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Mollie is incredibly proud of her musical heritage. She is daughter of former Small Faces and Humble Pie singer/guitarist Steve Marriott, and step-daughter to singer Joe Brown. She spent a lot of time with a close childhood friends Dhani Harrison under the watchful eye of his dad, George Harrison. Cool doesn’t even come close.
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However, Mollie wants people to listen to her as Mollie Marriott NOT ‘Mollie-Marriott-daughter-of-Steve-Marriott’. She knows that to have any real chance of longevity in this industry as a solo artist, she must make it on her own merit. More recently though, close friends of Steve Marriott, such as Kenney Jones and Ronnie Wood, have gradually been permitted to offer advice and support after many years of Mollie shying away from their help in a bid to prove that she could make it on her own.

Mollie has an impressive musical career to date, working on various musical projects and as a backing singer with numerous artists including Oasis and her stepfather Joe Brown. She is an incredibly hardworking artist and her track record is testament to that. Here are a few of her significant moments :

  • In 2001, Mollie sang backing vocals at the London Astoria Memorial Concert for her father, Steve Marriott, where she performed alongside Paul Weller, Zak Starkey and Deborah Bonham;
  • In 2004, Mollie performed at the Ronnie Lane’s Memorial Concert at the Royal Albert Hall alongside Dean Rees, Steve Ellis and Ronnie Wood;
  • In 2015, Mollie shared the stage with The Who, Mick Huckall  and Jeff Beck and sang backing vocals at The Faces Reunion Concert;
  • In 2016, Mollie sang alongside with Robert Plant, Van Morrison, Mark Knopfler and Imelda May to celebrate Bill Wyman’s 80th Birthday.

Mollie Marriott combines classic rock and contemporary rock effortlessly, refusing to be defined by genre yet wearing her influences on her sleeve. She embodies the classic look of Stevie Nicks, the grit of Sheryl Crow, the cynicism of Alanis Morissette and the soul of Bonnie Raitt whilst remarkably giving us something  fresh. Her music is steeped in dirty guitars and complemented with her gravelly, bluesy vocal.

In concert, Mollie exudes an intimate rapport with her audience. Her soulful voice is heavy with classic influences. She can find a raw emotional edge that all the best rock singers have –  in one moment rootsy and modest while in the next giving a sustained and sophisticated edge. She will release her debut album Truth Is A Wolf on Friday 3 November 2017 via Amadeus Music.
 
‘I’m really excited about the album,’ Mollie confides. ‘It features a lot of different styles and I think it really showcases my vocals. We had a lot of fun making the album and I hope people enjoy listening to it. I can’t wait to perform the songs when we tour.’ She will be touring with Bad Touch in the UK during November.
 
Mollie began writing the debut album in Nashville and has fond memories of the recording process. She teamed up with her good friend Paul Weller whilst recording, who appears on two tracks, Truth Is A Wolf and King Of Hearts. He is a staunch supporter of her work and invited her has toured with recently.
Says Mollie, ‘I went to Nashville to start writing the album. The title track Truth Is A Wolf was written by Gary Nicholson and he was going to give it to Bonnie Raitt or Susan Tedeschi – two artists who are big influences to me. I heard the demo just wurli (Wurlitzer i.e. keyboards) and vocals and thought it summed up my album. It was the perfect title song. I told him I had to have it!’
 
Certain tracks on Mollie’s album reflect difficult times in her life. ‘Broken is all about ending a relationship and the effect that had on me and my daughter.’ The first single from the album holds particular importance for Mollie as it defines a time in her life when as a female in a particularly male-dominated industry, she felt able to make a stand. ‘Control is all about taking back control of my music,’ says Mollie. ‘I’m in the driver’s seat going where I want to go. I co-wrote the song with Sam Tanner, lead vocalist with Brother Strut. We knew right from the beginning Control was the perfect song to release first.’
She is also aware that it may be difficult to put her sound in a box – she is not constraining herself to one genre. ‘It’s a rock album, but there are also elements of gospel and country. It’s grungy, too. I am a grunge girl. I love the sounds of Chris Cornell and Pearl Jam. Alanis Morrissette‘s Jagged Little Pill is a favourite album of mine and [was/is] also a big influence.’
 
At the recent Festival Republic launch of their ReBalance project, where it was reported that only 16% of registered songwriters are currently women, it was highlighted that women often don’t feel they have role models to help them see themselves as solo artists or as the lead singers/songwriters in a band. Women like Mollie Marriott are stepping out from the wings to take centre stage as solo artists and songwriters, with vocals and their songwriting as the hooks to capture and hold our attention. The strong female artists she hails as influential in her own journey, such as Tori Amos, Stevie Nicks, Florence Welch and Alanis Morissette have brought her part of the way by providing strong role models although the industry still has a way to go before providing the balance ReBalance hopes to encourage. She has fought her own battles with ownership and direction of her own music and is well aware of the issues women face. In time, she too may provide inspiration for the women who hope to travel a similar path alongside her and after her.
 
“TRUTH IS A WOLF”
THE NEW ALBUM RELEASED 3 NOVEMBER 2017
 
“Infectiously vivacious, soulful and connected.
Mollie is the real deal”
Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
 
“Strong songs with a great voice, Mollie’s got it all.”
Ronnie Wood, The Rolling Stones
 
“… and they say the apple doesn’t fall far, it’s not surprising she has an incredibly soulful voice and is a great live performer. It’s been hard waiting for her first solo album to come out as I’ve known all along how important her voice is to be heard.”
Peter Frampton
 
Control is the first single taken from the album.
 

 
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT MOLLIE MARRIOTT
 
“It’s easy to see why acts as diverse as godfather Paul Weller
and rising blues rockers Bad Touch are inviting her onto their tours.
The future is bright for Mollie Marriot.” – Get Ready To Rock
 
“I’m not going to be able to get the song out of me head for weeks.”
– Dotun Adebayo – BBC Radio 5 Live
 
“Taking full control, 100%” – BBC Radio London
 
“Sultry, alluring, and gutsy. Mollie Marriott has got a lot of soul,
and can rock with the best.” – Graffiti Punctuated
 
Truth is a Wolf is available for pre-order now through www.molliemarriott.com available as Limited Edition Red Vinyl and Deluxe CD and Standard CD. Fan favourite Bundles are available with exclusive signed merchandise ranging from T Shirts, Posters, Set Lists, Unique Polaroid images and even house gigs.
 

Mollie Marriott embarks on tour with Bad Touch in November 2017:

Sheffield Corporation

Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre

Bristol Tunnels

Manchester Ruby Lounge

Newcastle Cluny

Nottingham Bodega

Glasgow Stereo

Leeds Brudenell

Coventry Empire

London Islington Academy

Norwich Waterfront Studio

Southampton Talking Heads

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KATE O’BRIEN

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