Me was featured on ABC's All My Children and the song More was featured on MTV's The Real World, Denver. The Mary Dream currently plays live with a full band in Nashville and are in the process of writing and recording their next record This Kind of Life.
"The Mary Dream have combined all the best elements of pop with a sentiment that runs deeper. It would be a beautiful world indeed if more musicians followed suit." — Performing Songwriter Magazine