Welcome to When Mary
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«… Just like Peter Gabriel when he left Genesis, she delivers something unexpected under the name When Mary…»
In 2013, Trude Eidtang, former vocalist of the renowned Norwegian art rock band White Willow, released the first album from her project WHEN MARY. «7summers7winters» received great reviews both within Norway, across Europe and in the US. The release was followed by 2 years of extensive touring, and various collaborations with diverse visual and conceptual artists. In 2017 When Mary will be releasing their second album, TAINTED.
Musically WHEN MARY mixes art pop and trip hop with elements of symphonic rock, and find inspiration in conceptual musicians like Kate Bush, Björk, Peter Gabriel and Laurie Anderson.
Thematically the band cultivates a fascination for the disturbing, the unseen and the morbid, commenting on issues like prejudice, injustice and deception.
Trude Eidtang writes lyrics and music, arranging and producing with Christian Paulsen (Essence of Mind, Hell:Sector), her main collaborator since the early beginnings. The last years keyboardist Vidar Uthaug has also been a permanent member of the band.
When Mary live band:
Trude Eidtang: vocals/synth/percussion/glockenspiel
Christian Paulsen: guitars/programming/synth/engineering
Vidar Uthaug: keyboards/backing vocals