mariekevinkmusic 12


Swansea UK   Jan 2020

Artist Bio

Influences:   Indigo Girls, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris

Never written anything until FAWM 2020 (nor since) Still terrified of being crap at this after having spent years around songwriters who seemed to judge other songwriters quite harshly.

Got to 14 last year in name only as a couple of songs appeared twice and one was really written before FAWM. Not written at all in the last 12 months but lots of snippets ready to turn into songs.

I got divorced, moved house, moved jobs, moved cities and haven't been able to make any new friends yet due to stupid covid. So here's hoping FAWM will bring some joy and much needed Va-Va-Voom.

Pronouns: she/her/whatever is respectful.

Songs (12)

#1 This House 31
Feb 2
#2 Catastrophe @celineellis  36
Feb 4
#3 Fingernails - Skirmish 19
Feb 5
#4 The Gathering - Skirmish 12
Feb 6
#5 I'm Over You 19
Feb 12
#6 Carried on the Wind (Kaze no Denwa) @hazeyjane 14
Feb 18
#7 Finally - Skirmish 9
Feb 21
#8 Sergey, What Happenedโ€™ (feat. @donna's lyrics) @bunter  10
Feb 21
#9 Until Then @kristian  17
Feb 24
#10 Finally 9
Feb 26
#11 My Son (The Price of War) 17
Feb 26
#12 With Him @andygriff  ZONG
Feb 28


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  • @audrey  Mar 9

    Thanks for listening and for the kind words about And the Journey Begins. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @lennie  Mar 5

    It would be a pleasure (a collab next year) ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @emkaydeebee  Mar 4

    Iโ€™d really like that! โ˜บ๏ธ

  • @tawalker Mar 2

    Sorry for my getting the credit wrong - as someone in my family sometimes phrased it, I must have had a โ€œfunny five minutesโ€! I loved your song, anyway - well done with FAWM this year ๐Ÿ‘

  • @kenmattsson  Mar 2

    Thanks for responding to my FAWM Crash message. It's so hard for all of us, and especially as we've gone through such a high energy experience as this past month. Take care of yourself and know this community is still here!

  • @mikeb Mar 2

    Thanks for the comment on my collab with Geof!

  • @berni1954  Mar 2

    Glad you enjoyed my "Salome and Poor John" - At FASWM I also wrote another song inspired by the Van Gogh "Self Portrait" in the Rijk's museum.

  • @emkaydeebee  Mar 2

    Totally agree! Keep on keeping on โœŠ

  • @emkaydeebee  Mar 2

    Hey, just read your comment in the fawm crash forum post. Sending you a fawm hug from a fellow UK based lockdowner. I so get what youโ€™re saying. More than ever, fawm has been like a sanctuary this year, a place to be with others and meet and engage with new people without thought for how close youโ€™re standing. The reality of what we return to is indeed a crash.

  • @torosintheatmosphere Mar 1

    Thanks very much for the comment. I appreciate it.

  • @tiedyehero Mar 1

    yeah I was pretty proud of those lyrics! Corrine Lucy really turned them into something lovely & special. I don't have the musicianship to do the same but I love to write. Fun fact 14th and Colfax don't even intersect I have no idea why I called the song that.

  • @tiedyehero Mar 1

    it was me who wrote the lyrics to that song you were asking about on that thread. just happened to see it tonight. glad you enjoyed them! sorry you had to go through a wild goose chase

  • @dulcimeric Mar 1

    thank you so much for your kind comment on 'Tongue Tied,' it really means a lot! hoping you've had a very positive FAWM

  • @deselby Feb 27

    I've had my love affair with folk music, it started and ended with the electric folk movement in the 1960s/70s. I would always call Fairport Convention's Liege and Lief a masterpiece. Unfortunately I am 67 and have been a musician since my teens. That is plenty of time to notice how music repeats itself monotonously, to see the warning signs, and jump ship into new interesting fields. That is the position I speak from ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @gb9  Feb 25

    On 'My Tears'. Whilst it is moving to know you connected to it, I hope you are doing well. Wishing you the best ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @misterd Feb 25

    Hey ๐Ÿ‘‹. Thanks so much for listening and the positive , encouraging words on my piano song . I really appreciate it . Thanks heaps . Cheers ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @gb9  Feb 25

    Thank you for the kind comments and appreciation on 'My Tears' It's amazing how things going wrong can also serve one well, if one steps away from the eye of the storm ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @mk2021 Feb 24

    Hey there, Marieke. Thanks so much for the tip on the weblink. I'll sort it now. I just couldn't work out what I was doing wrong. I've sent you a message via Messenger about a possible collaboration if you're interested.

  • @wrenarcher  Feb 22

    Hi Marie... thank you for the kind words about my jazz attempt โ€œThe Melting Snowโ€. I really appreciate it. Thank you so much. I would have written sooner but the big Texas deep freeze hit me and my family pretty hard. Ironic huh. Since my song was about snow. We were without power for two days and worried about our pipes freezing/bursting the entire week. So glad thatโ€™s over.

    Thanks again for the kind words.

  • @garlajoie  Feb 21

    Thanks for hosting today! Really feeling the FAWM love this weekend!

  • @carleybaer  Feb 21

    Thanks for hosting that skirmish. And I forgot to mention, congratulations on the homecoming of your new furry friend!! (So I guess thanks for hosting that Skirmish too??) ๐Ÿ˜<3

  • @trolls2 Feb 21

    great! i gave it a try.

  • @pvk2020  Feb 21

    Thanks for the feedback on This Time if Night. It was a lot of fun to work on

  • @arkka  Feb 19

    Thank you!

  • @raquelita11 Feb 19

    Thanks so much for your thoughts on "I'm Gonna Love You Enough" I really appreicate the feedback!

  • @lennie  Feb 19

    Thank you for the heads up about the comments on 'Catastrophe' it did me good to read the positive comments.

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 19

    Thank you for your kind words on my lyrics.

  • @rdopart  Feb 19

    Thank you for your comments on Take a Ride. Yes totally needs a wind machine! Ha!

  • @rshakesp  Feb 17

    Ha, you made a comment in the forums - about not liking Sax - itโ€™s only good on jazz and I donโ€™t like jazz - I thought it was funny and couldnโ€™t resist.

  • @rshakesp  Feb 17

    How can you not like jazz??!!!!

  • @ianuarius  Feb 16

    Hey, I might have to postpone our collab, since it didn't really get started yet. People have been sending me stuff for collabs like crazy. Hopefully, we'll have time to do it, but I'm just writing to let you know, that it's gonna be tight. ๐Ÿ˜

  • @mk2021 Feb 16

    Thanks for your encouragement, Marieke. I had a bit of an interal editor overload lately. Hyper-critical self never a good place to be. I've got some new songs started so will be uploading again soon. Your songs are sounding brilliant.

  • @jsini  Feb 16

    Thanks for you comments on Crows Are Liars. We appreciated it! -Suzanne

  • @forrandom  Feb 16

    Thanks for listening to Existential Crisis! I LOVED writing a topic that's typically distressing into a happy, carefree melody, so I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  • @aesthetic72  Feb 15

    Really flattering! I honestly have no real idea what I'm doing. But that's part of why I love making music. I never know what's going to happen! Thanks again!

  • @aesthetic72  Feb 15

    Thanks for the sweet comment on Make My Own Way Home (no I don't think anyone has compared me to her, but as a Canadian, that's the highest praise to date!)

  • @blainev83  Feb 15

    Thank you for the kind words on my latest tune! Much appreciated!

  • @jorh  Feb 9

    Thank you for your lovely comments Marieke - yes i think they're verses or maybe a double bridge, i don't know the terminology ha! Fingers crossed someone will set it to music - i'll let you know ๐Ÿ˜€ Also i just checked back on your collab 'catastrophe' it sounding extra beautiful with the cello - definitely a keeper!

  • @lennie  Feb 9

    Hi Marieke, thank you for letting me contribute 'remotely' to your song with @celineellis. Recording this was a valuable learning experience for me as well as being a lot of fun.
    Have a great rest of FAWM!

  • @alyxanderjames  Feb 8

    I'm so glad you found "Good Enough" helpful! I figured if it was something I needed to hear, I probably wasn't the only one. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @nicolascage Feb 7

    Absence does indeed make the heart grow fonder, and along that line of thinking I suppose I've now stunted that growth with my presence. Nevertheless, thanks for thinking of me.

  • @lennie  Feb 6

    Dear Marieke. I would love to contribute a cello solo for your song Catastrophe.
    I guess you mean the section between about 1:55 and 2:25. Would you like me to send you a wav file? I don't know your set up, so perhaps there's another way of doing this that would work better for you - just let me know.

  • @stephentanner Feb 5

    Thanks Marieke. I do like to drop the occasional emotional bomb. If you can't make music from your own dysfunction, what the hell is it there for! Haha!

  • @mdavisto  Feb 5

    Ah, see, I speak Afrikaans, which is a little bit like Dutch, so that's probably why I can hear it.

  • @mdavisto  Feb 5

    Yo are you originally from the UK? Because with a name like Marieke I could be projecting an accent onto you.

  • @mdavisto  Feb 5

    I guess I asked for that, didn't I?

  • @jrr1  Feb 5

    @mariekevinkmusic Hello fellow sea swimmer! Thanks so much for your kind comments and top tip! (trying to learn slowly!) I have the fear of songwriting too, this seems like a nice community though.

  • @guatecoop  Feb 5

    Thank you very much for your comment, as it hit the mark and was just what I needed tonight. Cheers!

  • @thedutchwidows  Feb 4

    The "Safety in silence" section is stunningly good - I'd have milked it for all it was worth, but you're right that it's more powerful for only happening once. I love the tone and delivery of it. Am I getting across how good I thought that was?

  • @colgoo Feb 3

    Just thought Iโ€™d let you know that my collaboration with @jorh for โ€œThrowing Bombs Behind Enemy Linesโ€ is up, if youโ€™d like a listen.

  • @scubed  Feb 2

    Thank you very much for your comment on โ€œItโ€™s a New Day.โ€. And I love your profile photo! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • @ianuarius  Feb 2

    I can do anything. I could play a bit of acoustic guitar, or some keyboards stuff. I can sing!

  • @ianuarius  Feb 2

    Hey so you wanna collab? I'll be sad if you say no. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @stephentanner Feb 2

    Thanks Marieke, that's really nice. I am definitely aiming for the full 14 though. It would make it the best February i've probably ever had (creatively anyway). You must be pleased with your first offering, it is a beaut.

  • @stephentanner Feb 2

    It is genuinely amazing how it unlocks so much. Even just listening to other peoples tunes is enough to inspire you to look at things differently. I'm loving it. You 'fangirl' all you like, haha. I'm not sure i'll be able to keep up the pace all month but it has already been so productive.

  • @stephentanner Feb 1

    @mariekevinkmusic Thanks for the comment Marieke, I did wonder if I was using it correctly. Thanks for introducing me to it. Brilliant site!

  • @gwyn1234  Feb 1

    Hi Marie...thanks for your welcoming post! Have a wonderful month of inspiration and Va-Va-Voom!

  • @kristian  Feb 1

    did I say that? lol.. never written a country song lol.. lets do it! please email me (kristiab<at> and weโ€™ll take it from there) ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

  • @donna  Jan 30

    Marie, thank you for your lovely comment. I'm looking forward to a creative start to this year. Perhaps we'll get to work together on something. ๐Ÿ˜€ Wishing you a glorious FAWM. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @unknownbecky  Jan 30

    Thanks for the nice welcome! Look forward to hearing what you write this year.

  • @zecoop  Jan 29

    It is great to see you back... I'm looking forward to hearing your creations! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @snoozin  Jan 25

    Have a great FAWM!

  • @jorh  Jan 25

    Thanks ๐Ÿ˜€ yeah always up for collabs if you fancy it during FAWM just hit me up

  • @jorh  Jan 24

    I somehow managed to miss your FAWM output last year - but just checked out your soundcloud and thereโ€™s some really great stuff!! Can definitely hear the Joni Mitchell influence, who Iโ€™m a massive fan of. Looking forward to seeing what you create this year, good luck ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @blueone  Jan 22

    Good luck to you to, even as an ex-midlander! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @deena  Jan 18

    Hey there! So nice to hear from you! Looking forward to hearing your new songs as they emerge, too!

  • @kristian  Jan 16

    hey! itโ€™s you! wanna write a song?

  • @tukayandryan  Jan 15

    Yeay Marieke! Let's do this! Thanks for the push ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @celineellis  Jan 15

    Lets do this!!!!

  • @dzdandcunfsd  Jan 14

    ๐Ÿ˜ You're a better person that me!! hahaha

    Well at this point even if I lock up and can't do anything come February I'll at least have some "interesting" if nothing else musical tracks I've been doing one or two a day since the start of this month. Trying to not start writing any lyrics yet. I'll probably take some of my favorites snippets from Jamuary and at least splice them together in at least one big long hot epic mess! So fawm at least can't be a bust for me haha. I'm actually just as excited to just listen this year. I have a feeling its going to be a great one.

  • @tawny249  Jan 14

    Heya! Ready to hear more of your stuff! Have a spiffy FAWM. And you didn't name the ex, so that's about as kind as you need to be. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @dzdandcunfsd  Jan 14

    Just confessing to how much I got a laugh out of your I remember my first fawm post! Don't take it wrong, I tend to get a laugh out of most things. I'll celebrate the fact you got to 14 and she didn't with ya!!! Cheers!! and kudos for turning something heart-wrenching into something meaningful, and not feeling the need to name names......she knows what she did ๐Ÿ˜ and cheers to a great month ahead of some va-va-voom!

  • @wrenarcher  Jan 14

    Hi Marieke... read your comment on the "I remember my first FAWM..."

    Listened to some of your songs on SoundCloud and... *sigh*

    they are beautiful, tragic, powerful, desperately sad songs that are just amazing.

    Hope this note finds you well. This little fawmling is looking forward to hearing what you put together this year.

  • @oddbod  Jan 14

    Hey Marieke, hope you get some inspiration, va-va-voom or whatever sparks some creativity soon.

  • @sph  Jan 14

    You're a sea swimmer? I miss my Nieuwjaarsduik in the north sea.
    Have a fine FAWM