ALBUM REVIEW: Maria & James – Chapters | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 25.11.23







North East acoustic duo Maria & James are set to release their debut album, Chapters. Hailing from York and Darlington, this body of work is a two-year labour of love, a musical journey through their shared life stages, offering listeners evocative melodies and thought-provoking lyrics.

Their genre-blending ability defies categorisation, with Chapters pushing boundaries and fusing rock and folk elements, ensuring broad appeal. They’ve even collaborated with Colorado’s award-winning alt. country artist Taylor Shae, a testament to their growing recognition. Maria & James believe music can deeply connect people, and this album is a reflection of their growth as artists and individuals. They give the album a proper launch at The Forum Music Centre in Darlington on Friday 2nd February.


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