MARDHYS (mar-diss) is a musical project founded by writer/musician Melatti Braam. All songs are written by this unorthodox, amazonian-like woman.
Melatti has an Atypical and Recalcitrant approach to songwriting which results into Deep, Honest and Yearning Songs.
You might recognise some of her favourite artists' influences such as Jose Gonzalez and Paul Simon but there is no way putting MARDHYS into box. The music is coined as 'atmospheric' and 'cinematic', defined by a fusion of different cultural music from all over the world combined with a wild use of time signatures and storytelling lyrics.
In early days MARDHYS evolved to the most exciting band at music uni and Guildford (UK) area, resulting in a performance at the graduation of 2017 alongside Frank Turner in front of 2000 people in the beginning of their second year.
Within a short period of time MARDHYS has played on festivals such as Victorious (UK) and SHAMBALA Chai Wallahs stage (UK). MARDHYS records and collaborates closely with high-end musicians and producers such as bassist Tom Driessler (Adele, Yusef Kamaal), drummer Pharoah Russell (Emiliana Torrini, Joan Armatrading) and production engineer Marcel van Limbeek (Tori Amos), along with excellent emerging talent such as Cherry T (drums), Pete Galea (drums and percussion) and Josh Hawkins (guitar) among several others. Currently MARDHYS is recording their first full album at Wildwood Music Studio in collaboration with Never Ever Media and Noatune studio
Played gigs include:
Shambala festival. Northamptonshire.
Landjuweel Festival. Amsterdam.
Frank Turner presents
Hastings Fat Tuesday.
Victorious festival. Portsmouth.
"It is always a pleasure working with Mardhys; the clever arrangements and heart-felt narratives really do transport you into their world, when in rehearsals for studio and live"
Kieron Pepper, Head of Artist Development ACM / Ex-drummer of The Prodigy
"MARDHYS tells unusual and mysterious (folk) tales with atmosphere, energy, rhythm and enchanting harmonies. They take you on a journey into the long forgotten dark woods and leave you wondering how you will find your way home."
Simon Gogerly, Grammy Award winning producer
Momentarily MARDHYS is recording an album @Wildwood Studio until Christmas 2019 and will unleash beautifully crafted songs to the world throughout 2020.
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