Mari is from Holywood, Co. down, N Ireland. As a child Maris’ love of song was always there, listening to radio Luxembourg on a transistor radio under her pillow, soaking up all those vibes, listening to her Dads 45's, Fats Domino, Johnny Cash, Sinatra...

All these early influences created and inspired a love of blues, jazz and soul music which eventually led Mari into playing the local blues & jazz scene as well as festivals all around Ireland. She has performed on the same bills as Doctor Feelgood and Peter Green among others. She quotes Billie Holiday, Amy Winehouse, Sarah Vaughan, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye as beautifully talented geniuses which still inspire her, and sometimes move her to tears.

Mari has sang for the last ten years in various formats as the Mari Jackson Band. The band recorded an album of covers called Makin Amenz (Bless you Janis Joplin) some of which are on the Music page.

Currently Mari is working on more original material as well as organising The Holywood Harmony Festival in June.

Mari and her band are available to book for gigs, shows, corporate events!
Arrangements can be made to have a full band or as a 2 piece or a 3 piece.