WHO IS MARI JACKSON?
Mari is from Holywood, Co. Down, N Ireland. She grew up listening to radio Luxembourg on a transistor radio under her pillow at night, soaking up all those vibes, and listening to her Dads 45's, Fats Domino, Johnny Cash, Sinatra......
Having playing the local circuit and toured Ireland with her band Mari has played on the same bills as Doctor Feelgood, and Peter Green.
Inspirations include Billie Holiday, Amy Winehouse, Sarah Vaughan, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison "These wonderful geniuses still inspire me, move me to tears, spur me on to better things and generally help make the world go around".
The Mari Jackson Band recorded an album of covers called "Makin Amenz" some of which can be found on youtube. Although Mari has belted out blues & soul for a long time, she recently made the decision to work on the softer side of her voice showing another dimension.
Mari is currently working on some original material for her record label "Jackson Soul".