Maryen has worked for many years on her craft, which has taken her both across Australia and around the world. She was based in London for a decade working with world class musicians & playing shows both solo and with her band, including supports for FISH at Hammersmith Apollo and for The Troggs at The Astoria Theatre. Back in Australia she instigated and ran the 1st “Originals Only” Open Mic night. Having raised a family on an off-the-grid mountaintop in South East Queensland, Maryen worked with children in remote communities in Western Australia to help them write their own stories into song, and wrote a show, Femina Australis, telling the stories of 12 significant Australian women, presenting it at the Somerset Celebration of Literature and taking it on the road with her family across 18,000 kilometres in 2017.
Producer Chris Kimsey produced her 1st single Too Young To Die back in 1992, and they reunited in 2016 to record her Femina Australis album in 2016, then again for Come To Me in 2019 - and they are still collaborating today!